Let's put the Rebuilding Myth to rest once and for all:
Knicks: relevant for the 1st time since ewing left in 2000
Nets: somewhat relevant for the 1st time since NBA Finals in 2003
Sixers: ask philly fans how it's been going since AI left in 2006
Raptors: tried to build around tmac, carter, bosh and now bargani...that's turned out real well...
Pacers: ask indy fans how its' been since miller left in 2005...oh, that's right...the malice in the palace team...
Bulls: remember when they tried to build around brand, chandler, tyrus thomas...now boozer and noah...oh yeah...this is year 5 of the rose era
Bucks: really not much to say is there?
Detroit: villanueva and gordon turned out real well, didn't they?
Cle: couldn't win with the king...irving is a great player in yr 2 but prob won't make any noise unless the king comes back
Cheat: enough said
Hawks: nice teams but can you really remember anything about them?
Wizards: completely embarrassing
Magic: what do they have to show for shaq and howard...a couple of finals appearances which actually puts them at the top of list...but...what is left in the cupboard now...not much...unless you're a big baby fan...
Memphis: surprisingly well especially for expansion team
Hou: maybe they get something started with harden and lin...who knows
Dallas: dirk is 35...ouch
NO: stern at his best
OKC: the gold standard of rebuilding...went to finals in durant's 5th yr
Denver: nice team but will be stuck in the middle of the pack
Utah: what happened after stockton and malone...williams and boozer are now gone...with big al soon to follow,,,
Portland: the most cursed team in nba history with injuries
Minny: minny has never been the same since kg left...yeah, love and rubio...if they can stay healthy
Clippers: relevant for the 1st time...ever...
Warriors: not much since mullins, hardaway and richmond but they have the 49's
Lakers: gotta give them props for the banners but their time is coming to an end very soon
Kings: what has happened since cwebb, vlade, peja, bibby...nothing
Suns: we loved you with nash...where are grant hill, amare, joe johnson, marion...gone
i give credit to the spurs and lakers for staying at the top
i only give props to one team for rebuilding, that is, okc
most teams failed to rebuild...miserably...
with a few lucky teams stuck in middle seed purgatory...
this talk of rebuilding now is delusional thinking...a byproduct of 21st century thinking, that is, i need and want it now and i refuse to be patient...
do you really think bledose and jordan are franchise players?
heck, most people call smith a borderline all-star and he wants max money...
you can re-build in a couple of years when kg and the capt retire...
our best and only shot is with kg and the capt
for now...enjoy the ride...and yes...we have a chance to win it all this year...