In the NBA, balancing the present and the future can get complicated.
It’s one of the hardest parts of life. Sure, you’d like to eat whatever you want. In 20 years, you may regret all of that fast food. Sometimes, enjoying the present means suffering down the line.
NBA teams need to strike the same balance. Whether they’re more focused on the present or the future generally depends on how the present is going.
Sometimes, it isn’t that simple, either. Take the Phoenix Suns. At 25-24, the present may not look to bright.
At the same time, this team is two years removed from an NBA Finals appearance. With the right additions, they could get back to title contention.
Would OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors be the right addition?