It is the same hype on those draftees every year. Soon after they play for the team, fans start complaining this and that.
They hype for drafting Lonzo was unreal. Every people here like him and think he will turn this franchise around. Everyone knows he need some time to adjust to NBA and further develop as a PG. During the mid-season of his rookie year, fans were furious on his shooting ability, driving ability etc. Trading him was a topic consistently brought up since then. No one seems to remember his defensive instinct and his ultra high BBIQ. The same happened to Ingram.
This year at this time, people is hyped to the potential of different draftees again and even suggested to trade Lonzo for pick outside of the top 3 range. The weakness of these draftees are mostly overlooked. For example, Garland is great offensively but has a pathetic and terrible defensive ability. Hunter seems to be a not very coordinated 3&D guy, etc
Trade or draft? I don't know. The salary should be calculated carefully, and we have to see if a big fish come to us. For instant, if kyrie sign with us, drafting and keeping Garland is not an option anymore. We either draft another guy or trade the pick.
One other thought here is that we may seek to trade this pick for the #6, #26 and #32 picks from Phoenix if they have a strong desire on who they want. We can still comfortably trade the #6 away and keep a FRP and SRP at the same time.