We can pretend... cross our fingers... keep telling ourselves we are just waiting on the team to gel... or so and so to heal... or somebody to work himself back into shape... or the new player we acquire to get acclimated to our system.
But let's get real for a moment. What one player could Mr Walsh possibly bring in here that would correct ALL of the problems? If we get a true SF will we suddenly be rebounding the ball and forcing teams out of their comfort zones?
Will we quit mismatching our guards?
Sarunas is not a SG. If it's so important to have him on the court, then play him in position and sit someone.
Will we suddenly have a center, that we'll play?
Can we make rebounding a priority?
So, I vote:
Yes, to rebuilding.
This team is a mess. It's a mess of players not quite good enough to play the positions we want or need them playing. A mess of attitudes. It's a lack of maturity. It's not every player, but sometimes I wonder...
So, let's do it.
And I'm perfectly fine to consider whether the 'new' team should include this coaching staff. Either the new team needs put together differently, or it's time to rethink the coaching staff.
Right now we're not a contender this year. And after what I've seen, we're not going to be a contender this season. Let's quit pretending and get on with the rebuilding. We rolled the dice, played the patience game, and it's bit us. If we ride it out this season, we're only going to weaken our chances next season.
The alarm clock is sounding. Let's not hit the snooze button. Not this time.