Which is why I stress so much to start building a contender now, instead of some people here complaining that we're not tanking for a "chance" at getting our draft pick back from the Suns.
No. We are doing this right. We have the flexibility going into 2015 AND 2016. Audition players who can possibly be strong contributors in the future (Hill, Davis, Lin), and if they meet or exceed expectations, try to lock them down long term on cap friendly deals like Nick Young. If we can grab a Free Agent Big in 2015 like a Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, Lamarcus Aldridge, it'll probably increase our chances of getting Durant.
The goal is to get back into contention as soon as possible, that starts with building a winning team with a winning mindset. And hopefully we can land someone like Durant who will fill the Kobe void.