I figured I’d write an article talking about what Dwane Casey did for the team this year, but this guy already did a decent enough job so I defer.

Colangelo was on the radio talking about picking up Casey’s option and how he’s exceeded expectations. Apparently he made the decision to pick up the option a while ago and figured to hold off on letting Casey know, because the latter was so focused in those crucial games down the stretch. He even tried telling Casey but it didn’t go well:

BC: Dwane, your option has been picked up, congratulations!

Casey: Hang on Bryan, just designing a 1-3-1 zone-defense to stop Jason Maxiell here.

BC: I said I picked up your option!!

Casey: Can’t talk. Hey, what do you think about doubling Jonas Jerebko early in the shot-clock?

BC: Dude, Your option! I picked it up!

Casey: Hmm…maybe I’ll switch Alabi to Vernon Macklin when Walker Russell runs the pick ‘n roll. Thoughts?

BC: F**k it, I’ll talk to you later.

Colangelo goes on to say how there wasn’t a trade out there that was attractive, even though there were several options including a couple calls for Linas Kleiza. As a side, to me, any trade where Kleiza is heading out is attractive. The three position is an open question, both to him and the fans, as nobody emerged to be seriously considered as a contender. He’s not going to outright say it, but him hinting that he’s always thinking about the point guard spot tell you that he’s convinced that it’s a position that requires some serious contemplation. Looking into my crystal ball and considering Colangelo’s free-agent tendencies and the point guard free-agents, I see Goran Dragic in a Raptors uni.

After the white Stevie Wonder forgot what trades the Raptors had made, or whether Leandro Barbosa was a free-agent or not, I’m surprised Colangelo even stuck around for this interview. He did though, and towards the end he was posed the question of how you get NBA players to play in Canada. After all, there’s no running water here and everyone lives in igloos so it’s got to be a tough sell-job. Colangelo says – and he’s bang-on here – that there’s ways around the taxes and it’s not even close to the situation it used to be in the days of Kenny Anderson. What’s interesting is that this was the first time he conceded that you have to overpay to get players to Toronto. Again, nothing we didn’t already know and it makes total sense – it just felt refreshing to have articulated in words what we’ve seen with Kapono, Hedo, etc. When he says that “money supercedes most concerns” and what he calls “above market deal” is what we refer to as overpaying, and it’s part of the game when you’re a GM in Toronto.

The talk of bringing Leandro Barbosa back has to be a joke, so no comment there. Honestly though, given the massive amount of cap space we have, the TPE at our disposal, Colangelo has all the flexibility he needs to make a deal – he doesn’t need a Steve Fruitman-concocted plan to sign dross like Hedo, he’s got the power to execute. The one question that hasn’t been explicitly put to him is whether he intends next year to be similar to this one in terms of suckage/rebuilding, or whether he plans to make a splash in the market that speeds up the job. My thinking is it’s the former.

Blake’s got a draft thingy where you get to participate and stuff.

  • WJF

    I would not rule out Barbosa in the right situation and for the right money. He knows his role and plays it well. 3 years and 12 mil for Barbosa does not seem like a problem for a solid professional that gives you that change of pace off the bench…he was also a pretty scrappy defender at times this past season. 

    • Nilanka15

      If Barbosa returns, there should be no room for Bayless.

      • voy

        exactly. you have to decide to either have bayless on your team or barbosa.  it doesn’t make sense to have both players on the same team.

  • FAQ

    As far as U.S. players are concerned, Toronto, Canada  is an international team and really not worthy for their skills and desires.  Nobody from the U.S. considers Toronto an attractive destination for their skills and hopes.  It’s just not a winning situation… and winning is everything in the NBA.

    BC might as well continue his player search in Europe because Europeans like the thought of playing for the Raptors as their shielded entry into the NBA.  Jose and Bargs are happy in Toronto as is Kleiza and soon to come JonasV.  You get the picture.

