I think we will see a different game from KAT this season, but not necessarily bad. I think he will struggle at times, but I can't imagine he will get frustrated in the same ways. A non-call or some physical play from another tall millionaire don't seem quite as powerful after going through what he's gone through since April.
He's got a good group around him, but like any human he may have some bad days or have his mind elsewhere at times. I don't think it will be a trend or a major factor in KATs output this season, he's got as good a team/front office to be around as I could imagine in the NBA.
I think it's an opportunity to build more loyalty with KAT if anything.
I'd say take it easy on reading tea leaves around it, most 25 year olds would struggle with losing their mother and 7 total family members in roughly 8 months. The fact that the resources he has created through his professional career (i.e. lot's of money) can't help them, probably makes him feel even more powerless.
That's a rougher run than most of us have had this year, I would think.
Karl's human just like the rest of us and I hope that people here don't lose sight of the human aspect when it comes to players. They aren't just assets/commodities that can be leveraged and discarded based on how many wins they create at an extremely well paying ball through a ring game.
I mean, you can look at them like that, it's a business and all that stuff. Ultimately though, we are watching to cheer on talented young men, hoping to see them fulfill their full potential and create beautiful basketball (which is almost always winning basketball).
We watch for the guys doing amazing things we can't do and getting to share in their struggles to overcome adversity... well this team has done a metric f&*k ton already off the court. I imagine the adversity they will face on the court will feel better (outside of injury ofc) than the crap they've had to deal with throughout their careers so far.