I agree with that. It all sounds fairly realistic. Nash/Kobe/Dwight, new coach, some new players on short contracts. Better season, nothing spectacular though. Waiting for summer 2014, basically.
Exactly. Minor reload, dump Gasol's salary if Howard resigns, and hope for the best for one season. Maybe keep Gasol and pay the big tax in order to trade him mid season as an expiring contract. But no major moves until the following summer.