    • Destro

      PG – Jose Calderon
      SG – Giorgio Petranokovic
      SF- Matthias Rezoblochenko
      PF – Andreas Barnyawny
      C – Jonas Valanchoonas

      18-64
      DoItBryan!!!!

    • FLUXLAND

      Just say it FAQ, don’t be shy – this is a farm team, a yearly Euro training camp, a vets retirement home. Winning here is residual, not a goal.

      All this PG talk and BC involved – I can see Nemanja Nedovic as the “PG of the future”.

    • Candrum2001

       oh, how I grow tried of this crap noone wants to come to T.O. line. People love this city. Sure, some count it being in Canada as a negative and its not LA, Miami or New York, but let’s get real, Toronto has trouble attracting free agents because the team is not very good. Do you think people wanted to join Dallas when they sucked or Atlanta?

      Be real, if you think Toronto has problems attracting free agents, why don’t you try and be a fan of Milwaukee Bucks or the Twolves….

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    Who in their right mind would come to a team built around Bargnani aka I don’t have a nose for the ball, if they have equal other options as come next training camp BC & his CONsensus crew will trot out both Bargnani & Jose- a rebuild/build oxymoron?

    Btw- Casey & BC have said next year is a playoff year for the Raptors- so much for all the rebuild/build media hype aka lies watch for BC to most likely trade away the Raptors 2012 #1 draft pick for a veteran talent ala the JO deal (Hibbert) especially since there is no foreign projected Lottery talent.

    BC will most likely target Ersan Ilyasova (as all the Raptors talking media heads have been implying recently as per BC’s memo) & Goran Dragic this off season.

    All this self defeating talk about players not wanting to play in Toronto is hog wash- build a winning culture and players will want to play in the TDot but the way BC has fucked up TDot NBA basketball & then slandered CB in the media after he left (players talk amongst themselves)- you reap what you sow….

    I will say this again until both AB & Jose are traded away the Raptors won’t make the playoffs call it- The Pasta & Pig Farmer Curse!

    • cesco

       You win the ‘I am stuck on stupid’ badge for today- enjoy & congrats…smh lol

      • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

        Another sucka duck sitting on the sidelines with no guidelines trying to cause waves in the tidelines….gotta bite the best when your style ain’t fresh………….lmfao at u

        • cesco

          You were awarded the  ” Biggest bullshitter on RR ” crown ages ago , no one could take away that crown from you .

        • Statement

          You remind me of 8-mile, battle tested yo.

        • CJT

          Read the thread title.  Comment on the thread.  not hard to understand.

          • Rob

            You’d be surprised.

            • Trruth

              all you ever do is talk smack about gots2go, never adding any points of your own. IMO you are the biggest faggot on this board.

              • Rob

                Another moniker Dumstro? Sigh, no wonder you’d defend him like your first born son, because you ARE him, so of course you’d think that about me.

                • Destro

                  typical faggot reply from Robert…

                • Guest

                  Typical bigot insult. Homophobe.

                • Destro

                  yea and what you sniveling faggot ?

                • Rob

                  Stay classy, it’s so you.

                • pran

                  it’s funny you should say that “Rob” but I’m pretty sure I just figured you out, pay attention:  

                  “you’d defend him like your first born son”  

                  I clearly remember hearing that exact same response from a poster named steve, after I pointed out there was no point continually trashing a guy (Tim W.) who hadn’t made a post on this board for over a year. I don’t think that it is a coincidence. 

                  SO EVERYONE TAKE NOTE: Steve=Rob    

                  (and steve has also posted today, making similar troll like comments as rob) 

                  good thing I have a good memory!   

                  p.s.
                   w.e. your beef is with gots2go I don’t care, don’t take this post personally, just pointing out that it is hypocritical of you to accuse destro of being several ppl when you are doing it yourself! lol! 

                  I really hope it wasn’t you that keeps stealing my moniker and posting stuff my name.

                • Rob

                  Lol, huh? Great logic prandeep, take a commonly used phrase, and apply it to two different posters to make a lame connection that makes it sound like I have the memory of an elephant, superb detective work. And that “steve has already posted today, just like Rob” comment is hilarious lmao.

