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Old 08-02-2020, 02:03 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by EricaLubarsky View Post
This team needs more than one thing and that's just the honest truth. They aren't underperforming at all. They've occasionally overperformed, but they're just more than one step from actually being good.

1) KP and Doncic need to grow up and learn to win/play together. They're both talented, but you can't just throw talent together-- particularly young talent who have never really won big in the league and expect to win. They gotta learn to play together and learn to win.

2) They simply need more talent. Drafting well at 21/31 could help, but may not be enough. We're lagging behind in the level of talent we have on the roster. We don't have trade assets. We don't have first rounders in 2021, 2023, and 2025 and can't trade 2022 and 2024 draft picks at all. It's going to be hard, but I think we can do it.

3) More than the overall talent level, they need to build the roster around the guys we have. We (hopefully) learned the lesson in the year of the trash bag, but you can't surround Dirk with two other less-talented PFs and expect to win. Same with KP and Doncic who are both talented, but incredibly unique players who demand a unique roster to accompany them. We need defensive versatility. We need shooting. We need a big who can defend the PF and cover for some of KP's defensive liabilities. We need to build around the talent we have.
I'm beginning to think drafting Josh Green and Paul Reed would be a very successful draft for us. Both are tremendous defenders and Green has star potential on the offensive end as well. Both have freakishly long wing spans. Reed has a funny looking shot but is able to shoot 3s well enough to get plenty of PT.

I personally think our best shot at improving the talent on our roster is through the draft and those two could pay huge dividends in a couple years.

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