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View Poll Results: What word best describes your preference moving forward for the Raptors?

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Thread: Rebuild or Re-tool? (thread merge in post #358)

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    I'm not trying to lose games either, I'm trying to clean up the mess BC left the team with and build a championship contender. But everything I say seems to mean 'tank' to you. So I guess it's #championshiporbust time for Apollo?
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    Quote Axel wrote: View Post
    I'm not trying to lose games either, I'm trying to clean up the mess BC left the team with and build a championship contender. But everything I say seems to mean 'tank' to you. So I guess it's #championshiporbust time for Apollo?
    Umm what? You're not the GM of a team, you're just a fan.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Come on, it's even in the thread title. There is a poll at the top of the page. Nine people voted for it so far. I'm not going to pick through the behemoth to find you posts but they're in here; people talking about tanking for the 2014 draft; shedding cap so that the team can use flexibility to overpay new players.
    I think you have a cognitive distortion or tunnel vision going on with the topic of tanking.

    I've thrown out more proposals than likely anyone because it is something I enjoy doing. I don't think I've thrown out anything that was serious that did not have financial flexibility coming back IN ADDITION to proven young talent and draft pick(s).

    I voted for tanking but my idea of tanking always has financial flexibility, proven young talent (aka rookie deals), prospects, and picks coming back. The Stuckey/CV thing is/was garbage and I don't remember anyone taking it seriously. I know any notion of doing it from my end had Monroe and KCP coming back.


    Tanking for the 2014 draft (i.e. increasing odds of higher pick) is one strategy. Acquiring other picks is another - easier said than done, I know.

    Using flexibility to overpay new players is definitely NOT on the agenda either. That is the situation the Raptors currently find themselves in (Kleiza, Fields, Gay, DD and previously Calderon, Kapono). Why get in to that situation again? Flexibility can be used for more than free agency. Trades are another possibility. Taking advantage of other teams financial difficulties (like Cleveland did with Memphis) is another option.



    A lot of this discussion came from the SVG article I posted and the follow up Craiger had. One thing I would point out with regards to