                  This is actually the first time I’ve seen steve post on here, and I don’t agree with his sentiments and have nothing in common with a guy that signs off with smiley faces and talks about fences, I don’t need to create multiple names, and I don’t need to mimic you, so don’t flatter yourself bud. Don’t even have to defend myself against wild accusations anyways, what a waste of time. 

    • voy

      the team is not “built around bargs”. if it was we’d have one or two excellent post defenders.  Has BC done anything he wouldn’t otherwise have done if AB wasn’t on the team in terms of player acquisitions and development?  There is a difference between being the best player on the team and having a team built around you, in my opinion.

      • sleepz

        Same thing I said about Bosh.

        It was claimed he was built around but if he was you would have never taken the #1 pick to select a player that played the 4 as well (or was it the 5 like we were led to believe when they drafted him?)

        Would have never taken a project 2 that can’t create in the lottery, if you were trying to build around Bosh, but it sounds better now to say that they tried to build around him, however it didn’t work.

        I think the issue this does highlight however is that there is no clear plan or transparency in the FO right now. “Excercising patience” turns into “we’re ready”.   I will wait until the off-season concludes to see what happens but judging by the initial interviews by Colangelo and Casey and talk of obtaining experienced players and the upside of the players on this team (in what year does a players ‘upside’ actually become what you see is what you get?) they think they are ready to compete now and a proper rebuild hasn’t even really begun.

        • cesco

           The draft of 2006 had no clear favorite and it was a toss-up between Andrea and Aldridge has to who was picked first . BC chose AB because of his outside shooting which would compliment CB4 inside game better . What you saw in Andrea in the first 13 games of the season and the last 10 games he played where the team went 5-5 and the Raps outscored the opposition by 10 points total in spite of the shellacking in OKC where they lost by 16 points and Andrea played only 13 minutes in his last game. , is what the FO think is a clear indication that with the addition of 2 to 4 quality players ( JV , draft , FA , trade ) the team will be on its way to the playoffs . Tanking for the next 10 years in the hope of finding an HoF in the draft is not something the current and probably any future management of the team will ever consider .

          • sleepz

            1) I don’t care about clear cut favorites for selecting a player in a draft. He took a 5 who he has now admitted was a 4 and who’s shooting is average. He didn’t end up complimenting hBosh or any other payer on this team past and present better so the thought process behind it was wrong.

            2) 13 games extrapolated mean nothing to me. I can take any players top 13 games in a season and make them look better than they are. Stop ignoring the SEASON’S numbers which were medicore at best and numbers that the team shouldn’t be paying $10mil per year for the next 3 or 4 years based on the production.

            3) You are also referring to specific wins on a team that won 23 games? You have more ammo looking at the 43 losses and getting more insight from those.

            4) The front office has no clear cut plan. Patience and planning has now turned into something else. I am just waiting for them to trade that lottery pick so I can hear the rationale behind it.

            5) Being the 8-10 seeded team over the next 10 years is something you might envy but I don’t. This team’s talent level is low and how can you put any stock into any of their current core players?

            6) You better pray for continued managment because any other GM would jettison your idol before they stepped foot in the ACC. Whatever rep Colangelo built up before hitting Toronto, he is slowly but surely tearing it down with his own hands. 
             

            • Steve

              Hmm, so yesterday it was theswirsky with his usual whining, moaning and groaning about BC/Raptors/AB/life on the other thread, and today it’s sleepz on this thread, maybe they’re both the same person ? :) Who knows, maybe tomorrow it’ll be the picket fence guy. :) All one of the same. 😉

              • Nilanka15

                Sadly, Gots2Go’s posts have more substance than anything you’ve contributed to this site.  You’re the definition of a troll.

                • Raps4Ever

                  You’re not the only one that uses this “contribution to this site” business. Where exactly can I find the rules about what constitutes “contribution”? The way I see it, there are different ways that people can contribute, but perhaps these rules might shed some different light on the matter.

