Babcock traded away our best player for literally nothing... the Williams sisters were bench players on a mediocre team, a injured ZO who didn't want to come here and 2 1st rounders...one traded to NY one used on Joey Graham and signed key players like Jerome Moiso and Milt Palacio. Not to mention he reached for a prospect (Araujo) that was projected to go 18-28th in the drafted with the 7th (and if it wasn't his pick he should've been a good Gm and stood up for himself telling whoever that this guy was just a big body)
The Babcock era basically turned the raptors back into a fresh expansion team, who can say one good thing about his era? The Jalen Rose trade was a band-aid for a bullet wound and don't give me the "oh that vince move freed up future cap space" thats bulls**t every true Raptors fan knows Babcock thought he was getting a good deal and playing time from Alonzo.
sorry lol the babcock era hits a chord with me
An interesting candidate would be out current Raptors senior advisor Wayne Embry. Although he is really old, he has been around the league for forever. He can evaluate talent well and is one of the most respected figures within the NBA. Hall of famer and two time NBA executive of the year and he is already with the organization. He has already proven that he has some basketball sense because in his brief one month tenure as the Raptors GM he tried to undo everything that Babcock did...Williams and Rose were traded right away.
Oh my...............The lack of info from MLSE is unnerving. What about BC's extension? Who's going to take responsibility for the draft? Just wondering if you've heard anything...
It is unnerving. It is also normal - I have been through this process many times in my professional career - the only information that gets released will designed to move the sale process along and there is a good chance that it isn't even true.
All we can do is wait. It appears that MLSE is the group that is holding up Colangelo's extension - but they aren't making any decisions so that leaves Colangelo to do the draft - All we can hope for is that he stays professional in his approach while he quietly warms up his resume.
If we are lucky - MLSE will get an acceptable bid in the first round due in late May and the new owner re-signs (or gives his okay) Colangelo immediately.
This isn't a good way to to handle this important decision - but perhaps there isn't a good way from MLSE's perspective.
On hold for now.........
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"They'll look to Colangelo's experience to devise a plan to keep Dwight Howard around"
I doubt they'll be looking to Colangelo after he gave up CB4 for nothing.
On the other hand, Oklahoma surrounded Kevin Durant with players who would develop WITH him and now they have a window of 10-15 years. When they were ready to take the next step THEN they brought in a veteran to help.
I would have no problem with them bringing in one veteran to lead the team, but Grunwald took the fast route to success. While the team did get to the second round, there was absolutely no way they could build on that or sustain that success with how the team was built. I blame Grunwald completely for that.
vote for me, i'll be the GM!
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I"m not trying to be a d!ck it is this is something that really irks me. Toronto might suffer from bias from a large percentage of US players, however, offer them money with a chance to win and that becomes a non-issue, in my opinion.
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I would take Keith Pritchard in a heart beat, its not his fault that Oden got injured that could happen to any GM, and I think the brandon roy pick and contract were the right thing to do for your franchise player.
I want Kevin Pritchard as GM. Shouldn't knock on the Oden thing, a lot of people thought the same way as he did. I just seem to have a lot memories of him making everyone look stupid on draft day. Considering all the injuries Blazers had over the years they still always had quality teams.
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does anyone remember when pritchard threatened to sue anyone who signed darius miles? he's a winner.
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