For the Raptors it's not such a big issue because Casey needs a strong year to secure his next job; Karl is well established.
EDIT: I assumed that was a pot shot at the nuggets... until I typed it in and realized that it is a real website... about the nuggets... cocaine is a hell of a drug.
Whether or not you like Ujiri/Karl or not, letting your EOY and COY walk away doesn't sound like you don't want to overpay it sounds like you don't want to pay anyone, anything, at all.
Which makes me glad I'm not a Nuggets fan.
Last edited by ezz_bee; Thu Jun 6th, 2013 at 07:16 PM.
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
After the success they've had together, I'll be very surprised if Ujiri does not try to acquire Karl.
Attitude Is A Choice.
I'm not sure Karl's style of ball is what Ujiri wanted to build or if he just went with what he had to work with. I'd say the latter.
With everything Ujiri has said about developing youth and Casey's infamous lines of going with his vets and benching JV had they been in playoff contention, I don't see this relationship going longer than the upcoming season. It is starting to make more and more sense (to me at least) to let Ujiri flush the roster as he sees fit, start building what he wants the roster to look like, and hire his own coach next year.
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
While not much is known about Ujiri yet, one thing that has impressed me is his ability to be flexible. As we've seen in Denver, it doesn't have to be his philosophy only. If there are other workable ways of doing it, he's open to them. Considering that things worked quite well with Karl who BTW he has a lot of respect for, I think there's a good chance he'll look into it.
As far as what I think should be done is concerned, blowing things up is the best thing to do IMO. Just get rid of the expensive contracts and acquire assets and draft picks in return. Take advantage of the 2014 draft even if it is a 6th or 7th pick.
Attitude Is A Choice.
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