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2023 NBA Draft


Mitch Cumsteen

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36 minutes ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

First off all, yes... it's complete luck to win the lottery three times at the odds that they had. No fucking shit. I don't think anybody with half a brain would ever deny that.

But not fucking it up afterward? There's definitely skill in that. Look at how many hall of fame players got drafted to shitty teams/organizations and never did shit. KG wasted away for a decade in Minnesota. New Orleans did absolutely dogshit with Anthony Davis. Cleveland royally fucked up Lebron's first tour there. Shaq in Orlando. I could do this forever.

For damn near 30 years the Spurs drafted at the dead ass end of the first round. For sure they missed on a bunch of dudes, but got damn did they hit on an an unreal number of rotation (or better) guys that typically outperformed players drafted 10-15 slots ahead of them on the regular. You want some examples: Luis Scola #56 (still pisses me off he never played for them), Beno Udrih #28, Ian Mahinmi #28, Tiago Splitter #28, George Hill #26, Cory Joseph #29, Kyle Anderson #30, Dejounte Murray #29, Derrick White #29, Keldon Johnson #29, Tre Jones #41. Go ahead and find me another franchise with a track record like that. And that doesn't even mention guys they pulled off the scrap heap like Bruce Bowen, Danny Green, Patty Mills, etc.

And for the record, the Spurs didn't completely fall apart when Kawhi bolted. They were a 48 win playoff team him in 2019 without him playing a single minute while he was being a giant bleeding cunt distraction. Then they won 32-34 games a year for the next three years with two play-in games. Then they blew it up and rolled the dice to tank specifically for the one year when the generational prospect was available and well... 

But it's certainly not luck or coincidence that this just happened to be the year that they tanked. This isn't some multi-year Houston, Detroit or Philadelphia bottom out. It was one year, see if you get lucky, and then start building it back up whatever happens. It just happened that whatever happened, happened. And they are positioned perfectly with good young supporting talent (that they drafted btw) in Sochan, Vassell and K Johnson, and loaded for bear with draft picks, swaps and cap room. Getting Wemby was lucky as fuck but everything else... not so much.

Let him cook.

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16 hours ago, Pam Cummings said:

Lmao at thinking the lottery is rigged. The Cavs have won it 4 times in like 20 years but lets just ignore that.

Crazy coincidence they got. Bron right?!?!   And Derrick rose got to go to his hometown as well.  Great stories.  How do you rig a draft anyway?   Certified big five accounting companies oversee the process.  Impossible to rig.  Besides the spurs numbers were called two additional times!

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18 hours ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

And for the record, the Spurs didn't completely fall apart when Kawhi bolted. They were a 48 win playoff team him in 2019 without him playing a single minute while he was being a giant bleeding cunt distraction.

Beautiful post, but just wanted to add…

They won 47 in 2017-‚Äė18 when Kawhi was¬†being a giant bleeding cunt distraction.

They then won 48 the next year, when he was in Toronto.

Of course this little detail only strengthens your argument.

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I guess the moral of that story is…fuck Kawhi Leonard. 
 

Honestly, watching that cunt pull the same shenanigans in LA has been cathartic. Wait, this is the NBA draft thread. My bad, everyone. Carry on.

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3 hours ago, closetohumping said:

Crazy coincidence they got. Bron right?!?!   And Derrick rose got to go to his hometown as well.  Great stories.  How do you rig a draft anyway?   Certified big five accounting companies oversee the process.  Impossible to rig.  Besides the spurs numbers were called two additional times!

Yes. An accounting firm could never make a mistake or be fooled. 

https://amp.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/27/pricewaterhousecoopers-issues-sincere-apology-for-oscars-blunder

https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/the-fallout-of-arthur-andersen-and-enron-on-the-legal-landscape-of-american-accounting-31277

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