SpreeChokeJob wrote:xdrta+ wrote:Chupchup wrote:Also with the way we were playing at the end of the Season. We had a decent shot against ANY team in the West. Lakers are out. Clippers might be out tonight. Jamal Murray is out. CP3 is Hurt. The Warriors would have been very competitive in the playoffs. It should have be been the top priority to get back into the playoffs for the Warriors and not try to focus on developing the young guys.
The way they were playing at the end of the season was that they gave away their playoff chance by not winning one of two very winnable games. Especially the Laker game, which they gifted them with an atrocious third quarter.
Trading for Oubre was the death for high playoff ranking. It failed the team financially and fit wise.
The front office doesn’t know how to architect a team. During the championship years, they only had to make one significant roster spot decision a year. And they were even failing those decisions once West left.
They are in a different position now, but their thinking is still similar to updating one spot a year. They don’t understand how things were put together and how the pieces fit.
Just how did trading for Oubre fail the team financially? I'm curious to know that. They used a their trade exception to get Oubre, it did nothing to affect the team financially. It affected Joe Lacob's pocketbook in taxes, but had no affect on the team's financial (cap) situation. At the time, days after Thompson went down, Oubre looked like a decent replacement, coming off a pretty good year in Phoenix. And if he hadn't gotten off to such an ice-cold start, people might feel differently about it. With your 20-20 hindsight, who should they have gotten that would have put them in a "high playoff ranking?"