Rock Hardy wrote:I hate giving away draft picks, but I am hopeful that it means we intend to compete for the next 4 years. However, it's the lack of draft picks that has landed us in this precarious position in the first place. If we whiff on building around JB via free agency, then we're stuck on the treadmill for another 4 years.
How come teams like the Celtics can build teams AND keep picks?
Celtics aren’t fond of risk and as a result are not in as good of shape as one may think. Sure, their team has been competitive these past few years, but they have not even been to the finals (note I’m referring to current Celtics team, not the KG, Pierce, Allen squad).
There’s a time to build and a time to have a finished product. The time to have the finished product was after they acquired Kyrie. They needed to acquire win now players like AD, Kahwi, or both (oof!). But they didn’t. Too much risk.
Championships are often won on taking risks and the Celtics are not fond of risk. They never make a trade if there’s uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, this has created a culture that can’t make tough decisions to deliver a finished championship level product.
So yeah, I’m not gonna criticize the Heat for taking a risk on this.