for the future of this franchise losing this season is important. how anyone fails to understand that is beyond me.
i don't want my players thinking this way, nor my organization
but i sure as hell know it as a fact. in a draft where there is legitimately 4 franchise players and possibly 10 all stars losing is important.
no getting a wiggins, parker, or smart doesn't get you to a title next season in all likelihood, but it sure as hell gives you direction. it gives you 15 years with an elite player. 15 years with someone who you can build around, sell tickets around, cheer for
i'm sorry but i said it before the season and i'll say it again. the supporting of mediocrity, which is the absolute highest this teams ceiling is even at full health top to bottom is, well, stupid.
you are either a contender or you want a top pick. and before someone brings up the bobcats, bucks, raptors remember that we are the lakers, we have mitch kupchak, and people actually would come to play here with a young star. remember that this draft isn't like any other draft. this draft has only been seen 3 times in the last 30 years 1984, 1996, and 2003.
i hope to god we go 0-15, that would be a godsend because the worst record guarantees you a top 4 pick.
that's wiggins, parker, embiid, or smart. you get one of those guys guaranteed.