Too many things can go wrong to even consider worrying about next year's draft. what if we trade our pick? What if none of them enter the draft? What if we trade for a young Center at the deadline? What if they all fall?
Trying to get all clever and drafting a certain way just because something MAY happen in the future runs the risk of outsmarting yourself. Just stockpile the talent. If they play the same position then deal with it at a later date.
What if a meteor lands on us tomorrow and kills everybody? Whats the point of planning for tomorrow?
You know we cant trade our pick to begin with. I thought you been following this team. I can see a couple wanting to stay but ALL, you need to be realistic. Its called covering your options. I can see you never played chess, hence why you are only looking at NOW and not what could happen this year or even next.
Stockpiling talent even at the same position is such a bad idea. This is forcing us to make trades. If teams already know that we have to make a trade cuz all our assets are in one position, why do they want to trade equal talent. Might as well pay 80 cents on a dollar cuz they dont need to make the trade, we do. We just screwed ourselves. This will force us to undersell.
wrong again. I like to open with p-k4, you?I can see you never played chess
and wrong again. Who's to say we pass on Robinson because we're trying to be super smart and he puts up 20/10 his rookie season? I'm sure we could trade him for more than 80c. on the dollar.Stockpiling talent even at the same position is such a bad idea.
There are simply far too many contingency plans to try and account for to even begin drafting this year with an eye towards next year. Too many variables and too much risk for any team, much less ours. There is absolutely no way you can justify to me "we passed on Robinson/Drummond and took Barnes because there are possibly, potentially, maybe, more good big men in next year's draft". Not going to happen.
Yeah, this is definitely a case of over-thinking. To use your chess analogy, this is like playing an overly aggressive opening hoping that the other guy doesn't see what you're doing. Right now, we need to draft the best player we can get. If it so happens that next year the best player available plays the same position, we can trade the pick or just enjoy being stacked at one position.There are simply far too many contingency plans to try and account for to even begin drafting this year with an eye towards next year. Too many variables and too much risk for any team, much less ours. There is absolutely no way you can justify to me "we passed on Robinson/Drummond and took Barnes because there are possibly, potentially, maybe, more good big men in next year's draft". Not going to happen.
To do otherwise runs the risk of watering down this year's pick and not getting what you want next year either.
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I agree with Swedd. You got to draft now for now and save later for later. Us not drafting a big this year in hopes of landing one next year is basically equivalent to us trying to strategically plan to get the #1 rated guy in the class of 2015 because he's a point guard and we don't have one (hypothetically speaking) . That means we could miss opportunities to find other diamonds in the rough. Yes, as cliche as it sounds, our actions now affect our future. But we can't reverse that and base our current actions on the future because its really uncertain. Who's a currently underrated guy won't show up and take the college world by storm? Who's to say the hyped up guys like Shabazz Muhammad or Nerlens Noel will live up to expectations? You never know. But we've been able to evaluate the guys in front of us now so it's crucial that me make the best decision for us whether it be to trade down for 2 picks, draft a big in T-Rob or Dre, draft a 3 in Barnes or MKG, or even draft a guard in Beal or Lamb.
Drafting a certain player this year in anticipation of what might be good next year is like a diehard Republican voting for Obama because they might have a better candidate in 2016. It's stupid. Yes, you want to be aware of things, but if we picked MKG even though Trob was determined to be the best available, then Trob leads his team to the playoffs? Who looks analytical then? You take the best available fit, and if you have to make a trade in the future, that's better than having a bust.
if we don't get this pick right we are in real trouble in my opinion, we have made some very very poor picks in the draft over the years we canot afford to pick the same again.
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I think more things are coming out showing this SLAM report to be spot on. Based on different tweets made over the past week, team execs are saying Beal is a top four talent, Barnes or Beal are locks to Clev. at #4, & Beal, Barnes & T-Rob have declined workouts at Sac. at #5 rumored because they each have a top 4 promise.
One thing that may happen over time is that Beal emerges as the true #2 in this draft. If so, I think we should take him even though it is the position we have lowest need. If Washington wants him bad enough, we can trade him to them for #3 and #32. Getting T-Rob and the 1st two picks of the 2nd round would be amazing (we could package them and move up into the teens to get Harkless or keep them and hope to find a starter). If Washington doesnt take the offer, we still get the 2nd best player in the draft.