god shammgod wrote:a. i know we were never beating the celtics offer. it's about what people here thought was too much. you didn't say we couldn't get him, you said we had no business getting him.
We would have had to beat the Celtics offer, no? We had no business trying to beat the Celtics offer.
b. we have nothing to put around kp now with those things. kyrie irving would be something.
Between this year and next, we should have two more lotto picks to add to the squad as well as cap space. A Kyrie level player will come available again and, if we draft well, at that point we'll be able to give up a significant package without leaving the cupboard bare. We could have the pieces to make a deal, sign a free agent, and still have some decent young pieces left all at once.
And, to be honest, that's still probably not enough time but it's better than doing it last summer if that's the route we take. Look at how long the Celtics went between their Big 3 + Rondo championship core and building for this current run. And they had high level pieces to move (at least in Billy King's eyes). Even if we make a lot of right moves, Wingo might not see it come to fruition, I'm afraid.