With Oliver and I providing our arguments for and against keeping Bryan Colangelo around last week, the Colangelo debate dominates this week’s edition of RaptorBlog Radio. Of course, Drew, Oliver and I also touched on the Friday night collapse in L.A., Dwane Casey’s lack of late game faith in Jonas Valanciunas and the comeback win over the Cavs on Sunday.
So in terms of Colangelo’s fate some fans might say that the trade was a good one. In my opinion, it was a good trade but it occurred way too late. Gay has been on the trade block since last summer after the new owners of the Grizzlies stated a desire to shed salary. Colangelo first discussed trade deals involving Gay in December. The Grizzlies didn’t want any part of Gay. It was up to the Raptors and Colangelo to make all the moves but they didn’t. Gay has done his part. He has become the closer that the team has needed for two years. Too bad Colangelo didn’t close the deal earlier.