tonman wrote:Your foundation is what you choose it to be. You can sit there and whine that the Nets are a 20 win team or see if there is a way to build upon what is working. Just because there are some young talent doesn't mean there is fit. You need to establish a system which is why I am partial to jolding mm on to brook and lin. Build on that. You have Levert. Yes the future of this team is on the roster but what is that future? The wolves have youngsters growing up for severas years and no playoffs. And now that they have some prime comoments are they going to bring in a superstar or someone who complements them?
No one is whining, im just pointing out the reality.... if you build the foundation of a house on straw it wont be long before the house blows over... same here you dont build a foundation of a team on role players and dleaguers and 4th tier players. Is there a path to get better? of course there is... and we are thankfully patiently heading down that path with marks in no rush to add talent if its just more role guys who max us out as a 25-35 win team (words right from marks mouth).
The Nets have cap room so they can buy a piece or two and still add free agents when the youngsters grow up. You saying you don't want millsap? Let's say they improve and win 30 next season. I don't see an elite player potential on this team. Maybe levert but right now he's letting the game come to him so it's going to be awhile before he gets there. Maybe someone in the draft. My point is getting folks that fits KA system, improve, make the Nets a destination, build with both youth and the right free agents. You have to be able to do a little of everything and not liMIT yourself to draft or free agents.
id be happy for sure with milsap but id be happier with another year of development. glad to hear marks say that it takes patience and we may need to wait another 2 years and see where levert/RHJ are before we try and go get after it.
As for "the run", what is KA talking about? Run at free agents okay but you bring in the wrong free agent then you still shoot yourself in the foot. No one is saying go for the grand slam, but if someone hangs a curve, you got to go for it.
eventually we need to bring in 1-2 guys who are better then lopez. we will never succeed with lopez as our best player. and its best to movoe away from lopez sooner rather then later and find a replacement who can play defense and rebound. if it takes 5 or 6 years to get tot he destination then thats what it takes.... like marks says you do it the wrong way an you are right back to being bad in 1-2 years