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Are we too good to succeed in losing?

It's pretty much clear that our goal now is to lose as many games as we can so we can grab a good lottery pick and rebuild. But checking our roster I think that while we are certainly not a great team, we are by no means a horrible team, and could end up winning more games that we would like to. Let's see:

Jameer Nelson is a good NBA starting PG, while Ish is a poor's man backup. Our wing rotation of Afflalo, Reddick, Turk, and Harrington, while not stellar, it's OK. We have BB Davis, Harrington and Nicholson at PF, which is not that bad; and then we have Davis + youngsters at C.

So we are mediocre in all positions with C probably being our weakest spot (as it happens to be in most NBA teams not named Lakers).

Just think it this way: this is almost the same team that was one jump shot away from tying the series 2-2 with an Indiana team that got 2 games away from the NBA finals. We lost Duhon which is a plus, Afflalo is better than J Richardson, we got depth at C, and while we lost Anderson he wasn't really good in the playoffs, and we got Harrington and Nicholson.

My point: this players are the core of a team that could compete with elite teams. I don't expect them to beat the Heat this season, but i do see them beating too many under .500 teams. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying this team is good. But definitely we are not the Bobcats, and I don't think we are even a bottom 5 team.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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