                • Steve

                  According to Nilanka, contributing involves ranting everyday about the Raptors, management, and AB, singing the same tired old tunes over and over again and sharing one’s grief and misery with the organization and the adverse effects this has on their life while pretending to be a Raptors fan :) If you don’t meet that criteria, then you are not contributing, simple as that :) 

                • Nilanka15

                  Yeah, that’s exactly what I said [rolling eyes].

                  Thanks for proving my point.

                • Nilanka15

                  Does it really need to be explicitly stated somewhere that the posts should be basketball-related?  There are some things that go without saying.

                  The only thing Steve ever does is poke fun of the regulars who he doesn’t agree with, yet never provides any sort of insight, or opinion on the Raptors himself.

                  Like I said, he’s a troll….and likely a coward too (it’s easy to avoid ridicule if you never provide any relevant thoughts for discussion).

                • Raps4Ever

                  What constitutes “basketball-related’? Is you calling people fanboys and cowards basketball related? Just saying.

                  This is a Raptors “fan discussion site”, not restricted (as far as I know) to someone’s  nebulous version of original basketball related talk. It may not be about Xs and Os, but unless I’m missing something that “goes without saying”, comments about another poster’s “contributions”, and I use the term lightly, are part of the package.

                • Nilanka15

                  In what world is making fun of people in 100% of one’s posts considered basketball related?

                  Anyways, I’ve said my piece on this topic.  I have nothing further to add.

                • Joran

                  You are a very bad Raptors fan Raps4Ever.

                • FLUXLAND

                  And of course you are the one who decides when it is appropriate to discuss bball or when to diss other posters. GTFO with that BS man.

                  Nilanka’s point stands. You, that clown CJT (who`s never posted anything about ball) and Steve try to regulate this site and badger other poster  with your fancop BS. Who the f are you to tell ppl how to cheer? Someone wants to be negative about this team, what on Earth do you care? Live and let live bro. Why do you have to reply with your Holier Than Thou BS?  And there are no rules, but at the very least G2G talks far more ball than you and the three FanCops, even if he`s wearing a tinfoil hat while doing it.
                   

                • Raps4Ever

                  hahaha, you’re back with your “fan cop”, “holier than thou” rant.

                  I wouldn’t be surprised if you could find some historical exceptions, but for the most part I respond directly to comments that are in posts. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if someone posts something here, they accept exposure to comment.

                  Apparently you’re taking on your version of a fan cop role, trying to tell me what part of a post I should be responding to. Please feel free to rebut what I say in my posts, rather than telling me what I should or shouldn’t be talking about in direct response to posts.

                • CJT

                  I don’t pretend to be a fan cop at all.  I come here to have informed arguements with people who share and disagree with my views.  There are guys on here that i don’t often agree with, but at least they support their arguments with facts etc.  Like Nilanka.  We don’t often agree but we have discussion about the differing opinions.  If some jack ass chooses to highjack every topic with the same lame opinion based statement, I feel I have the right to comment on it.  I don’t know you or your opinions well, but I have nothing against you and hope that we can have a good argument about basketball related topics here. 

                • Steve

                  Nope, you don’t know the only thing I do, as closely as you follow my posts 😉 And I have posted about the Raptors repeatedly, it just gets drowned in the sea of negativity :)

                  As if we don’t have to endure enough of you and 2-3 shit-disturbers constant bickering about the team during the regular season, it spills into the dead of the offseason. 3 quarters of the comment section taken up of the same old nonsense and tired old tunes, this article is about Barbosa and Casey and some here spin it into something else, the usual rambling and whining.

                  You’ve let it be known that you dislike DeMar’s handles, anything about AB, Ed being a bust, Colangelo messing up the org., Raptors sucking etc. so why do you insist on writing an essay on it everyday :) There are blogs that exist for you woeful souls to flounder in negativity, and this great site isn’t it. So try them out, you can all hear each other talk, and hear what you want to hear, and be as mad as you want to, which is just the way you like it :)

                • FLUXLAND

                   So, if you don’t like it – why are you here?

