The problem is, we're in purgatory. It's hard to get better through the draft or free agency if we stay locked on the current course. The fact we have developed no youth, is because we spent 6 years trying to win games by overplaying and overpaying our starters. We got very lucky in 04 when 1) the east was relatively weak, 2) we stole LB from the Sixers and 3) we landed Rasheed for almost nothing (spare parts) and got Lindsey back through a CBA loophole now closed. That's not the sort of circumstances which can be easily replicated. This thread is an opportunity to discuss the ways to get better. Whether you like tanking or not, it is a viable option, and I don't hear too many other options. Btw, I don't think we should throw games, I definitely think we should hold a firesale and move some of these big contracts to free up cap space and minutes to complete the overhaul that started with the Billups trade.