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    Default End of Season press-con

    For me, this is one of the highlights of a lost season. I get to hear how the players think they performed, what theyre looking forward to for the next season, and we get to hear BC BS his way through another lost season and towards a "promising" coming season!

    What do you expect to hear?

    - BC blaming trades/changes for failed season
    - BC promising next year will be playoffs for sure
    - DC point out injuries, trades, rookies in rotation as possible reasons for failed season
    - DC praising Amir, Gay, DD for hardwork

    What do you want to hear?

    - BC addressing Bargnani issue, and possible roster improvements
    - DC ackknowledging JV and Ross and will focus on getting these guys to the next level come next season
    - DC will let Lowry play his natural game

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    1. Injuries and roster changes caused the season to fall short of expectations, though there are several reasons for optimism.

    2. Rudy Gay trade changed the course of the franchise and the Gay/DeRozan pairing is dynamic.

    3. Valanciunas and Ross look like the real deal.

    4. Some changes are coming, starting very likely with the change-of-scenery for Bargnani that was first discussed in the wake of the Rudy Gay trade; we're always on the lookout for opportunites to improve our team and field lots of calls from other teams.

    5. We're really happy with our young core and see a much brighter future ahead for this franchise, starting with next season, where reaching the playoffs will be our goal.


    Typical BC.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    1. Injuries and roster changes caused the season to fall short of expectations, though there are several reasons for optimism.

    2. Rudy Gay trade changed the course of the franchise and the Gay/DeRozan pairing is dynamic.

    3. Valanciunas and Ross look like the real deal.

    4. Some changes are coming, starting very likely with the change-of-scenery for Bargnani that was first discussed in the wake of the Rudy Gay trade; we're always on the lookout for opportunites to improve our team and field lots of calls from other teams.

    5. We're really happy with our young core and see a much brighter future ahead for this franchise, starting with next season, where reaching the playoffs will be our goal.


    Typical BC.
    I can hear the bullcrap already....

    Some thoughts...

    -On the Gay trade he'll also say something like "not only changed to course of the franchise, but has given the franchise a chance to build short- and long-term success(applying for an extension through the media)". This year they did "accelerate the rebuild and it came with some growing pains(he may even say underperformance, something to say the talent is better than it produced this year), but the rebuild is now done, and next year we expect a competitive team with higher expectations" (vague reference to the fact that generally that means playoffs, but if they fall just short, he can say they were competitive until the end....lets go 40 wins and the 9th spot!).

    -I wonder how many times he'll use the word dynamic....I'm guessing 6.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    -I wonder how many times he'll use the word dynamic....I'm guessing 6.
    A drinking game around BC's usage of the words "dynamic" and "optimistic" would very likely lead to heavy intoxication! lol

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    The only thing that would satisfy me is if someone else steps out onto the podium to announce that Bryan Colangelo has been fired.
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    The only thing that would satisfy me is if someone else steps out onto the podium to announce that Bryan Colangelo has been fired.
    Agreed.

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    Maybe if we find a clip of last year's end-of-year conference, we'll be able to find out what he'll say this year!
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    add athleticism and flexibility to the drinking game and we will all be puking by about 6 minutes in

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    A drinking game around BC's usage of the words "dynamic" and "optimistic" would very likely lead to heavy intoxication! lol
    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    add athleticism and flexibility to the drinking game and we will all be puking by about 6 minutes in
    Is this starting to sound like a really good idea to anybody else?

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Is this starting to sound like a really good idea to anybody else?
    I suggest a Raptors Republic meet up downtown somewhere.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I suggest a Raptors Republic meet up downtown somewhere.
    Like. Dont bring that ankle tho. We all might start puking even before the drinks are served.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Like. Dont bring that ankle tho. We all might start puking even before the drinks are served.
    I fully intend to severely sprain my ankle just prior to the meetup then drink the pain away

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    thank god this season is over
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    What a suit.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post


    What a suit.
    You know that is last year?
    "Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."
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    except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post


    What a suit.
    Alright. Sooooo Colangelo says that they are fine offensively, and that they are perfectly able to put the ball in the basket. If that was the case, then why did they spend most of training camp working on the offense? Was it because they're defense improved the season prior, so they thought they would just leave it alone? I don't understand that in the least.

    I think he's just giving the media a lot of crap in this one, and he doesn't know what he's actually saying.
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Alright. Sooooo Colangelo says that they are fine offensively, and that they are perfectly able to put the ball in the basket. If that was the case, then why did they spend most of training camp working on the offense? Was it because they're defense improved the season prior, so they thought they would just leave it alone? I don't understand that in the least.

    I think he's just giving the media a lot of crap in this one, and he doesn't know what he's actually saying.
    Also, this is from last year...as noted by a couple others.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Also, this is from last year...as noted by a couple others.
    I know it's from last year.

    I'm just saying, if he thought they were fine offensively, why put in so much work in the summer?
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    I know it's from last year.

    I'm just saying, if he thought they were fine offensively, why put in so much work in the summer?
    It's just the usual BC crap....he never blames the talent. In BC's mind, or at least publicly, because I don't think he's that stupid, the team always has enough talent to make up for its weaknesses. As such, the problem last year (as he presented it) was that the coach didn't emphasize offense and/or the players underperformed.

    This year we'll surely get the same crap about D. He'll talk about how strong defensively the team is going to be, and how it was just a setback year with injuries and new players.

    BC pretty much never blames talent, because that would be blaming himself....

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Alright. Sooooo Colangelo says that they are fine offensively, and that they are perfectly able to put the ball in the basket. If that was the case, then why did they spend most of training camp working on the offense? Was it because they're defense improved the season prior, so they thought they would just leave it alone? I don't understand that in the least.

    I think he's just giving the media a lot of crap in this one, and he doesn't know what he's actually saying.
    And the media is too lazy to even ask some pointed questions on topics raised in this forum. The media , in general, might as well be on the Raptors' payroll.

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