Team building was Olshey's worst trait. I think he had no clue on how to build synergy between the players to develop an on-court product that was better than the sum of the parts. And given our relatively barren chest of assets, figuring out the right pieces to put together is vital. For all intents and purposes, this season is done. We OWE it to Dame to build quickly around him and we have multiple templates on how best to go about this. But there can't be any room for error in decision making or picks. Here's how I see it: 1. Convince Dame of a quick rebuild and to get surgery asap. 1a. Add that 100 mil extension in the summer as incentive for him to stay. It is a bullet we have to bite, but the shock value will wear off once the new TV deal kicks in and bumps the cap again. 2. Tank. Getting a top 3 pick can jumpstart our rebuild in a big way. 3. Duck the tax. I want that full MLE this summer. 4. Get whatever assets you can for Roco. And I have no intention of losing yet another FA for nothing in return. We need to target players/picks who we will have on the books for more than just this year. I think a team like Minny/NY will cave and drop a first for Roco. Utah and GS have also been rumored. Getting our pick back from CHI could be a simple deal, but ideally I'd want more especially considering we'll keep it anyway for missing the playoffs. 5. I'm torn on Nurk. First instinct is to trade him simply for change, but we might be able to get him for cheap this summer given how few teams are in the market for a 15-20 mil C. I'd gauge what Klutch is looking for and deal him somewhere where we can either get contracts that extend past this year for commensurate talent at either F or C, or picks. 6. I don't trade CJ until the summer unless an obvious deal (Simmons/Siakam) presents itself. I don't see too many teams interested in him right now, while more might be inclined in the summer. But he eventually has to go. 7. Keep Nas at all costs. This is our Mikal Bridges equivalent. Also, keep Larry. He's on a very reasonable and tradeable contract that expires in 2023. Could be a future trade chip. 8. If we can find an upgrade at any position from Norm, move him. I'm OK keeping him as well. He's an average starter quality player who makes a very reasonable amount of money whose contract will always be tradeable. 9. If we can't find a deal for a similar caliber player as Ant at a forward position, pay Ant (~15 mil/4 yrs). He could develop into our permanent super 6th man that many hoped CJ would become. By start of next season, I want Dame fully recovered and engaged. No more of this cryptic bullshit that deters potential FAs. That is key. Then I want a top rookie prospect and the right developmental coaches to get him to star level in 3 yrs. Then ancillary pieces that FIT. Get size/defense/athleticism. I just don't know if Cronin is the guy to be able to accomplish all this, or if he's empowered by this completely disengaged ownership to execute his plan.