posted at 3/7/2011 12:23 PM EST
In Response to Re: Retirement?
[QUOTE]I agree KG returns win or lose this year. I fear that Bradley is yet another wasted first round draft choice...to go the way of Giddens and Gerald. We can't afford to waste any picks to position this team for the future.
Posted by Eldunker[/QUOTE]
Stop it with the waste of first round picks. The likelihood of getting any sort star where the Cs tend to draft is almost zero.
Ray was drafted 5th, Shaq 1st, KG, 5th, Pierce 9th, Green 5th, etc.
The only player on the roster drafted out of the top 10 that one would consider a star is Rondo and we will find out in a couple of years when he no longer has all-stars to pass the ball to we will find out Rondo's not a star either.
The following players who recently participated in the all-star game were not drafted in the lottery:
Rondo - plays with four hall of famers and will likely never be an all-star again with Wall, Rose, and Williams in the conference and if CP3 joins the conference Rondo will be an after thought....
Ginobili - 2nd round pick, if he was an American and played two years at Duke he would have been a top 10 pick just like his French teammate - two years running Louisville at the point and he would have been a top 10 pick. GMs rarely use early picks on unproven foreigners.
When you draft as late as the Cs do you get Tony Allen, Delonte West, Perkins, Giddens, Walker, Bradley, etc.
Danny has had two opportunities to draft actual blue chip talent and traded the pick both times. One of the players he could have drafted he just acquired in a trade (Green) and the other one is Foye the Clippers point guard that dropped 32 on them a few games ago when Rondo was busy dropping 2 against him. Rondo just forgot to put the 3 to the left of the 2 otherwise he would have matched him.
Nobody with cash on the table will retire and this notion that people would retire just because they get another ring is silly. The size of the egos precludes them from considering retirement, the ego says repeat not retire.