I don't want picks as in I don't want the speculatives over tangibles. I will take our picks for cost reasons but not replacing real talent on spec. That's me as a many-year season ticket holder. I understand why people believe it's a good approach, and if I could just tune this team out for a few years while they retool, I might as well. But STHdom doesn't work that way. If I give up our seats, that I moved three times to get exactly what was right for us and our kids, I am back to square one when it's reengagement time. That or I continue to part with real percentage points of salary to watch a team bumble around like he Silas/Dunlap years. Even this year is becoming a harder hill to get excited to go to games, I cannot imagine trying to get my kids excited (esp. my older child) for games we are down 20 before Every half and Every win is worth storming the court because of the infrequency. And it's not just the product on the court, do I want to go back to that hallow husk of a place weekday games were in Kemba's early years.
So in my eyes, we're going to have to trade away something of value because we're not going to be taxpayers. But trading away something from the Nic, Kemba, Cody pile would represent the worst. Especially if it's for picks. The picks might be of value if not for the general malaise about what we have on our team and how we've developed them. But if were not sure if it's management or development by the staff, until that changes, I cannot see a reason to continue to give them bullets to use.
Here comes McRoberts, the throw to Walker, it's in the aaaaaiiiiirrrr, YESSSSS! Bobcats win it! My my my, Kemba Walker. Steve Martin - Toronto 12/18/2013