Anyone want to discuss Jerry West's role in all of this? The players' yearlong recruitment certainly had an effect, but here is one more time that West had/ may have had a hand in substantially impacting a roster.
We sucked on the JW fumes until Kobe retired. Memphis is seeing their run come to an end, with injuries/ age taking their toll and now crazy FA contracts. GSW gets to enjoy the West effect for a few years.
We should have found a way to keep him happy and never let him leave, despite his problems with PJ.