If we're not winning and we're missing the playoffs, it's all about the same to me. Having top picks is a great way to collect assets when you're not in the playoffs.
Who is going to trade the next James Harden for evans who makes 11 million a year and isn't working out? At least if a draft pick isn't working out, he's not costing 11 million a year. I think dell thinks Evans is close to the next Harden. He took a huge chance on him.
With a blossoming Anthony Davis on a rookie contract, being one of the less than 10 teams to fail at an attempt to make the playoffs would be a disaster. We will be in "win now" mode and not winning. Rivers wants to be in the playoffs, AD wants to be in the playoffs.
With all that being said, I think we're going to make the playoffs and even if we do as an 8th seed, i'm happy. I think the front office's grand scheme might work, but if it doesn't....
This post was edited on 7/25 at 1:34 pm