I don't have time to really flush out this analogy, and believe you me, the possibilities are endless, but I can't help but think of this team in terms of the stock market.
Blount is like a dot-com that peaked way too fast, busted, and now is trying to regain some of its former glory. Banks is up and down and all over the map, which has investors skittish. Everyone is enamored with the high growth stocks (the Young Guns), but there are still dividends to be earned through the cash cows (Pierce, LaFrentz, Davis, Payton). This team is well diversified but continually looking for the right mix. And don't even get me started on trades.
Here's hoping for another day of solid growth. Like most of you, I'm not a day-trader willing to sell short on this team. I'm in it for the long haul and I have high hopes for the future.