Sine I started the BPA discussion I'll chime in.
Bargs was not BPA, just about everyone thought Aldridge was the best player, but we had Bosh. And most projected Bargs as a C at the time.
Derozan was not BPA, Jennings was thought to have been a top 5 pick had he gone to college instead of Europe, his upside was incredible, but we had Calderon. And a desperate need for a 2.
Davis was the best player, and had fallen so far you had to do it.
Valanciunas was BPA, but also filled a need so that's a wash.
Ross was not BPA, Drummond was, but we have Val. And Ross was supposed to fill a need for a 3 pt shooter. And as we all know, 2s and 3s are very interchangeable in the NBA, we needed a wing player.
People won't all agree with my assessment, but I think stacking assets is the right way to go, even if you're duplicating positions. There are lots of examples of this on successful teams in the league.
I agree with lots of the above comments. There is a huge difference between being incompetent and having very little work out or come to fruition yet. Some of the players we have were the best available and still have very tantalizing promise. Even the loathed-and-detested Bargnani has a TON of talent. It's just trying to get it all to pay off.
No we don't have the right combination but I wasn't expecting us to.
Our weakness at SF is GLARING. For example. The solutions out there are not good.
I still think the decision to give BC a short term contract was asinine. It brings out his impatient side when what we needed was a longer term plan - a thorough rebuild.
Last edited by ink; 12-10-2012 at 04:08 PM.
If ownership wanted a rebuild they were sending out 1. contradictory messages with the contract length, and 2. giving him incentive to do a half-assed job.
Like you've said many times, he drafts well. So giving him a short contract (which normally signals MAKE THE TEAM WIN NOW) was the stupidest thing that could have been done.
Not excusing his inability to get the team to improve, just saying that there's a very good case for being pissed off at a stupid ownership group for sending out contradictory messages.
WE WANT A REBUILD!!!
YOU HAVE 2 YEARS!!!
The thing about BC is that he doesn't know how to manage a team even though he is good at drafting. He's shown to be a good talent scout but a subpar talent manager.
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i'm sure if there were more positive signs that would have been more than enough to get him extended.