Originally Posted by 'trane
a007 - can you name any team that could lose one of its top 3-4 players and note in some trouble?
I suppose it depends on the definition of 'some trouble'... but Boston as an example lost Garnet, definitely one of their top 3, arguably the player that most impacts the team overall and they did pretty good until they faced elite talent.
..but the sentiment is true, most teams suffer when they lose a top player. Most aren't built with enough star power AND enough depth...it's just economics in the NBA.