DroseReturnChi wrote:its really easy building championship contenders. basically you copy okc presti.
WHat on earth is OKC going to do with 34 draft picks over the next 7 years ?!?!?!?
Even their 17 FRPs is more than a team's roster.
I've said it before even Gordon requested a trade, i find that stock piling complete overkill.
Vast majority of those picks have very little actual value. Most of them are not projected lottery picks.
I really see no value of adding eight 18 -20 years old on a roster drafted 17-30#. If you look back at previous drafts, most people taken with that range are out of nba after 4 to 6 years.
They will probably just try to draft somebody good in next 2 years and trade almost all of those picks for superstar(s).
Houston is best example why picks don't mean anything really. Houston didn't draft and keep lottery pick since 2011 Marcus Morris ( 14 pick, not even "lottery" ). Last 4 years they traded first round picks. In moment when they decided to start rebuild, they added like 300 first round picks in trades.
I think most GMs finally figured out that picks are nothing but assets. And if lottery isn't top 5-7 pick, it really isn't all that valuable as fans think it is. Probability of drafting allstar from 8-14 range is very, very low.
I think 12# pick hasn't turned into allstar since 1989 or something like that
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.