D2.0, your comment;
".... and really only had the same level of impact for Brissy because others were struggling.", ignores that LP did what he did against opposition players who were unable to stop him, even though, "others (LP's team-mates) were struggling."
LP's greatest asset is probably knowing what he will deliver (as a minimum). On his good nights, he gives more, but rarely less. His team though, is inconsistent. When all on song, at the same game, Brissy were damn hard to beat. Patterson, at any price that you can cover, is worth it. Focus on the right players/combination and roles and I think they are a contender.
So this coming season Brissy looks like it will look like this:
That's 9 + NS + DP, which saves 1 space for a local, 2nd SG ???. Defence, from this group could be an issue but not actually a weakness, overall. Just not a strength. Looks like quite a good squad if all play well each game-night. And I don't mean anything outlandish like, "at their best, every night".
Apart from Froling, the above group looks powerful and fast offensively. With Froling, they are still powerful but not as fast. Defensively, I'd call either line-up adequate, at least.
PS. IMHO, this team would excel at up-tempo offense. Lemanis showed that he can coach that style, evidenced by that penultimate, reg-season game when the Bullets played run-and-gun for the whole game, VERY successfully. He has also shown that he does not favour this style, evidenced by every other game I've seen/watched, NBL and Boomers.
So, do we get a Brisbane Bullets that plays to the coach's style or does the coach coach to the team he gets/chooses? [the question is, what we will get, not what the right answer is. I think that that answer is a no-brainer].