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The Darko doctrine


Trying to figure out why we keep taking talented/athletic under performers from other teams (i.e. Darkok, Holllins, Webster) and I have a theory:

If trying to improve a roster there are only so many approaches you can take:

Draft well, Sign talented FAs, Improve the players on your roster (player development),trade successfully and any combination of the above.

I believe the Webster trade was an example of what I will from now on refer to as the "Darko doctrine"

"Obtain young/talented/athletic busts on other teams who may fit into the triangle"

Darko was on his way out of the NBA when we picked him up last year and I think the FO believes they can repeat this sort of success by searching the league for young guys who have been unimpressive, but may fit our play style.  As a high post defensive minded center with good passing skills Darko certainly does.  If Webster is a legit starter at the end of the year I would consider this another substantial success. The potential for mediocre or poor play is HIGH as we taking under-performers, but I believe the FO thinks it can really succeed with player development.

My worries are that we end up saddled with mid-sized contracts to sub-par players we thought we could develop or that we over-pay based on our own view of the player i.e. Webster.

My hope is Rambis and the coaching staff are really that good and can identify players they can actually improve.  My other hope is that Rambis is far more involved than Kahn.  My understanding is that Hollins was a Kahn pick and Darko was a Rambis pick.

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