Current Situation: We are $20+ mil into the luxury tax (after ditching Ezeli) for next season. In 2 years, we'll have to pay Nurk. The repeater tax is debilitating, and not sustainable. We have our big 3, need appropriate players whose skills mesh with them, not to mention we could use better players. We have a very young team, but Lillard will be 27 before next season starts, so the time is now to start competing. We have 3 1st round draft picks in a very deep draft, some say it's the deepest in years. Next year we are allowed to have 17 on the roster instead of 15. We have players who some would argue have less value than their contracts. Draft picks may be needed to remove them from our cap (e.g. Biebs). The GM is likely loathe to trade away a player that he just convinced to join the team (ET), as that would send a poor message to future FAs. A difficult decision: Since it's a deep draft and rookie scale contracts are the best value in the NBA (by far) under the current CBA, it only makes sense to keep all 3 of our picks, especially since the new roster size is 17. OTOH, we're very young, and don't have enough experience. Adding draft picks doesn't help that situation at all. It's time to start competing for a championship. We can concentrate our draft picks for a higher draft pick, but not many teams would be willing to do that. So, how many draft picks do you think we should keep and why? Considering these facts, what should we be doing considering our salary cap situation? My current vote: After reviewing draft videos this June, I may change my mind, but for now I'm on the keep all 3 picks bandwagon.