Spurs dominate next 10 years

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  1. Irish Trader

    Irish Trader Erin go Braugh

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    Spurs have pick 4 and 8 in 2024. They are only 10 mil over the lowest team salary in NBA. Teams in the west will be second fiddle next ten years. They also have all kinds of future picks. There options are completely wide open. Here are there future picks on top of everything else.
    Fast forward to the first round of the 2025 NBA Draft. The Spurs have their pick and Atlanta's no matter what. The Toronto pick is once again top-6 protected but the team will probably have done something to get better their situation keeping their young core from toiling away in obscurity on a bad team for 3 seasons. Now in play is the Chicago Bulls pick which is top-10 protected, and with them being the poster child for the play-in, it gives this pick a decent chance to convey. Finally the lottery protected Charlotte pick is in its final year. Will LaMelo and Brandon Miller return the Hornets to the playoffs for the first time since 2016? Maybe, and if they do the Spurs grab their final Infinity stone have 5 picks in a loaded draft class.

    I highly doubt the Spurs would want 5 picks in one year, but maybe a team with a star in a bad situation would be willing to part with said star for a chance to pivot to a quick rebuild?
     
  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Unless Wemby breaks down and then they suck for the next 10 years. Nothing is guaranteed.
     
  3. Irish Trader

    Irish Trader Erin go Braugh

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    With there luck not likely. We get injury prone picks and they continue to get studs
     
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  4. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    The future is definitely looking good for them. Better than for us that's for damned sure.
     
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  5. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    There hasn’t been a player that tall who has had a long healthy career. Not like Duncan did for them. The odds are not in their favor.
     
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    If they can get two starters out of this sucky draft they DESERVE to dominate.
     
  7. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    Our future looks bleak so that’s not much of a comparison
     
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    Raptor fans are depressed. They traded their 2024 super rookie for a lumbering C+ Center with injury issues.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    It sure does.

    That's what I'm saying, their future looks bright. Ours does not. I know nothing is guaranteed, but at least they have possibility.
     
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    I hate the Spurs. How fucking lucky can a franchise be?
     
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    “Lucky” is a funny way of saying “Rigged”
     
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    More so than anything else I see that is different about the Spurs is their ownership. Spurs Sports seems to have a great group of investors that have had a hand in the ownership of the Spurs for a very long time.
     
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    What NBA franchise has a worse roster? Only one I can think of is Washington.
     
  14. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Let's give Cronin another offseason--I'm sure he can get us there.
     
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    The Blazers chances for improvement from last season to next hinge on internal improvement from their very young guys. This draft has no prospects poised to make an immediate impact, no FAs of note are taking Joe's capped out vet minimum offer and I sure don't expect anyone to trade him a quality player for their spare parts.

    This isn't a new development as it's been obvious for many years that this situation was royally fucked. It's going to take a bunch of correct decisions and real time passing to get back to winning no matter who is calling the shots. At least the 2025 draft holds some promise.

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    2 good Drafts in a row after tanking and they could be set for years!
     
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    A good choice with the 7th pick (Curry/Murray) and things can get better fast.
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    It's been 5 years of tanking for the Spurs though - but yeah last two drafts went well for them.
     
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    They tanked for Duncan. I feel like people forget this sometimes.
     
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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Back when Tanking actually worked well.
     

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