and, to make it double worse, they used the cap space gained from dumping gordon in signing Josh Smith to what is starting to look like an worse contract.
Truth is, Dumars has made way too many dumb moves. It's one thing to draft darko, but the contract he gave to gordon, cv and smith were not only pretty bad financially (last one wasn't too terrible on paper, just on fit), but everybody scratched their heads at the time of the signing, because the fit was never there. And his drafting is atrocious, the only good players he got were monroe and drummond and drummond was more or less a default pick. This new guy pope looks fairly good so far, but so did stuckey once upon a time ...