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A little perspective on rebuilding

From Ball Don't Lie:

"OKC will have double-figure cap space this summer after those two first-round picks are accounted for, and you have to wonder what this team is going for. It badly needs a scoring center but so do 25 other teams, and the closest hit is Chris Bosh(notes); though all indications point to him heading elsewhere.

Can general manager Sam Presti swing a trade with all that money? One of those second-round pick deals, like the kind that landed the Clippers Marcus Camby(notes)? Or does he let it roll over until next summer? Because, in spite of how the league's newer CBA could hinder things, the Thunder could have twice as much cap space even after extending Kevin Durant(notes) and Jeff Green. While allowing itself the chance to trade for whoever it fancied while giving up nothing in return (because of the cap space) during the 2010-11 season.

This is the luxury you can work with when you start slow, build assets, don't go for a quick fix (you listening, Charlotte?) and, yes, luck into a second pick in the draft and the ability to draft an all-world talent in Kevin Durant."

We find ourselves in a somewhat similar situation. We have a top 4 draft pick. We have a chance at a big big talent. We have a lot of cap space. Do we cash it all in this summer and go for the big guns? Do we stay patient, keep accumulating our core and role players and see where that takes us? So many possible paths to go. 

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/The-Oklahoma-City-Thunder-Gone-Till-November

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