Nights like tonight and last weekend (Lakers, Thunder, Rockets games) are why this is all frustrating. You know this team is capable of playing like an elite team and winning a bunch, but it just never seems to be consistent. I'm not saying they are at the level of the likes of BKN and MIL but I don't think they are as bad as the record indicates. But it is what it is, they are maddeningly inconsistent.
Without making too many excuses, we have had at least 2 key guys out for at least 80% of games I'm guessing. If the core of TL, Al, JT, JB, Marcus, Schroder can all stay healthy for a good stretch, I think we win a ton of games.
Richardson really showed out tonight. Easy to forget that he only just turned 28. Elite handle, reasonably explosive first step, nice mid-range game a la DeRozan... He really should only be the 8th or 9th guy up (given how well Romeo is coming on, and Grant has solidified), but I can see him playing a huge regular season role of wearing down opposing wings, and putting up better numbers per 36 than he did in Dallas.