Kobblehead wrote:76ciology wrote:Kobblehead wrote:
Masai is very overrated.
All he did was sleep in the house Bryan Colangelo built.
And he had nothing to do with Kawhi Leonard. Pop was pissed at Kawhi and shipped him to Canada because he thought it was the opposite of California.
And he lucked into Siakam. If he knew he was going to be good, why didnt he take him at #9 instead of drafting a bust in Yakub Purtle?
Prior to the Siakam, FVV and Kawhi era, he did sleep in the house BC built.
He eventually turned it around.
Probably just waiting for the right move to strike? Who would have thought that Demar could get you a superstar in Kawhi.
He’s good but i wouldnt say he’s on the tier as GMs like Presti.
I think people are overanalyzing the Kawhi trade. I literally think it boiled down to Pop sending Kawhi to Canada out of spite. I don't think it had anything to do with Massai's negotiating abilities or his shrewdness as a GM.
The Raps had everything to lose making that trade...they gave away a star player in Derozen and got Kawhi in full knowledge that it was most likely a one year rental but Masai was brave enough to do it. Pop didn't care about "sending him to canada" he cared about who had the best deal on the table and in his eyes it was the raps. Another underrated move was Masai getting Danny Green in that deal too.
In closing if you don't think Masai is good can you name the gm's you think are better?