Baron Davis is gone for awhile now, too. Are the Warriors playing ping-pong too?
Here's a thought. In the East there are, oh, say four teams that MIGHT become Eastern Conference Champions. In the West, maybe five have a realistic shot (and, no, I'm not including our Clips).
Meaning approximately 2/3 of the teams are so far below the premiere clubs that they will start to look to the future.
This upcoming draft is advertised as one of the best ever, if not the best. And, depending on your luck, anybody in the Lottery can win BIG!
So, imagine this -- the bottom 2/3 of the league starts having lots of injuries, surgeries, and such. D League players are brought up, pine-riders get PT, radical defensive schemes and playing styles are tried out, coaches are fired, players are traded for prospects.
And, honestly, how much worse could it be to watch some guys who are EXCITED to play, compared to the sad dreck we've been seeing this season?