Originally Posted by HugoBoss
I assume the playoff spot thing was a preseason promise? but i think that all GMs try to hype up and sell their team...thts their job. to put butts in the ACC seats. Does he actually believe this team is a playoff team? I think they could compete for a lower seed if they were healthy...considering how crappy some teams are in the east!
and that failed trade, I think many, would agree would have made our team better than they were with bosh. everyone was very excited about that steal until MJ intervened thanks to ESPN. after that, there wasn't much available. I think the fact htat BC didn't panic and maybe make a later trade to "make up" for it speaks volumes of how "if it was there to make the team better long n short term, do it" but do not "make a trade for the sake of making a trade". sometimes, the best trades are the ones never made and that we never hear about!
Very well said.
I think that the fact that there is never really any negative comments about transactions that BC has made speaks volumes. It is easy to criticize when we look in the rearview mirror, but no one has ever really criticized Colangelo at the time of the trade. He has made mistakes, but I think that when we look at the big picture, Colangelo is a good GM who does exactly as he says. He doesn't make trades because he has to, but because he thinks it will benefit the team in the short and long term plan. Lastly, IMHO, there is no other GM available that is better than Colangelo.