Originally Posted by T-Low
I don't think it will be so much horrible. Draft picks 1-10ish seem to be proven players....It's just drafting our needs that is gonna hurt...
I disagree on multiple levels
Firstly folks the whole point of the ping pong balls lottery is so teams cant tank "guarenteed". 4th 5th 6th - we can still move around 3 places depending on how the balls drop out for all the teams in the lottery. A win here or there makes only a slight statistical difference in the odds of getting 1 over all and hardly means anything at all if a team (s) from behind leapfrog us moving us back.
Secondly in the "weakish" draft with no superstar - I think you should exactly draft by position; get either a solid competent pick where you need it (on this young team NOT where Derozan or Davis play). Bottom line is - even if you trade in the future for an upgrade - such young peices are incredibly valuable.
It is simply a matter of not taking on "another long term" project ; one that is out of sinq with the development curve you have in this young nucleus of players. You want that they can learn to win together at a young age.
You want the positional players to gell together so come contract renewal time you can determine who to keep - how to keep - and where you can risk a trade for an upgrade.
How often has Seb Talfir (spelling?) been moved around. Or even Damon Stod'mre in the past?? Both these players may in fact be examples of what is available at the PG but both in fact were important pieces to the right teams at one time or another.
Ohh well lets see what happens
At least we will get some new young blood to cheer or curse