You're saying the exact opposite as I understand it; "none of you can tell me to cheer for another team as I've been a fan since inception".
Totally different tune than akash.
You'd think after the BC debacle most of you guys would be a little bit cautionary and actually try and look down the road at the bigger picture here. Even if you don't it's all good, but you can't knock other fans for having different opinions than yours, even if you don't like it.
So Akash, you planning to stay in the Division or you movin' out west?
...as if the 'west' is the Raptors' penalty box or something... :mad:
I personally think it was attempted.
Unfortunately they started winning and you have to play hand dealt.
Maybe Lowry and DD return two high picks this year on draft night/July 1st, another next year, and 2015 draft is the one Raps aim to be high in.
I don't know of course, just throwing it out there.
Possibilities are endless.
This thread is hilarious. I understand the frustration that the OP has but I don't think the team is stuck in the middle.. not yet anyway. Perhaps there was a lost opportunity (still an avid tanker at heart) but this team still has lots of potential to become a legit contender.
To address each of the OP's points:
Lowry's contract status is unknown of course. But say he does not return.. is that really that bad? He is still a 27 year old PG that had one outstanding year.. will he repeat what he did in a non-contract year? Is he going to be good in say 3 years when JV hits his prime and the Raptors are really ready to contend? I don't think MU will overpay to keep him (and that's the speculation in one of the rumours I've seen). I do think Lowry and his agent will play fair, and MU will be able to give him a good contract. Big test for sure but until its done you can't really react to a perceived outcome this early.
The team does not have superstars on the roster.. but it can get one (even if they don't draft one). They have pieces. We have seen it happen in the past where a team's superstar wants to leave. Bosh did it. Carmelo did it. James did it. DWilliams did it, etc.. Toronto has the pieces to capitalize if a situation like that opens up. Just be flexible and have your ears opened to the ground. TL/MU want to build a winner, and I believe they will. The worse contracts on the books are Fields and Hayes and both are expiring next year. JV/Ross don't get their extension until 2016 (not after next year).. and by then they may not even be on the roster.
As for MU being unproven.. well so what? He's not Bryan Colangelo or Rob Babcock. That's really all that's important. He is a young guy with lots of energy and has a background in scouting. He's made some nice sweet deals already and there is an opportunity for him to build a good team especially when he has a guy like Lieweke leading the charge.
Stuck in the middle...........*smh*
If you were a Hawks fan and they went to the 2nd round 6 years in a row and lost you can get pissed about not being good enough to win it all. If you're a Raps fan you should be happy that you might make the playoffs.
You walk before you run.
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