Originally Posted by jeffb
Bargnani will end the season missing 35 games out of a 66 game schedule. Is it a stretch to think that with him in the lineup for most of those games that we could have won 10 more games? I don't think that's much of a stretch at all. What would tank nation think of a 32 win season and a 1st round exit? Lol
our goal is not to make the playoffs but to build a strong foundation
it's very possible (even quite likely) that the only player on this team who will be here in 3 years is ed davis. Demar and Bargnani
may or may not last that long depending on their progress and all the other players are almost certainly not part of our long term future.
therefore, making the playoffs only provides some cheap thrills for the fans, some extra cash for the organization and a chance for some of our outgoing players to raise their value (or drop it) under a greater spotlight.
that being said, it's unlikely that we would have won 30+ games, but we would have gotten very close. If we were a 30 wins team, we don't beat Boston on Friday because they wouldn't have treated the game like a glorified practice session anymore.