Re: 2013 NBA Offseason News
Normally, I'm a big proponent of building through the draft. NFL. MLB. But the NBA is so much harder to accomplish that. Outside of the top 10 guys, a lot of these guys never make a serious impact. The picks they get in those trades are likely to be in the 20s, and may not even play in the league. And if they do, chances are they're just solid, league average players. That's it.
As far as their own picks are concerned, they have a much better shot of adding a difference-maker. But even that isn't a guarantee. You're relying on the lottery, and even if you DO hit in the lottery, you're praying there's a franchise-changing player sitting there for you, and not Andrew Bogut or Kwame Brown.