The Mike Conley is a superstar era needs to end. This season is lost already
Mike Conley is a very good point guard. He's obviously not the best scoring the ball, nor the best at passing, or even defense, but what he may be one of the best at is controlling the team. He has demonstrated remarkable poise over his career and was one of the reasons we were one of the best teams in close games. But this was all done when he played point guard and others were the primary scorers, like Zbo and Rudy and Marc as third wheel, and Mike was a solid 4th option. Then Fiz comes along and elevates him to the number one option, and the team starts pushing for "underrated" Mike to make All-Star to get fans interested.
Now it has continued into JB's coaching tenure to the detriment of the team when the real problem is the FO's inability to get top-flight talent due to bad drafts, trading away picks, and overpaying players. Then we compound it by desperately signing three injured/recovering FAs, one to a huge contract.
Wallace needs to go. We need to try to get Hardaway or Fournier, or some other scoring minded wing if there is any way possible. Heck, I could even go for a Swaggy P/JR Smith chucker (neither of whom I like) on the wing, and then tell Conley to play point guard instead of this combo/shooting guard crap. Then make it his primary purpose to run the team and get Jaren shots. Maybe then, with a high draft pick, and Jaren's development, we will be in a much better position when Gasol's and Parsons' contracts fall off the books.
Oh, and Wallace needs to go.