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  • Yes, but I would rather them play.

    16 36.36%
  • No, most definitely not in best interests of Raptors

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Thread: Could a lost season be in the Raptors best interests long term?

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    Raptors Republic Icon mcHAPPY's Avatar
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    Default Could a lost season be in the Raptors best interests long term?

    *This thread will be moved to Lockout and Raptors in a day or two*

    This is total subjective speculation on my part so please take it for what it is worth. With that said....

    Could a lost season be in the Raptors best interests long term?

    From the no side, NO because:

    1) our young players are not getting an opportunity to continue to develop against NBA game competition,
    2) the team is not developing chemistry,
    3) I am a huge fan and want to see games.
    4) the Raptors might get knocked down in whatever lottery system is developed to replace the regular season.

    From the yes side, YES because:

    1) JV will be in Europe playing next season anyways,
    2) the Raptors will most likely get another high draft pick in a stacked draft,
    3) they will have more financial flexibility regardless of the new CBA,
    4) the longer the lockout the greater the odds of the Raptors not getting Boshed or Cartered in the future,
    5) It will give players an opportunity to focus on their fundamental skills (for example, shooting for DeMar) and physical development (for example, increase build for ED).

    If you have any other arguments for or against, add them below.

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    Against:

    - It prevents the Raptors from making trades and improve on their long term's rebuilding process. Who knows what kind of offers they are currently missing out due to the lockout that could have unknown ramifications especially when you can shad a big contract and thus leave room for someone else to come in.

    - They have a new coach that needs to implement a new system in place in training camp and as a result that's down the tube as well.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    Against:

    - It prevents the Raptors from making trades and improve on their long term's rebuilding process. Who knows what kind of offers they are currently missing out due to the lockout that could have unknown ramifications especially when you can shad a big contract and thus leave room for someone else to come in.

    - They have a new coach that needs to implement a new system in place in training camp and as a result that's down the tube as well.
    I'm sure those same trade opportunities will be available when this is over. Players are not going to be able to increase or decrease their value based on on-court play.

    In terms of the Raptors best interest, I was envisioning a situation such as this:

    JV comes over next year after one more year in Europe,
    Trade Bargnani to LAL (Messina can back up his tough talk against Colangelo/JT and Bynum is a good compliment for Bargnani) for Odom and a 1st or 2nd round pick next year or Darius Morris.
    Re-sign Barbosa to a smaller contract.
    Throw big money at Chandler.
    Draft a SF who has more SG qualities than PF (Barnes, Miller) and potential all-star talent.
    Add their 2nd round draft pick
    Hope DD, ED, Amir, JJ, Bayless work their @sses off during the layoffr.

    With 10 players already under contract, all of a sudden you have a young team with solid veterans in Barbosa/Odom/Chandler who can still very much contribute.

    PG: Bayless, Calderon, Raps own 2012 2nd round draft pick
    SG: DD, Barbosa
    SF: Odom, Miller/Barnes, JJ
    PF: ED, Amir
    C: Chandler, JV, Alabi

    The Raptors would realistically be a playoff team on paper and have a young core in place moving forward who are able to get experience while winning (Portland) versus experience sucking (Sacramento/Minnesota/Clippers). JV would need a few seasons to legitimately become a starter and learning behind Chandler wouldn't be a bad thing - remember he is only 20 next season. If the Raps own draft pick (Miller? Barnes?) was a legit talent, Odom has been very successful coming off the bench and if the Raptors were winning I do not think it would be too much of an issue.

    Anyways, there are a ridiculous amount of hypotheticals in the above. The players suggested are just that - suggestions. My only hope was to offer some insight in to what I considered a situation where the NBA season is lost and it works out to be in the Raptors long term best interests. If something like the above played out, I would not mind at all and the lost season might be worth the wait.

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    I don't think I can take