PhilBlackson wrote:How were we so close?! lol
Murray went #7 and we had the #9 pick in the 2016 draft.
There was some buzz that we would take Murray if he landed to us that draft.
Saying we were close would imply we had a deal on the table to swap picks, move up in the draft or something to that effect or lost him due to a coin toss (Ross) - not a scenario where it was never an option.
No one says how close they were to drafting someone they never had a chance to other than loser Knick fans who cry about “how close they were” to drafting Curry. Are we next going to start a thread about how close we were to drafting LeBron when we got Bosh or Curry instead of DeRozan?! lol being within a few picks doesn’t make it a real thing.
It was a surprise Murray even fell that far. In actuality ya drafting Giannis was closer to being a reality because all rumours leading up to the draft was Masai was red hot about selecting him with what was the Steven Adams pick (before Giannis was selected by the Bucks but Colangelo traded it away. Murray was never an option.