36ers were well off the pace this year talent wise.
I don't subscribe to this view.
I will offer this disclaimer that we did not know how any of the new imports were going to do, we know the qualities of Ware, Machado, Oliver, Cotton and Hopson but we didn't know the Mooneys, Crockers and Sloans.
I think we were on par with playoff teams in terms of roster strength.
Humphries - Elite player, highest paid in the league at the time.
DJ - Elite offensive player.
Crocker - Unknown let's say average import.
Dech - Up and coming player who is a good defender and can nail shots.
Sloan - Unknown quality but we expected upper tier of import given CV.
Then Giddey, Pinder, McVeigh and some that don't need to be named.
The top eight were 'OK', not exactly Melbourne United but OK.
I think the changes need to be more substantial and move some of this year's starters to the bench.
I have said I don't mind a virtual full rebuild and be almost an expansion team.
Chase Kay hard.
DJ is contracted but can move to second unit is we can get 3 imports.
Perhaps Delly if fit.
Plus 2 decent imports + 1 Crocker Budget one.
Duffelmeier for back up PG
Ngatai for SG/SF.