Indeed. As time goes on, the ability to recognize and develop Euro talent, as well as the credibility of treating Euro players well will be a pre-requisite for every franchise. Me too. I don't think I can handle having high expectations deflated for the 3rd straight year. Losing 4 games in a series is like a slow death. Besides, the "give the young guys a chance" folks should be able to appreciate the next year or two unless Joe does make some drastic changes to compete this season. We have fresh new faces coming next year, and let's face it, Acker, Blalock, Maxiell and Johnson were all minor steals given their relative position in the draft. It's hard to find value outside of the top 15, and the Pistons may have done it with their last 4 consecutive picks. So yeah, I feel what Griff is feeling, and at the same time, I'm not going to spend the whole year disappointed. There is a lot of ball to look forward to as Joe evaluates who out of this group is worth keeping long term.