In my opinion you can look at this rebuilding attempt as an optimist or a pessimist.
Pessimistically, Zeke sucks. And he really might.
Optimistically he got a bunch of scraps to get to this point so he could have a good draft and maybe make a move or two this off-season and from here on in it's smooth sailing with Marbury, Crawford, Q, Frye, Sweets, Nate-Rob, DLee, Kwame/whoever, etc. playing like the Kings or Mavs.
Few probably looked at underachieving C-Webb, Raptors “point guard” Doug Christie, a few draft picks (Peja, J-Will, and Hedo), positionless combo guards (Delk then Jackson), and free agent Vlade Divac as the nucleus of a perennial contender.
How about an 18 year old from Germany (Dirk), a Canadian point guard with a bad hair cut and only average athleticism, Finley, and an endlessly revolving door of overpriced talent?
It's the expensive, stupid, risky way to go about building a team that cannot ever win a title, but if Zeke is as good a judge of talent outside the draft as he is in it he might pull it off. Titles are nice but I'll take getting deep in the playoffs year in and year out.
Also, rumors are rumors and I'm sure that Zeke loves the attention.