So than can we say Mitch is great at landing great talent through trade ,but management hasn't hired the right Scouts for players and Mitch didn't look into getting young talent to replace our core group when they retire instead of burning out our older core
The front office's mistake is they changed course this off season and went the super team route instead of doing what they did that got us two titles a few seasons ago.
Obviously we thought having a super team was great but that wasn't the case looking back on it.
During our last two titles, Mitch did a good job of bringing in players that were young but serviceable players like Ariza, Brown, etc. This time around they went for it all because Kobe's age and they pissed away draft picks in the process.
In hindsight, the front office panicked and went all in for the present, not accounting for the future, all while not planning for injuries and other problems.
This isn't all on Mitch though. This is also on Jim Buss and Jerry Buss, who still signs off on decisions. Collectively our front office screwed up by not planning head. They rolled the dice on the present and lost.