After all the talk from Ban and Dave about how horrable the Washington game was(and rightfully so) i started checking stats and just being a general stat geek. I notice that, despite a horrable game we now have 42 wins. It was only roughly just under three seasons ago we wished for a 42-40 record.
Please understand i don't mean to chastise or anything even close, this last game was ROUGH. My goal is to point out the as yet unseen positives of were we currently sit. Throw out the game we just played, if you can, and we are 42-28.....WAY over .500. We sit at #8 and very close to #5 (1.5 games separate us and OKC) We have gone through more than any other team could want to save for the Warriors and we have shown more heart than i have seen from a blazer team maybe ever. I think about the Pippen/ Sabonis/ B Grant teams and the Drexler era teams and wonder, which era teams have more heart? (I'm too young for anything pre drexler, sorry)
I will include a poll i think to see what you all think, i will vote for this team personally. Those other teams (from memory) never went through the type of stuff this team has seen this year, Injuries, huge expectations, front office firings, etc,etc. We are supremely fortunate to sit where we do as we all wake up this morning. We have a top 10 PG, a top 3 SG, our SF is a stud defensively and young, our PF who some call soft is still a very good player, AND we now have a legit center in Camby, throw in our bench and this is a very good team. I know some will call Camby a PF who plays center but this is semantics imo. And lastly, as bad as that game was Roy still won it for us. Again, roughly three seasons ago what would anyone of you have given to say to your self "they are down one, get it to <name> and he will win it for us". Fast forward to now and after rookie of the year, three all-star appearances, 2nd team all NBA, and lord knows how many game winners, we have that guy!
I personally love where we are today, good or bad. Just my thought.