wcsoldier81 wrote:^^^^ These teams aren't the Lakers and don't play in LA ... which is still a huge advantage .
Yes because we have money and we have draw. But guess what? Those two things mean diddly in the draft. What's our advantage of being Los Angeles in the draft? How has that helped the Clippers through the years.
wcsoldier81 wrote:One pick isn't building through the draft ... this player could be an asset to get value in trade or to attract big FAs if he's a good one ...
Or it's far, far more likely that it's a bust that we're attached to for 4 years. The statistics are all there for you to see! Even in the top 5 there's players that just don't pan out.
It doesn't even matter because we're going to be in the lottery this season anyway, but the idea that we should actively tank is a bad one. It's stupid and proven to fail.
wcsoldier81 wrote:The players drafted by the Logo were one of the reasons Shaq came to LA ... do you think he would have signed here if we had scrubs instead of the Van Exel , Jones ?
Shaq came to LA because he wanted to be famous, he wanted to play fun basketball, and he was insulted by Orlando's refusal to offer him the amount of money that he deserved. There were a dozen reasons Shaq wanted to come to LA. Van Exel and Jones were alright, but is that really the route you want to take this?
Do you realize the Lakers went from 1991 to 2000 before they made it to the Finals, let alone winning a title which was from 1988 to 2000.
Oh and by the way Van Exel was a 2nd Round Pick.
wcsoldier81 wrote:Kobe ? Oh another drafted player
wcsoldier81 wrote:Gasol ? Acquired for a player we drafted and 2 1st round picks ...
And a massive expiring which was the main reason for the trade.
wcsoldier81 wrote:Sure , screw the draft !
Excellent argument because that's what we're saying.
No it's not and that's not what we're saying. We're saying TANKING is a bad idea. Very different. Don't give in to hyperbole, it weakens your argument.
wcsoldier81 wrote:Currently we have no assets and young talents ... you think the Rondo , Love or KD's of this world may come here just because it's LA ? LOL
"LOL" just another great tool for the great debaters of the world. No it's not, it's a clear sign of a terrible argument and a terrible stance.
We have no young talent. Just Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Jordan Hill, Xavier Henry, Jodie Meeks, and Wesley Johnson. The average age of which is something like 24 or so.
And how the hell do you use this line:
wcsoldier81 wrote: These teams aren't the Lakers and don't play in LA ... which is still a huge advantage .
Followed by this
wcsoldier81 wrote:you think the Rondo , Love or KD's of this world may come here just because it's LA ? LOL
IN THE SAME DAMN POST!?!
wcsoldier81 wrote:And yes , a 1st round appearance for the Lakers is meaningless B-Ball wise
No it means we aren't stuck paying a larger contract for a lottery pick that's only 2 spots higher than a mid-first round pick because we made the playoffs.