It was just the first regular season game of 2013-14 but that game is very similar to many others in each of the last few seasons.
If Masai Ujiri is serious about wins and losses not mattering but chemistry and development being what he is looking for, I give last night a giant fail.
One game, man. Opening night at home. I wonder if they're talking of blowing it up in Miami, LA (Clips), and Portland?
yeah I think we're all guilty of blowing things out of proportion. It's one game against a team looking to tank. You can make an arguement for the Raptors playing down to their competition. Let's give it a few weeks and competition against better teams before we start calling for peoples heads.
Lip service? pehaps not pre season the ball moved around a lot.@WolstatSun: Lowry isn't worried about ball sticking. Said Boston defended aggressively, made it tough to move ball around. Were tipping/intercepting
I think my thing is i just don't see a difference in this years team from last years. At all.
Same ol' taking a lot of long 2's and not working the ball inside out. There was some better ball movement on the perimeter and Demar AND Rudy hit a 3 but other than that...
It's not enough to just win anymore, it has to be done in spectacular fashion.
"Masai WILL win us a championship"
- Tim Leiweke
Ujiri: "One thing I can say for sure is that we will not be stuck in the middle."
Reporter: "How can you say that?"
Ujiri: "Because I can say that."
Now, it was just the first game. And if it doesn't continue, we can all just say it meant nothing. But if it does continue then we can all point to it as the beginning of the trend.
*FWIW, I've been in the 'wait-and-see' camp since going into last season. That's a big reason I was so against the Gay trade Colangelo pulled. I'd be happy either way if they decide to shoot for the playoffs or the top of the draft, as long as it seems like the right decision at the time, which I didn't think was in the summer, and trust Ujiri to figure it out during the season. (My gut says if he starts making changes, he will start by early January at the latest.)
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The team who is two time defending champion and the night before convincingly beat one of the top teams in the East?
Every team can win on any given day.
I'm not saying that is all the Raptors are and can be. I'm saying last night showed absolutely zero growth when the games matter for our BIG 3 (Lowry, Gay, DD) and coaching.
But the comparison to Philly is interesting considering the relative value and expiring contracts they have in addition to starting a rebuild with a rookie PG, rookie C (albeit injured), and 2 likely lotto picks in a stacked draft.
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