I feel your pain BigCat. Unfortunately it's a superstar driven league and 9 out of 10 times it's a team with 1 or 2 of those superstars that ends up hoisting the championship trophy. Our best hope ( unless we can draft a superstar... if we ever have a 1st round pick again ) is to mold our team after the Larry Brown era Pistons. Win with superior team basketball and absolutely devastating defense. we saw a tiny glimpse of that back in January of last season for about a 2 or 3 week stretch where the bobcats played some of the best basketball of any team all season. If they could somehow capture that through an entire season then they could easily compete with the superstar driven teams in this league.
They were scary good during that stretch.