This offseason is the best oppertunity the Raps have to get it right or else we're going to stay a mediocre team for a long time. When you look at the salary room, player contracts coming to an end (trade bait or salary relief) and potentially 2 top 5 picks...we'll be reaching a crossroad next season.
Are you serious about Kemba? Sure he's been shooting poorly, but everything else across the board he's been spectacular. Once Augustin leaves by way of free agency, and Kemba spends the offseason learning how to shoot again, he'll be blowing things up. His numbers, for a non-starter, are great for a rookie. Do you realize he's shooting 37% right now? Bump that up to even 40% and he's scoring 20 points per game as a starter. He's already better than Jerryd Bayless (although I realize that's not saying much).
I also wasn't aware that 37% is a good shooting percentage - for anyone. Nor did I realize that 40% shooting to get 20 points was a good thing. Here I thought volume scorers were a liability - especially from a barely 6 foot point guard.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Thu Mar 22nd, 2012 at 04:56 PM.
What people like ebrian don't acknowledge is that the quick fix, while pleasing in the short-term, usually leads to mediocrity and awfulness long term (i.e. Your Toronto 2012 Raptors!). Yeah, go out and bring 2 vets and win a few more games. Get that 8th seed. Except, the next year, all those teams below you start to go past and you haven't the flexibility or the assets to get better. Then, before you know, you're back in 13th place again looking for the next quick fix.
Building a winning team is a long term process. Anyone selling you the one-hour, quick-fix, instamatic, guaranteed by tomorrow solution is selling snake oil. The fact that most fans still don't seem to understand that is discouraging.
I like Kemba but saying they should have picked him over big Val is some next level comedy
Regardless of what you think, if you want another losing season...youre out of luck. Ignoring FA signings and trades, this is a playoff team next year. Easily. Let's take advantage of it, while still focusing on the long term goals of the franchise
Last edited by chrischris; Thu Mar 22nd, 2012 at 08:15 PM.
I totally agree in the fact that the rebuilding process is a long-term project. BUT, the thing is Toronto has talent and cap flexibility this coming Summer that it's hard to just let another developing season happen once again.
B.C already noted and this has been said countless times, he would like to 'hit the ground running next season'.
We have the ability to do so, Jonas, a highly touted rookie, who some analysts say if it wasn't for the buyout, he would've went much higher, even possibly 1st. 5-10 million dollars in cap flexibility, (correct me if I'm mistaken), another top 5 pick in one of the strongest drafts in the last couple years, and the continued development in a positive nature with this team, EVEN with such a lack of talent.
Great coaching as well, IMO, I think B.C will be very loud this off-season, and this team will take a HUGE step.
colangelo and casey had the whole year. they know what they have and what they want. casey seems like the kind of guy that will watch every other teams games five times to make sure he scouts each position to fill out our roster. this offseason i think we will spend money but it wont be for home runs like the turk signing. it will be colangelo listening to casey and together choosing the best moves.
only home run that could happen would be batum or nash i think.
Last edited by Miekenstien; Fri Mar 23rd, 2012 at 02:16 AM.
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