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Old 06-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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they project to be good starters, it may be a crap shoot to you or me, but it's a little bit more to people who watch these players closely. And Colangelo has a very good draft record, so chances are good what whoever we get will be a good player. We don't need all stars, we need good players (jrue holiday type of players).

And even if we struck out, worst case scenario we try again in the next lottery. Our young players are far from being developed, there's no time pressure here. Our only veteran player of notice, Bargnani, still has lots of years ahead and is in no danger of bolting.



yeah, cause relying on lottery picks alone worked so bad for okc, chicago, memphis, clippers, indiana, portland and atlanta with minesotta not far behind.

As far as fans, that was my question actually, why are fans so impatient to make the playoffs. Do you really look forward for the chance to be swept by Miami or Chicago? Is that really worth risking our future?

Even if we don't make the playoffs, a season with 3-4 exciting rookies will be very entertaining. We'll get a chance to watch these kids grow and get better and it's not out of the question that we can even make the playoffs with a young squad. We'll be losing calderon, but adding JV and a few other contributors to a team that wasn't that far off. And if we don't make it, at least there'll be plenty of reasons for optimism.
You made good points...all of them and honestly I agree with most.
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