Examples Of Mediocrity

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    Well you are right that they wont be competing this year or next.  They will probably get Melo next offseason.  But they will make their big moves in 2015.

    Here is a list of some free agents they may target  in that offseason.

    Rajon Rondo, Jeremy Lin, Evan Turner, Louis Williams, Wesley Mathews, Marcus Thornton, Kevin Love (player), LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh (player), Amar’e Stoudamire, Zach Randolph, Luis Scola, Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young (ETO), Marc Gasol, Kevin Garnett, Roy Hibbert (player), Wilson Chandler, Brook Lopez (player), DeAndre Jordan, Anderson Varejao, Omer Asik.

    I can see them picking up one prime guy (Rondo, Love, Hibbert, Aldridge, Lopez, M. Gasol) then 2 middle guys (Chandler, Young, Scola, Turner, ugh! Garnett)

    If they were smart it would be either Rondo or Hibbert because both guys don't need to score to be effective.  With Kobe and Melo there wouldn't be many touches left for anyone else.  

    But they could easily be comprised with a core of

    Lin, Kobe, Melo, Young, Hibbert.

    Or Rondo, Kobe, Melo, Scola, Varejao.  

    Both teams would be dangerous, and Kobe is the only really old guy in those lineups.

     That is 2 offseasons from now.  How would the Celts get to that point in 2 years? Wiggins? I don't think so.

     



    By 2015, Kobe will be 37 years old, Scola 35, and Varejao 33.

     

    Even with Rondo, that lineup is not even close to being a contender.

    Remember, we're talking 2015 here.

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    Scola doesn't need athleticism to be effective, he's the type of player that will play the same way at 35 as he did at 25. And fine, they get Young instead.  33 is still prime for Varejao.  And I already mentioned Kobe in his reduced role.

    As far as the coach goes, who knows?  I'll tell you who will be running that team no matter who the coach is: Kobe.

     
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    Isn't the question which team has a better chance for a faster rebuild?  Assuming that they use different rebuild strategies, LA through free agency and excessive spending, BOS through the draft it's not even a question.

     Being a top tier spender and a top free agent destination may not always be the most effective but it definitely is always a much faster method than being in the Lottery for three years and waiting for those guys to develop.

     
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    And you are prob right that that team isn't a serious contender but iis would be "relevant"

    And did Jimmy Buss steal your girlfriend in high school or something?  

     
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    Isn't the question which team has a better chance for a faster rebuild?  Assuming that they use different rebuild strategies, LA through free agency and excessive spending, BOS through the draft it's not even a question.

     Being a top tier spender and a top free agent destination may not always be the most effective but it definitely is always a much faster method than being in the Lottery for three years and waiting for those guys to develop.

     



    Like I said, there is a new CBA, new salary cap rules.

     

    The Mavs learned their lesson the hard way.

    Right now the new cap rules makes it harder for potential free-agents to leave their current teams because they will be getting less money if they go to another team. The home team always has the bigger offer.

    And the Lakers will rebuild through spending?

    Only an idiot would give a 38-year old Steve Nash 27m for 3 years, duh!

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    You are right about the rule but guys will still leave for warmer climates, better nightlife, and a better opportunity to win.  Free agency isn't going to die.

    That Nash deal was bad, but I'm sure at the time they, like most pundits around the NBA saw Nash with Kobe and Howard as a 3 year powerhouse.  Dwight being the child he is decided against this.   

    IMO he left LA because he wanted to be the Man in a smaller market so he could dog it all he wants and nobody will say boo to him.  Not because of the direction the team was going.

     
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    And if free agency does die you will just see more players signing with their current teams then demanding trades the following year to bigger markets with better rosters.  Then they can have their cake and eat it too.

    Lamarcus Aldridge...

     
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