Your first issue is wasting your time reading Doug Smith.
Second, it wasn't fans talking about playoffs it was Colangelo and Casey. I expected this team to be garbage, so I'm not surprised but that doesn't mean that Colangelo and company get a pass. I'm holding them to their words as should all fans.
Where they should be. Bullshit. If Colangelo thought this was a high lottery team he wouldn't have traded that pick for Lowry. Or signed Fields. This roster was built to compete. Sad as that seems.