EvanZ wrote: xdrta+ wrote:
EvanZ wrote:Kerr literally said they were not chasing wins.
You literally take whatever you feel like out of context to fit your agenda, no matter how silly. Kerr said he wouldn't play Curry 40 minutes a night to scrounge a few extra wins. That's not quitting on the season.
Uh, it kinda is when you are on the edge of making the playoffs and needed "a few extra wins".
But please tell us why it's not quitting.
"A few extra wins" would have likely still put us in the play-in game and would certainly have lost us our pick.
I'm surprised the Warriors prioritizing Wiseman's development is still so controversial with (a very few) posters to this board. Are you guys not watching DeAndre Ayton play the MVP to a standstill? Isn't it clear by now that the things a talented 7fter can do can't be duplicated by other players?
For two seasons we dominated with Bogut doing those things. After he left, for three seasons we dominated with overwhelming offensive talent. So unless another KD level talent is walking through that door, we need an actual center that can do center things. Zaza and JaVale quality players won't cut it.
I think many here romanticize our shift to small-ball during the dynasty years, like Kerr had figured something out and changed the game. That's not what happened. Kerr did what he did out of necessity because the Cavs were going big and we couldn't hang. Bogut, Ezeli and Speights weren't as good doing big man stuff as TT and Mozgov and Kerr's solution was to play smaller and faster than their bigs could handle which was when the DL was born.
After we moved Bogut for KD we were forced to downgrade the center position even further with Zaza and so being able to run opposing bigs off the floor by going small became even more important. But lets not confuse necessity with desirability. Kerr and Myers don't want to be so weak at the center position and never did.
Wiseman represented a rare opportunity for a team in the midst of a dynastic run to add the sort of talent that's only available at the top of a draft. Sure, the fit was awkward because, as we all know, talented centers tend to take longer to develop than other positions but the chance was worth taking particularly after we lost 50% of our max contract talent to a season ending injury.
I have a question for all you criticizing the Warriors prioritizing the development of Wiseman this past season: Did the teams with the poorest centers make the playoffs this year?
Bob Meyers, June 7, 2018: "“It’s not in my job description to please NBA fans. It’s to win, end of story. I don’t need to be entertained, I just need to win. That’s all it is. That’s all I was hired to do. Win.”