And I can't believe we are now retroactively comparing our team to CHI.
The ever changing goal post, to prove the dogged point that won't change (MDA sucks, MDA doesn't like defense, etc).
CHI was considered and predicted and deemed one of the most complete teams in the league, a level below the titans. And this before Rose's assurance to MVP/NBA Best Point Guard. And Deng re-assuming his game as a borderline all-star force.
We were deemed a fringe playoff hopeful. With no juice, nothing for any legit team to really fear.
ATL...wow...They have an NBA top center, and top PF. And an allstar 2. A 6th man of the year. We have two rookies, one of whom already playing out of position, and Amare playing with totally underwhelming offensive support and power by his side...That's why we need Melo, no?
Wait. I thought we had this MDA offensive juggernaut? No. We don't. We have a talented young team with a franchise w $$$, that in the translation of actual NBA wins mediocre team (a la MEM Grizzles). Predicated offensively and defensively by the players we have. All of whom are elevated by SSOL/MDA.
We should be even wore than his nahsayers (eroneously) said we were, bc of him not playing superstars Anthony Randolph, Mozgoz, and arguably our top two defensive players being injured the entire, or much of, the year (Azzy/Turia).
The man can only turn water into maniscevitz, not wine. MDA isn't Jesus. Guess he should make a public apology for only making us an offensive juggernaut this year?