First of all we were too old and slow last year. I know that's not saying much, but I hate the way so many of you are saying this will be the worst season ever. I guess you don't remember the team we had after the Shaq trade with Miami. Jumain Jones ring a bell? Frank Hamblin ring a bell? We couldn't beat anybody last year because we had no quickness and with D'Antoni as our coach we weren't fooling anybody. We were as predictable as hell and the other teams saw us coming. At the very least we have some youth and quickness now. Okay I'll grant you we have no defensive stoppers yet, but give it time we're not done recruiting yet.
These are rental players anyways. Look we got a first rounder from Houston for us taking on an expiring and at the very least Lin will provide some much needed quickness and energy. Dude has great handles and he can be a dead eye from beyond. We made two fine draft picks and some analysts are saying Randle was the best overall player in this year's draft. From what I've seen so far I can't argue with them.
Don't go mourning over Pau either the dude couldn't make a hook shot to save his life anymore and he was so unreliable in the clutch. His best days were long behind him. I wish him well with the Bulls perhaps the change of scenery will do him good, but he was finished here and everybody knows it. Jordan Clarkson could very well be like he said the best guard in the draft we just don't know yet. Did anybody here think that at the beginning of last season that the old and tired Spurs would win it all?
No we're not winning any championships any time soon but we are getting younger and with Kobe you just never know he could make the best of you doubters eat your words. Kobe works harder on his game than anyone and he coaches the other players too. So the fact that he's old isn't so bad, he's valuable to these young rookies because he can help speed up their maturation process. Please stay positive and keep an open mind, every team that wins championships has to go through a little losing before they climb back up to the top again.
If nothing else we will be a lot funner to watch with these younger players and I think I can almost see a pattern here it looks like we're going for players that are better suited to the showtime style of play than the boring half court and I for one would welcome that any day of the week.