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Welp, The 16-17 Season Just Died, Unceremoniously

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We just lost to Miami.  

No heart (Outside of Kemba).  No consistency.  Atrocious defense, with hardly anyone who can guard their man 1-on-1.  Just embarrassing and disappointing.

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Yeah wasn't the best season.  

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And the worse part is that there isn't much we can do in the off season to get much better.  I guess if the team can stay healthy next season, they may win a few more games but they won't be contenders.  There are probably only 2-3 players on the roster that any of the other teams in the league would be interested in trading for.  Kemba, Lamb, and Frank and I wouldn't be willing to trade any of them.  And with the drafting history the current regime has, I'm not expecting to get a player that's going to drastically change our fortunes.  And we are going to have no money to spend in free agency so not going to get better that way.  The front office may surprise me and pull off some moves to improve the team but I just don't see it happening.

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23 minutes ago, themikestrick said:

And the worse part is that there isn't much we can do in the off season to get much better.  I guess if the team can stay healthy next season, they may win a few more games but they won't be contenders.  There are probably only 2-3 players on the roster that any of the other teams in the league would be interested in trading for.  Kemba, Lamb, and Frank and I wouldn't be willing to trade any of them.  And with the drafting history the current regime has, I'm not expecting to get a player that's going to drastically change our fortunes.  And we are going to have no money to spend in free agency so not going to get better that way.  The front office may surprise me and pull off some moves to improve the team but I just don't see it happening.

Exactly.  Like I was saying about the Plumlee deal.  It made absolutely no sense.  We have no flexibility this offseason, and no real assets that would allow us to gain any flexibility.  The only thing Plumlee would be good for is in trading salary for a superstar who is already making a ton, but he and that contract are so bad, i doubt anyone would be willing to absorb that even if we threw in first rounders for the next 3 years.  Batum played like poo after signing a big deal, so his trade value has pretty much bottomed out.  And if we tried to do a mega trade, it would cost us the one or two actual assets worth keeping and would be a net loss by destorying our core.  Bleak outlook going forward.

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30 minutes ago, themikestrick said:

And the worse part is that there isn't much we can do in the off season to get much better.  I guess if the team can stay healthy next season, they may win a few more games but they won't be contenders.  There are probably only 2-3 players on the roster that any of the other teams in the league would be interested in trading for.  Kemba, Lamb, and Frank and I wouldn't be willing to trade any of them.  And with the drafting history the current regime has, I'm not expecting to get a player that's going to drastically change our fortunes.  And we are going to have no money to spend in free agency so not going to get better that way.  The front office may surprise me and pull off some moves to improve the team but I just don't see it happening.

Exactly.  Like I was saying about the Plumlee deal.  It made absolutely no sense.  We have no flexibility this offseason, and no real assets that would allow us to gain any flexibility.  The only thing Plumlee would be good for is in trading salary for a superstar who is already making a ton, but he and that contract are so bad, i doubt anyone would be willing to absorb that even if we threw in first rounders for the next 3 years.  Batum played like poo after signing a big deal, so his trade value has pretty much bottomed out.  And if we tried to do a mega trade, it would cost us the one or two actual assets worth keeping and would be a net loss by destorying our core.  Bleak outlook going forward.

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Did Batum set an NBA record for most boneheaded turnovers in one season?

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Fire Rich Cho or keep struggling. The guy cannot draft, sucks in free agency, and only knows how to trade which is not good when you do not have many assets.

 

The Plumlee trade alone should be enough to get any GM in the NBA fired. 2 ppg and 1 rpg for over 12 million a year.......yikes.

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I think i have detailed enuf in other threads how much we keep kicking the can down the road. From making a bad decision like Lance, to Hawes and then Plumlee. From passing on Beal, to forcing MKG down our throats, and passing on Booker.

The position needs have been duct taped or straight up ignored. We need a new GM - the Plumlee deal solidified that

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Feel bad for Kemba he did everything he could.  This team needs a new GM and the lottery pick.  Just not good enough.

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I'm good with Kemba, Zeller, & Frank.  Never thought a chance in hell I'd say that at the beginning of the year haha.  

Marvin has done what he can, MKG has run his course but still has an NBA future, Batum showed us why he frustrated Portland.  Belinelli, Lamb, etc. are just team hoppers at this point.  

We need to look at a team like Utah to get things right in my opinion.  They can't foxtrot through this next season and sustain interest.  

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