Knowing what we do now, do you think the trade for Mo Williams was a good idea for the Clippers? They sent out their 1st round pick which ended up being the 1st overall pick, Kyrie Irving and also traded EJ/Aminu for Chris Paul.
In hindsight, would you have kept the pick and EJ/Aminu? The Clippers would have a line-up like this:
A young and potential-filled team that would grow together and allow their skills to mesh with time.
Or would you trade for Williams and, subsequently, Chris Paul?
"A young and potential-filled team that would grow together and allow their skills to mesh with time."
I think this would've helped further develop Jordan and Griffin.
After Paul got there, it became the CP3 show... and rightfully so.
In hindsight the only change I would make is to protect the pick if it went top 3 in the draft. I'm surprised the didn't add a stipulation like that in the first place.
I'm sure they wanted that stipulation but the cavs never make that deal with protections.
Honestly, how many times will people bring this up. The Clips got the best PG in the game and a top 5 player thanks to that deal, trust me they don't regret that. Aminu stinks and so does DJ as for EJ the guy can't stay healthy to save his life. Kyrie dreams of being where CP3 is now in his career. In hindsight if the Clips protected that lotto pick would it of turned into the 1st pick, no one knows so why even bother. As a Clips fan I rather have a combo of CP3 & Griffin than a trio Kyrie, EJ and Blake none of who has ever led a tem to the playoffs by themselves.
Let's be honest, that draft was rigged, no way the Clippers would have gotten the #1 pick that year.
I'm with Churchboy on this one. I think the draft being rigged is usually a cop out but I think there would be an uproar if the Clippers got the #1 pick in '09 and '11, it wouldn't have happened.
Cleveland still had their original pick, so it would've still been rigged in their favor.