Here is a plan I've been thinking of all day at work. Since Ujiri was hired, we hear a lot (again) about rebuilding, or at least a ''mini'' rebuild. At first I was all against this approach but now I think that we kinda need it if we really want to compete with the best of 'em. We have to go step by step. So here's my plan, starting right now, going through summer of 2014.
To do list before the 2013 NBA draft:
-Trade Rudy Gay for a high pick in the 2013 NBA draft and a backup center
-Trade Andrea Bargnani for a pick in the 2013 NBA draft (1st or 2nd round it doesn't matter) and a 3rd SG (expiring contract)
-Draft a power forward with the high 2013 NBA draft pick (Noel, Zeller, etc.)
-Draft a G/F with the other pick
To do list for the summer of 2013:
-Amnesty Linas Kleiza
-Bring in Tomislav Zubcic (2012 Raptors’ second round draft pick)
-Sign a backup PG on a 1 year contract
So this would be the 2013-2014 Raptors’ roster :
If you didn’t catch it, this would be a ‘’mini’’ tanking season. A lot of playing time allowed to the young players for them to develop.
Then comes the end of the 2013-2014 NBA season.
To do list on 2014 NBA draft night :
-Draft a stud SF with our first round pick (Wiggins, Parker, etc.)
-Draft a 3rd PG with our second round pick
To do list for summer of 2014 :
-Sign free agents
So this would be the 2014-2015 Raptors’ roster :
Long term, I think this is a really good plan. Playoffs 2015, here we come… NBA Championship 2016, HERE WE COME.
What do you guys think?