I think the Celtics deal was the best possible option out of all that was there. Yes, many believe Winslow is going to be a great player, possibly a potential superstar, but I myself wasn't really high on anyone that was available. I do agree with everyone that Winslow should have been the pick if we chose anyone. Yet I would disagree with those who said we shouldn't have taken that deal. I would argue we should have took any deal that offered us extra 1st round picks.
Considering what the Celtics offered us at the 9 spot or the chance to take Winslow, dude will have to be Larry Bird in order for me to be happy with this pick. (within his first two years) The Celtics offered us a gigantic deal that would have put us in great standing concerning the draft for the next 2-3 years. When you have a small market team that can't sign a big name free agent if the human race depended on it, the draft is your only lifeline to be somebody. Yet you turn all that down because you fell in love with a dude you could have drafted in the later teens and down? That is unforgivable right there. If Kaminsky doesn't turn into the next Larry Bird within the next 2 years, I will be done with the Hornets. After all, it's not necessarily a hometown type of team for me anyway, but it's the closest to my home.
I'm not surprise he was the pick knowing who Jordan and his staff likes to draft. Before the draft I thought he would be the pick at the 9 spot. I'm not as big a Winslow fan as others might be, but I do agree he would have been a better pick. I wasn't really excited about any of these guys. The NBA draft is always a crap-shoot. In any case, we seem to draft guys that we know will probably be a bust. Meh.
We all need to root like crazy for the Warriors to win the championship this year. If not, win two championships back to back. If that happens, I'm sure Curry will feel like he accomplished something there, and will want to bring his home region a title. Yet I firmly believe Curry will want to come home regardless of what happens.
"Help us Splash Brother Curry. You're Charlotte's only hope."
Literally. If we don't get Curry, the Hornets will forever suck.
The last time this team tanked, we were cheated out of getting Anthony Davis and was stuck with picking MKG. We have no choice but to continue to be a doormat team until we can convince Steph Curry to come aboard the Hornet train once he hits free agency.
Providence loss hurt me a bit in terms of brackets, yet I have the potential to have a big second round that could boost me to the top. Won't be easy, but this is the second round. Any loving thing can happen!