I don't believe in rebuilding. For what, to hope you get a team like KG & Boston? You could build through draft after draft & if you came up with 3 players like the Celtics have now you would throw a giant party. The Celtics were awful. They were being accused of tanking & going for Oden! Take a look now. We may have actually been worse. After the All-Star break we had to be the worst team. Don’t refigure stats by taking out the giant losing streak, because this team had that giant losing streak and to ignore it is retarded!! If I was a GM it would be my goal to win a Championship every year! Some may say I am unrealistic, but I say to those people that you have already lost! You don't need to make blockbuster trades every day, but trading your best players for unproven kids in hopes that they will get to the level of a guy like J.O. is retarded. I know we got J.O. off a move for D. Davis, but that was after members of that team retired or signed with other teams. Plus, Double D was like Foster. He was the cleanup man of those teams and not the main guy.
P.S. I hold those teams w/ Smits, Davis, & Jackson as the best Pacers teams of my lifetime. Yes, I think Dale is > than Foster by a wide margin. I was saying in terms of roles on the teams for which they played.
In closing, I do not want to trade J.O. I’m not ****ed that
made out like a kid running out of CVS with a box of Snickers. Boston
I’m saying keep the team and let them develop some chemistry. Perhaps they may remember that losing streak and get charged up.
Don’t deal your best player for a bunch of unproven young cats in hopes that 1 of them grows up to be J.O. in 5 years. Get some outside shooting, perimeter D, & quickness. Inside-outside works in the NBA and you have half of it now. If you trade it away you will be truly lost. Remember, the outside part is easier to pick up than getting a big man that is a beast.