I've said it before, but building a contender in the NBA is a game of extremely long odds.
Because of this, no strategy should be dismissed because it almost certainly won't happen. If it's even a 1% chance, that's enough that it bears discussion. Odds of acquiring a superstar with a late-first draft pick? Unlikely. Odds of one of our current guys becoming a superstar? Unlikely. Odds of acquiring a superstar via free agency? Unlikely. Odds of winning a championship without a superstar? Unlikely. Are the odds of acquiring KD less likely than any of the other scenarios here? And how can we best maximize our odds by keeping as many of the above scenarios as possible in play?
So if we don't talk about the unlikely scenarios, then we can hang our heads that there's no easy route, or simply not talk about any long-term strategies. But I'd rather see discussions like this about long-term strategies, critical evaluations of just how likely and unlikely they are, and what can be done to increase those odds, even minutely.