So let's see what Joe has done this season: #1. Hired one of the best PG's to ever lace 'em up to coach the team and to try and see if he can get the most out of Brandon Knight. Now....NOBODY dogs Brandon as much as I do but let's talk about what's good about him. Intangibles: Great character. great attitude, great work ethic, great teammate, intelligent kid, plays with a ton of heart and hustle. Tangibles: Super fast, great rebounder at the PG position, 6'3", long arms, excellent defender at the point, good 3 pt shooter. So if Mo can smooth out the rough edges (bad handles, no PG inclination, no court vision) then we might already have the PG of the future. I bet Memphis is glad they didn't give up on Conley. #2. Drafted a position of need. Pope is long and athletic, hustles hard and seems to be a really good defender. Seems not to long ago we were talking about trying to get some 3-D players on the wing. Joe has accomplished said goal by drafting the best 3-D possible with the 8th pick in the draft. #3. Drafted what might be the steal of the draft in Tony Mitchell. Mitchell was a pre-season lottery pick and in the Summer League he's been a joy to watch. Mitchell could ultimately end up a being the 2nd coming of Shawn Marion. #4. Drafted Peyton Siva. I'm pretty- 'eh' on the kid, but he's a pure floor general PG and he's a winner. About as good as you can get with the 56th pick so what's it hurt to take a look at the kid. #5. Signed his targeted free agent. A guy many of us talked about getting over the course of last season but we truly felt like we had no shot. Joe also got him at a reasonable price. #7. Hired Sheed to work with our 2 greatest assets- Monroe and Drummond. Is any explanation or justification even necessary? Good, let's move on. #8. Re-upped Will Bynum on the cheap. One of the best backup PG's in the NBA and a great player to be able to bring a spark off the bench. #9. Signed Luigi. The Italian Walter Herrmann! A 6'9" SF with decent handles and a sweet jumper. Yeah, Dumards really screwed up this off season!