There has always been, what seemed at the time, logical explanations for the poor play. All those excuses are now gone and there remains only 3 constants: Bargnani, Calderon, and *Colangelo*.
Casey really made a push last season to make a change in the franchise. It would appear to me, barring some unknown head trauma, that he has been told to go in a different direction. How else can one explain the absolute collapse on defense?
Basically all that was going well with the franchise has been undone in just a couple of months.
In my opinion there was always noticeable progress (even in losing) the last few years. Now what we have is a team that might contend for a playoff spot at best.
It is time to make changes. The excuses have run out. Too many players and coaches to delude oneself in to thinking otherwise.
I definitely agree it is sad. As many have experienced first hand, I usually always try to find a positive angle. I can't right now.