Ziner wrote:Hikohadon wrote:That list actually makes me dislike the "suck and hope" tactic more than I already did.
I could make a list of Free Agent signings with their number of years and dollars if you would like. Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva, Darko, and Travis Outlaw might have you thinking differently.
Not worth it. The bottom line is that Superstar Free Agents will not sign here, and even if we draft a Superstar, Free Agents will assume that said Superstar will bolt when he gets the chance. With or without a Superstar, Free Agency will only bring in role players. Drafting is a shot in the dark, but it's still a better option than Free Agency.
The only way to bring in big-name talent to a market like Cleveland is to trade for it, like the past regime did/tried to do. Which is basically renting a player until their contract expires.
While the players are running the league and conspiring to form their own Super Teams in the big media markets, in the NBA of 2010, there is NO recourse (not draft, not free agency, not trades) for smaller market teams that will enable them to build Championship quality rosters. Being Utah Jazzes is all they can realistically hope for.