I hope they package them in a trade for a defensive center, ideally with Hayward thrown in. Need one ASAP and we have enough young guys to develop as is.
I agree with this. Would be very dumb and risky for the whole thing to be a sham but slam dunk picks like AD to the Pelicans and Patrick Ewing to NY in the first one were just way too convenient.
As far as tanking goes though there's just no point anymore with the new odds. 14.5% chance at the #1 at best and bottom 5 teams have basically an equally shot at it.
I agree he started out slow. I think his situation was the usual Clifford stigma before he actually got a chance. His timing was off bc Orlando went out and signed Carter and practically had to play him at 5. Minutes under the new regime showed he was a very solid player but they botched his development early on and now he peaking but doesn't fit them. Bamba will thrive at his next stop if he gets burn and a team that believes in him.