                  What are you mad about? That you post about ball and no one cares to reply to your lame posts? And then you get your diaper full and start badgering other posters? Really?  Hey, how about this? How about you f off?

                  I’d rather read the same negative shit from the same people over and over than watch you and you clown-ass buddies run around here telling everyone what kind of fan they should be or what a fan site this should be like. Don’t like it? Start your own site and you and your buddies can sit on there and talk about how this team is one pick away from the Chip. Sorry to break it to you, but the rest of the planet doesn’t live in StevoLand.

                • Steve

                  Actually Mrs.Fuxland, I do like it here, best Raptor site on the web hands-down :) Where do you get the impression that I’m mad, when you’re the one that clearly is. Just having a little fun is all, funny seeing you get all riled up, and of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the RR Crybaby poster-child, now get yourself a bib and some arrowroot cookies to keep yourself busy and the closest to productivity you’ll ever come :)

                • FLUXLAND

                  Do I sound mad?  I don’t wanna sound mad, I feel marvelous.

                  I’m just glad we established, for everyone, that this is all about you. 

                  Also, you smiling and bringing up your adult baby dressing fantasies are not welcomed advances, please spare everyone -there are blogs that exist for you to flounder in what you call “productivity” @ StevoLand, and this great site isn’t it. ; ydsfsddsfasdsdfasdfs

      • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

        Let you tell it…lol

        Every move the Raptors have made and will make is in relation to covering up off setting AB’s deficiencies in the starting line up if you can’t see that then so be it….btw there is no best player on this team….

        • Raps4Ever

          So, entertain us a little and tell us your spin on how “Every move the Raptors have made” is related to “covering up off setting AB’s deficiencies in the starting line up”. When did this approach to moves begin and what moves have reflected it?

          • CJT

            Did you see Alan Anderson, cover for AB, awesome.

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    Btw- bring back Sonny Weems!!

    • CJT

      We need a guy who can’t catch TWjr.’s crappy passes!!

  • pran

    It is what it is, for some reason or another toronto has bever been able to sign elite talent, just like a bunch of other teams.

    We’ll always have to draft all-stars, and overpay average players. That’s the hand we’ve been dealt, (along with a few pleasant surprises) lets make the most of it.

    • FAQ

      There’s no bragging rights telling friends and family back in the USA that you play for Toe-ron-toe way up there in cold Canada.  They laugh at you even if you’re overpaid for your limited talents and whisper behind your back that you’re washed up as a NBA pro.

      • Nilanka15

        I would assume there’s more to laugh about playing for Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minnesota, or New Orleans.

      • pran

        honestly, at this point I don’t give a crap what the reason is. I have a few ideas (pure ignorance/lack of education, idiots whispering in their ear, family concerns etc..), but I’m assuming nothing is going to be done by the league to fix the problem.       

  • Nilanka15

    The “white Stevie Wonder” – Hilarious!

    There were subtle hints about going after Nash this offseason.  Any thoughts on that, Arse?

    • FAQ

      Nash prefers to stay close to Mexican meat …..

    • Sam Holako

      I’m just going to say it:

      There is ZERO chance Nash ends up a Raptor unless Colangelo throws him a stupid deal. Even then, I’m if Dallas gets Howard, but shoots a blank on Deron Williams, Cuban will engineer something to get himself a PG to line-up with Dirk/Dwight.

      • Matt52

         Dwight Howard opted in to his contract for 2012-13.  The only way the Mavs get him next year is through trade.

      • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

        Nash is too smart to end up in the TDot he wants to win not be caught up in BC’s bullchit vision of basketball staring AB…

        • voy

          why would we want nash here?  with his contract and age? no thanks.

          • Nilanka15

            I’d take Nash on a 2-year deal in a second, provided that we also draft/trade for a young PG, to take over once Nash’s career is done.

            • voy

              the only argument I can see for bringing over nash is if we draft or acquire a young pg, bring in nash to mentor him and at the same time trade jose.  however, any contract close to his 11.6 mill he was making this year and i gotta reconsider bringing in nash.

