Stevens is Definitely the answer.. The youth of this team is the future.. Brown, Smart 17 and possibly 18.. This is why we signed CBS for as long as we did.. DA knew this team was not on par with the Elite teams in the league.. Adding cousins was not going to make our guards taller.. and on-top of that to Ignore the fact that he is an emotional train-wreck who cant keep his feelings in check is beyond desperate..
IF you were honest with yourself you would know that regardless of seeding - the Bulls were a better PLAYOFF team than us.. PLAYOFF Rondo is better than anybody on our team.. You saw the guy Basically coaching the team on the sideline - leading like he lead Paul, KG and Ray..Experience in the playoffs trumps all.. Wade has been to the promised land multiple times... They have bigger, tougher bigs than we have, They have a Star Closer, multiple Scoring options who can create their own shots.. What did we think was going to happen in this series..
This is not Stevens fault.. We need ELITE Talent that we can grow into champions.. Brown was a start..
PS the Bulls are not a contender.. Beating them will/would not have put us any closer to anything important..
How good of a future are our young people though? The Brooklyn picks are still unknowns and I won't get into the controversy about whether Danny is a 'bad drafter', but we should all be able to agree that drafting isn't his strongest suit. I'd say he's gone 1 out of 2 so far in the top 6.
Let's be real. The Bucks, Wolves and even Philly with their picks look like they have brighter future cores than ours. The Sixers could have two top 5 picks this year, and let's not forget Embiid and Simmons both have higher upside than anyone on our entire roster.
I love Smart's D but offense is simply more important, and Smart is bad at it. He's less of a prospect than Wiggins, he's probably less of a prospect than Middleton. Jaylen is less of a prospect than Towns and the Greek Freak both. That doesn't even include Lavine's upside, another Wolves lotto pick in a deep draft, Jabari Parker, Maker, & Brogdon (who owns us).
Even if the future is out time, and even if we pick the BPA with both picks (however high they turn out to be) - can we really say in early 2017 that we have a top 5 young core/asset pool?