Whether useful or not (mostly not), I'm sure many of you have been in an organization that has a "mission statement" outlining what the overall goals are. It would be great to have one from the raptors. On many other threads here, half of us are praising one rumour while others are aghast. The problem is, we're in that middle ground and we don't know which way is up. Are we one or two pieces away from being Indiana? Then build away. Are we tanking? Then do it right. We have been in the lottery for years without trying to get there...what's so bad about one more year? If we know where we are going, we know better what the right moves are.
My idea would be this. Focus on 2015-16. Whoever we have on our roster that can be a useful piece then, continue to develop them. Anyone else...gone for whatever assets we can get. We get to watch young talent grow and we get a good chance at the overall group in 2014. Everything else is clear. Anyone with a different idea? I suspect there might be.