Re: Trade is our way back in18 months
posted at 12/3/2013 2:56 PM EST
In response to mossad-did-911's comment:
In response to prakash's comment:
The Celts will start contending next year. Clearly, you can't start contending in one year. But they will start tasting the playoffs and building hunger starting next year. And they will not trade their draft picks. While they build up the hunger in the team, they will drafting with their multiple picks. That is how I see it right now.
"build up the hunger in the team"? there is no literal meaning there, it's nothing more than fluffy feel good rhetoric. the team is different every year. either you have the talent to win or you don't. being the best of the worst and winning an 8th seed for every year doesn't change the fact that the team doesn't have the talent to achieve the ultimate goal, a championship.
having a losing season this year won't effect next years team should boston add elite talent via draft, free agency, or trade. they can go 0-82 this year, but if they sign lebron in the offseason they will immediately be a contender. you need talent, not feel good phrases and superstition.
seeing as boston doesn't attract top FA's, and the fact that you've got to give talent to receive it in a trade, the most logical way to add top talent is the draft... just like the spurs.
Oh c'mon! That is a good line.
Let me elaborate. It is very rare that a team wins it all in one shot. Sometimes they need to be beaten a couple of times to build up the hunger. Case in point: 1985 Lakers, Detroit Pistons Bad Boys, Michael and Scottie Bulls and the Pacers this year. The Pacers should give Miami a real run for their money this year.
I think that this is an important element in winning. It does not dilute your talent argument. But you might have noticed that a lot of posters here have claimed that losing fosters losing. I am just rewording it to "build up the winning hunger in the team."