Re: Multi-trade to win now scenerio
posted at 10/24/2013 5:48 PM EDT
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
I'd rather build through the draft and/or continue to compile assets. Known quantity is all well and good, but how many finals have Aldridge, Al Horford, Joe Johnson, and other tier 1-B stars led their teams to?
If you can get the right guy, trade the picks and assets. Unfortunatley for us, there aren't too many KG-like players out there waiting to be traded. Getting guys who put up stats but who aren't franchise-type players in return for a chance at getting a great player is an interesting debate.
In the last 10 years ...
How many teams have successfully drafted the "1-A" top franchise players and won a title?
2013 - Miami = only Wade (Lebron & Bosh were acquired)
2012 - Miami = only Wade (Lebron & Bosh were acquired)
2011 - Dallas = only Dirk (Chandler, Jet, Kidd all acquired)
2010 - Lakers = Kobe, Bynum (Gasol, Odom, MWP all acquired)
2009 - Lakers = Kobe, Bynum (Gasol, Odom, MWP all acquired)
2008 - Celtics = Pierce (Allen, KG acquired)
2007 - Spurs = Duncan, Parker, Ginoble
2006 - Heat = Wade (Shaq, Walker acquired)
2005 - Spurs = Duncan, Parker, Ginoble
2004 - Pistons = (Sheed, Billups, RIP, Wallace all acquired)
2003 - Spurs = Duncan, Parker, Ginoble
2002 - Lakers = Kobe (Shaq, Fox acquired)
... same through 2000
So unless we are able to draft the next Duncan or Kobe ... it may be best to do what Miami, Dallas Detroi and Boston did to get championships. Add known quantities around your drafted Allstar, which is Rondo.