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    Default Name the team that pops into your head.....

    .... When you read the following:

    "The worst thing you can do is be burdened with contracts that are $6-7-8 million a year that go out 3-4 years and you have just kind of average players," Mitch Kupchak said last month. "Then you're really kind of stuck in the middle -- you're not going to get a good draft choice and you're not going to have financial flexibility."

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    The Bucks?

    I assume this is another thread to spark a tear-it-down-and-tank debate.

    I hope you weren't trying to talk about the Raptors, because we don't have a single 6-8M contract that goes out 3-4 years.
    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/toronto.htm

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    I agree, Bucks were first ones into my head. Mavs second, simply because of how they've loaded up on mediocre players after 2 years of failing to land a superstar alongside Dirk (which is a great cautionary tale for people who think that Toronto can land a superstar in free agency or keep one after a trade without already having a top-20 player on the roster).

    I think Kupchak is only half right though, because if you have some decent cheap parts AND a lot of young prospects and picks then you can form a lot of trades to upgrade the roster. Not the approach I'd like to see taken, but to me it forms a good backup plan if draft selections don't yield a franchise talent.

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    Quote Xixak wrote: View Post
    The Bucks?

    I assume this is another thread to spark a tear-it-down-and-tank debate.

    I hope you weren't trying to talk about the Raptors, because we don't have a single 6-8M contract that goes out 3-4 years.
    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/toronto.htm
    There have been many 3-5 year contracts given over the last few years in that dollar range... And up to $9.5-$11M per year.

    Also the key word here is average.

    No, no intention of starting a tank debate. More highlighting waste of salary cap use over the last few years and reliance on average talent to do more than ability permits.

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    The raptors of the past few years or maybe the past decade. Just because we don't this year that means absolutely nothing towards the fact that we did for many years previous.
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    I also thought of the Bucks.. but the Raptors have certainly been guilty of this in recent years, and are suffering the consequences of said actions this year.
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