Toronto was thinking it was going nowhere. But that changed, and now they are top 3 in the east. Lowry is a key factor in their resurgence, and he is going nowhere. A couple of days ago, I watched as Milwaukee totally trounced Utah. Knight made Burke look like a total rookie with no upside in sight. And Middleton was the other decent player in the game. Hayward looked useless as Milwaukee quickly took a 30 point lead. We do not need to make a trade, or look to add players. We just need to fire Dumars, and the rest, we will get by simply deceasing the habit of letting perfectly good players go for little or nothing in return. Another subject. Long ago, we chose Stuckey as our point, and traded away Billups. At the time, this was sold as letting Billups retire in Denver, his home town. Supposedly, we were doing him a favor. All that was baloney. Just a cap move, the only kind of moves Dumars makes since he built a championship team - 11 years ago. (i.e. ANCIENT HISTORY) Back to Stuckey. How did he do? You could not say he was losing his matchups with the other points, because he was not. Night after night, he competed with even the best, showing enough defense on one end and enough offense on the other. So he was not perfect. Made bad decisions on when to drive in and when to pass. He still makes those mistakes. But never could we say that he was actually losing the game to game point guard battles. So we draft Knight to replace Stuckey. How did that work. Turns out Knight is no more a point guard than Stuckey. But again, Knight was not losing his game to game matchups, since his defense was pretty darn good. Finally, we trade Knight for Jennings, and finally, we got a point guard who routinely loses his game to game matchups with the opposing point. He too often has nights where he can't stay in front of the opposing point, and can't hit a shot to make up for it. Still competitive though, not a disaster. (as he does get the ball up the floor, and so often to where it belongs, in our bigs hands.) But neither was Stuckey, and neither was Knight. Its never been about our point guard. This team loses because of who it uses as roster players. Starting with Gordon and CV. Bynum and Singler. JJ is not a problem, just that we play him too much as a power forward, instead of small forward where he can give us a rebounding advantage. How bad has it been? Gee, just two games ago, we saw our coach finish a game with three of these out there, Singler, Bynum, and CV. What does that got to do with who our starting point guard is? Nothing. And this has always been the case, its poor selection of rosters by Dumars, and apparently, the insistance that those players get playing time, that is the problem. Not lack of players at any particular position, but who is chosen to play. Nothing will save this team, save a new GM who insists that players only play who have the potential of being part of a championship team some day. As much as possible. Otherwise, trades, acquiring draft picks, getting free agents, none of it will matter. This organization is sick, only knows losing, and really should be sold to an owner who cares about just one thing: winning.