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JordansBulls
01-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Let's say your franchise has the #1 pick in the draft like the Spurs had in 1987.

But the player has a committment and won't be available for another 2 years to play (1989)


Obviously coming into the league Robinson was a superstar as he averaged as a rookie:

24.3 PPG / 12.0 RPG / 2.0 APG / 1.7 SPG / 3.9 BPG / 53% FG / 73% FT / 26.3 PER / 15.1 WS


Is it worth to wait that time period for a franchise player when they will be 24-25 years old and first entering the NBA?


Or would you rather draft the next best player in the draft?


I know it depends on the draft, but in reality what would be more practical?


Discuss!!!

conway429
01-08-2010, 12:35 PM
Well Armen Gilliam was drafted after David Robinson.
Although it depends on the draft, there usually aren't too many franchise players in each draft, you might not have the luxury of passing to the next one.
If you're drafting your franchise player, you're also thinking long term, so you shouldn't be too worried about success in the next 2 years.
Things worked out okay for the Spurs and Robinson.

eugene
01-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Don't forget Karl Malone which have been drafted 13th in 1985 year being about 22 yrs old. First season wasn't something special for him but after that you know what happened. He turned into one of the most powerful offensive machines in NBA history...

Hellcrooner
01-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Larry Bird was also drafted a year before he actualy played for boston, thats why he fell to 6th pick.


deppending on who he is its worht the waiting.

i gues it woudl have been worhty to wait lebron if after the draft he was going to go to ncaa for a year.


and it may be worhty for wolves to wait for rubio ( wich woudl make grizz look stupid)I

Trouble87
01-08-2010, 02:10 PM
depends on the player your drafting

if you see potential and talent that you just can't pass up, it's worth the wait

Jamiecballer
01-08-2010, 02:57 PM
i get the feeling you've just finished reading Bill Simmons new book. incredible book, btw. 700 pages on basketball and comparing the greatest players of all time. i would recommend it to any basketball fan with the possible exception of fans of the Phoenix Suns from 2004-05 to present.

BkOriginalOne
01-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Spurs won a title... eventually

JasonJohnHorn
01-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Well, taking the guy that won't be around for a couple seasons also puts your team in a position to get high draft picks the next two seasons to place around him, and without adding any big contracts. It sucks in the short term for the team, but long run it seems to work out.

Ty Fast
01-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Spurs won a title... eventually

they won 2 with him

JordansBulls
01-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Well, taking the guy that won't be around for a couple seasons also puts your team in a position to get high draft picks the next two seasons to place around him, and without adding any big contracts. It sucks in the short term for the team, but long run it seems to work out.

That was during the time of the Cold War though. Imagine had he had to fight? The Spurs may very well had lost out on him, como Celtics with Bias.

SteveNash
01-08-2010, 05:52 PM
That was during the time of the Cold War though. Imagine had he had to fight? The Spurs may very well had lost out on him, como Celtics with Bias.

It was a cold war because shots weren't being fired. Robinson wasn't in very much danger.

But no, not worth waiting on David Robinson for 2 years when you could have had Pippen to build your team around.

utahjazzno12fan
01-08-2010, 05:54 PM
If you know that player will be playing for you in a couple of years, you basically have a chance at getting a couple of franchise players. You draft number 1... He doesn't play... You are just as bad as before and draft number 1 the next year. Works out for you.

JordansBulls
01-09-2010, 01:28 PM
It was a cold war because shots weren't being fired. Robinson wasn't in very much danger.

But no, not worth waiting on David Robinson for 2 years when you could have had Pippen to build your team around.

Or Reggie Miller.

SteveNash
01-09-2010, 10:33 PM
Or Reggie Miller.

Miller wasn't a guy you could really build your team around. I'd take Robinson over Miller.

Hellcrooner
01-09-2010, 10:44 PM
^role player?

yeah role player on dream team , best team ever assembled.!!!



some famous, one or more year waitings.

duncan, bird, kirilenko, ginobili, rudy fernandez, scola, marc gasol.....

ko8e24
01-09-2010, 10:48 PM
Robinson was a role player on the Spurs. He didn't win anything until Duncan came to that team as Duncan was the leader.

THe Admiral built the foundation of the SPurs in the early and mid 90s. Dude also once scored a career high freakin 71 points, and basically was a mentor to Tim DUncan. Duncan's maturity at such an early junction in his career was thanks to David Robinson.

JordansBulls
01-10-2010, 10:44 AM
The guy who said Robinson was a role player obviously never saw him. Hell Robinson has one of the highest PER ever. The guy could fill up a stat sheet. He also turned the Spurs franchise around in an instant. The guy could be considered the best center in the league from 1989-1993.