Are we seriously relying on him to be the messiah.
Yes. We are seriously relying on him to be a core piece or future trade asset or Demps wouldn't have matched Phoenix's offer. Also, the negagordons are really focusing in on that 9 games played as a Hornet as if that's what we should expect when all indications are this injury has been mismanaged from the start. Hindsight is 20/20 but either this therapy works and he should have been recovered from this injury after 2-3 months last season, or this therapy didn't work and he's about to need a more serious surgery he should have had last year instead of a month from now.
Things are about to get a lot better or a lot worse IMO. Unless your armchair medical opinion is that he needs surgery, then you're being negative because your emotions are getting the better of you, not because you have a clue about his condition.