prime1time wrote: payitforward wrote:
prime1time wrote:...From the sound of it, next season will probably hinge on the grow the growth of Hachimura and Avidja. It’ll be interesting to see how there respective roles change.
As to Rui/Deni's growth next year, I sure hope we see it. Right now what they look like to me is evidence of two wasted drafts....
It’s been 2 years for a Rui and one year for Avdija. That’s way too early to conclude anything....
Of course. That's why I said "right now what they look like...." I wasn't concluding anything.
prime1time wrote:If you drafted Julius Randle, you’d have declared him a bust. Look at him now....
?? What makes you say that? Julius Randle was 19 when he was drafted. He missed his rookie year, then improved every year for 4-5 years.
Anyway, that's not how you judge your work in the draft. What you do is figure out if you got the maximum value you could have reasonably expected to get. If not, you try to improve your work.
2014 was a very weak draft near the top. Only 1 good player in the top 5 (Embiid: #3). The best players went way further down. The guy taken #58 had a better NBA career than the guy taken #15, & arguably the best player in the entire draft went #41.
Noah Vonleh went #9; he's out of the league. Joe Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie, Johnny O'Bryant, Jerami Grant, Glenn Robinson III, Nikola Jokic, Dwight Powell & Jordan Clarkson all went in R2.
The Lakers took Randle #7. Too bad they didn't have a crystal ball, huh? They could have traded that pick & come away with 4 other players - a better result than Randle. (Of course they could also have picked Vonleh!
prime1time wrote:Rui & Deni... at the end of the day, it comes down to 3-point shooting for the both of them. If they can both show improvement from 3, I think we’ll be in a good place.
It'll take more than that, & I hope we get it -- but, of course, improving their 3pt shooting is needed too.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.