Rick sounds genuinely optimistic about our room for improvement next season. I found his comments about Samardo to be the most interesting -- pointed to a "hungry and humble attitude" as the key to being a "different player" next year. Sounds right. Not surprisingly, Rick is also high on Swop's future. If he is right that Swop can improve his lateral quickness and strength through hard work in the off-season, then his prediction will come true.