Jedzz wrote: urinesane wrote:
Stupid aye? Like rolling into season after season knowing full well you are chasing nothing but a single draft pick kind of stupid?
There is no quantifiable difference between adding 5 top 20 players to three proven role players and seeing how that season would play out from all the seasons we've been watching from this team since the KG prime years. In fact, one could argue there would be more hope.
They're only top 20 players in the draft though...
We'd be lucky if they'd be top 390 beyond their rookie deals and even luckier if they somehow became role players.
Sure. Certainly. They could all be busts or top out as bench scrubs. But there is a much better chance they can find a player or two out of 5 or 6 picks in one draft like this one than the single draft pick they seem to endlessly toss away most years. This whole hypothetical was driven by the off-chance recent rumors were pointing at Towns wants out was more than just twitter fuel for a newsy, and I'm staring at this draft seeing there appears to be actual NBA players all over the first round this year. I've been saying that for a while. There are real shooters in this draft, some with two way skills already, many with good size. If forced, I would really choose to do a mega multi team trade like this to mine this draft rather than just rake one team over the coals for years of picks. Just jabbering during this endless wait.
The hypothetical deals brought Rubio back along with Oubre, and keeping Beasley. That's three real players to start from, plus there are a few usable bench guys already on roster. Toss 5 picks from the top end of this draft into the mix and see if any of them can stick. Might come out with a good starting 4 to 5 much faster than anyone anticipated. Whether any of them turn out to be allstars is as doubtful as any pick they've made. But when they've made the wrong choice in the past with one pick, look back at those years and give them 5 choices instead. Think they might have found that star they missed that year? Also, having more then one stops the team from forcing that one pick so harshly. If you've got 3,4, or even 5 new guys it's going to be the ones showing readiness that can be focused on early and no one will freak if the top pick needs time.
It is just simply stupid.
We HAVE a top 20 player. We just brought in his good friend, who is also on the cusp of being a star. (Both have already been all-stars - not that the name game means a whole lot..)
They played one game together.
We already have 3 picks in this draft, including #1.
Could there be a trade or two? Sure.
The one you proposed is just asinine. Never will happen.
Sure, let us cash in our proven core for the chance at a proven core or the next Shabazz, Flynn, Wes Johnson, Dieng, etc.
I entertained you, but it is dumb.