Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SlyPokerDog, Feb 28, 2023.
the excuse to tank was the record about 2 weeks ago. There was no light in that tunnel
In the last 20 years there have been two #1 picks that won a championship with the team that drafted them. LeBron & Kyrie
That is a depressing point, but what about the previous 20 years?
Duncan, Robinson and Hakeem.
But go for the previous 40 years and you'd have Magic and Worthy (btw how much horse shit is it that the Lakers had the #1 pick in 79 and 82, both of which were massively lopsided trades in their favor)??
Oof...now I'm depressed.
Kyrie only won because of Lebron. Cavs won 33 games the year before Lebron returned and 53 the year he did. Lebron didn't win a title in Cleveland until his 13th season...after returning from Miami
so much of winning a championship any more is circumstantial luck; right place/right time. How many championships would Dame have won by now if the Blazers had drafted Giannis in 2013?
The one and done is a factor now days.
And the only reason Kyrie did was because LeBron came BACK to Cleveland right.
Yeah, there usually aren't can't miss prospects who are consensus number one picks but LBJ was one (4 championships), Duncan was one (5), Shaq (4), Magic (5). Now Wemby is being called that but we'll just have to wait and see.
I know that's not really a response to your interesting statistical observation but it just got me thinking about that.
This is such bullshit. These guys should be able to enter the league whenever the fuck they want to. IMO obviously.
I don't care if he's an all-star talent, we BETTER NOT be drafting a DICK
Surely the only relevant instance is: Portland and Walton.
A grade E dick is somewhere in between a grade D dick and a grade F dick. Not good.
You can only ensure that if the Blazers are demoted to the WNBA.
Cause in the NBA, you pretty much always do.
Which explains Oden over Durant.
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