In this critical situation, we see everyday people talking about Doc and players, blaming them for the critical situation. But how about work done by DA??? As a matter of fact:
1- he did not find replace for Perk and Ray
2- from 2008 this team did not get any big player on order to hope for the future of the team(see LAL, Miami,OKC,Dallas)
3- he did not have clear ideas about how he will construct the future, when KG and PP will retire
4- at some point, he did mistakes after mistakes on treating players, for example Ray. Remember that Doc did not like to send out Ray (maybe and Perk)
5- most critical issue: he did not show till now, how will resolve the problems
In my opinion DA have to go...Incompetent!
1) Ray- Courtney Lee.
, Shaq, and JO. Tell me, what money/players did we have to give up/use to do better? Oh I guess you think he's playing with monopoly money.
2) Future- Jeff Green, AB, Sully, Melo, RR, Bass, and Lee! LOL again, MONEY! You think you can just pluck stars out of thin air? Who did we have that we could trade for a "star"?
Now let's break down the teams you mentioned;
-Mia, that organization did LITTLE to get those players! IT was mostly the Little 3 who did the work, they were 3 MAX level players who chose to take very little money
so they could all be signed, they chose to go there b/c Wade was already there (drafted from a good lotto pick b/c they SUCKED) and it's located IN MIAMI! All the organization did was tank and give players away for scraps!
-Lakers, they already had a 100y.o. Kobe so of course add that to the location and the willingness to spend w/e and you can get a player like Dwight who forced his way out of Orlando to go there. So, Dwight is the ONLY piece they have for the future and it's not like they did something amazing to get him, he pulled a Melo for them... they gave up Bynum who they had b/c they SUCKED their way into picking him. In fact, I would say that if LA didn't have endless money and a great location where players love to live, they would be in worse shape than us!
-OKC, well they sucked into and traded (an "old" but still good player in Ray), which they turned into some really good picks! Their organization actually deserves most of the credit b/c they chose right and it is rare to pick as well as they did so many times in succession but they did (Well KD was a lock so w/e and he was the Celtics... hurts but w/e, KG wasn't coming w/o Ray and we have the chip, so as good as KD is, you take the chip b/c he isn't guaranteed one)!
-Dallas, what do they have exactly? Dirk (who is old and has bad wheels... still good of course) and a bunch of cap space. They actually have NOTHING for the future... if they don't coax a good player (Howard's gonna take LA's money and CP3 aint leaving either). So right now, Dallas is in worse shape than us for the future b/c all they have right now is hopes and dreams (we have actual young and good/great players all while keeping our foot on "win now mode")!
3) See the people I named in #2
4) LOL the Ray situation had little to do with Danny... Doc chose to bench Ray for AB and RR and him didn't see eye to eye, how is that on Danny? We didn't have the money to pay what Ray wanted (which was absurd anyway, he chose to give them a price he knew they couldn't accept)! Perk was a decision that Doc agreed with and so did the players... they didn't want to pay what Perk wanted and I am still glad they didn't! For some reason you think we'd be better off with Perk but in reality, who really knows, we sure would still be in the same predicament money-wise, just replace Green's money with Perk's and nothing changes with not having the funds for Ray!
5) Really? Really? He did everything he could to put a winning product out there given his limitations. It's not easy to win a championship... he did really well this off-season. In fact a lot of people (analyst, were saying we might have the deepest and best set of bench players in the league, right with Clips and Nets)!
Danny may not be the best and he definitely isn't perfect (ad hindsight is 20/20), but he has done excellent considering everything! Not only did he try to give us a "win now" team he also put together a solid group of players to build around for the future!