Vertical Limit wrote:I dont want to bring the board down but having watched almost every game in the playoffs so far… we are so far away from winning a title… just speaking the truth…
When you see what Trae Young is doing, Luka, Kawhi, Donovan, Jokic, Embiid, Durant, Harden… ja Morant… i just named a bunch of players that each are better than any two top players in our roster, combined. I would trade Bam and Butler for any one of those players and some of those GM’s would laugh and hang up the phone.
Thats why im calling for us to blow it up before its too late… dont wait until Jimmy gets old… and then you have Bam and a bunch or scrubs… wasting his career away like we did to Wade from 07-09. (His best years after the olympics). if theres a superstar to be had, give up everyone and pair that superstar with Bam
i totally i agree with you and dom on this issue. unless you are injured or something you put your best effort to win games before the fans not that bs that they displayed on national tv for all to see. it was truly disgraceful, as a matter of fact they (FO to players and coaches) should have been embarrassed by the lack of effort, heart and basketball IQ that they showed on the floor.
but any true meaningful change should start with the firing of the head coach, dude cant adjust on the fly and its too stubborn and doesnt inspire the players to be the best of themselves.
riley did that, spobot needs an upgrade for that to happen. clean house,if not you are just treadmilling the team in to irrelevance
We know that Riley will most certainly never blow it up though. He is going to hold out hope that the squad can compete and that somehow he will be able to land a big fish.
I would blow it up. Not because I have some negative reaction to getting swept by a team, but because the magic we had with a healthy Dragic, a fired up Jimmy, and a bubble Jae was lightning in a bottle. I do believe we performed greatly last year, and we never came close to matching that fire this year. Blame it on whatever you want, but our team looked rough this year. We've had those lightning in a bottle moments before (superstar Dion and company). There is something special in what we do in Miami, but its not good enough to overcome lack of talent. You can't keep banking on G Leaguers to balance out a roster.
I've always been a believer in the draft process. A team that recognizes talent, which Miami certainly does, can benefit greatly from having high draft picks. Some FO's are going to draft bust after bust, because they like to gamble on traits that don't translate. I have faith in our FO to draft a guy who has the right kind of potential.
I don't think Butler is going to get a treasure trove of picks, but if we did trade him to a win now team like GSW, then you could take advantage of the right situation at the right time. Wiseman and their lottos could be had. That's not a special return, and GSW wins that trade because they certainly get the best player and it helps them immediately. Miami would have to hope Wiseman has a level head, and that they draft well at 7 and 14. Lots of variables there.
What it does do is put Bam and Herro into potential lead scorer roles which helps them develop. It also is almost guaranteed to put the Heat in the lottery next year. At that point you have Bam, Herro, Precious, KZ, Wiseman, picks 7 and 14 in 2021, and another lotto in 2022. You have a ton of cap space. That's how a team can go from being the 2020 Nets to the 2021 Nets.
That's how I'd try and attack it if I were the GM. Could fail miserably, or never materialize, but from my armchair it sounds pretty good.