We are watching a vast experiment in how to rebuild a struggling team. There are multiple philosophies. It is all quite fascinating.
Since the NBA is accused of being a copy-cat league, I thought I’d detail the Warriors rebuilding program. Other teams are free to follow along.
|Draft a transcendent talent||Steph Curry|
|Lure an under-rated, sneaky-good veteran free agent, who is a great locker-room guy, by over-paying him||David Lee|
|Draft a future borderline allstar||Klay Thompson|
|Hire a coach that every guy in the league wants to play for||Mark Jackson|
|Trade an over-rated player for a former allstar/defensive stalwart||Andrew Bogut|
|Draft 3 future starters in one night||Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, and Draymond Green|
|Make a surprise playoff appearance, and post-season run||2012-13|
|Let a noted free agent (and former allstar) beg onto the team||Andre Igouadala|
|Enjoy the best record in two decades, go to the playoffs||2013-14|
|Replace your successful, popular coach with an even better coach||Steve Kerr|
|Fall in Love with the Coco, Be championship!||Mo Speights, Leandro Barbosa|