Re: I think it's time
The all star game couldn't come at a better time. Maybe it will stop the bleeding and help turn things around.
Here's what I would do if I were management. I'd ride this thing out until the trade deadline. If we're not even remotely clicking on all cylinders by that time it's time to start rebuild.
Personally, I don't think we're going to cut it this year so here's my plan.
Make roster moves with Nash, Amare and Shaq and Hill. Throw in anyone else on the team other than Jrich, Barbosa and sweet Lou. Shaq would probably be hard to move with that contract but he's really playing well. Any teams out there need him? Nash and Amare would be easy to trade.
Tank next season
Keep JRich, Barbosa, Lou, and start to rebuild for 2010. Start all over. I don't think I'd build a team around Amare. That's a tough decision. There's just something about him, I don't think he's a leader.
Also find another coach. Porter just doesn't seem to have leadership qualities that's needed in the nba.