No Fools Gold here... just because you guys didn't believe it to be the case, and suddenly we playing well now contrary to your initial believes, doesn't invalidate the capacity of this team.
I don't know why you see our future as grim and are terrified of it, as far as I'm concern we have this team for 2-3 more years, with opportunities to improve each and every year, and after that we'll have ample opportunity to upgrade the team with a lot of cap flexibility and tradeable assets.
The only thing I'm really worried about is about Danny overreacting to how a team played for half a season.
You don't know that. This isn't the first time this year we've won 6 in a row. What were you saying after the last winning streak?
I was high on this team's chances even before we started playing well, so...
Was that before rondo and sully went down as well?
You can't possibly feel the same way about this team after losing players of that magnitude. Best player on the team and best rebounder, done for the season.....
Problem is that I don't consider Rondo as the best player of this team, or let me put it this way...the most valuable or important. I've always sustained that a player's added value to the team is as good as the difference of the players that replace him. And since this roster was constructed, I've always said that this team would be fine without Rondo majorly because we're deep in the guard position, with multiple players who can handle the ball, and all of them are talented players.
In fact, was a bit more concerned with losing Sully than Rondo more than anything, but as I mentioned right when went down for the season, this team wasn't constructed with the consideration that Sully would be producing for us as he has been. That he had been, it's been a bonus, but still we got players that can step in and contribute.
I also had mentioned that a big problem for us this year was that Bass and Sully can't play together... well problem solved, and Bass is looking better now (though I think that has more to do with him losing his starting position to Sully against Miami).
I've also continuously mentioned that I'm high on Wilcox and what he brings to this team. More concerned right now about Doc overusing Collins.
The only thing that has changed for me and how I've looked at this team is Jason Terry. Part of it because I was surprised and how poorly him and Rondo played together (even though since the beginning of the season I had stated that they should not play together through long stretches, we give too much size). Yet my position has always stayed that no one in our guard rotation should be traded, but if needed be, and I had to choose between Lee and Terry, then Terry should go.
Since Rondo went down, now things changed and Terry is playing better without him. So no longer has much value for me to trade him.
I remember a thread right after that Nets game we played without Rondo, someone mentioning "this game proves that we need Rondo to win", and posted that completely disagreed, that it proved just the opposite.
In all, I always saw this team as a talented group that could sustain a loss from Rondo, and not falter. Don't see why now that projection should be invalidated now that it has actually happened, and coincidentally we're playing well. This is the reason why we have depth, but now with Rondo and Sully down, depth is a bit of a concern; we have less margin for error/injuries.