Will we ever see an organic champion again?

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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#81 » by IgorK » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:00 am

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Basically your best players need to have been drafted by your team (Without forcing their way to your team like John Elway to Denver or Eli Manning to the Giants) So the Warriors were organic for their first title only, the Spurs were organic also. The Mavs I guess were organic, though I think the only impact guy they drafted was Dirk but he was by far their best player, none of their other guys were highly coveted at that point.


But who made Effigy the authority on defining what "organic" team building is? Free agent signings and trades are all part of championship team building. Even if you have a drafted superstar, you still need the right role players around them. Those get recruited, too. None of this is technically ORGANIC.


You're getting too worked up over this. Who cares? You got your titles. They aren't worth less than organic titles, it's all good.


Not worked up at all - just showing you that "organic" is a completely subjective notion in this regard.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#82 » by mccluskey » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:01 am

GrandTheftRondo wrote:
Capn'O wrote:Splash Bros were both drafted by Ws.

Year before that - Spurs. All major players were drafted (or "drafted" in Kawhi's case) by Spurs.

So, if that's what you mean, yeah it'll probably happen again :dontknow:

That was before all this BS started with every second half decent player.

These days Curry would have probably demanded a trade in 2013

Star are no longer sticking with franchises to build anything. That is the point.

I do not find it entertaining when players are constantly teaming up build all star cores. There are zero rivalries, players have no ties to the teams and it makes the playoffs boring as ****.


agreed - the league is becoming less interesting to me as roster turnover becomes more prevalent and players increasingly look for ways they can stack the deck to avoid competition. The NBA's great rivalries are a thing of the past now that the league has shifted completely away from marketing teams in favor of marketing stars. Wouldn't be so bad if this generation of stars weren't largely a bunch of whiny, egomaniacal primadonnas lacking in professionalism and displaying increasingly apathetic attitudes towards the fans who spend their hard earned dollars supporting them.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#83 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:05 am

IgorK wrote:Define "organic".

Is signing free agents organic? Is trading for players organic? Is changing coaches organic? Are there degrees to everything?

In reality, nobody has the right to define this concept universally. We all have opinions about it and everybody is right and wrong at the same time.


It means players born in the same state as the NBA team that drafted them, never switched teams, went to in-state non-basketball farm high school, played full 4 years in-state college with at least 3.0 GPA, and also married their high school sweetheart.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#84 » by IgorK » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 am

madmaxmedia wrote:
IgorK wrote:Define "organic".

Is signing free agents organic? Is trading for players organic? Is changing coaches organic? Are there degrees to everything?

In reality, nobody has the right to define this concept universally. We all have opinions about it and everybody is right and wrong at the same time.


It means players born in the same state as the NBA team that drafted them, never switched teams, went to in-state non-basketball farm high school, played full 4 years in-state college with at least 3.0 GPA, and also married their high school sweetheart.


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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#85 » by _qubik » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 am

When the teams starting assembling competitve casts the players will stop wanting out. But if you think every guy will waste a huge chunk of his carreer for a team that cant do this, you will never see it again. The guys we use as examples of loyalty, of team spirit had great organizations to help them win, Kobe, Wade, Timmy were guys that contributed as their teams best players, but their FO in different ways built a competitive roster. Those guys won young, they didnt have the pression to win it entering their primes, thinking they could end their carreers titleless.

If the front offices manage it, its good for both sides, you give the young stars a competitve roster and they dont manage a title, just cut the bait and start it again. Theres no room for heart warming feelings, its business, do what it takes to win.
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Post#86 » by Ill News » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:56 am

I don't understand what an "organic champion" means. All the examples of organic champions being listed in this thread made some significant trades one way or another:

2015 Warriors - traded for Bogut
80s Celtics - traded for Dennis Johnson
2010s Lakers - traded for Gasol

However, if by organic champion you mean a team that drafted and devekoped its core set of stars, then the 2015 Warriors were the last ones to do it (they developed their trio of Curry-Klay-Draymond then supplemented them with veteran role players like Livingston, Iggy, and Bogut). A year before, the 2014 Spurs were as organic as you can get as well, with Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, and Kawhi all drafted by thr Spurs.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#87 » by bstein14 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 am

Warriors won with drafted talent before KD joined.... I think the Nuggets could win with drafted talent if MPJ can take a big step forward into an all-star for them. Jokic is still one of the most underrated players in the league nationally... Casuals still don't really know how good he is... he hasn't gotten the media coverage a guy like Luka has gotten and he's not in LA or Brooklyn.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#88 » by zimpy27 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:06 am

Jadoogar wrote:
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Warriors pre KD I'd say.


