Interesting post mortem on the week/day only as to be further confused by the FO's comments that they never felt they were close to a deal.
Perhaps per an Obi Wanism, it's true from a certain point of view. I'm generally ok with that as conveyed that they didn't think they had a realistic shot to get something done.
What sits oddly with me is this strange notion that we, and I don't necessarily think that's us fans but we the team, were waiting on some help to get us over this .500 hump and push us to a strong post season entry. We didn't get that. And perhaps the FO feels that with some teams near us throwing in the towel, we get there by not giving up any assets and still developing them out while those around us will just play with a developmental approach. Just need someone to explain to me how Mitch can look at the roster and say
1. first objective is to making the playoffs
2. that we lack star power, have a team of a lot of good but not great players
3. that we need two or three (Kemba-level) guys to help carry the team
4. he's optimistic and hopeful that we'll see Kemba go out in a Hornets uniform
5. that the fact that sellers today will be playing youth and not necessarily looking to win should lead to us finishing with more wins...
I cannot reconcile most of these points with each other. They all make sense in a vacuum but in conjunction, they are discordant. They all would make a LOT more sense if we "added" a "great" player per #2/#3 if #1 and he wanted to not just rely on "hope" with #4 and teams not giving a fuck for #5.
I hope they know what they are doing. Perhaps there's reason there behind the seeming hope and pray approach. I will give Mitch credit that he didn't worsen any financial situations and if we can retain and improve through July, great.