This post is purely my observation, but I am curious if anyone else has noticed this?
This years team plays with absolutely no joy. Now they may play hard at times, but does anyone look like they're having fun? I know it's professional sports but it's still a game. Last season the team was young (and they lost a lot) but they looked like they had fun when they played on the court. It was part of what made it fun to watch them.
Fast forward to this year and they all look like they are stuck in a bad job. I know the long loosing streak (and the way they are loosing) can be decidedly unfun. But this type of look has been there from the start (even the 3-1 start). What ever the cancer that is eating this team needs to cut and fast (weather that is Westphal or even one of the star players).
Because this is a young team that is built on developing players, it seems like we doing more than having a bad season. We are hurting the foundation of some of these young players. Attitude is a big part of not only sports but life. This team is in serious need of an attitude adjustment. That doesn't mean punishment, but I think there needs to be a huge evaluation of how things are being done right now.
I don't care as much if they loose if the team plays like a team and they have fun while they are on the court. Right now it's just ugly. This goes beyond simple trades in my mind. Something in the way the team is organzied can't be right. Or am I just crazy?