Well lol @ people who said that the year before and the year before that, as this teams roster has had abortion written all over it for awhile now. With Drummond's emergence though it changes everything.
Ben Mclemore would be amazing for us.
I'd rather have us make the playoff and get some playoff experience. Even if we get swept its still the playoff atmosphere that will make the young team play so much harder to get back there again next year. Plus with all the money coming off the cap at the end of the year maybe we could sign someone good, and they might want to come here because were a young and coming playoff team.
I wouldn't be overly disappointed either way. Probably prefer that we get another lotto pick though. Would love to see joe d flip Calderon along with a couple a couple others for a younger cheaper pg or sg and another first rounder.
I totally misread the question(thought it said will we make the playoffs)....I wouldn't mind making the playoffs, but it would be more beneficial if we miss the playoffs and retain our pick.
Lottery Pick > Swept by Knicks
AAL Golden Tate III
# of I's: 3
Where we will probably be picking in the 10-14 range if we miss the playoffs. Lottery balls are have not been very kind to us in the past and will be even worse with a lower lotto pick. At some point you have to stop saying next year WILL be the year. I would rather have this group gain some kind of playoff experience and have something to build onto for the next season. I think it shows some progress and direction which is sorely needed. Also, this years draft crop isn't that spectacular. It seems like a no brainer to give up this years first to not be forced for the years to follow. You never know, maybe Joe D shocks us all at the deadline and obtains another late first.
Man, the Buffalo Bills should have killed it in Super Bowl XXVIII!!!!
After being there 3 straight years and gaining all that Super Bowl experience, wow, no team should have had a shot!!!!
Oh wait, it's talent,preparation, and execution that wins games, not some mythical been there factor that wins games. Casual fan logic at it's worst in this thread.
Just as you mock us for saying playoff experience is the way to go, you cant draft high every year and just expect to get better next year, at some point you have to start winning and set that as the expectation. If you keep losing every year eventually you get half of the team thinking that's the norm and the other half, who actually want to win, they don't sign extensions and leave for another team with a winning culture.
Last edited by kduce; 02-05-2013 at 07:41 PM.