"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.
It's too late now for 2014, the secrets out. The asking price is too high.
Look i'm all for getting a superstar, i argued that heavily, because a superstar will very rarely get traded in their prime, and you need them to win a championship to win you those 4th quarters.
the perinneal loosers will ask for the moon for their draft picks, and if we send out all our assests for a chance at a top 3 picks. Even if we get Wiggins, Julius Randle or Aaron Gordon, How are gonna surround them then ? we'll have no draft picks, no trade assets, we'll be a loosing team, who still can't attract free agents, and in 5 years, said superstar will walk if he didn't ask for a trade before Hand.
Stoudamire/Vince Carter/Mcgrady/Camby in their prime, sounds like a SICK line up, but we never surrounded those guys fast enough for one to wait for the other to come.
Lets collect 2015 and 2016 draft picks at a low price. And see who comes out as a potential next(.......) or who goes back to school, Jabari parker claims education is very important to him and wants to enjoy Duke, Like wiggins they dont seem to me like guys who get caught up in the glamour, that would put Parker in the 2016 draft maybe. Maybe someone projected out of the top 5 thinks he can be number #1 the year after.
Don't get caught up in the hype, we still have to approach this in smart, cautious way.
If we tank I really hope someone here invents a time machine so we can all skip the next 12 months. I fear for my television with another year of watching the Raptors lose. I seem to find myself throwing the remote control around a lot when my nights are wasted seeing this team blow 4th quarter leads.
- Masai blows up the whole team except JV. To get a high chance at a high lottery pick, virtually every decent asset currently on the team would have to be moved for scraps. If "good prospects" are returned, as many speak of, then if they really are good prospects, they may very perform as well, or close to the young players we gave away, shoving the "tank" down the drain.
- So let's say the team is bad enough to have the 3rd worst record in the league, just like 2010-11. We not only lose the lottery, but drop to the 5th pick, which many tank proponents say is good enough for next year.
- So now we're picking the 5th best prospect, who just doesn't pan out (happens often) or worse, blows his knee out, a la Oden.
- We're left with JV, scraps, and a disabled draft pick and looking at more than "several" more bad years.
Then we wouldn't need to have the "tank" debate, because we'd be worse, and maybe with no good prospects.
The Raptors are going for a miracle run. There is absolutely no point in tanking, way too many teams are doing it. Raptors should just trying to get the highest seed they possibly can in the playoffs and go for a franchise altering playoff run, enough with the taking BS. Leaving our fate in the hands of luck is a terrible idea.
Right now there is just too much uncertainty with this team. The roster is completely different from how we started off last season and the "main guy" has also changed from Lowry/DeRozan to Rudy Gay. We still don't know how Lowry will play, How much DeRozan has improved, How much Gay as improved, How much amir has improved, how much JV has improved, etc...
On top of that, the front office has been shaken up big time and so has the coaching staff. Who's to say the Raptors have a Franchise year and have 1 maybe even 2 or 3 all stars?
My point is that, it is too early to tell how good or bad this team will be. IMO it is not a good idea to blow it up for the billionth time, we should just ride with it.
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