Originally Posted by bluerap
pierce was drafted, garnett and allen were trades. had nothing to do with fa.
Fair enough, and although players are under contract to a team they are traded to, they might not actually report to the team (Zo), or lack any kind of motivation.
My main argument with a complete build through the draft would be that it is completely hit or miss. The cats went to extreme measures to tank, and ended up with a tier 2 talent from this draft class. You need to luck out on so many things such as the lottery, the draft class, who's on the board when you're on the clock, if the player will develop in your system, if they will every reach their potential. Add to that the fact that if you are a losing culture, there's a chance that talent does not choose to resign.
I'd love nothing more than to see the raps draft the next KD, my 2nd favorite team behind the raps is okc. But what they did and how all the pieces came together has much more to do with luck, and is not as easy as "let's tank to get a high pick, then trade away players for more picks."
The raps need an established leader. There is voice to our team.