Yes, I am bringing RR's most heated debate back to life. Is tanking a good option this offseason?
- Talent will win games in the playoffs
- A team that has a balanced offense that doesn't pivot around one or two players is stronger than relying on one
- The Raptors should play a slow-down Memphis type game, only with three point shooters instead of
- Raptors only have $48 million in salary in 2015/2016, allowing them to be active in trades
- Raptors have 2 first round draft picks in 2016 (theirs + worse of NYK/Den)
- New coach/system is required, which will take a year to implement and teach players, regardless of talent/experience, which will mean competing in the playoffs may be hard anyways
- Bruno, Bebe and JV all need developmental time. Bruno and Bebe need PT. JV needs to be a larger part of the offense.
- 4 of the 5 guards (Lowry/DD/Lou/GV) require the ball in their hands to be effective. We need to revamp guard line-up to have more balance between needing the ball and playing off the ball.
- Ross is largely a question mark
- PF position is a question mark.
- Need a backup PG
- 2016 draft is looking deep, with a variety of talent
- 2016 All star game will bring money to MLSE, regardless of Raptors W/L record. A perfect business storm to lose, yet still make money
If we continue on the current path, it looks like the ceiling is bottom 4 in the east perennial treadmill, with worse case being late lotto treadmill. We either go all-in on some talent (trade or FA), or we pull back, sell on assets that have more value than in the past, and enter into the 2016/2017/2018 draft via other team's picks?
Go with MU's original plan of "developing/growing through the draft". We need some serious talent, and the only way we are going to get that is to go Philly or go home...