We get some young guns and Byron out of town and let those young guys work with some real coaching we will see some fun ball. It's not the losing thats killing LA its the meaningless losing thats killing us. Prime example are the Bucks and Magic last year. Bucks have improve significantly w/o any major additions to their team. Everyone wants to assume they tanked last year but they just weren't good but the reps those young guys took were valuable. Greek Freak, Knight and Middleton have improved a lot over a year. In LA we have guys like Ronnie Price getting bulk minutes at PG which leads to nothing. There is nothing learned or gained from the losses our team is taking this year.
This. There is losing and then there is losing with a plan for the future. We play only for ratings now with no viable middle/ long term plan.
Phil is dumping payroll and attitude players in NY, basically purging the roster. The Knicks will get worse for awhile and then will get alot better. Making sure they get a top 5 pick this year. He had to give up Shumpert to get rid of Smith, tells you how bad he wanted to dump Smith.