Sadly, its the fans who lost. I just maybe know more than most what we are losing. I watch and analyze every game, on both the defensive and offensive ends. On offense, we can replace Afflalo, who never was in there for a moment for his offense anyway. Its his defense we will miss. And we will sorely miss having Amir around to hustle to all the defensive plays. I see there is a "Maxiell next?" thread. Why not, Dumars seems bent on getting rid of any player capable of playing any D. Here is a preview of the upcoming season. Gordon, Rip, Tay, CV, and Kwame are on the floor. Its late in the season, Kwame is injured, with many injuries having piled up over the season because he is playing way more minutes than he is use to. Gordon misses a three. The other team collects the rebound and scores on an unopposed fast break. Next time down, Rip drives in, loses the ball. The other team scores on an unopposed fast break. Next time down, CV launches a three and misses. Another unopposed fast break bucket made by the other team. Next time down, Tay takes the whole clock to back down his guy, who he has some length on, but misses a weak hook shot. This time, at least no fast break. But the other team's shooting guard muscles past the ultra thin, tired out Rip and scores rather easily off a half court set. Next time down, we give Kwame the ball and he bricks a hook shot. Again, at least no fast break bucket, but hey, same story, no perimeter D, 2 more easy points for the other team. Its mid 3rd quarter, and we are down by 40 points. In come the rookies for the rest of the game. Still 10 more games left in the season, but the coach announces he is shutting down his starters, as mathematical elimination just occurred. We ain't making the playoffs, so its time to keep are guys healthy for possible trades.