And the fans are hopeful. And the coaches are hopeful. And Tyreke Evans is hopeful. And it is good. For a couple of months.
But there are still defensive holes, including an assumed one at small forward. And as we well know, this team's primary deficiency is defense. The shooting is poor, too, but the defense is just awful. That's the problem with picking Barnes instead of a defense-minded big man: it doesn't address the team's gaping hole.
Most likely, the team will get a good return on value by picking Barnes, but a good return on value just won't be enough to push the team far enough to make the playoffs anytime soon. Yes, the most likely result is not very awesome. 🙁