LordRiley wrote:Looking at how the East is shaking out, i think we miss out on the playoffs. This team just isn't good. Time to start selling, rather then buying.
MettaWorldPanda wrote:I think that Dragic's time on this team should be coming to an end. At 31 he needs to be on a legit playoff team. If we can get someone like Mudiay for him or recoup some draft assets that would be a solid move.
As much as I've been pro tank, I don't honk we're at an actual panic station, fire sale, fml type place yet. New Years is the time to have a real hard look, and between now and then these are the pass/fail points for me:
Celtics game - coming into it .500 or better
Xmas - within 1-game of .500
New Years - above .500
If we can't meet any of those markers then we are in a crap position, have likely just lost tie-beakers with other average teams, and have lost ground on the teams currently in that 7/8/9 race.
If we make only the last one, then there's a chance, and we may be turning a corner.
If we make some of he early, but not the last, then we're just too inconsistent to win enough to get to the PO.
If we smash all those goalposts then we're on our way to competing for the POs.
From here my A-grade cut-off at New Years is 5 games above .500, sitting at 21-16. I would have had that more like 27-10 preseason, but goalposts change :/