The past couple of years we have been basically going with "safe" picks. Rush, Hibbert,Tyler, even Price all solid, but not spectacular picks. Rotation players, or slightly better. But you generally know what you are going to get from them. None of them are likely to be all-NBA, but not are likely to be busts, either. And all seemingly with good attitudes and work ethic.
So, this year they went looking for 'home runs', particularly with the first two picks. Players that have a lot more variations in their possible outcomes. Players with some question marks, but a lot of "upside". But more risk, as well. They could become all-stars, or very good players at their positions. Or they could be disappointments.
I know a lot of you question whether or not TPTB have a plan (or are even competent), but this does seem like planned and logical step.
We have solid role players. We have young players who are still developing. We have a couple of draft picks with a lot of upside. And we have several big expiring contracts.
There are stills areas of need (PG, obviously)
While nothing is a sure thing, and I'm not sure I'm quite ready to get "excited" about future and start buying my NBA finals tickets, I do think the franchise is heading in the right direction.
Also, I would ask the Admins to ban anybody who mentions coaching in this thread. We've beaten that particular horse to death.