I didn't come here to be liked!
- Apr 22, 2008
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Yeah, but the point is it wasn't all just McDonough. The earlier Sarver era set the precedent of not giving a crap about the draft, and not scouting or developing young talent. That attitude was cultivated by both Sarver and D'Antoni, who for varying reasons never took the draft seriously and set a foundation of the team never seemingly having younger talent to build with. We probably could have absorbed at least a couple bad drafts under McD if the previous regimes hadn't also been bunglers.Yeah but we had a lot higher picks under Ryan as we lived through the worst years in Suns history and he made little out of it. The picks he traded for Christ and Knight, the picks he wasted on Bender, Jackson and so many more. No other GM in Suns history has had the draft opportunities Ryan had nor the lack of success.
And of course that attitude seems to have carried on to Jones and Monty, who have also been very flippant about the draft, aside from the isolated good choice of Cam J.