I mentioned it briefly in my post to Barbara San Anton in a response to her Spurs talk thread on 7/13. The difference was we are only losing Ben, where the Lakers lost not only Shaq, but Payton, Malone, Fisher and Phil. In other words a full rebuild of the team was needed. We lost one player and some are thinking we are done and a possible overhaul is needed. Does that mean that the contributions of Rip, Billups, Sheed and Prince the last 3 years were overstated and we cannot win with these pitiful allstars?? Even with the best record from start to finish, most of thought we were still one player short guaranteeing the ship and sure enough that prediction came to fruition. Even with Ben, our interior defense was suspect, so yes we will be a little weaker there but hopefully a combo of mini trades and signings made to replace ben we will keep us in the the mix and we will not fall like the mighty Lakers in the next season.