Re: What should we do with our cap space thread
posted at 12/16/2011 6:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: What should we do with our cap space thread
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What should we do with our cap space thread : Hindsight is always 20-20. Kevin Martin over TA or Delonte and Rudy Gay over Telfair are moves made by Ainge that he thought was the best move at that time. The 4th and 5th best players were picked in the 20s, true. But our 3 best players were a top 10 pick and two top 5 picks. It's easier finding the best 4th and 5th best players on the team. It's the best 3 players that's hard to find. Hoping to get lucky in the 10-15 range of the draft resulted in 1 championship the last 22 years. Hoping to get lucky is not a good idea. The Bulls for example, after winning a title in 1998 the Bulls went nowhere after that. But after they got Rose with the #1 pick in 2008 everything changed. At that time the roster was in shambles, but because the Bulls already had a franchise player in Rose, finding the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th best player was made easier.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
pretty terrible example
for the 98 Bulls to be anything like the '11 Celtics:
1. They would have to have a top 3 PG in his mid 20's
We'll give them Jason Kidd... he was the exact same age Rondo is now in 1998. He was a 31% 3-pt shooter the season before and not setting the league on fire from the field... but was an amazing passer/rebounder/defender.
2. Phil Jackson would have had to spurn his future isea of coaching LA (like Doc did of coaching Miami and the 3 fools in South Beach) to sign a 5 year extension with Chicago
3. MJ retired, like KG likely will. and they are clearly the #1 reason the Bulls won and the Celtics won. But Pippen was also a free agent. Had he been signed for 2 more seasons and had a strong desire to finish his career a bull, 1 team only... like Pierce... would things have been different?
Rodman could have grabbed 10 boards a game till age 40 just like Ray can shoot 40% on 3's till age 40. Kukoc was an 18p-6r-5a guy those next 2 years. Kinda like what I assumed Jeff Green would be (minus the assists) if not for this recent health scare.
So would the Bulls situation have been different with Pippen under contract and willing to retire there, Kidd the new star of the team and Phil the coach... ummm yeah