First let me say I never liked Chris Grant's slow, OKC strategy of rebuilding through the draft. I just saw it as a strategy that depends heavily on luck. It's what I call the mega millions strategy. This is because drafts are usually uneven. You get some great picks and then you get picks that don't work so well.
OKC hit the lotto. They got 3 superstars in Durant, Westbrook and Harden and a star in Ibaka. Very, very hard to accomplish in such a short time. I don't think we're anywhere near the OKC model. We have a superstar in Irving and a bunch of role players and a star may emerge.
Hindsight is always 20/20 but at the time of the Cavs last drafts I said they should select Jonas Valanciunas instead of Tristan Thompson. Last draft I said they should draft Damien Lillard and go with a 2 PG set with Irving and Lillard. Lillard was the one player that they kept saying was NBA ready. The other players all had things to work on including Anthony Davis. When I called a few shows and suggested this I was called an idiot by other callers. Most of them wanted Bradley Beal, MKG or Harrison Barnes.
I just thought we needed better draft picks and a more aggressive strategy when it comes to free agency and with trades.
At the end of the day I hope Grant's strategy works but it's hard to see a playoff team without us being aggressive in free agency and with trades.
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