Every general manager and president of basketball operations has those same dice in their hand, but it’s Jordan’s nature to continue to roll them. Patience is clearly not one of his managerial virtues, and rather than construct a stable, multi-year rebuilding plan, Jordan has pulled the trigger on trade after trade in an effort to better the team. It’s a noble goal, sure, but only so much patchwork could be done with this Bobcats roster. It was never a piece or two away, and yet Jordan destroyed his potential for cap space, traded away picks and amenable contracts, and forfeited his team’s future in the name of its present.
It's almost as if I've read
it before. (Crap. I promised myself I wouldn't say, "I told you so." Please ignore the flat-out wrong stuff that's also in those links.)
Eventually, the post gets around to appreciating Gerald Wallace.