A) Just have capspace and hope to sign 2 or 3 stars with depth
B) Tank, build through the draft and then attract Free agents?
C) Hoping and wishing we'd get lucky through a trade (ala Kwame for Gasol)
I'd strongly suggest we consider B because I think it is the quickest path to being a title contender thanks to the new CBA
I know Lakers bounce back from this because they have a track record of doing so but how long is it gonna take to bounce back? We've taken a hit image wise because someone left $30 mil on the table to go a 2nd rate franchise...think about that for a second. Even if Dwight is not a No.1 player hes still an elite player in this league (Even though he has questionable intangibles).
He may not be the biggest piece to the championship puzzle but hes still a huge chunk that has the tools to help a franchise get there. When other superstars are looking at our team in order to get this bad image out of their eyes we need to have some young stars on the team (which can be acquired thru the 2014 draft). You have youth and potential, the stars will flock here.
If we have a roster with nothing but capspace and hoping a super star would sign here, you're sorely mistaken. Mark Cuban's Mavs says hi. They've been a middling team and they couldn't attract any stars despite having a championship coach and all that capspace (Hey they're in Texas too! No Taxes! Hello!). The Mavs roster simply doesn't have any exciting stars and potential for the future. We need to start there. Its a new NBA and we need to adjust accordingly
Thats how OKC build that monster of a team, they tanked in their Seattle days, traded away role players for picks. This next 2014 draft is loaded we need to make full use of it. Like I said once you have exciting youth and potential, guys will flock here (Like LBJ to MIA, D12 to HOU) or we gonna look like Dallas
Edited by MDI, July 06, 2013 - 09:25 AM.