Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
People had concerns about Dwill being able to control his weight. He actually worked REALLY hard in the summer of his draft and came into camp in great shape... and to his credit he's stayed that way.
CP3 dropping was just stupid. He was being compared to Isiah Thomas even when he was in college. ATL made a MASSIVE mistake passing on him for a guy (Marvin Williams) who wasn't even good enough to START for his team at the time. Just a huge blunder.
Yeah, Marvin Williams was a huge blunder, they could have started with a core of Josh Smith and Chris Paul (and Deng/Iguodala/Jefferson if you redo the Childress pick in JSmooves year).
Looking at situations like these you see how fickle NBA success is. It really is about getting lucky not once, but two or three (maybe even four) times in the draft and come out with all-star/slightly sub all-star players.
This is why the TWolves are going to go nowhere. They whiffed on two top 5 picks in the last three years (#4 Wesley Johnson and then #2 Derrick Williams). If they instead had Cousins or Monroe, or I don't know... Paul George instead of Johnson they would be considerably farther than they are now, and that's not even seeing how that would affect their 2011 pick. They could have very possibly have George/Valanciunas instead of two guys who are already busts. Rubio/George/Kirilenko/Love/Valanciunas seems like it would be a damn good line-up for the next 3-4 years. (Even though Pek is farther ahead of JV right now)