BullyKing wrote: Negrodamus wrote:
Phila Tough wrote:
We have enough young talent. And we haven't really hit on any 2nd round picks outside of Richuan Holmes these past few years. I rather cash them in for impact players right now. How many 2nd round picks do we have left?
Right, but we're not committed to Pelle, Burke (who might be gone anyway), O'Quinn, or Neto beyond this year. Jonah Bolden is clearly a lost cause. James Ennis and Zhaire are moveable assets. This roster is not static. Young players come and go.
I'm not going to present the same tired argument about the Raptors, but there's a reason they are still relevant post Kawhi. It's because they kept trying to find overlooked players with star upside.
I think this is a different argument though. I am the first person to agree with the general statement that the way Colangelo and Brand have literally thrown away seconds is the height of stupidity. But acting like we should be using four second picks a year is way too far to the opposite extreme. We should definitely be taking swings in the second like the Raptors but the three remaining second round picks we have this year seems sufficient for that no?
I'm not really arguing the current trade, I'm mostly arguing the value of 2nd round picks. The idea that they are these worthless assets that are meant to be blown is crazy to me.
As far as this trade, I understand why it was done and think Brand made a good trade. I do also recognize that GSW is process level bad and might have inflated the value of these players. I think for the price, it's worth the risk. I also believe it was Brand's last ditch effort at surrounding the team with more talent because I don't think ownership trusts him to make any move of substance out of fear of losing his job. He constructed this roster, if it's a dud, then the next guy will be the one that moves Horford, J-Rich, Tobias, Thybulle, etc.