The coming off-season will see the Raptors in a position of "dilemma". On the one hand they can choose to continue the re-building process and hope they contend which seems like a realistic possibility. On the other, they can 'tank'(assuming OKC uses our pick this year), end up in the bottom as much as possible and possibly pick a "franchise player" in a deep 2014 draft. The latter will probably not happen if BC is still at the helm 'cause it would mean that all this(rebuilding) was for nothing. So the only way option two is possible as I see it is if BC is fired.

Let's however look at the two options.

1) CONTINUE REBUILDING.

ADVANTAGES:

-Possibly make the play-offs next year and build from there. Maybe some repeated visits to the play-offs.
-Another addition like Gay is very possible.

DISADVANTAGES:

-Bad chemistry could lead to a disaster with the team ending up in a familiar 'outside the play-offs' position therefore picking late lottery.
-Team stuck with big, difficult to move contracts.
-An almost certain BC firing would lead to a new GM being hired who could take time to bring the team on track.

2) TANK.

ADVANTAGES:

-A deep draft can see Raptors pick one of 5-6 'superstar potential' players who could completely change the direction of the franchise.
-With some good talent already on the team, it shouldn't take long to be successful.
-The superstar pick being on a Rookie contract for a while would mean financial stability and flexibility.

DISADVANTAGES:

-Possibility of ending up with a pick outside 5-6, thereby ending up with an OK player but not a 'franchise course altering' one.
-The above takes the team further back.


If I haven't included some points, please do so. Option 1 is safe but can leave the team in mediocrity or less. Option 2 is risky but can be very rewarding. What do you guys think?