Ujiri has made some decent moves in Denver.. the Melo trade seemed great at the time but essentially the only guy that has really turned out for them has been Gallinari. Chandler is a nice player but he's low on their depth chart. His best move by far was drafting Faried, and there is a luck involved with that, but will give him the credit he deserves for that pick.
The trade of Nene for McGee is probably his worst move... McGee isn't a very good player in my opinion where Nene is a pseudo all-star (if he isn't injured). I think he could have gotten a lot more for Nene who seemed to be an attractive free agent the summer before he was traded.
I think he'll be better then Colangelo (not as big of an ego, may be a good drafter/trader like Colangelo), but I'm not sure if he'll have a real vision for the team going forward which is something I'd be looking for in the next GM. I like the Denver team but they are not built for the playoffs in my opinion, and that is something I'd want the Raptors to be built for.
So if Ujiri was the next GM of the Raptors, then I'd be happy to see Colangelo replaced, but I wouldn't really be that ecstatic about it until he proved me wrong.
I'm not sure I want this Ujiri guy. I fear that it's going to be the Colangelo situation all over again..
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Oooooh. Ujiri? the guy that forced Colangelo to trade for Solomon Alibi? definitely a great talent evaluator. How'd that work out anyhow?
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KEEP Colangelo. Let him finish what he started here.
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There's enough there to tease Massai for sure, but the one thing that he has done in Denver that has to be respected is create a clear organizational philosophy in Denver. With no true star he has brought in a team that takes advantage of the high altitude with their personnel. That's miles ahead of BC. I don't see all those African players in Denver so the quips over that stuff looks silly. He's good, knows the staff, and knows the city.
My issue is that like BC Massai is fully capable of building a playoff team but can he take the next step and build a team with the intent to win a title? There's a difference for sure.
Let's see the Raps get into the playoffs, then maybe make it into the second round, then maybe get to the conference final before we demand to see a team winning the title.
I would want them to be competitive in the playoffs or it's all for naught but the season is where the bulk of our entertainment comes from.
The point is neither one of them are bad executives. I'm not against hiring Ujiri but I'm not against retaining Colangelo either. By not trading Bosh when he should have, he dug a hole(the last 3 years) which he seems to have recovered from. I say, give him a final chance.
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Colangelo has run his course in Toronto, and it was a rather disappointing run. All of the replacements mentioned would be big upgrades over BC, so I don't see why you're so hesitant to let him go.
You guys give Massai too much credit. He walked into a playoff team. A team with a superstar that wanted to leave to the deepest team in the league at the time(NYK). Trade wasn't brilliant it was just obvious. I will give him credit for the Iggy trade but, what did that get him 1st round exist.
If Massai gets this job he will just be walking into another perfect situation. With an already assembled playoff team.
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