Originally Posted by LX
We're playing a dude that was signed in some idiotic attempt to land Nash, and not playing the dude that was our reward for sucking last season, and drafted to address particular aspects of the suckitude. What a terrible situation for both players, and a coach who says he intends to let the players decide playing time, but clearly has his hands tied at this point. We need to focus our gaze on BC and not let him shirk his moronic off-season winging it approach. You don't hand out big contracts to players that played their way to minimum contracts, and offer them promises of a big role while trotting them out in public relations vehicles as an exciting new acquisition. Not without paying a price. This is a big first test for the new ownership. If BC doesn't find a suitable solution to this clusterfuck, then the new bosses need to hold him accountable and have him face a very different, albeit sane, situation regarding his new contract than that faced by Fields. If this problem hangs over the team for far too long, then there should be no reason to renew. And Stefanski can go as well - there's no reason he should get away with being the next shirker in line.
You're speaking under the assumption that ownership didn't sign off on the Nash chase and the LF move in the first place. Makes much more sense for ownership to push for Nash first (as much for the SAME reason as Houston chasing and overpaying for Lin). IMO, Lowry came too quick after the Nash experience fell apart. The deal seems to me to have been more than discussed before this Nash shit went down and side tracked everything.