I get it if you’re worried about Iowa’s basketball roster.

You want to know if Tyler Cook is going to come back after testing the NBA draft process. You wondered the same thing about Isaiah Moss, although it sounds like he will return.

You wonder what Iowa coach Fran McCaffery is going to do with the one open scholarship — chase an experienced player like a graduate transfer or a junior-college player, or pocket it for the 2019 class?

You wonder why the Hawkeyes haven’t been among the lists of the grad transfers, like South Dakota’s Matt Mooney.

You got a little nervous at forward Cordell Pemsl’s comments last week about staying at Iowa.

It’s OK to have concerns — you just watched a 14-19 season, a year after an NIT season, and you don’t want to go through that again. Roster movement after a season like that was inevitable.

Now you wait to see what happens next.

A Cook return would mean the Hawkeyes will have their leading scorer back. A Moss return means one of the team’s best outside shooters — albeit a streaky one — is back. Incoming freshmen Joe Wieskamp and C.J. Fredrick figure to add points.

And yes, it would be nice to get a graduate transfer in to provide some experience. But grad transfers control their own destiny — they are going to go where there are minutes to be had. It’s their last season of college basketball, the last chance to build a resumé for a professional career, and they aren’t going to go somewhere where time on the court is an uncertainty.

For all of the movement to Iowa’s roster — Cook and Moss testing the NBA draft waters, guard Brady Ellingson going somewhere else as a graduate transfer, forward Ahmad Wagner deciding to play football somewhere next season — there still aren’t a lot of certain minutes out there for someone new at this late date in the recruiting process for next season.

Jordan Bohannon is firmly entrenched at point guard, with Connor McCaffery as his backup. The ‘2’ guard minutes belong to Moss — when he returns — and Maishe Dailey, along with Fredrick, and perhaps Wieskamp in certain lineup combinations. The frontcourt is any combination of Cook (if he’s back), Wieskamp, sophomores-to-be Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, juniors-to-be Pemsl and Ryan Kriener and senior Nicholas Baer.

Would Fran McCaffery reject the interest of an experienced graduate transfer if he could help the team? Of course not.

McCaffery has shown he isn’t afraid of playing anyone on his roster, and we can argue the pros and cons of an extensive rotation another time. But that doesn’t make Iowa that attractive to a final-year player who is giving up big minutes at his former school to play somewhere new.

So, unless there is some surprise waiting out there before the end of the school year, you have a good idea on who will be with the Hawkeyes next season.

But here’s the biggest point that everyone seems to be missing — no matter what the Hawkeyes’ roster looks like next season, it still won’t matter if this team can’t play defense.

Iowa allowed 80 or more points in 17 times last season. The Hawkeyes allowed an average of 78.7 points, worst in the Big Ten. Opponents shot .462 against them — that ranked 13th out of 14 teams in the conference. Opponents shot 37.6 percent in 3-pointers, worst in the conference. Iowa ranked 11th in steals, 12th in turnover margin.

That adds up to 14-19.

There was plenty of talk throughout the season, from McCaffery and the players, about a “disconnect,” especially on defense. That, too, has to change next season. The offseason should be about improved communication and chemistry.

Disconnect, too, adds up to 14-19.

So, it’s OK to have concerns. The worries, though, aren’t necessarily what you think.

The next few months pave the way for next season.

Who is part of the offseason work isn’t as important as what the Hawkeyes do with that time.