While it has not been said explicity some seem to think it has been implied. What my main man Merc was trying to state is that we're in a catch-22 here. If we play solid B-Ball and end up over .500, and get a low playoff seed, we set ourselves up for a 1st round exit, and a low level draft pick...NOT GOOD, especially since we don't have any wiggle room financially. So here are some scenarios I'm hoping for: We play +.500 ball and MISS the playoffs, this will result in a really good lottery pick. Somehow we package Rip and Max in a trade where we get back a lottery pick. We accomplish both 1 and 2. Personally I like what we have, I think we are a solid PG (**cough**Baron Davis**cough) away from getting to the next level. Against Denver I saw something very promising on the court, when JJ, Day, and CV are all on the court together we have 3 players that are at least 6'10" that can all put the ball on the floor, and shoot out to the 3pt line, and the oldest of that bunch is a 25 year old Charlie Villanueva, not many teams can say that they have that type of talent and versatility on their team.