Last offseason seemed really long for the Hornets too. Not insinuating anything about how the Panthers will do this year, just agreeing with you that offseasons seem to last longer when your team seems to be improving, even more so than when you just had an even better season. For example this one seems longer than 2005 or 2008.
Or maybe it's just cognitive bias and EVERY offseason seems like the longest one while you're at the end of July, who knows.
*Insert joke about him being associated with Harvard and questioning his intelligence after he picks our team to do poorly here*
But really, haven't read the whole thing yet but his method for determining what/how good the "core" of a team is seems extremely flawed and arbitrary. Why look at AV of only the top 2 OL for example? Say one team has 5 very good to all pro lineman, why discount those remaining 3 players (maybe this is why the Cowboys are so low? Could just be because the Cowboys suck though).
Regardless of how I feel about the pick, I really wish people would quit pointing out that Frank dominated Okafor and KAT in the tournament as though that somehow proves his value. He's like 3 fuging years older than them of course he's going to outperform a bunch of 19 year olds. Kaminsky as a senior probably could have "dominated" freshman Anthony Davis but you wouldn't pick Kaminsky over Davis, would you?