Finwë wrote:My take on this issue:
I would agree with Puffy in saying injuries have been our biggest problem, however, I wouldn't say that if we'd been healthy all season long we'd be an elite team. I think we'd definitely be in the playoffs, but I don't think we'd be higher than 5th or 4th.
Like Rooscooter and others, I do see some flaws in the roster.
We lack depth, and our role players we rely on are VERY inconsistent (MWP, Jamison, Meeks, Clark, Blake). We don't have many players who can effectively score 1 on 1 / dribble penetrate / create their own shot.
For each of our 4 potential HOF players, the system that would play to their strenghts and help them perform in the level that's gonna make them get in the HOF is different. They don't "naturally" fit in as much as we'd hoped for.
I don't think MDA is the right coach for the team.
Etc, etc, etc...
It took the team a LONG time to find a way to play where everyone was somewhat comfortable, and I think that would've been the case regardless of injuries.
So, to recap, injuries HAVE been the biggest obstacle the team has tried to overcome, but they aren't difference makers to the level of being the sole reason we aren't an "elite team".
Biggest problem, yes, but still a problem among many others.
This. Without all of the multiple embedded quotes and such =)