Yeah, that team can make some noise. But is it an actual title contender? No, it wouldn't. But, say they trade Asik for Josh Smith (allowing ATL to move Horford to the PF position) and then sign Dwight Howard in the off-season, they'd have:
I don't like him one bit either... but he is a lot easier to build around than Carmelo Anthony, and has been able to lead his team to a Finals appearance before. He can go down as arguably the 2nd best "2nd most important player" on any team in the history of the league (with the likes of Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, etc).
Will it happen? I highly doubt it because it's Dwight Howard and he hasn't shown anything that those all-time great leaders have shown
samesies, especially on the busy streets that only have one lane
It's the worst when they decide that they're in a big enough hurry to pull out in front of you, only to start going 5-10 mph under the speed limit after... or not use a blinker and make a turn going 3 mph