Are we better off? No, but maybe not WORSE off... just in a different place, you might call it a lateral movement. Yes Boogie is playing like a HOFer out there and it is easy and simple to say we traded the cow for magic beans. In the end though, every move taken and not taken boil down to wins and losses not big numbers by an individual player. With Boogie the task was simple, but not easy, build a team around him to help him win. The Maloofs were interested in doing the exact opposite, and when Randive rolled into to town with PDA and Mullin, they bungled their way through trying to build Warriors North with dumb draft picks and signings. By the time things settled a bit and Vlade got the reins, Boogie and his contract were a white elephant and they flinched. There is no real point in second guessing the decision, so be it. Now there is a MUCH different task at hand. With Vlade and Jeoger there is a plan and a vision of sorts BUT there is no guy to build a team around. There is however a style and direction that our younger core fit. It seems to me that when I squint and look close especially at those fleeting moments when the team plays well, I can discern a pattern of play that resembles a style. When the kids run the court, hit cutters, or force space creating looks there seems to be an offense based on speed not muscle that could capitalize on a equally quick transition defense that is tenacious with steals and forcing turnovers. Although there is no franchise player on the court or even a star, our best and more or less consistent guys: Boggs, Fox and Skal can all do these things. That is also why Zach, Koufus and Hill are NOT helping. When the team plays their game of careful plodding ball dependent on a stronger interior game than your opponent our best players are forced to play to their weakness and have trouble capitalizing on their strengths. Like wise when you make Zach and Kufos run you doom them. The question at hand then is can the Kings build a team of guys that ll somehow fit this style of play, and will it translate into a winning team? I would hope that moving forward there will be no place on this team for guys that cannot run, pass and defend. This group cannot win games if they can't put up 100+ points a night... this is no Grind House. As for Boogie and what might have been, its all pointless speculation now so I just wish him well and thoroughly enjoy watching him play against every other team in the league.