Doc Brown wrote:unpossibl1 wrote:Doc Brown wrote:unpossibl1 wrote:However, I also think his comments about not tanking so a drafted player doesn't take "his spot" is extremely short sighted and selfish. .
Confused? I'll simplify. Better draft pick=better chance at getting a superstar (either through the draft or trade). 1 Superstar=easier to attract other superstars. Multiple superstars=contender. I would like to think Young wants to play on a contending Lakers team, therefore he should want a better draft pick, which we get by losing.
Trying to win out of fear a rookie will take his minutes when the franchise benefits only from losses = short sighted and selfish.
Don't get me wrong, I love the way Young plays but it's time to be smart about things.
I wasn't confused. Do you take this same outlook for your job? Purposely suck at it so your employer gets better upgrades for the future.
Real world jobs have nothing to do with professional sports. However, if I was in a situation where my employer had already told me they want me to be a big part of their future for years to come (which Mitch has said about Nick), and they explained that we could put ourselves in a better position to be incredibly successful and fulfill all my professional dreams and all we had to do was be slightly less efficient for a total of about 7 hours I think I would jump at that opportunity.
We have gotten a great look at all of our players. We have an idea of our strengths and weaknesses...frankly we have a fantastic group of bench players, just no one healthy who should be a starter. We need more talent, plain and simple. No reason to mess up a chance at getting talent by playing guys who can win games for us.
For the record, I hate this system. It sucks and needs to change. Teams shouldn't be rewarded for being bad. For right now though it's the nba world that we live in and we have to take any advantage we can get.