The hand wringing...the sky is falling sentiment as well as the resurrection of the "dump BC" mantra is palpable in the thread. And it's only been approx. 7 days since the F/A fest began.
While I am not doing cartwheels with the scope of the acquisitions todate (since I as well felt that this off season upto the trade deadline was going to be most important in the sustainable development of the team) I am aware that there is much time to go with significant opportunity especially at the trade deadline if BC keeps his powder dry in terms of maintaining cap flexibility for at least 1 major acquisition.
As someone else said, I look forward to watching how Casey molds this team (Bargs and DD included). Even the naysayers grudgingly seem to admit that there has been roster improvement but the disagreement seems to lie in not accepting a glass half full viewpoint on the growth possibilities of this team because of some of BC's failures of the past. We have to admit that he has recently realized (two years ago) that "defense" had to be the central focus/makeup of the team going forward. Every move he has made since has been to this end.
It's a fine line in the NBA with even admired gm's like Morey spinning his wheels the last few years and now doing the high wire act. Are we all prepared to suddenly think differently of him if his moves fall flat (getting in on the Howard deal)? I know I wouldn't. Re BC, my own posture is that he has this coming season entirely to show clearly that most knowledgeable fans are confident that there is an upward trajectory. I shall be changing my colours if this team's acquisitions show to be mistakes.