Bogut was the centrepiece of that defense in 2015.

I'd probably say one of the Spurs teams


Bogut was maybe the 4th best player on the team. are you asking for zero trades?


I assumed organic meant none of the starters came via trade.

I don't actually know what definition of organic for team building. It's all organic.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#89 » by Nate505 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:09 am

MrPerfect1 wrote:Wait until the next CBA. I expect the owners to take extraordinary steps to reverse what has been going on.

They'll have my support, even though they are far from perfect.
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Post#90 » by righterwriter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:09 am

The original organic champion

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Post#91 » by Jkam31 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 am

so_bored wrote:Lebron started this BS. It's really all his fault. Can't wait for this fraud to retire.


PREACH! This should be the clowns legacy I don’t care if he gets 3 more after he tampered to get AD to la
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Post#92 » by halifax » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:12 am

DaddyCool19 wrote:Weren't the Raptors kinda organic? I mean sure they traded for a Top 3 player, but the rest of the team sans Gasol was there for a while.

Or are you looking fir a team like the pre KD Warriors?


KL was coming in not having played for 1.5 years. their team elevated him back to form.
they traded one of their 2 bests players for 1 season of unknown KL. organic.
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Post#93 » by Jkam31 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:14 am

Liam_Gallagher wrote:Were the Lakers not organic last year? I thought they were a middle-of-the-pact team with aging role players/left-overs like Rondo, Howard, Green and Cousins.

Funny how the goal posts change so often.


How the hell are you organic if your star player tampered for years to get AD there the only reason the run happened
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Post#94 » by Jkam31 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:19 am

FNQ wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:2015 Warriors... it wasnt that long ago.


and fans hated it for a different reason. Who cares.. oh the RGM board doesnt recognize your championship as legitimate? What a headline..


GSW pre KD were beloved by everyone untill the media kept saying Steph was hurt when he’d get outplayed, draymond starting kicking people and having rules not apply to him, and the front office started talking ****
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Post#95 » by FNQ » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:21 am

Jkam31 wrote:
FNQ wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:2015 Warriors... it wasnt that long ago.


and fans hated it for a different reason. Who cares.. oh the RGM board doesnt recognize your championship as legitimate? What a headline..


GSW pre KD were beloved by everyone untill the media kept saying Steph was hurt when he’d get outplayed, draymond starting kicking people and having rules not apply to him, and the front office started talking ****


You usually dont see this kind of rewriting history save for US History textbooks

Our first ring didnt count because of injuries, the next few didnt count because of KD, the next ones wont count because Mercury was in retrograde

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Post#96 » by Han Solo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:21 am

Pistons 2023-24. On the 20th anniversary of their last title.

With Cade Cunningham and Emoni Bates leading the charge.
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Re: Will we ever see an organic champion again? 

Post#97 » by TheGOATWill » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 am

Why is players dictating where they play frowned upon but dudes in suits deciding where they play is "organic"? Interesting mentality among sports fans.
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Post#98 » by LivingLegend » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:29 am

Yeggo Poleggo wrote:Kobe Bryant was the very last one.


Thats not true. Shaq came from the Magic and they traded for Pau Gasol because Kobe was threatening to demand a trade if they didnt.
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Post#99 » by Nazrmohamed » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:39 am

The last time I thought this way the Warriors under everyone's noses became a top 5 team historically and changed the way the nba is played. And this is before Durant showed up. His former team didn't win a title thanks to Miami but was organically built and almost won it themselves. So I definitely think there will be teams that win because they drafted a superstar, he stuck around and they built around that star.
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Post#100 » by Jkam31 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:48 am

GrandTheftRondo wrote:
Capn'O wrote:Splash Bros were both drafted by Ws.

Year before that - Spurs. All major players were drafted (or "drafted" in Kawhi's case) by Spurs.

So, if that's what you mean, yeah it'll probably happen again :dontknow:

That was before all this BS started with every second half decent player.

These days Curry would have probably demanded a trade in 2013

Star are no longer sticking with franchises to build anything. That is the point.

I do not find it entertaining when players are constantly teaming up build all star cores. There are zero rivalries, players have no ties to the teams and it makes the playoffs boring as ****.


We watch playoffs to see who’ll lose so we know whose teaming up with who

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