RRyder823 wrote:You're confusing a "losing culture" with "bad".EricAnderson wrote:Pointgod wrote:Because it’s a fool’s gold way of trying to build a contender. You’re more likely to build a losing culture than a championship team. It’s the antithesis of putting out a competitive product. Let’s look at the Sixers first round picks since 2013.
2013-Michael Carter Williams
2014-Joel Embiid, Alfred Payton
2016-Ben Simmons, Timothy Lawawu Caboret, Furkam Korzmaz
2018-Mikael Bridges (traded to Phoenix in a disastrous trade), Landry Shamet
2019-Ty Jerome (traded away)
Excluding Tyrese Maxey, of all the first round picks over 7 drafts only 3 are still on the team. Only two allstars which considering the top 10 and top 5 picks they had. Now some people might say that the process worked because you got a MVP candidate out of it but 12 first round picks and 6 lottery picks (including 5 top 10 picks, 2 number one overall and 2 number 3 picks) should be getting better results than treadmill team and multiple second round exits. The idea that you can just suck to a championship without having to actually build a complimentary roster or winning culture is idiotic.
That doesn’t prove anything about tanking not working it just proves it didn’t work becuse they missed on all those draft picks.
The losing culture thing is BS.
People said the same thing about Booker.
Durant lost his first few years in OKC.
You know how you end losing culture? You get better players
A team can improve and players can refine their skills from "bad"
An environmental that encourages a general apathy torwards refining you're skills and/or then developing bad habits not conducive to winning which are hard to break is a "losing culture".
Those are not the same thing and you don't just change the latter on a whim
(whether that was Philly or not I'm not sure. I'm not in their locker room)
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When the Suns drafted booker they proceeded to have 4 straight seasons without cracking 25 wins. I dont understand how that isnt a losing culture