I dunno guys, to be honest I really want to just blow this roster up. I have nothing against those who feel that a little "tweaking"
of this roster will get them into the playoffs and also there are some players that I would find hard to let go but that is because we are emotional about our team and players at times. (eg- Jose). Besides JV and Amir, I want everyone pretty much out of here.
I believe Ross is over rated, Lowry is a starting PG but in the lower echolon of starters in the league, Derozan is a good player but not the focal point of a teams offense, Rudy Gay is inefficient and over priced, Fields is paid too much for a bench player, AA thinks he's a focal point of the offense off the bench and he is not, AB and Kleisa - no comment for I do not want to be rude, Acy ? Meh.
I really want to blow it up, get cap space and keep and obtain picks in the draft. The "Euro Experiment" is over !!!
I know people do not want to wait another 3 to 4 years but unless you want a competitive team for years to come, we have no choice. Eking out the 8th or 7th spot in the Weak East means nothing to me.
Anyone know what the draft night schedule is like? I know it's supposed to start at 7, but is there going to be 15-30 minutes of nonsense before Cleveland actually has to pick?
For me, it all comes down to the fact that DeRozan has now been a heavy minutes, #1b/#2 offensive option, starting SG on a weak offensive team for the past 3 seasons (4 year vet overall), who'll be making $9.5M starting next season. Throughout his career, he's been a one-dimensional player (scoring) who has scored with average efficiency at best (using the friendliest of statistics). He's a poor-to-average defender, is a below average 3pt shooter (this is now at least the 3rd offseason he has vowed to improve his 3pt shooting) and has effectively been made redundant by Gay (trading Gay would certainly alleviate this issue). When you factor in that he's likely the most tradeable asset currently on the Raptors roster (combination of talent, upside - real or perceived, age, amount of salary he'll return), I'm shocked that so many posters get so emotional about any suggestion to even CONSIDER trading him, especially given the expectations provided for the quality of player the Raptors MUST receive in trade for him.
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Thu Jun 27th, 2013 at 03:36 PM.
I've never been part of the "tank" movement before but I'm starting to see the logic for this year
Much like Colangelo, I've been left high and dry... thankfully! I had a busy week last week and didn't have a chance to watch/read much news, so I was oblivious to the flooding until Friday morning, since I neither live nor work downtown. All the chaos and the way the city rallied together was reminiscient of when I lived in Toronto during that massive power outage back in 2003. I feel more for folks in Canmore and High River... it's unfathomable to think that an entire town of 13,000 has been evacuated and could all lose their homes... [end of thread hijack] lol
Marc Spears of Yahoo had another name drop for the Raptors....still says it's unlikely, but interesting to know a name the Raptors have asked about:
Clippers aren't expected to trade G Erick Bledsoe tonight despite interest from the Raptors, Pistons, Hornets, Magic & Mavs, sources tell Y!— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 27, 2013
Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard 33s
"Also hearing that Toronto is looking to grab the No. 2 pick. Not sure who they're targeting, but Oladipo is an educated guess."
Ujiri keepin busy
Also hearing that Toronto is looking to grab the No. 2 pick. Not sure who they're targeting, but Oladipo is an educated guess....— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 27, 2013
Not that he is right about anything ever
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