I'm not sure why some "posters" think it's wrong to make the playoffs next year... "we should be patient"
I don't think it's right to assume that we go from a non-playoff team to a top 4 contender because we were in the top end of the lottery for 3 years in a row. The natural progression would be to go to the playoffs as a sixth, seventh or eighth seed and build on that. Climb up in the ranks over the next 3 years. As long as we are scouting well, we should be able to find contributing players at any draft spot. San Antonio does a great jobs of finding guys that work with their system.
If we have 2 good prospect rookies (Jonas, 2012 rookie), and 4 core guys under the age of 24 (DeMar, Ed, Amir, JJ), and a borderline all-star (Andrea who is 26), then why not go out and get players like Batum (my preference), Chandler, or Lee to add to that core. If we make the playoffs we still have a young core, that is going grow and get better.
I agree with not signing a player like Nash or Allen, I prefer to sign a player that will be in the league in 5 years when we are consistently contending.