Short of a historic 1-3 failure, this team was destined to make the WCF, and may still do it next year. In the end of the day, they never had a team this good, and had hopes. I completely agree, it was WAY too much, but what if it's what it took to get PG13, and a result also get Leonard? On it's own it's a bad trade. You have to also think, what if it works and they win titles and keep the core for like 5 years, then the first round picks are essentially late first round picks. Would you take on a package of the SGA, Gallo, and the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th picks of a draft for a PG13 + Leonard? I'm pretty sure you'll say no, and PG13 was 3rd in MVP voting in 2019, and Leonard was coming off a Finals MVP performance, so it looked like a no brainer at time. For as good as Gallo was this year, he's hard to depend on because of injuries, and SGA had an incredible improvement and all, but still I'd bite on this. Maybe you can trade PG13 and filler for Embiid or some other disgruntled star.
How old are you, just curious.
by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53
im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.