Its more like a what kind of direction are yall going if you don't get McLemore thread. I'm just an outsider who's very interested in how other rebuilding teams are going about rebuilding.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
To be clear: this doesn't mean that other players can't be franchise guys also. Just that there are certain years when the best guy in college is valued far and beyond what any of his peers are.
3. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky, Fresh., 6-7, 228 pounds, SF – Scout's opinion: "He's tough. He's everything you want in a small forward – big, aggressive. He can't shoot it well, but he can get better at it. Can't-miss prospect."
I'm just glad MKG is guaranteed to succeed because someone said he is "can't miss"
Obviously there are drafts where one guy is substantially better than everyone else. However, there are other drafts where somebody lower was better. More to the point, once the season finishes, there is nothing you can do to improve your chances of getting a higher pick, save trading for it.
While this point may seem like intentionally being provocative or semantics or whatever, I think it's accurate of the organization's viewpoint and something we should embrace. Not getting the first pick shouldn't be what leads to the suicide pact. (Draft night debacles are, of course, what leads to that!)
1. Yes, there are often guys expected to be better than others in the draft.
2. It's never certain.
3. A team is just trying to get the best asset they can.
And that's the game.
SOMEONE will pay for THIS!