the issue is, we're small market and stars like to go to big markets. unless we overpay for superstars/stars, we don't get them. maybe we need to develop potentials instead or role players after developing GV, AD, and gordon.
you don't see lebron wanting to go to toronto, you don't see melo wanting to go to memphis, and I guarantee deron williams never wants to go back to Utah. Some examples, but you get the point.
I think we need to stop using OKC as the template and use San Antonio. one bad draft landed them duncan and since then it's been smooth sailing for the past decade. why?
pops took the time to develop players through his own picks or just free agents that came cheap.
1st round 28th pick - tony parker
2nd round 28th pick - manu ginobili
2nd round 7th pick - dejuan blair
2nd round 16th pick (by bulls) - matt bonner
1st round 28th pick - tiago splitter
the list can go on and on, but you get the point. take the SA route!
This post was edited on 2/1 at 10:49 pm