  • Ecrapsfan

    White Stevie FTW

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    How can BC continue to build a team around a player that doesn’t have a nose for the basketball……really now….don’t be silly now……..wake up fan base!!

    • cesco

      Hear , hear . The king of trolls has spoken .

  • sleepz

    If they indeed trade away their upcoming draft pick, unless it’s for a player that is young and on their rookie deal, all of the talk about ‘rebuilding’ would seem to be incorrect and a complete turnaround from the supposed plan fans were sold.

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      BC & Casey both said next year is playoffs so all that build/rebuild hype was just another pr spin to explain away to the fan base all the losing post CB as BC has fucked up the team with his personal player decisions over that time span and well before.

      If BC trades his Lottery pick someone needs to verbally slap BC down to the ground……trade AB & Jose now that’s a true rebuild & build for the future that I can get with!!

      If the TDot wants some on court swaaaaagggg they’ll draft Tony Wroten Jr to be their pg of the future at #8 which they will most likely remain at- time will tell (May30). 

      • WJF

        Even if you had had any for of decent argument to your point of view, you throw it out the window with this statement  “If the TDot wants some on court swaaaaagggg they’ll draft Tony Wroten Jr to be their pg of the future at #8″ Wroten is not a top 10 pick, nor is he a PG in the NBA, the guy has less of an outside shot than DeMar. You sir are just delusional and all credit goes out the window. 

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          Let you run and go tell it.lol

    • Raps4Ever

      Unless you have actual particulars of a trade involving the pick, there’s no way to judge it against any criteria, whether that be BCs actual plan or some fan’s own idea of how they should rebuild. Speaking of which, how would a trade for someone other than on a rookie contract be “a complete turnaround from the supposed plan fans were sold”?  What were fans sold (things BC or other Raps brass actually said) that is contrary to using the pick in a trade for other than a rookie scale contract?

      Hey, if you don’t like the thought of trading the pick, without knowing what pick it is or even a single particular of such a trade, I’m nobody to deny you such an opinion, but let’s be honest about what was stated as a plan without inventing dishonest sell jobs. 

      • sleepz

        Fans were sold on patience and rebuilding in order to eventually contend for a championhsip. Knowing that we are not a major FA player then we would most likely have to acquire talent via draft or trades.
         
        If we were to draft players they are going to be young and players you develop, hence the ‘patience’. To make trades is acceptable as well but if the players you are trading for are vets or players that are going to make you better immediately but not be around 3 years from now, are you building for the future to have a continued level of success or are you building for the now hoping this run will continue without an established core of good players?

        I made the comment regarding rookie salary guys as it keeps salaries down and for a team exercising patience and proper building, like an OKC, unless you have access to an elite talent it might be wise to save that cap space and money on players that can truly help you win moving forward.

        This current “core’ is not good enough to win and I say that because there are players of this core that have been responsbile for losing for quite some time now.

        How can you say Colangelo has been entirely transparent and consistent regarding his vision without seeing what he does with the pick or possible trades? I can ask the same question to you. Better yet in your opinion what is Colangelo’s actual plan for this Raptor’s franchise? 

        • Nilanka15

          To be fair, acquiring a “vet” doesn’t mean he has a 3 year shelf-life.  For example, a guy like Rudy Gay, going into his 7th season, is by all accounts a vet, but would be able to help this team for many years to come.

          • sleepz

            Agreed, valid point.

        • Raps4Ever

          I’m sorry you don’t get what I was saying. Trading the pick, if it were to happen, on it’s own is against nothing BC ever said, but against your own vision of a “proper” rebuild, so I suggest not being dishonest and calling it a complete turnaround by BC.

          “How can you say Colangelo has been entirely transparent…’. I didn’t, nor would I ever expect him to be. There are 29 other GMs out there that would love to take advantage of him being entirely transparent to the fans,,,,,, thus themselves. Get a grip on reality if you’re going to diss someone for the job they’re doing.

