Cuban Pete wrote:Trades and drafts are the only way the Cs can win a championship. Free Agency is enemy turf where the team is at a disadvantage. When they tried improving via FA, the results have been disastrous.
your idea of disastrous, and my idea are very far apart.
We got Al Horford as our starting big man on a team that made the playoffs three years in a row. Conference finals at least 1 time.
We had interview with KD before warriors, one of 4 teams.
We signed top free agent that year in Hayward, which is a huge deal, he's not even injury prone, just the most unlucky man in basketball in decades.
We signed Kemba Walker who helped lead us to conference finals in first year being injured most the time. Still ended up starting in the all star game. Let that sink in, we got an all star starting PG for nothing. Not even salary cap space because we wouldn't have it anyway.
If we signed anyone else last year (KWL does not count), we would not be in any better shape, worse probably. IF we signed nobody, we would have all of 10m to spend on mle instead of 6.
The results haven't been disastrous. WE got a starting all star pg and one of the more versatile former all star SF in the game for nothing in free agency. Everyone deals with injuries, we made it 6 games in conference finals despite them.