The Rock wrote:You guys are missing the point...we gave away draft picks in a negligent manner you dont think it would help in the future AFTER we won the championships? With each passing year we're getting worse and worse if you haven't noticed we need youth and it could've been addressed towards the draft
And like I said we got like $2 mil from the Knicks to re-sign Lamar. GREAT. We could've still re-signed him without selling that pick while still having some young players on the roster, thats my point.
If you're talking about starting with the 2010-11 year, then I agree. But not back in 2009. We had Sasha, Shannon, Farmar, Fisher, and Kobe. There really wasn't room for another guard. Especially one that wasn't going to be used (Phil) or focused on (Championship).
Sure, the last two years were stupid. But again to my original point....contender mode. I think it's ridiculous we gave up 2 solid draft picks for Nash, but the idea was that we wouldn't need them. Contend/win now, Kobe/Nash/Pau retire...have Dwight to entice new players.
Do I agree with it? Hell no...I think it's stupid as hell. The last time this team was truly a "young team" was from 1995-1999. That's over 15 years ago. We need that again for sure, but to go to your original point of Beverly, there was absolutely no reason to keep him around, or a bunch of other guys we could've gotten in the last 5-7 years. Plus I think we aren't the best evaluates of draft talent.
More recently we've really f***** it up. Odom could have been moved for at least 2 picks and the TPE. Blame Stern for that one. The Steve Nash trade was too much on our end both monetarily and pick wise...for a 39 year old. And did we really have to attach a 1st rounder to Cleveland with Luke Walton if we weren't going to retain Sessions? Irresponsible decision making....I know Mitch is better than that.
We know Jimmy is behind this...he was all for Nash (and so were we) but clearly this wasn't thought through, and now we're dealing with it.