You don't believe that stuff about Bayless in the Playoffs and Portland? Ok.. thats fine, I don't care what you don't BELIEVE it.. it happened. It's fact. He opened alot of eyes last year in the playoffs and I was watching. Dude had swagger. He was carrying them emotionally while doing alot of the heavy lifting as well.
And if you look at MOST at most of the guys listed, they were drafted to a bad team with no depth. They get lots of PT, build confidence, gain valuable experience in valuable moments. Nothing can replace that.
Not to mention they are virtually ALL of the top 8 picks from the last couple years. Raps haven't even had a choice in that matter. If we didn't make such a fuss about building around Bosh, and just accepted being bad, we'd have allll those wonderful picks. Shucks.