Originally Posted by bokes15
That wouldn't at all change the point that we could've gotten the same player later in the draft along with another player, cash, or another draft pick. It has nothing to do with Ross in and of himself.
Guilty - saw none of Ross games with the Huskies. Saw some of Lambs, some of Drummonds, saw a lot of everyone a little as always in March madness.
Bottom line : I dont think there is any consensus that Ross > Lamb. In fact "very early returns" from Summer league where Lamb shot 47% and Ross less than that suggest Lamb will have more impact in the short term.
Is Ross > Lamb ? shrug - we will find out in years to come.
Houston draft day deal was true....we could have picked Drummond and flipped the pick for Lowry and Lamb or Lowry and Ross and still have our first round pick next year free and clear without 'lottery protection'
Maybe some other team would have stretched. Maybe the Pistons would have gone another way. Maybe the draft would have changed. Maybe.
If we had Drummond on the roster with Jose's expiring contract we would likely now be heavily involved in some three way negotiations that would net Dwight to Lakers, Drummond Jose Baylis Johnson to Orlando, Gasol to Toronto or some such thing......
Poor poor decisions on management part.