1. The FA class is so talented that a players "leverage" is reduced inherently
2. Not too many teams will have cap space to "please them all" (greedy bastards)
3. Players don't NEED a big or surrounding cast to chase fame, success and the ever popular dollar which I may add...
4. A max contract is a max contract, and as I understand can only be eclipsed if they sign with their home team
My point is If we weren't part of only a hand full of teams that planned ahead and put ourselves in position to at least bid on a star player in 2010 we would still be unhappy.
So far (although I question D'Antoni's no defense) we observed the following:
Walsh got rid of Jerome James useless ass
Z-Bo's overblown contract
Crawfords' inconsistent ass
Most dead weight is almost gone.
I cant blame D'Antoni if he doesnt have the players he needs (every coach does need their type of players)
They improved the record slightly
and they got Something out of Jared Bumass Jeffries and Chris Bumass Duhon
+ Made N8 better (career year) and got Curry to lose weight (lol)
Sure we didn't make the playoffs but in retrospect NOT many 1st YEAR coaches GM combo's could have with the highest payroll/ [1 of the] lowest talented teams in the league
Just be patient...
At least we can say we are moving in position to become very good in the next few seasons be it slowly.
All it takes is one day, one good move or a few good moves and in a matter of minutes we could transform instantly. Isn't it good to know thats at least a possibility?