I wanna start with an unexpected twist.....
Jimmer- is a NBA player! i was probably the most vocal "hater" but i have to admit when im wrong. Although i have also admitted that the shortened season etc, coaching, and playing PG was also to blame for his sucky-ness. he is going to be a solid NBA player... maybe not a star but he has a place in this league. when paired with a BIG PG and a shotblocker (which we dont have) he's gonna be a great SG option. Jimmer has been solid. he had things he needed to work on and went to work over the summer and you can see the effort is paying off. wish we could say the same for Evans shot. in fact Evans has even said as much. that he didn't work on it that first offseason as he should. but back to jimmer "well done sir!"
Owners- worst in the league, nuff said.
Front office/Petrie- Robinson was a steal at 5... hes a mess. so was JT that first year tho. its too early to go crazy about T-rob. Jimmer has stepped up. IT was a steal. Cousins/Evans best available. Evans is back and if that shot is ever fixed was an amazing draft pick. coaching plays a role in how this guys develop and its hard to really hate on the GM or front office when they dont lead the team into battle or put together these horrible rotations or lineups. Johnson is a defensive stopper thats about it- not a bad move. Brooks was kinda a best Free Agent willing to come to this team kinda move. and if we end up trading IT, Jimmer or MT it will make more sense. I still like the Hayes move. Only thing I would want more out of the Front office is a more balanced SF and a shot blocker. but all in all the moves/picks or trades arent whats killing us. i do believe that with the SF options we have and lack of a shot blocker we could still do better. outlaw- was a fail tho.
Smart- complete chaos at the coaching position! geez we obviously need a new one... too bad this relates directly to the maloofs. and the options out there with coaches willing to come here. He and the maloofs are totally the reason we suck and for almost all the same reasons we fired the last few coaches. Roles are a mess, mins are a mess, lineups are a mess. I cant blame anyone for blowing up on him. Cousins has a temper and its amazing this last episode didn't happen sooner. The one thing Smart had going for him was the chemistry he had with the players as a person. but thats now out the window.
the #1 TEAM NEEDS IS A NEW COACH... AND OWNERS... BUT STARTING WITH THE COACH WOULD BE THE BIGEST THING AS FAR AS WINS AND LOSSES.
noticed i didn't mention trading anyone other than we probably have too many little shooters that all do the same thing... we probably will make some sort of move for a SF... we dont need a huge one like Evans or Cousins because at the heart of this mess is Smart. we have no idea of the potential on this team because its impossible to judge when Smart is running rotations of IT, MT and Jimmer with 2 SF's !!!!
so again dont blame the players... or the front office (yet.. wait till this trade deadline passes its gonna be Petrie's most critical one ever)... the lack of a real coach Smart/Maloofs is the problem.