He didn't guarantee anything, but he repeatedly said that in the case of Bosh
leaving, the team would benefit from whatever financial flexibility resulted. When the guy talked, he made out like there would be some immediate filling of holes. When the TPE came back he pointed to that directly as a reason they could find a way to surprise the gloom and doomers. But hey - he didn't guarantee anything so it's on anyone who heard promises to realize they just aren't smart like Bryan.
Bryan's reality has shifted considerably. This is a good thing. But that doesn't mean it hasn't shifted. Again.