Originally Posted by Mamba MVP
Nah not Finals, just not expecting another tank worthy season.
So if I have to be the Debbie Downer and point out the state that we're in then fine. But I'm not buying it. Not banking on Russell being a generational talent but hopefully I'm wrong. In 2008 before we got Pau there was at least some progression before Bynum got hurt and we were still competitive and in the playoffs even with Smush and co.
There's none of that to look forward to this season or next even with more cap space for nobody good to take.
You view them all as failures already. I don't.
(Many "if's" to follow)
If, Clarkson keeps improving.
If, Randle stays healthy.
If, Russell is real.
If, IF Upshaw can be Bynum 2.0.
If, Nance + Brown are decent role guys.
If, Black is useful.
That's some high upside. Sure, they could all bust. Sure.
But, Kobe, Fisher, Bynum, Farmar, Ariza, Sasha, Earl Clark, Clarkson, Marc Gasol
. I mean....Mitch has pulled a lot of talent, and we seem to do a good job turning them into solid parts. (Marc not included)