They are basically giving young developmental G league guys experience against real NBA players and 2-3 of them they will keep. They have a legitimate chance of having 2 top 5 picks in a 5 man draft. Add Mobley and Suggs to SGA, Dort and Horford and they could be pretty decent next year.
next year when they are possibly back in the playoffs do you think anyone will care. Meanwhile, we have a great chance of finishing 10th yet again while smarter teams get top picks and then bounce back into the play-offs.
We don't technically have to worry about not having the ability to match - we can use the MLE to match, and because TD has only two years in the league, no team can give him an offer sheet that exceeds the MLE.
Obviously the question is whether another team gives him an offer big enough we don't WANT to match, but that's a different story. Honestly I have no clue how big of an offer he'll get, and I have no clue how intent we're going to be to get him back considering right now he's probably the #5 guard on our depth chart behind Fox, Buddy, Haliburton, and Delon - and you can't say we won't end up drafting a guard!
If we keep all of Wright, TD, Mo, Metu, and Jones (some under contract a couple FA). I'm glad they are getting some time together cuz imagine a bench mob of those 5 or a hockey substitution of those 5 at the same time. If they continue to play like they did (i know we wont always play a tanking OKC) i dont see a huge drop off going from Fox, Buddy/Ty, HB, Bagley and Holmes to those 5. I doubt we will put out a team of those 10 guys next season but it's nice to imagine.