Marquee free agents won't come, though lottery picks should be plentiful. Unfortunately, there are also two Jerrys—Krause and Reinsdorf—too many.
Antonio McDyess is a rising star, but as the mutiny in December suggests, this group is no walk in the park.
What comes after the aging combination of Stockton to Malone? Crotty to Ostertag? Salt Lake City's not exactly a mecca for free agents.
It's great having Stephon Marbury, but how long will it be until he grows weary of watching teammates troop to the injured list?
If free-agent-to-be Webber returns home, you have a title contender. If not, you have to listen to endless Bill Laimbeer stories.
Bad omens: sagging attendance, possible move to another city, presence of Derrick Coleman.
Stain of the Steve-Smith-for-Isaiah-Rider trade will take a long time to erase.
They're forever teetering on the edge of the playoffs, delaying a complete rebuilding effort.
Have flopped in Vancouver for a reason: their won-loss mark.
Your mission: Accept a pitiable salary and teach young players who will flee at the earliest opportunity.