Def Swami wrote:If there were ever a season to tank, it's the one that is shortened and without fans in the buildings.
This season was made for it. Unfortunately, for me and those who hope for a talented basketball players being added to the team, management thinks grinding out 41 wins and getting the guys experience fighting is more important than acquisition. There is no fighting city hall.
It will be an interesting experiment. Just think how far ahead OKC was of the Magic, they finished 16 games over .500, in the much more challenging West, while we finished 7 games under .500 in the East. Both the Thunder and the Magic had one promising young player, SGA and JI. JI obviously out for the season, makes things even more primed for a step back. OKC decides to completely blow things up, even though they already had a ton of future assets (draft picks), they could have turned into a player. The Magic had all of its own draft picks, no additional, and were over the cap before the offseason started. One of these teams had every reason to hit the reset button.
We will see, what happens. Whose strategy is more sound Presti or Hammond?