But even if we took the Detroit offer, without trading Lowry and DD we are not looking at the bottom of standings. And from what I hear MU was not against trading anyone on the roster if the price was right. Problem is, no one offered what we wanted in return. So we had two routes:
1. Showcasing our players and driving their price up, hoping for a better return. Or if we see what we like keeping the team together and trying to upgrade to current core. (This is what MU is doing in my opinion)
2. Tearing it all down, getting a high pick and building from the draft.
The problem I have from 2nd route is that there are too many teams doing the same, and even a top 5 pick is not a a likely future hall of famer.
So do you think you want to put all your chances on drafting a new franchise player, or take the safer route and try to maximize return on every transaction you make? (Kinda like the guy that started with a pen and after 20 transactions ended up with a car)