HiRez wrote:Scoots1994 wrote:It's not about Curry, Klay, Wiggins, and Green ... we know fairly well what they are. Poole, Paschall, and Wiseman's development are absolutely key. The draft picks this year being home runs is essentially required. But what maybe matters more is who they get to fill out the roster and how they come together.
Are you willing to risk everything on all those things happening? Because that's a lot of things that have to go right, where not much can go wrong. The clock is ticking, it's unlikely they'll get another shot if they blow it this year.
Standing pat and not completely mucking up the draft picks probably does get you into the playoffs and maybe several rounds deep. But I don't think much more than that. If we're still in all or nothing mode, I don't think we're quite there and young guys are iffy at best. None of them have playoff experience.
There is no risk to me whatsoever. It's just a game. "willing to risk everything" is life or death stuff.
The reality is that they know the window is closing soon but the cap hamstrings them to a large extent and the best way to get a bunch better is to draft and develop talent for the end of the window and beyond while trying to find the right cheap veteran pieces to improve the now.
I don't think there is any evidence the Warriors were ever in "all or nothing" mode.
The Warriors have tanked 3 times under this ownership to improve draft picks ... they KNOW the value of the draft is about cheap talent and the best way to build with flexibility. I just don't see them changing their philosophy suddenly because they realize their core are past 30.