I feel like our organization is throwing a no hitter in the Winless for Wiggins gameplan this season. We've executed almost flawlessly to get to this point where we've:
1. Positioned ourself as best we can to draft at the top
2. Developed foundational players (Mcw/Noel)
3. Found potential diamonds in rough role players (Wroten, Hollis, Sims)
4. Fleece other teams in trade of veterans
I think we get an A in all areas except #4, which is somewhat of an unknown, but I think most would agree we'd have like to have seen more for Evan or a bigger deal with multiple vets. This is why I'd say Hinkie has thrown a no-hitter so far this season and not a perfect game.
I feel like we're in the bottom of the 8th up 3-0 and Sam is by himself in the corner of the Dugout in Game 7 of the Tanking Championship. Nobody, come near, nobody speak a word. We're this close to the glory and bliss of getting our man. But like every no-no, you need some luck. We need a liner right at the shortstop... A ball to bounce off the pitchers leg right to the first baseman... a diving catch at the wall in right. Here are the potential scenarios that could unfold:
1. Hinkie strikes out the side in 9th and we win it all! (we get wiggins, another starter with Pels pick, we trade 2nds to nab another 1st rounder)
2. Hinkie gives up a walk and a 2 run homer, still win but not as glorious (we get Embiid or Exum, starter with Pels pick, unable to move into 1st round for third building block)
3. Hinkie walks a pair and then gives up a 3 run bomb to send it to extras (we get Parker, Pels pick jumps into the top 3, and just get role players with 2nds)
So considering, I am officially icing my wiggins conversation until the lottery!!!