zaymon wrote:I am less and less interested in 2021 class. Next year seems a lot stronger, i think Weltman wanted to tank next year but injuries forced his hand earlier. Given trade return i am not mad, but i dont care much about losing this year. Cade only obvious great talent but even he has limited ceiling.
Other than transending Tatum and Doncic, there hasn't been any actual legit mega-star in a draft since Embiid and Jokic.
There is simply whole process of: mega overhype before draft, pretending that player in next GOAT, cool off period and forgetting he exists if you are not fan of his team. Pretty much in that category you can list : Sabonis, Trae Young, Simmons, Murray, Ingram, Zion, Morant, Adebayo... And those are actually sucessfull lottery picks. There is army of failures nobody even remembers any more, despite being lottery picks few years ago.
Jackson Hyes , Bamba,Culver, Ntkilina...you forget those guys even exist without googling it.
NBA very good at creating interest, but they don't seem to give a flying f*** about sustainability of "stardom", every year they just shift interest to brand new shiny toy.
Lonzo Ball 2021: 57 000 votes
Lonzo Ball 2020 : 149 000 votes
Lonzo Ball 2019: 980 000 votes
Do we really need to talk about nba fans and public influence, small and big markets any more? Everything is said.
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.