"...His skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games where things get sticky, grind out and basketball becomes a force game and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation that's critical."
Last I checked, we haven't had a player that fit that description on a DC roster since BK REALLY earned his newly-auctioned-off HOF-gear and made his basketball legacy. (Anyone mentioning Gil or CWebb at this point will be sentenced to listen to a Colin Cowherd podcast over a looped-gif of Gheorge trying to will his limbs high enough enough to muster momentum to get past the 3pt line before the 24 second clock expires.)
Assuming LeBron doesn't leave to kiss-and-make-up with the state of Ohio, inspiring Bosh to also spurn DWade's creaky knees and place his bet with the best up-n-coming team in the Eastern conference (please be quiet, Mr. Bird, and don't make me laugh, Ainge), might the trade deadline of 2015 shape up our best bet to get a championship-quality player? I mean, other than Otto's development? (sorry, I had to).
To Witt: (heeyuk - get it?) we re-sign the ghosts of Rashard Lewis (good for him, btw) for something in the suburbs of reasonable contracts, wait for Phil (or more likely, Flip...) to realize the inevitable doom of their Swiss cheese roster(s) and salivate at 1.5-years-of- Nene + 2.5-years-of-Ariza VERSUS letting their best player(s) walk from a lottery-bound team for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING?
I'm just saying, we could do worse than that. Even if it hurt a bit more than Nene/Ariza.