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Colin Cowherd believes NBA teams have changed their strategy

An NBA logo is displayed at the NBA store on 5th Avenue on March 12, 2020 in New York City.  The National Basketball Association said it would suspend all games after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus
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It appears the NBA is drifting away from the Big 3 era.

It could have something to do with the best players being older, or maybe the new CBA has been able to level the field a bit.

Be that as it may, the teams that have had the most success in recent years were built, not bought.

Even the Boston Celtics, who traded for Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, had built and developed their roster largely through the NBA Draft before this season.

And with the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly set to hire Dan Hurley from UConn, Colin Cowherd believes we are witnessing a change in strategy (via The Volume).

Cowherd argued that the Lakers are not doing this for LeBron, but for the future of the organization, stating that this is now a “draft and develop” league.

He also claimed that the teams that have been good lately are strong teams that were built from scratch, and he may have a good point there.

The Denver Nuggets built 90% of their roster through draft and development, as did the Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Teams like the Phoenix Suns or even the Lakers have failed to keep up with the rest of the league.

The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets are also using the same strategy and they seem to have a bright future ahead of them.

It’s nice to see that teams are starting to develop players again and have patience.

Superteams will always be nice in video games, but in real life they may not be sustainable.

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