I’m so confused by all the “we need to swing for the fences” posts I’m reading on this forum…
Sure, if someone pans out, it might be a game changer. But can this franchise afford another Bagley? What happens if we shoot for the stars and fail, once again?
let’s just say we draft someone solid and miss on someone spectacular. Let’s say that solid guy is Murray. In that scenario, the team improves. Maybe not drastically, but it gets us one step closer to being competitive, and could potentially help balance out the roster and push the team closer to the playoffs.
on the other side, we draft a high risk high reward player who ends up not panning out. In that scenario, we end up continuing to be the laughing stock of the nba, and are even further from ending our playoff drought.
i get the desire to swing for a potential superstar, but I’d argue that we’re probably better off drafting safer than riskier at this point, just considering where the franchise is at. We’ve whiffed SO many times…another one would be BRUTAL.
I just want to see competitive, solid, intelligent basketball players on the court at this point. I don’t know if I can stomach another big swing and a miss, and I’d argue that another miss might set the franchise back really, really far.