badinage wrote:Yes, good point.
It also may turn out that these three drafts yield three good players. Years ago, a GM said that if you have three straight good drafts you can become a good team. Itâ€™s hard to do.
Good drafts; not great. Great x 3 would be tremendous â€” thatâ€™s an even harder thing to pull off. But just good. Not that they were the best pick for that slot â€” but again: good; a player who is good, and/or whom other teams would be glad to have. And for three consecutive years. I think itâ€™s entirely possible that Tommy Shepp has done that.
Think about it: when was the last time in the history of this franchise that we drafted well three years in a row? Have we ever? Masai did it not long ago with Toronto â€” Anunoby in 2017, Siakam and Poetl in 2016, Delon Wright in 2015.
To be fair, I'm not sure if we have any good players, much less 3.
I'm cautiously optimistic that Hachimura will pan out to be a reliable starter, good enough to be the 4th best player on an average team. That's okay with the #9 pick, but not particularly great. And there's still a chance that he never gets efficient enough on offense or rebounds well enough on defense to be better than a rotation player (6th/7th man) on a good team.
We really don't have any idea how good Avdija or Kispert will pan out.