i'm 100% on the "keep the veteran leaders (smart and horford), let all the other established / paid players go, and see what jay and jay can become" train.
A plateau team unless one (or probably) both of the kids can make the leap into Top 10-20 players.
Yeah, probably. But they'd be a lot more fun to watch than this team has been, and if they clear up the cap sheet, there would be a chance to add other pieces in the future once we're a bit closer to the right timeline for Jay & Jay.
I mean, what's the alternative? Hope that Kyrie becomes something he hasn't been his whole career? Put all the eggs in the Anthony Davis basket and hope he develops some leadership ability and some integrity, not to mention the ability to play a full season?
Or should we just throw this whole team away and be terrible for 4-5 years in the hopes of drafting the next MVP?
I don't trust Anthony Davis and I think keeping Kyrie without adding another guy who is significantly better than Kyrie (and who is capable of leading a team) would make the Celts a plateau team, as well.
My thing is, if we're going to be a plateau team, at least have them be young and likeable, as opposed to maxed out and irritating.