"It doesn't matter if you are 2 deep at every position if the other team has Shaq and Kobe." Written by our very own BEdger Oden Mad, Oden Smash! It sounds funny at first. You could probably use it to win an argument or two. The Lakers used it, and them to beat us in 2000. Guess what though? It's true! Jordan and Pippen were arguably the 2 best players in the NBA during their run together. They went up against teams that were much deeper and much more talented then they were and always won. The Laker squad in 91 is very similar, in terms of circumstance to this years Spurs. A team that had been together for a while and won championships together get's matched up with the young up an coming duo of Jordan and Pippen. Pure talent wins out. Just as OKC defeated the super deep Spurs this year. 1992, the Bulls defeat the Portland Trailblazers. A team bigger, stronger, and more athletic. Even Jordan said "they have more (talent) then we do. But it's a matter of utilizing their athletic ability with their minds." There are exceptions. The 03-04 Detroit Pistons defeating a Lakers squad with Kobe, Shaq, Payton and Malone. The 2011 Dallas Mavericks beating a Heat team with you know who. Both squads defeated teams much more naturally talented but just couldn't put it together on the court. Guess my point is, since we're so close to the draft, do you trade up to get a guy you and draft experts know will be a potential top 10 player? Or take a guy you hope will eventually turn out to be a pretty good player. Or trade both picks for a player you feel could take this team to the next level right away? Help me out here?