In reading all of those posts and analyzing all of the scenarios our team is encountering right now, I have no idea how we are gonna seriously contend for a title next year. In saying that I feel that we will contend and be in the top 4 as far as the eastern conf. is concerned but will we have enough especially in the playoffs to get past a tough Chicago team, Wade and Shaq, and the NBA endorsed Lebroniers. Our 4 core players are still fantastic but I really feel that if we cannot get a center who can play solid on D, be a presence in the middle and give us some much needed pts in the paints, there is absolutely no reason to be overly optimistic. I honestliy believe that we need a major impact player in the center position, if we dont find a way to get that done than there is basically no reason to get our hopes up for another title run. We need an IMPACT center, a PENETRATING, smart PG, a consistent back-up shooting guard. I would lose delf, nazr, flip(although he is staying), lindsey(needs to retire, give him a front office job). I will for sure be here next year to support our squad with some fervor but I will definitely watch from a little afar as oppose to being semi-obssesed with this team. I believe that this organization may be past the point of giving it all they have to put a true championship contender on the floor. They have no reason to. We sell out every game, our popularity is among the elite in the league, and we will still retain our 4 core players. We may have become the Braves and Bills of the NBA. After 2005, they guys upstairs knew what we had and said "%%%% it we're still gonna get paid no reason for urgency here." LIke I said I will be here but it will be more as a casual fan than as an obsessive one.