Reading through the thread on how Cho has done as GM got me thinking, is this organization simply missing on draft picks, or is it failing to properly develop players after they are drafted?
You look at a franchise like the the Spurs, and they seem to always find players deep in the draft who can come in and contribute. But its not that they are just excellent at drafting, they put their players in a position to succeed and improve. Kawhi Leonard, for example, wasnt much of a shooter in college (he was actually quite similar to MKG in that area), but after a couple seasons in San Antonio he is a legit threat from the corner, and developing that outside shooting threat has let the rest of his game improve as well.
That kind of improvement, particularly on offense, just doesnt seem to happen with players in Charlotte. Biz still cant catch a pass, MKG cant shoot, Gerald Henderson still isnt a 3 point threat, and Kemba, while the best of the bunch, hasnt improved his distribution and still looks like the guy from UCONN.
I think Clifford is a great coach, and is already up there with Thibs as one of the best defensive coaches in the NBA. But I'm worried that if this team tries to focus on actually winning games (as they seem interested in doing), player development is going to be less of a priority at a time when it had never been more important considering how young this team is.