The objective is to create a team that can contend for more than just 2-3 years. In order to do that, we need to aquire 1-2 max guys over these next two offseasons without losing any of our assets. At the same time, we need at least one of our own guys to take a leap forward. Luckily we have 3-4 guys who could do just that in Julius, Lonzo, Kuzma and Ingram.
Ideally we would add the two max guys (Boogie, Lebron and George) this offseason while keeping Randle. If we dont get the two, then perhaps we get one max guy in which case we should try to keep our options open for 2019 or perhaps look at possible trade scenarios.
Opportunities are fluid though.
While best case it would be NICE to assemble a team that competes for more than 2-3 years, i think you're looking at the exception rather than the rule. In last 10 years how many teams would that include?
The way the cap and contracts have morphed i'm not sure its as feasible as lucking into (with a little planning) a shorter window with older marquee players that get you there faster at the expense of some young assets that you hate losing but ultimately have to.
And then the team blows up or gets old quicker than we'd all like
I'm more than fine with a 2-3 year window of a top team. Many cities go 30-50 years without that (see GS).
I think Ball, Kuz, Randle, and BI all have exciting maybe a couple even legendary careers ahead of them, but i see no reason to at least consider losing 2 of them (hopefully to acquire other assets if possible) to assemble a squad more ready to go deep and keep this fan base interested past feb
I mean, ask Heat fans if their 4 year reign was worth it (even though they had a title going into it a few years earlier).
Or ask GS fans if it were to end today if it was a good ride for them?
And worth it.
Answer is always yes.
Now whether we can make the right moves AND be a top team (do we have the right coaching? Training staff? etc)...that's never a sure thing with injuries, egos, luck...
Edited by kball, April 06, 2018 - 05:54 AM.