Re: No interest in building through the Draft
posted at 1/24/2012 3:42 PM EST
In Response to Re: No interest in building through the Draft
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: No interest in building through the Draft : Remember, in 2009 it was Gasol and Odom that led the Lakers over the Magic in the Finals. Andrew Bynum, 6.3 ppg and 3.7 rpg, was a non-factor in the playoffs that year. And in 2010 Gasol outplayed our KG in Game 7 for the title. So saying Gasol will not take us to the promised land is simply not true.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
Suppose it happens, Pierce for Gasol in some way;
this season we most likely wouldn't win it all, Gasol would need time to adjust
without training camp etc. And Gasol would be the nr 1 guy on our team right?
How good a player he is, he can't handle that role.
Next season when he'll be 32 going on 33, together with Rondo and Bass we'll be a nice team but no contender. 2009/2010 Gasol does not equal 2012/2013 Gasol. I don't want us to become another Atlanta or Indiana.
And they'll probably make the playoffs anyhow this season, maybe we'll get to the 2nd round. That's a graceful exit for the Big 3. Unfortunate maybe, no lottery pick.
But I don't buy into all the other trade scenarios being tossed up here either.
Like Pud says the truth is they have little value left.
But it was worth it, and we knew it was going to end someday.
I'd still prefer building through the draft, I can live being bad for 5 years as long as you know you're going in the right direction.