The reality is as such;
The Raptors have tried to bring in "sure things" and great talent and its failed because you need better pieces around them. Nobody here can't say they weren't pumped when news of Turk coming to town was the story of the day, I was for sure because he was a killer clutch player, actually my favorite player in the NBA before he came to Toronto. What happened? he got to Toronto realized the franchise was a joke and f*cked the dog for a pay cheque. The Raptors will never win anything and never amount to anything more than a farm team for the rest of the NBA. Nobody takes them serious and nobody wants to play in Toronto cause its lame, can you blame them? no. So lets keep on wishing we bring in Gortat, Chandler or whoever wants to get over paid to under-preform and do it all over again.
The only solution I can think of is if Canada was able to expand the NBA brand to other cities that could support NBA teams. That way Toronto wouldn't be this anomaly in the league, but for now Toronto is the lonely pimply faced nerd at the NBAs prom that nobody will dance with.
Sincerely a disenchanted Raptors Fan