Continuing with the future brighter despite poor performances by DD and ED, two more things:
1) there truly appears to be a culture change in Toronto evolving. A small but important example, Harrington going at Kleiza and Kleiza laughs. Also don't forget Kleiza was the one who put the hard foul on Rondo (no easy layups) - it was too bad Rondo made the cardinal sin of falling by putting his hands underneath his body.
2) The Raps are 6-7 with Bargnani and 0-7 without him. Going on winning percentage (and I am aware it is a very small sample) that would be good enough for 8th seed. Add JV, another top draft pick, a notable free agent, and a winning trade and all of a sudden the Raptors could be looking at a higher position than 8 next year and a much higher position than 8 a couple of seasons down the road. I think if you give Casey the talent, he will yield results like the Raptors have never seen.