1) Sid and Tanger come back, great chance of winning the cup (5%).
2) Tanger or Sid comes back, good chance of winning the cup (20%).
3) Neither are back, solid chance of making conference finals (75%).
Let's attach levels of producing happiness to these outcomes. From 1-10 where 10 is an awesome cup winning experience where Sid spinoramas to Geno for the one-timer to win in OT game 7.
Expected Value: 9(.05) + 7(.2) + 4(.75) = 4.85 oof.
Maybe I'm a snob, but I just want to see my dudes crushing out there. Even if it's just Sid or Tanger out there and we get to the cup, I'd be sad that I wasn't watching all the awesome dudes getting after it out there.
Alright, hopefully this is the end of the pessimist posts for this stuff. Next 2 weeks will be big for the team.