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    Default Is this officially Rock Bottom for the Raptors?

    Warriors score 84 in first half; roll past Raptors. Wow, what a bad, bad, bad game. They say you have to reach rock bottom to finally find your way. Well there is only two things that can happen when you reach that point. You can either say, "Enough is enough" and try to lift yourself up or you can stay there and die.

    Will our Raps, dig themselves out for next year or is this it? Now, I know we can't keep talking about Triano because after all, the players have to play with some pride and heart and defense. What the heck happened tonight?

    Will we get better come the last two weeks or is this it for the year?

    Tank away guys!

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    Yes.

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    There is no more bottom left to dig, there are more ping pong balls but no one in this draft is going to turn them around any time soon. No pride.

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    also no matte how bad we tank we aren't going to get ahead of washington or the cavs (we have the tie break on both) and i can't see sactown making a huge run in the west. There are no more ping pong balls, we've got all the ones we are going to get. Wins and losses don't matter anymore. Next year's training camp starts now. Start playing basketball and get some pride back. End the season on a good note.
    "We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon

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    Quote ezz_bee wrote: View Post
    also no matte how bad we tank we aren't going to get ahead of washington or the cavs (we have the tie break on both) and i can't see sactown making a huge run in the west. There are no more ping pong balls, we've got all the ones we are going to get. Wins and losses don't matter anymore. Next year's training camp starts now. Start playing basketball and get some pride back. End the season on a good note.
    Toronto has 20
    Sacramento has 19
    Minnesota has 17
    Washington 17
    CLeveland 14

    To get Kyrie, the only thing the Raps need is for CLE to be below them Cleveland slip to 3 and Raps move to 2, or CLE to 4 and Raps to 3 - barring trades of course.

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    We most likely wont get Irving. No point of getting hopes up especially with Sullinger out.

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    No, I believe they have an even worse outing in them before the end of the season. Probably after another impressive upset. This team has the mentality of a teenage girl. Just atrocious at times.
    “I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, he’s listed as Chu Chu. I think he’s worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name.” -Tim W.

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    Quote ezz_bee wrote: View Post
    also no matte how bad we tank we aren't going to get ahead of washington or the cavs (we have the tie break on both) and i can't see sactown making a huge run in the west. There are no more ping pong balls, we've got all the ones we are going to get. Wins and losses don't matter anymore. Next year's training camp starts now. Start playing basketball and get some pride back. End the season on a good note.
    Thank you. Time to play with some pride and Triano should bring Alabi back up and give him and the others some playing time!

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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    We most likely wont get Irving. No point of getting hopes up especially with Sullinger out.
    We could have trade up if we had our 2nd 1st round pick and trade Amir for some 1st round picks as well.

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    Quote Raptor4Ever wrote: View Post
    We could have trade up if we had our 2nd 1st round pick and trade Amir for some 1st round picks as well.
    why would you possibly want to trade the most productive player this team has. The only guy who is capable of playing efficiently at both ends of the floor?

    Not trying to get more players like Amir is the exact reason why this team is in the situation it is.

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    Quote GarbageTime wrote: View Post
    why would you possibly want to trade the most productive player this team has. The only guy who is capable of playing efficiently at both ends of the floor?

    Not trying to get more players like Amir is the exact reason why this team is in the situation it is.
    The problem with Raptor is exactly scrubs like Amir that some fans call" the most productive". The problem with Raptor is that our so called " most productive" player can not dribble, does not have a post move, can not beat his man off the dribble, does not have a range to his jump shot.

    The problem with Raptor is that our so called most productive player is not ranked in top 15 in his position in NBA , seriously, lets rank the top PFs in this league and see where Amir stands !!!

    The problem with Raptor is that Scrubs are getting titles like " The most productive player".

    By the way, Ed Davis last night put up numbers that if not better, are the same as the best numbers that Amir was able to put up this season.

    Is Ed our " Most Productive Player" now

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    Quote Raptor4Ever wrote: View Post
    We could have trade up if we had our 2nd 1st round pick and trade Amir for some 1st round picks as well.
    Trading up in a weak draft = retarded. As good as Irving is he's not going to be someone that comes in and changes the franchise right away. Most people are even saying due to his average/below average athleticism he wont be top 5 PG in the league...

    BTW Why do you hate Amir so much?

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    Forget Irving. Toronto should be going after Derrick williams AND Brandon knight in that order.
    these 2 can play.

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    if you think about it, our downfall started ever since Sam mitchell got fired. Jay triano is the whole reason for this teams current record. He's just too soft, we need a guy like stan van gundy who Screams at his players to play defence.

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    Quote Raptors_ wrote: View Post
    if you think about it, our downfall started ever since Sam mitchell got fired. Jay triano is the whole reason for this teams current record. He's just too soft, we need a guy like stan van gundy who Screams at his players to play defence.
    Stan Van Gundy has Howard, Triano has Bargs...

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    Quote GarbageTime wrote: View Post
    why would you possibly want to trade the most productive player this team has. The only guy who is capable of playing efficiently at both ends of the floor?

    Not trying to get more players like Amir is the exact reason why this team is in the situation it is.
    Good Point. Why does everyone hate Amir so much when he has been playing hard even when he had a bad back. The rest of the team should take a page out of the Amir book.

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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    Stan Van Gundy has Howard, Triano has Bargs...
    i said we need a guy like stan van gundy. I never said we need stan van gundy. Just someone who is very strict and tells his player to give 100% every night

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    I don't doubt triano does that. My biggest issues is with the X's and O's. Not to mention his handling of the young players while we're clearly in a rebuild. He simply doesnt scheme to our strengths and is a complete retard when it comes to substitutions and critical plays.

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    I don't think this is rock bottom by any means. With BC and Jay running things there will never be the change in culture that we all dream of happening.

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