I think the most concerning thing is that it will be very difficult for our team to find the same motivation that they had to start this season come October. We have taken a step back, and are facing what our own coach is considering the Bulls/Jordan of our time. Fighting all season for home court was irrelevant, but I think we need to do our best to do it again next season to have a chance of dethroning the Heat. Now, it might be a slim possibility, but if Lebron moves to the West, perhaps our guys see an open opportunity and dig deep to make a run. However, the more realistic but very difficult motivator may be to acquire veterans with playoff experience who have their own beef with the Heat. I know the Rondo idea is very polarizing on PD, but I think he is the right kind of competitor to reinject this team with a drive to overcome our biggest challenge. Does that mean letting go of Lance due to likely chemistry issues? Not sure. What trade gets us Rondo, anyway? Hibbert, Scola and Turner's (sign and trade) values have depreciated considerably, but maybe the draft lands the C's Smart or Exum and they are in a position to shop Rondo. It might mean giving up West, a piece we know they valued in the past, and one of our only trade chips perhaps outside of a sign-and-trade of Lance and obviously Paul George (who isn't going anywhere).
Id be curious to hear what people think about this concern, and what other potential solutions might be.