It started with some really bad trades: T. Harris trade and the trade Victor trade. We lost a lot of young talent for nothing. We also traded away our 2nd 1st round pick in a deep draft this year. So bad GM moves, plus poor player development has caused the issue we are in now. Plus, we need had the ping pong ball fall in our way and get the top pick.
Mario has been playing better with time, but he is a key factor in our failure. He needed to produce and play better for a 5th pick. Sometimes, it his hard to believe he is a 3rd year player.
As for this year, I will say that, with out our injures, we would look a lot better. It started with our pgs going out and then Johnathan Isaac. Now, 4 out of 5 starters are out. Not many teams will win with only there second and third units.