If you are drafting right and have good coaches you wont be in a crappy situation. Lebron wasnt really in a crappy situation as his Clev team made the finals. The reality was though even making the finals he knew his team couldnt beat the SA or Boston's with him as the lone superstar. For the most part you need multiple superstars to be a legit contender.The vast majority of star players aren't going to stick around in a crappy situation for years and years. It's why Vince and Bosh forced their way out of Toronto, it's why Lebron left Cleveland and Irving is making noise about being the same, it's why you're hearing speculation about Carmelo leaving New York, and it's why Kobe demanded a trade out of LA several years ago.
No way for us to know. We do not know what goes on behind close doors and in player's heads.Pure fantasy. If players actually thought this way, then why was Al Jefferson the first big free agent signing that Charlotte's ever had? The franchise has spent plenty of years enduring losing seasons in lieu of chasing playoff seeds, after all.
I thought I just read we were only like a few games behind the 3rd worst team in the league? We lose more games and you know how the lotto could go. Regardless this is considered to be a loaded draft class. We could get a really nice piece in the 8-10 range.Again, you're championing pursing a pick in the 8-10 range, not a top-3 pick. It's too late to finish at the top of the draft, that ship has sailed, barring beating very unfavorable odds on lottery day. That's not a strategy, that's crossing your fingers and hoping for luck.
Good team isnt good enough. Perennial middle seed isnt good enough. No hope to win a title in that situation as you are not getting high draft picks and no superstars are coming to play in Charlotte, NC.Charlotte's a player or two away from being a good team. They're a top-10 defense with a broken offense. One or two starter-quality offensive players who don't hurt the D and they're a perennial middle seed. Your alternative is to be purposely bad indefinitely until you luck into an instant star.