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    I can only find the Weltman Interview .. did I miss Ujiri?

    Weltman's got some interesting things to say.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    All of these things he's saying. His opinions. They could change 6 months from now..
    I think he would be the first one to tell you that. He is more fluid than rigid

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I can only find the Weltman Interview .. did I miss Ujiri?

    Weltman's got some interesting things to say.
    yes you just missed it.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Things I took from this.

    1.) He is gearing up to have a much flexibility as humanly possible in 2015

    2.) adamant about not taking on any long term contracts. Which makes it tough to tank when you wont take back shit contracts.

    3.) Only tanking that is going to occur will be of the natural variety. I.E. we just end up plain sucking. As he says its win-win if we suck we win if we don't we win.
    Its number 3 which concerns me. What if we are just some where in the middle?

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    Ujiri is respectable.

    Stay patient, stay calm, see what a little consistency can do for our team, evaluate max potential in the system of his choice, and if you do well, hoorah!, if not: 2014 draft man!
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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Its number 3 which concerns me. What if we are just some where in the middle?
    I think he would blow it up in the mid-season if he thought we are only 7-11
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    i missed it. will it be on the sportsnet or tsn websites?

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    Quote drunkmunky wrote: View Post
    i missed it. will it be on the sportsnet or tsn websites?
    It's Sportsnet radio..so, yeah, probably.
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    Default Ujiri - Raptors on "2 Year" Plan

    Just on SN590 radio interview; not sure if a slip of the tongue considering how much ujiri and his staff have kept to themselves, but he pretty much just flatly said it. They have a 2 year plan for the raptors.

    There are some implications for this. The 2014 draft class, and the 2014 free agency, both absolutely loaded with talent and possibly the most loaded year in the NBA in recent history, is only just next year, rather than the 2015 "end of 2 year plan" date.

    We all know Ujiri is looking to "build" this team and its talents in much the same way he did for denver. Ujiri hasn't done anything with the core of the team (bargs obv doesnt count), but has made significant changes to the bench.

    And let's not forget we have some draft picks, finally.

    But then I keep going back to TL, "we want to build a championship team". By all means TL has indicated this will be an accelerated process as well.

    One thing to take away from this 590 interview is that in the next year with Ujiri and Casey's new development staff, they will take a fresh look at the raptors over the year, rather than relying on data from BC's tenure.

    Ujiri has said along the lines of "it doesnt matter" if the raptors succeed or if the fail, the point is to gauge where the players are at.

    Based on all these things and what they've said in the past months, I feel like they will be pushing hard for player development, increasing our player's talents to match the random market values BC pulled out of his ass, and to increase raptor brand value.

    I mean, this is exactly what he did in Denver. I feel there will be big moves for the 2014-2015 year, despite this "2 year" statement.

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    They said there's a two year plan (to be championship contenders if you go with TL's line of thought) maybe that involves 2015 FAs: speculation get our own big 3

    get Rondo, LaMarcus, to join Gay ... while JV and Ross would still be on rookie contracts

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    The two year plan thing caught my ear as well.

    At first I thought, "Oh good gawd. Not another man with a plan."

    But all we know is he has goals for the next two years.

    What those goals are is entirely speculation at this point.

    Considering the reason Colangelo got fired was because he thought this roster could compete and Leiweke has made it clear this is a treadmill team, whatever the plan is, big changes will occur between now and 2015.

    I think the team stays as is until a beneficial deal comes along. I think the Raptors take a step backward before making multiple step forwards when it is all said and done. But like Ujiri, I will be patient. He has shown enough of his cards to let everyone (fans/opposing teams) know whatever he is planning will be on his terms and to his benefit.
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    Maybe wiggins will stay another year in college lol

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    Quote Pong wrote: View Post
    Maybe wiggins will stay another year in college lol
    Ultimate troll move. Haha
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Ultimate troll move. Haha
    -stays two years in college- Raptors draft him with the 2016 first rounder that just so happens to win the lottery

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    -stays two years in college- Raptors draft him with the 2016 first rounder that just so happens to win the lottery
    Well wouldn't that be perfect haha. What's the chance of that happening? like 0.1%?
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Well wouldn't that be perfect haha. What's the chance of that happening? like 0.1%?
    That would be the craziest thing ever lol

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I think he would be the first one to tell you that. He is more fluid than rigid
    He did tell us that. Not in so many words. But, he said he had to "see what we have"..
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    lol, What's tank nation going to do the rest of the Summer? Start a UjiriMustGo campaign?

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    Quote p00ka wrote: View Post
    lol, What's tank nation going to do the rest of the Summer? Start a UjiriMustGo campaign?
    I said it before and I will say it again. I am reserving any judgement of Ujiri until just after the trade deadline this year. I think by then we will have all the information we need to see where we are going.

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