          As far as my opinion of BC’s actual plan, I can only go by what he’s been quoted as saying, which has been discussed to no end here and everywhere else. Dude, you’re the one saying he’d be going against his word, so the onus is on you to explain how that would be. You haven’t, and no amount of trying to turn it back on me to explain BC’s plan can avoid that.

          • sleepz

            lol, your responses typically end with trying to dissect others opinions and pointing out how incorrect they are but that this stance is not necessarily supportive of your own opinions.

            And then the final step is “why the complaining and whining, isn’t it a waste to complain about this”. I’ve been down this road and can easily anticipate your pseudo-responses before so it doesn’t make sense to continue to walk down it.

  • FAQ

    Just think rationally for a moment:  A rookie draft pick will further delay Raptor “development” because any rookie will crash playing in a deficient roster and ruin their NBA career too.  BC would be wise to trade the draft pick for an established NBA talent or talents…. because that is what the Raptors are in dire need of …. veterans.

    Of course, that depends if NBA veterans will want to come to Toronto and play hard.

    • WJF

      We really are not that young of a team, keeping Magloire (12 seasons) and Gray (5 seasons) around fill out the 5 spot spot gives us vets up front, add in Andrea (6) Amir (7) and Kleiza (6 +1), and the forwards are not rookie players. Jose is a vet, as DeMar now has 3 seasons under his belt, adding two rookies is not going to make us a baby team. Sure some “vets” would be nice, but they don’t need to be all Magloire type grey beards, players with 3-4 years and still young could be fine.

    • FLUXLAND

      Vets playing hard in TO? List me some examples of when that happened.  The best part of course is that BC overpays with straight stupid money for them to come here and they suck. Good times.

      Also, the rookie point is exactly what makes me think DD is holding back.  This guy disappointed more than anyone on the entire roster, by a country mile.  Shortened season, young buck and this clown “regresses”? – although, I am not sure how you regress when you never developed.  One has to hope he is holding back and waiting to get traded to start balling, otherwise the kid simply sucks.

  • Jake

    30 days to go until the NBA draft lottery!

  • DC

    O trust me I bet that’s what Demar is waiting for this kid isn’t great but he’s better then what he’s shown. Just waiting biding his time  to get his ass up outta the tdot. Just like everyone else that was good that has ever suited up for TO. No one wants to play here. Don’t you guys get it? Who the fuck wants to play in Toronto. It’s either a landing spot to get more money than any other team is willing to give or is a stepping stone to go someplace else. Bosh is gonna be the best player this team has saw come through the Tdot since VC and Tmac (another player who didn’t want to be here). Because as soon as someone gets good what legit superstar is gonna want to play in TO where they get no national notoriety and no real shot at a championship. That’ll be the day when stern wants the raptors in the finals. I don’t even know if stern even knows this is a team in the NBA still. LOL. The only way this team will ever get a consistent trend of winning is to draft an international superstar willing to stay ala. Tim Duncan, Dirk. And NEWSFLASH King bargs aint no Dirk. stop hoping and praying for it to happen homers. Dudes 27 years old been starting for 7 years. This is what he’s not a superstar, star, just a decent player. Nothing special. How many great stud free agents have signed with TO since the beginning of their existence. Im waiting…. Exactly start a total rebuild over this Valcunicas character and hope it works out. 

    • ckh26

      I think you should start to date women. Take some of that edge off.

      • DC

        Been dating your moms for a few months now. son. Lol

        • ckh26

          So this makes you a necrophilliac.

  • GameBreaker

    I’d take Barbosa back in a second.  Has an already NBA/Playoff experience, Is faster than any guard coming in the NBA draft, and is a veteran that’s needed, and can put points up. If we’re focused on the PO, next year, he’s the guy to help the rooks’ out in that regard. Too much people get a hard-on for rookies then want that said player’s head, BC’s firing and the coach now “sucks” when the that rooki doesn’t pan out in his firt 2 months..lol.  That’s the problem with some our fans, as well.