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    Default Are We Still Blaming Colangelo??

    This team has sucked for the majority of it's existence. Colangelo hasn't been here the whole time. It's the losing environment and the impatience of Toronto..of Ontario..even of Canada. It's that MLSE is(was?)viewed, first and foremost as a business. As long as it's making money, why change anything? Sort of the if it's not broke, don't fix it.

    Colangelo seemed to twist and turn and change directions like every year. That's not normal..

    It's going to take a strong-minded individual that will stick to their guns and someone who has a high tolerance and patience level. Someone who's goal and only goal is to win and do whatever it takes to achieve that.

    Based on that other thread with the Leiweke interview article, he sounds like just the individual described above.

    The only question is if he crumbles under the pressure..
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    When the season closed Colangelo had his stamp on every player on roster. He is responsible for that roster so if fans want to blame him for the current rendition of the Toronto Raptors and their failures then they are correct to do so.

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    His vision was a failure, yet he was not willing to agree to the public that his decisions were not sound.

    This not only made him look conceited, but it made us question is capacity to function as a good GM/Pres.

    He ultimately led to his own demise.

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    Yes.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    This team has sucked for the majority of it's existence. Colangelo hasn't been here the whole time. It's the losing environment and the impatience of Toronto..of Ontario..even of Canada. It's that MLSE is(was?)viewed, first and foremost as a business. As long as it's making money, why change anything? Sort of the if it's not broke, don't fix it.

    Colangelo seemed to twist and turn and change directions like every year. That's not normal..

    It's going to take a strong-minded individual that will stick to their guns and someone who has a high tolerance and patience level. Someone who's goal and only goal is to win and do whatever it takes to achieve that.

    Based on that other thread with the Leiweke interview article, he sounds like just the individual described above.

    The only question is if he crumbles under the pressure..
    I think since the bold will always be true, we can always blame him.

    I mean, things can go badly even with the best laid plans. BEST LAID PLANS. Colangelo never really had any plan whatsoever. So if things can go badly with even the best laid plans, how the fuck are they supposed to ever go well with no real plan?

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    yes we are. can I close this thread now?

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    The long version:

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    When the season closed Colangelo had his stamp on every player on roster. He is responsible for that roster so if fans want to blame him for the current rendition of the Toronto Raptors and their failures then they are correct to do so.
    The short version:

    Yes.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    yes we are. can I close this thread now?
    hey atleast this is one of the few threads in RR history that will probably end up with above 90% consensus

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    This team has sucked for the majority of it's existence. Colangelo hasn't been here the whole time. It's the losing environment and the impatience of Toronto..of Ontario..even of Canada. It's that MLSE is(was?)viewed, first and foremost as a business. As long as it's making money, why change anything? Sort of the if it's not broke, don't fix it.

    Colangelo seemed to twist and turn and change directions like every year. That's not normal..

    It's going to take a strong-minded individual that will stick to their guns and someone who has a high tolerance and patience level. Someone who's goal and only goal is to win and do whatever it takes to achieve that.

    Based on that other thread with the Leiweke interview article, he sounds like just the individual described above.

    The only question is if he crumbles under the pressure..
    first of all the roll of BC and leiweke aren't even the same. So I'm not sure why you're comparing them. Secondly, colangelo DID stick to his guns (re: waiting for bargnani to break out) right to the end.

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Yes.
    This is the correct answer.

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    first of all the roll of BC and leiweke aren't even the same. So I'm not sure why you're comparing them. Secondly, colangelo DID stick to his guns (re: waiting for bargnani to break out) right to the end.
    Not comparing them. I'm saying your blaming Colangelo, when it's ownership and fans that were/was the real issue..Colangelo was the scape goat. Before him it was Triano and before him it was Mitchell and prior it was Babcock..etc.,etc..

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    yes we are. can I close this thread now?
    As soon as you close the 25 page one about a guy who failed his physical and the one about Aaron Gray getting engaged and so on..
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    Not comparing them. I'm saying your blaming Colangelo, when it's ownership and fans that were/was the real issue..Colangelo was the scape goat. Before him it was Triano and before him it was Mitchell and prior it was Babcock..etc.,etc..

    As soon as you close the 25 page one about a guy who failed his physical and the one about Aaron Gray getting engaged and so on..
    I have no idea what you are referring to. It's the fans fault that the team isn't good?

    And isn't this thread really just a continuation of the Leiwenke article? Your opinion is valued, but it doesn't need its own thread.
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    He brought it on himself. He's going to continue being blamed for as long as this roster is together and even after that we're still going to be talking about the shitty Colangelo Era lol

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    Time to get over it and move on.

