Dn4sty wrote:jake_swivel wrote:Old Man Game wrote:We're finally seeing a true tanking lineup consistently out there and its invigorating. I know this is more or less this is most directly attributable to Shai sitting out but its also the simple stuff like shelving Horford and Muscala and you just have to ask yourself why we weren't doing this sooner.
I have to imagine it has a lot to do with not wanting to instill the culture of not trying to win.
I have a hard time believing next year will be a tank year either. I think they’re going to end up late lottery. These dudes are gritty, shai’s a stud, and coach diagonal seems pretty damn competent. I think they’re highly likely to be contending for a play-in spot. I think they could this year if they wanted, and hopefully everyone comes back better.
But yeah, I agree. If they don’t come out of these next two years having developed some of these overachievers into actually having value, it’s going to be bad news unless they get lucky with a couple late picks.
The good news is they have a lot of late picks. While I wouldn’t bet on it, surely it’s not crazy to think that OKC can really hit on a back end of the 1st round pick at some point, considering they will likely have a bunch of chances.
I also think Presti will learn from the mistakes that Boston made managing their own war chest.
You have to believe that one of these drafts we will be able to successfully make a big trade up and get the guy we wanted.