This summer the Sonics made a decision to save a little money, preach about continuity, and not take any dramatic steps to upgrade the roster from last year's 52 win team. At the time the feeling was that the Sups felt that their players were the "real deal" and had faith that maturation would take them to the next level. I wrote an article comparing this style to that of the Phoenix Suns who revamped nearly their entire roster after a similarly successful season.
Now I wonder, did the Sonics hold back adding to their roster because they had faith in the players, or because they were skeptical of the success? Did they know the team was a fluke and hold off committing salary so that they could make moves in next year's free agent market?
I think in the back of their minds maybe this was the case.