god shammgod wrote: Capn'O wrote:
god shammgod wrote:
they had him on a minutes restriction and no back to backs and he still couldn't make it through the year. i don't have a lot of hope he can stay healthy.
I agree. That Embiid bit was mostly an aside other than that if he does stay healthy he is. that. player.
Look - let me put it this way. Equal money, you can become POBO of the Sixers or Knicks. Where do you choose based on current situation? You can't wait and see how these prospects are gonna play out.
it really depends on kp. my instincts tell me he's not gonna reach that height as a player, but i'd rather wait one more year before i switch no matter how many picks or young players the sixers have.
also, i need phil not to clog up the roster with any more noahs. you might get someone really good to join kp here if he is that good but you need cap space. so no rubio. no pj tucker. no nobody.
The best teams seem to find guys everywhere in the draft. Spurs and Ws in particular but a lot of the perennially good teams (Jazz, Rockets, Sonics/Thunder, Heat, Lakers prior to Jerry Buss dying) seem to do it too. The other strategy is "Have LeBron," which I'll admit the Spurs tried a version of for a long time with "Have Tim Duncan."
Whether you cash in those assets like the Celtics did or build with them like a bunch of the other teams did is here nor there as long as you don't suck ass at it. But to me "having a good scouting department" seems to be the common denominator, aside from the Celtics case where Ainge just seems to kill it on trades but aren't that great in the draft. I guess Dallas would be the other exception as their pro-scouting is where they did most of their damage during Dirk's run.
Easier said than done but I do wonder if the Knicks don't already "have a good scouting department." We've never really given 'em a whirl. I do think Wilson is excellent based on our track record scouting Europe even before Phil. More often than not, they don't draft busts. Whatever you say about Timmy and Shump - they're above par for that pick position. Grant was a bit below. I want to see what they can do with more and better bullets (picks) in the clip.
To the point - I think the Knicks are gonna be pretty bad next year regardless of what they do. Bad enough to get a top 5 and the front office should embrace it. Doncic looks like that "can't miss" guy. Beyond that, I'm not sold on the perpetual tank strategy. Get a few in your clip and then take your best shot like some of those very good to great teams listed above.
With KP - gun to my head? I don't think he's an MVP level guy but I think he will be a very good two way player and as I said previously with a ceiling of a top 10 sort of player depending on the year and mileage.