khmrP wrote:JGC wrote:
Ugh. I hate it when people say things like this.
What's the difference between the before Bynum Lakers and the post Bynum Lakers?
Contending teams rarely draft major impact players and when they do it is total luck. The only reason we had an opportunity to draft a player the caliber of Bynum is because we sucked arse for years.
rarely? Even Bos managed to get decent contributors like Bradley and nowSullinger. OKC managed to get Jones III. Mia added Coles who is decent enough and they actually traded up to get him unlike us who sell or trade the pick as soon as we get them. I'm not expecting Bynum type calibre player every year but dam can we can something from the draft thats not like the last pick of the draft?
Boston got extremely lucky to get the 19th pick (Bradley) IIRC, and they were heavily shopping that pick too to make one more run. They just couldn't get any takers. They wanted to do exactly what we have been doing which is move the pick. So yeah, he's a nice player but I'm not sure you can entirely credit the Celtics for KEEPING the pick since they were trying to get rid of it. Sullinger is decent, but they are going nowhere, so of course they are more likely to keep on it to potentially find rebuilding pieces.
Jones III? Seriously? He's averaging less than 2 points per game, 7 mins per game, and his career high is 6 points. That isn't a very good example of a contender with a solid draft pick (at least not yet, cmon).
And Coles? What exactly do you like about Coles game? The fact that he can't shoot better than 39% FG? That he's shooting 64% from the line? Or his 5 PPG average? I mean, he's essentially a poor man's Darius Morris! He can't crack the rotation on a team that doesn't have a legitimate point guard.
Norris Cole: 4.6 PPG, 38% FG, 1.4 RPG, 1.8 AST
Darius Morris: 5.0 PPG, 39% FG, 1.4 RPG, 1.8 AST
When I see stuff like this, it just affirms that people tend to think that others' scrubs are better than our scrubs but they aren't really.
I do get what you're trying to get at, but I'm not sure why would it would have been better at the time, to roll with Steve Blake and Darius Morris and keep the 2013 and 2015 picks, then to move the picks to get Steve Nash.
That does though, bring up an interesting question. If you could undo the Steve Nash trade right now, would you to keep the 2013 & 2015 1st round picks?