Raps were +2 on glass
Raps were +2 on glass
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Yes, we have an identity. A long-2 jump shot identity.
Answering to the question, yes of course they do and even average pirate Ejike from Somali knows it:
The Raptors definetely have an identity. All sorts of them.
Outside Canada - their identity is irrelevance
Inside Canada - their identity is mediocracy
To the analyitics community - its treadmill
To the optimistic fans - its just needs more time + potential
To the good NBA teams - its +1 in the win column
To the tanking teams - its thanks for not challenging me for a top pick
They are kind of the Chimera of the NBA. Many different heads, but the body is always the same.
What about the current situation? Losing without a purpose?
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
Look at Masai's track record for drafting late first round picks like Farried and Fournier. Give him some lottery picks and he can reshape this team pretty quickly.
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This is like a dog chasing his tail - both of us.
You absolutely nailed it by the way except you seem to think the Raptors are farther away from being really bad than anywhere near 'good'.
Yes, they trade Lowry, DD, and Gay.
Yes, they get picks.
Yes, they go in to the draft needing luck. The reality is this year they only need to be the 6th or 7th worst team to get a great player.
Yes, they use any other picks to draft solid players. Given the track record of Weltman and Masai, I think this is easily doable.
Yes, you take those drafted players in 2014 and put with JV and Ross.
Yes, you take 2015 drafted players and add them to the mix.
Yes, you then go in to free agency touting the talent and potential of the roster combined with the value signings you had made over the previous 2 seasons.
Let me ask you this: how are the Raptors suppose to attract free agents to join the current core when a) they have no cap space, or b) the players who got you to the playoffs are gone?
Don't be so fickle as to think the youth is the only way to build a team. Those rookie contracts tied to players with potential have a lot of value in the new CBA.
I guarantee 2015-16 will be a break out year for the Raptors. Guarantee it. It will be the 2009-10 of the OKC Thuner. Book it.
Everyone throwing around Houston and Indiana should take a look at Golden State. Remember just a year and a half ago Raptors loss the coin toss for Harrison Barnes at 7. Look at the Warriors now. Amazing where talent in the middle of the lottery combined with solid coaching and great management can get you.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Wed Nov 6th, 2013 at 01:14 PM.
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