Hey Raptor Republicans.
I was contemplating within myself during this off-season:
Is it me or do I have the true feeling that Masai is making the right moves because he really knows what he's doing?
Based on Results: Masai's work allowed the Raps to get franchise high in wins in 2015, and franchise tie of wins in 2014. Though both resulted in Rd. 1 exits in the playoffs, but the feelings of trust in the Raptor fans and myself still feel strong in the current Raps management.
So Masai kept Casey to the dismay of my knee-jerky self, but it honestly was the right thing to do on the team, in a political, and sane/professional managerial stand-point.
When thinking back to Bryan Colangelo's entire body of work in Toronto, he kinda had the same result as Masai did in his first two seasons. Well, okay, the second season was a bit of a disappointment to say the least (waning end, and Magic raping in the butt).
Most of Bryan Colangelo's work after season one (@2007) have been really, really dumb IMHO. He traded a 1st pick that could be quality like Hibbert-before-contract extension, for injured (yet cap-relief) O'Neal. Then same year, he traded JO'Neal's big-cap-relief-injury-that-will-help-us-tank in exchange for useless wins that cost us the chance to get Curry (thx Marion). Next he wasted money on Turkoglu that caused Bosh to tell Toronto to go screw themselves in the off-season of 2010. Finally, in Colangelo's shit-stained hands, he selected Ross over Drummond (Excuse my German, !fuck you! Colangelo). Don't forget about Kapono too.
It's only year three off-season for Masai, but the Carroll, Joseph, Biyombo, Scola signings, plus Wright and Powell Drafts are looking like smart calculated choices that Masai has taken with confidence. Also the pushing and introduction of the D-League Raptors (extra thanks to Leiwike, and the Bruno factor). I really have trust that Masai's style and ideals of management will keep the Raptors in competitive and dynamic team building cycle until we can snag a super-star for the Championship contention.
That's my view to the story, what are your thoughts?