If you look at PHI, BOS and GSW, they have proven that you build through the draft to develop a good core. While your core is still on rookie or RFA contracts, you should have enough cap room to sign a couple of FAs that can put you over the top. Of course, you still need a good GM and coach to create the right culture.
I think the Clips are on the right track with Tobias and the 2 draft picks. Austin, Wes and Gallo contracts will burn off soon enough. We still won't have a franchise-potential player who could attract FAs like a Porzingis or Greek.
Speaking of process, wouldn't it be ironic if PHI brings back Hinkie?