From tonight at least it seems pretty clear that the GSW model seemed to have worked pretty well: - gamble a year and tank (which only really works in a year with a loaded draft class) - give young players (Thompson, Jenkins) plenty of experience against good players (at the cost of W's) - get a decent player from draft (Barnes) This is in complete contrast to the Jazz's model which is: - tanking? What's that? - play vets big minutes to give us a chance to win the game - play young players limited minutes VS subs - compete for the playoffs no matter what (even in a loaded draft year, even at the expense of giving young guys experience) - main aim seems to be assembling a team which sells tickets no matter what The results? - Our young guys look lost against decent competition or when called upon to play big minutes - Our young guys don't seem to have any 'go to move' due to the limited minutes they received last year - We could have picked up a decent player in the draft - With that pick, we may be could have traded for Harden together with another player if we wanted to I don't know.. those are my thoughts.. what do you guys think? I don't really feel like arguing with anyone, just wanted a friendly discussion on this.