although I wanted Ben to leave somehow, now that it's official, it disturbs me- sometimes in live you need to lose something to realize how good it was. The way he leaves pisses me off- no sign and trade, we get nothing back. The current team only has "I think I'm a darker, bigger version of Steve Kerr"- Rahsheed under the basket and I think Joe only has the MLE to replace Ben, that's not much. Anyhow, I don't think we would have made the finals even with Ben, so Joe can take this as a chance to rebuild it a little bit, to get younger, to involve AJ and Jmax, to realize that trading Darko maybe was a bad deal, maybe the badest deal that he's ever done. Maybe we're wittnessing the end of an era that actually never started. Or Ben doesn't deliver in Chicago and Darko gets injured badly, while Joe picks a new Shaq with the Orl pick- he'd look like a lucky genius.