Originally Posted by bjjs
Vito is right....Collangelo did preach about the capacity and flexibility available, but was unable to capitalize for whatever reason.
actually the reason was very clear, nash chose LA over us, that was plan A. Plan B is basically what happened eventually, so I'm not sure what you expected. If you thought that we will be using that flexibility to get Howard or Deron, you obviously misread his comments.
Bottom line is that we improved the team by adding, in net terms, 3 solid pieces and we maintained a lot of flexibility for the next season when we'll be able to be in the mix for another talented player.
This team will never win a title, that much should be clear. On the other hand, if we can add another top 30 player somehow during the next 12 months (a SF ideally), we'd have a very solid core for almost a decade. Not title winning, but definitely 50+ wins kind of a team, which is more than we ever had.
Let's face it, we have a terrible reputation as a franchise, and a few years of 50+ wins will do a lot to change that, and hopefully we'll be able to build on that in the next decade.