tiderulz wrote:pepe1991 wrote:Knightro wrote:There are a lot of rumblings out there that Oklahoma City is going to blow it up and rebuild.
Can't imagine Donovan was super thrilled about the prospect of having to navigate that. Seems like the split was amicable.
OKC didn't pass first round of playoffs since Durant left them in 2016.
Imo they refused to rebuild because how small market they are. After all, we talk about franchise who traded Harden to save $4M
well, when you build your team around a superstar and that star leaves, the team always falls off. with Russ as their best player afterwards and a limited offense, they still made the playoffs in the west every year (especially this past year). Yes, they got bounced, but their front office didnt do Billy any favors.
It’s a funny thing with OKC because they also have Adams 4/100M in a league that doesn’t value the C position. Vuc is clearly better than Adams but it’s still a solid amount in a spot that’s not as valued.
They nailed the SGA pick and Dort looks like a steal right now if he can continue. Solid scouting I’d say so far, oh Hi Hennigan.
They also have a haul of 1st round picks for the next few years to move around if needed. CP3 trade bait as a star-ish and will likely get a solid haul for him even if his contract is massive. Someone (Milwaukee, Knicks) is going to panic trade.
The big thing I’m waiting to see from this FO is to make that big move. This seems to be the year to do that due to Isaac injury and our cap strapped issues. Swing for a double at some point and stop bunting things down the line.