This team isn't playing to their potential

I know this team has it's shortcomings, but I believe this team is way better than the team last year. We all know that we struggle to get some scoring from the wing so why not start Marcus Thornton, and let him grow over the course of the season. He's proved he can create his own shot. He does not just settle for outside shots he can get to the rim and draw fouls. With Ike Diogu still out I still don't think we have seen the front court at it's best. However the thing that has concerned me the most is the lack of defensive effort. Maybe Jeff Bower should pack his bags and get ready to leave he signed players to some awful contracts.