The team that is starting now is pretty decent. Coach Rose had to negotiate a situation where a young big was better than a seasoned returner, and dealing with standard team politics regarding Emery 2.0.
It's all on the players now. They are in second place, positioned about as good as could be expected at this juncture. Sure, they might have one an additional OOC and/or even a league game. But so what? Neither would have had any significant impact on an at-large bid.
Keep hooping .... see what happens. Imo, the full upside has not yet been reached.