In regards to your last paragraph, they may not have multiple smarts, but they do have one Smart... Sorry, I couldn't resist!Except with a few of us it was not hindsight! A number of us were pushing hard for it on this board. A number of us also did not think that getting James Johnson addresses the most pressing need. I thought getting Brooks was a terrible move especially considering the roster. I also didn't think Robinson was the right guy for this team.
The front office has no vision. It has nothing to do with hindsight and everything to do with common sense. Now Brooks has partially worked but money could have been used elsewhere.
All of our aquisitions are cheap swing for the fences type moves which rarely work out. Two seasons ago we had a team that needed a couple of good signings and a new coach and we would be set for a while. We had a very good 3 guard rotation in Evans - Beno - Thornton who all showed a bit of chemistry and played well with each other. Then there was the 3 big men rotation that was kicking butts towards the end of the season in Cousins - Dalembert - Thompson. All that we needed to do was re-sign our own free agents (Dalembert and Thornton) and sign one of many available defensive SFs that could shoot a spot up 3.
What we did was pick up Westphal's option for next season (he was gone less than 10 games into the new season). Trade Beno for Slamons and trade down in the draft to pick Jimmer and blow a good portion of our spending money on Chuck Hayes. We didn't address one need but created 2 or 3 more in the process. Absolutely terrible decision making and we carried that into this off-season with extending Smart for another season on top of this one and getting JJ, Brooks and Robinson.
Like I said Brooks sort of worked and if push comes to shove, I still take Beno over him to play with Reke and Thornton. We still have no interior defensive presence and while Salmons has been servicable at SF, we still don't have a SF that can match up on the bigger SFs in the league and shoot a spot up 3. Oh and in the process we have blown all of the cap room we did have still have pieces that do not match. Its depressing. It has nothing to do with hindsight and everything to do with vision and basketball smarts. The teams that are smarlty run in the NBA would NEVER do what we did.
OKC burned Harden to keep Ibaka. If that were up to us, we would have kept Harden and burnt Ibaka despite the fact that you can get a scoring punch off the bench for far less money than what Harden costs. Our front office no longer has the smarts to runn the show and they do NOT know what it takes to win. They continue to undervalue the very things that differentiate winners and losers.