A new take on tanking - opponents of this need not click this thread
Tanking, rebuilding, building through the draft, blowing it up, whatever you want to call it is semantics; the end result is the Raptors lose a lot of games.
If you are dead set against tanking, get out of here! There is nothing for you to say that has not already been said and another debate of the merits or pitfalls of the building strategy is REALLY not needed.
I don't think I've seen a thread on this perspective so here goes.
A lot of people who are against tanking use the argument or protest against it saying assets such as Lowry, DD, or Gay would be traded for expiring contracts - and that is it. The classic example is Stuckey/CV for Gay that was floated over the summer. Personally, I'm all for blowing it up but not if it means trading assets for nothing. Established NBA talent, picks, and cap space in any combination is a minimum. Valuable assets need to be returned. As bad as Gay's contract may be, it is still over in 2014-15. We're not talking Joe Johnson here.
So my question:
How bad do you want to see the Raptors tank/rebuild/blow it up/build through draft?
Trade Lowry, Gay, DD at all costs for anything that rids them off the roster and books, faster the better!
Only trade them if you get assets of value in return. If not, stay the course.
*For all the eternal optimists out there, maybe this divides and allows you to conquer the tankers!*