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    I have no idea what you are referring to. It's the fans fault that the team isn't good?

    And isn't this thread really just a continuation of the Leiwenke article? Your opinion is valued, but it doesn't need its own thread.
    Neither does half the shit on the board..but, it's the off-season and there ain't much else to talk about.

    I'm referring to toronto sports fans. They're awful. They don't know what they want..itwas brang up in the other thread, when posters were saying "does toronto deserve a pro basketball(hockey) team?"
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    When the season closed Colangelo had his stamp on every player on roster. He is responsible for that roster so if fans want to blame him for the current rendition of the Toronto Raptors and their failures then they are correct to do so.
    Then give him credit for when we won the atlantic division and made the playoffs in consecutive years..you're going to say you did, when that happened. Which is fair. But, if he's so "incompetent" as seems to be the consensus. How'd he do that?
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    He just made too many short-sighted moves.

    Why did he cancel the rebuild so early?

    Going all in for Nash was terrible. That saddled us with Fields' contract, and is also one of the main reasons why Ross (a supposedly NBA-ready SG) was drafted. Then we traded our 2013 1st for Lowry. And then during the season he made another short sighted move by acquiring Rudy Gay.

    If he does none of these things, first of all we take the best prospect on the board, Drummond. We're likely WELL out of the playoffs and have a top 5 or so pick in the 2013 draft, putting us in play for Noel, Burke, McLemore, McCollum etc. Let's say we go point guard (likely, since Jose would be expiring and we'd have Ed Davis still). Could still make the Bargnani trade and amnesty Kleiza as well. Fill out the roster with D-League/international projects.

    Now you have:

    PG: McCollum/Project
    SG: DeRozan/Project
    SF: Novak/Project
    PF: Amir/Ed/Project
    C: Valanciunas/Drummond/Camby

    You have tons of flexibility and a team that can very easily tank for the 2014 draft. You deal Ed for a late pick in 2014 (he would be due for an extension that makes no sense with Amir/Val/Drumm on board for cheap. Buyout camby's last year.

    In 2014 maybe you get lucky and get Wiggins #1 overall, and you're free to use the late pick on a guy like McDermott.

    PG: McCollum
    SG: DeRozan/McDermott
    SF: Wiggins/Novak
    PF: Drummond/Amir
    C: Valanciunas

    That's what the team would look like with tons of flexibility in both 2014 and 2015 free agency.

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    Then give him credit for when we won the atlantic division and made the playoffs in consecutive years..you're going to say you did, when that happened. Which is fair. But, if he's so "incompetent" as seems to be the consensus. How'd he do that?
    I didn't say he was incompetent, he won two executive of the year awards. I said he deserves criticism about this current team.

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    I didn't say he was incompetent, he won two executive of the year awards. I said he deserves criticism about this current team.
    I knew you were going to say that. LEtme ask then, if you think he's incompetent? Wnat's your opinion on him?

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    He just made too many short-sighted moves.

    Why did he cancel the rebuild so early?

    Going all in for Nash was terrible. That saddled us with Fields' contract, and is also one of the main reasons why Ross (a supposedly NBA-ready SG) was drafted. Then we traded our 2013 1st for Lowry. And then during the season he made another short sighted move by acquiring Rudy Gay.

    If he does none of these things, first of all we take the best prospect on the board, Drummond. We're likely WELL out of the playoffs and have a top 5 or so pick in the 2013 draft, putting us in play for Noel, Burke, McLemore, McCollum etc. Let's say we go point guard (likely, since Jose would be expiring and we'd have Ed Davis still). Could still make the Bargnani trade and amnesty Kleiza as well. Fill out the roster with D-League/international projects.

    Now you have:

    PG: McCollum/Project
    SG: DeRozan/Project
    SF: Novak/Project
    PF: Amir/Ed/Project
    C: Valanciunas/Drummond/Camby

    You have tons of flexibility and a team that can very easily tank for the 2014 draft. You deal Ed for a late pick in 2014 (he would be due for an extension that makes no sense with Amir/Val/Drumm on board for cheap. Buyout camby's last year.

    In 2014 maybe you get lucky and get Wiggins #1 overall, and you're free to use the late pick on a guy like McDermott.

    PG: McCollum
    SG: DeRozan/McDermott
    SF: Wiggins/Novak
    PF: Drummond/Amir
    C: Valanciunas

    That's what the team would look like with tons of flexibility in both 2014 and 2015 free agency.
    The draft ain't the most trustworthy method, as proven in the past.
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    There is a difference between blaming Colangelo for his shortcomings as a GM of the Raptors, and painting Colangelo as an ignorant buffoon who wouldn't know a ball sac from a basketball.

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