Rand has a great take on this on startribune.com
The goal should be to pass OKC (2.5 games ahead with 9 left, tough, but doable) and Cleveland (3.0 GA). Hope for 1-2-3, but end up giving 5-6-7-8-9 to GSW if the ping-pong balls don't work out.
His other point was, if they keep 1-2-3, and are in...
I think the G-League might be a better place for him.
They probably have a better strength program, and he would be playing against stronger players than he would in the WCC (and in their backwards schedule). Better preparation than Gonzaga.