So there was another thread started yesterday or the day before about our atlantic division and compared everyone in it. I don't want to do that again, but I think it's going to get worse for the raptors moving forward.
Today the Nets acquired Deron Williams. That doesn't mean everything because they gave up a bit to get him, but it does mean that it's going to be easier for the Nets to get more talent to come over there in free agency.
This puts a lot more pressure on Bryan Colangelo. His team is now competing in a much tougher division and conference than it was when he was made GM of the team. What do they do to move forward? Well they picked up Mr. Johnson from the bulls. I'm not convinced that makes us better or worse but I do like it. There appears to be a realization that the team isn't going to be great for a couple of years and it's a good time to pick up young talent and see if you've found a diamond in the rough. Bayless, Johnson, Ajinca, Weems, and Juju are all part of that.
I'm not going to pretend I'm a professional and make guesses or demands about what the team should do. It's a hard business that has a lot more duds than stars. What's great about what we're doing is that we're developing young guys who have arguably made huge strides this season and who are going to be moving forward with the organization. We've got financial freedom and can take a look at free agents in seasons to come.
If Colangelo's plan is going to work then we have to see some consistency's in the organization. The tool used to promote improvement thus far in the organization have all been political moves. Hire and fire both our GM's and our coaches. We have good one's right now. They know their stuff and work hard to try to make the team better. If the goal is to develop and build through the draft and luck in free agency then why would we change either one right now? Carter played under how many coaches and GM's? Bosh? You can't tell me that that doesn't wear on people and if the franchise is going to go anywhere then there needs to be consistency. 2 or 3 years just doesn't cut it and it makes the whole operation unstable.
This division is getting tougher so the team and plan need to be kept stable in this rebuilding process. These quick fixes that fans call for are like a night out where you get wasted and have the time of your life just to call in sick the next day with a major hangover and puke all over your bathroom floor. You realize it was dumb and you mull over it and hate what you have done. So to forget it you go out and do it all over again thinking it will turn out differently.
Stability; it's the only thing that can make us better.