I just dont understand how we went from winning 54 games and the 2nd seed in the East one year, and the very next not even being able to make the playoffs in a historically mediocre conference, despite having pretty much the exact same team.
The core pieces are the same. The coach is the same.
We essentially lost a bunch of geezers who were great lockerroom presences but were all statistically meager (Sheed, Kidd, Camby etc), a bench guy in Copeland, and a strictly one dimensional 3 pt specialist (Novak) whom we've basically replaced with a younger, better, more promising scorer (Hardaway).
To make it even more baffling, Melo is playing the best ball of his career this year.
Sure I didn't expect us to win 54 games again and I knew we'd finish lower in the seedings this year but I thought it'd be a lock that we'd make the playoffs.
WE'RE THE FUKKING 10TH SEED! IN THE EAST!