Disagree. The dude gave away TJ warren and passed on Haliburton when he dropped and they needed a PGOF badly.instead reached for Jaylen smith at non position of need who hasnt sniffed the hardwood.
how can you be GM of year after completely botching the draft.
not being a downer, i think monty should have been coach of year and CP should have been mvp, but not this one…
He did give away Warren but JJ valued the cap space TJ represented more than TJ himself, and with how he used that I'd say he was right.. He turned that space into Rubio and Rubio into CP3. So while the Warren deal was bad in that moment, it didn't hurt this team. We were much better without him and already had replacements lined up. That was also the 2019 draft, before last season.
Who says we needed a PG at this years draft? We had CP3, Cam Payne, and Jevon Carter. That's 3 deep at PG, plus Book who is capable of filling in occasionally. Halliburton would have been nice but he was a luxury and not a necessity.
We needed depth in our frontcourt and he drafted a player who displayed a skill set that should pair wonderfully with Ayton. That player didn't have a summer league, a full training camp, and suffered Covid early on, which put him way behind the 8 ball. Draft picks shouldn't be graded solely on their first year. Smith isn't a bust. He didn't get time because the team that was built by JJ was deep enough that we didn't need to rush a rookie out there before they were ready.
That's one pick out of 15 other players though that didn't turn out to be a good or great move this season. All other deals he made were solid. The jury is still out on Stix as well. If he sucks at the end of next season then fine, it was a bad pick, but right now its too early to say.