"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
You're also very right about drafts like the '03 one being rare with only the 84 (MJ/Stockton/Dream/Barkley) draft and maybe the 96 (Kobe/Nash/AI/RayRay) draft beating it out. Maybe a better example of deep drafts (but not once in a generation) would've been the '98 Draft (Pierce/Vince/Dirk/ Jamiseon), 2001 (JJ/PGasol/TonyP/Arenas) or '95/99. The main point being that in a good draft year you have a shot at more than one franchise guys and multiple all star or near all star level players and theres talent beyond the lotto. A weak draft class is one with more questions than answers, few to no franchise guys and more projects than sure shots.
I wish they would figure out a better college to pros system that would allow guys to see were they may be drafted or even get drafted but still stay in school. Too many guys come out each year not ready and it really dilutes the draft and overall talent level of the league. 2014 has some definite one n done guys in Wiggins and Jabari Parker (both of whom are next level elite talents according to the current scouts) and guys like Andrew Harrison, Noah Vonleh and Julius Randle who look very good early on. Only guy I can name off the top of my head in 2013 is Shabazz and I think that's more for his name than his game.
I really hope we fall out of the top picks and it goes to OKC. Maybe we could trade them something to get our pick back? Perk/Maynor +#1 for Jose/Ed+#2?? money and contract lengths and an overabundance of 1st round picks already on the team would be OKCs motivator and Ed would arguably be a poor mans Serge while Perk is overpaid...just sayin
"Analytics has a place. It can’t be the be all end all. I’m still trying to figure out when the Oakland Athletics won a championship with all the analytics they have."
—Coach Hollins, who is a better basketball mind than you are.
Shabazz had 25 point 4ast 2rbs 8/14 FG 3/6 3FG 6-6 FT last night in 26 mins
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