jake_swivel wrote:You don’t want to play CP3 because the best way for a mid market team to lock down talent is through the draft. You hope he raises his value while another team gets desperate and then you sell off assets for picks and young players.
Rolling with an above average player like Paul (and good role players like Galli and Adams) cripples your ability to do that.
Also, I’d take New Orleans roster and assets over OKCs for sure.
I would agree that Nola’s assets are more valuable than OKC’s right now. But Nola’s clock is ticking already and the GM just got there. The Thunder just traded 2 super stars and got a very nice asset back in SGA.
For Nola their big question is can Ingram continue to play ball w/ the blood clots (this took Chris Bosh off the court). If Ingram can’t continue to play that would be a huge blow to their assets. His contract is coming up and that will be very interesting to see.
When you look at assets you have to look at the best one. Zion is the best asset. He’s a top 10 asset in the league right now, if not higher.
Now if you told me in 2 years the Thunder are in a better spot than Nola I wouldn’t be surprised but I also wouldn’t bet on it. The Thunder are in the long game. It’s gonna take them 5 years to be legit title contenders again. But, it will be a fun ride.
You don’t have to suck to hit the lottery any more. I wouldn’t put too much effort to be the worst team in the league rn. Let’s see how these ping pong balls start to fall.