Long time reader, first time poster..anywhos.
Knowing that we have to lose as many games as it takes to get a top pick in the draft, this losing is actually a good thing. We all know that but when your team loses so much, it gets harder and harder to back them up.
My concerns are with the senior management guiding this franchise. There is a lack of direction and way too many question marks.
At this point in time I can only name a few players that are building blocks for the team.
DeRozan, Davis, Johnson, and Bayless (but I'm even unsure about him).
The franchises only hope to improve is through the draft. A top pick in this draft and likely the next, could provide a glimmer of hope for the future of this team.
Obviously the team the needs to break out of this losing streak, its bringing down morale and everyone on the team seems to be doubting their game. I think Barbosa and Evans will have a large impact when they return. I think Evans is actually having more of impact on the bench then some players that are on the court.
Anyways, basically I think the organization should be giving our "building blocks" more playing time to grow and succeed. Let's take Manny Harris of the Cleveland Cavaliers for example, this guy goes undrafted and is actually starting for the Cav's right now. Their season is over and they know it, so take this opportunity to grow some of your young talent and have them learn now, instead of later. I like to believe this strategy worked with DeMar last year. I would love to see Triano starting Davis and giving him 30 minutes a game and even elevate Bayless' minutes. This kid has a lot to learn but obviously has a lot of potential and if we can nurture that, we could see dividends soon. No knock on Calderon he has been great and a class act for this team but he's only going to decline at the NBA level now, if we are not winning with him, we need to move on.
Also, get rid of weems.