SpeedyG wrote:That's fine but you can't stay with the same expectations. They may have thought we were ahead of schedule and didn't expect us to be in playoffs until 2 years from now but here we are...
of course you do. you stay the course and stick to the plan... and the plan is to build something sustainable over 10-15+ years, not some win now agenda, regardless of how quickly we made the playoffs
The bill are coming due in the form of Russell's deal this off season and Caris next.
Irrelevant. we have max room even giving russell the max. we have tons of money to spend. they wont waste it on size they will use it on a small board PF who is an all-star/all-star calibur player to upgrade from dudley/RHJ/Carroll.
We can't come back next season and win 42 games, have same negatives and be like "well...thats fine, were still ahead 1 year"
of course we can. this isnt a knee-jerk billy king win now at all costs era. Marks is trying to build something long term
No, we're ahead of projection this season.
exactly, if things are going well and your plan has yielded great results you dont stray from what has worked so well
This is like the Wolves. They made the playoffs last season, lock up their core.
And this season, they were a relative mess in a tough west.
Yet, universally their season is viewed as a disappointment.
our situation couldnt be less like the wolves.... whose coach and GM are on 2 different pages... one wants to win now the ohter build slow... they spent big money on butler to win now only to have to trade him. their young guys dont work hard and the cultrue their is awful. does that sound like the nets to you?
This team can't step back next season and it be viewed as natural progression simply because two years ago they thought we were three years away.
of course they can. we are a team of 20-25 year olds, there is no rush. at least not for the smart people in charge