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    Your kidding me right? Jay Triano is not fit to run an nba team. Dwane Casey has much more experience and he is a much better coach than jt ever was. He was given 3 seasons with the raps and he couldn't accomplish jack shit. Dwane Casey changed the entire fucking culture in a shortened season with no training camp that is insane. JT only wishes he could do something like that
    Since when is being one of the worst trams in the league. Changing tthe culture.

    I seem to remember jay had us in fifth place at one point. What's Casey had us at best... 12th!?

    Answer me this if Bosh makes that tip in vs. G state, your opinion of Triano become what it is today?

    Don't lie either.

    As for Casey having more experience a bit absurd.

    For some of you it seems like you'd have an orgasm and would care about nothing else so long as Casey and Batum were part of the team.

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    For a second there, I thought that this thread was about the Toronto Maple Leafs. In all seriousness though, do you really think that the Raps are in far worse shape than the Leafs? Is BC about to issue a letter of apology as well?

    PS> I'm a full-time teacher and was very glad that we sold our shares of MLSE. There's been much criticism that the teachers' pension was the reason for the failure of everything MLSE related. Now that Rogers an Bell took over, we'll see just how "awesome" new ownership will be. Sorry for the deviation.
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    Since when is being one of the worst trams in the league. Changing tthe culture.

    I seem to remember jay had us in fifth place at one point. What's Casey had us at best... 12th!?

    Answer me this if Bosh makes that tip in vs. G state, your opinion of Triano become what it is today?

    Don't lie either.

    As for Casey having more experience a bit absurd.

    For some of you it seems like you'd have an orgasm and would care about nothing else so long as Casey and Batum were part of the team.
    I was one of the few people that did have an orgasm about that union. However, Jersey traded Gerald Wallace and the dream just faded away!
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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    For a second there, I thought that this thread was about the Toronto Maple Leafs. In all seriousness though, do you really think that the Raps are in far worse shape than the Leafs? Is BC about to issue a letter of apology as well?

    PS> I'm a full-time teacher and was very glad that we sold our shares of MLSE. There's been much criticism that the teachers' pension was the reason for the failure of everything MLSE related. Now that Rogers an Bell took over, we'll see just how "awesome" new ownership will be. Sorry for the deviation.
    Fuck dude, you think the leafs are in trouble!?

    They're the reason MLSE has a license to print money. Every where I go, Every sporysand news station I flick to it's leafs, leafs, leafs and now that the season is over it' jays, jays, jays.

    Ain't no raptors talk, the only reasons the raptors will be fine is because of the leafs.

    Let me ask somethinganybody feel free to chime in, say the raptors miss the playoffs for as long as the leafs have, MLSE head honcho going to make a public apology?

    Are the raptors going to average half the attendance of the leafs that year?

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    Fuck dude, you think the leafs are in trouble!?

    They're the reason MLSE has a license to print money. Every where I go, Every sporysand news station I flick to it's leafs, leafs, leafs and now that the season is over it' jays, jays, jays.

    Ain't no raptors talk, the only reasons the raptors will be fine is because of the leafs.

    Let me ask somethinganybody feel free to chime in, say the raptors miss the playoffs for as long as the leafs have, MLSE head honcho going to make a public apology?

    Are the raptors going to average half the attendance of the leafs that year?
    The Raptors haven't made the playoffs in 8 of 10 years and 4 straight.

    The Leafs haven't made the playoffs in 7 of 10 years and 7 straight.

    The Jays haven't made the playoffs in 18 straight seasons.


    I think this is over reaction to the extreme.

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    If the leafs start winning before the raptors there is going to be a definite drop in attendance.

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    If the leafs start winning before the raptors there is going to be a definite drop in attendance.
    Do you have any concrete evidence to back up such a claim?

    This is the first time I've noticed that to spell 'excessive negativity' the letters L, B, and F were needed.

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    Do you have any concrete evidence to back up such a claim?

    This is the first time I've noticed that to spell 'excessive negativity' the letters L, B, and F were needed.
    negativity makes the world go round.
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    I honestly think the raptors franchise is in a very good position. We have some good core assets, a great coach, a GM that is respected around the league, JV, and another top 5 pick coming, and tons of free cap space.

    In this year rather than just tanking I have seen us (tank enough to get a good pick lol) develop a defensive identity that this team has lacked for over a decade, which is a HUGE step in the right direction. Defense wins championships. I am sure at the end of the year when Colangelo does his "State of the Union" media day he will echo some of these sentiments.

    Attendance has held up in my opinion considering the trials and tribulations of this year, Toronto fans are loyal.

    In short: The Raptors Are Stacked.

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    The raptors are one of the most profitable franchises in the league, they have the 4th largest NBA market in the league, and the whole of Canada behind them. MLSE is not losing money on the raptors, and will not be doing so in the future.

    Seeing as how both the leafs and the raptors play in the same arena, I find it hard to believe that people would quit attending raptors games to watch leafs games ....

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    negativity makes the world go round.
    If you believe that you probably won't live a healthy long life. Lots of science to back it up.

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    Why would raptor attendance drop if the leafs were better? Leafs games are sell outs regardless of the on ice product. Your fears and insecurities about the stability of the raps franchise in the Toronto market are largely baseless and not very well informed by any real evidence.

    This kind of opinion is so very 10 years ago. I thought we were done with that. ***

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    If you believe that you probably won't live a healthy long life. Lots of science to back it up.
    while, to be honest, if someone said we're going to do this to fix this problem and everyone agrees and it screws it up even worse because nobody doubted it.

    an equal amount of positivity and negativity makes the world go round.

    However, I have been told that I am excessively negative sometimes, but, I'm sitting here writing how I feel about the organization and what they're doing. Quite frankly, I'd like to beleive they're doing ti the right way. But, I'm not letting smoke get blown up my ass.


    The raptors have some work to do in the offseason including getting as far from a "work in progress" in the upcoming draft. The overall talent of this squad is shit. Derozan really needs to step it up on a consistency level. We need a starting centre, which Valanciunas will probably be,but, will he be consistent enough to hold onto it in his first year?

    If Derozan is going to remain at SG, we need a starting SF. I guess Casey isn't going nowhere, so, hopefully he's all that some of you think he is. These things are on my off-season checklist if I'm GM.
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    Since when is being one of the worst trams in the league. Changing tthe culture.

    I seem to remember jay had us in fifth place at one point. What's Casey had us at best... 12th!?

    Answer me this if Bosh makes that tip in vs. G state, your opinion of Triano become what it is today?

    Don't lie either.

    As for Casey having more experience a bit absurd.

    For some of you it seems like you'd have an orgasm and would care about nothing else so long as Casey and Batum were part of the team.
    Since when is changing the culture winning games? we turned from the worst defensive team to above average that is a great accomplishment in just one season especially a lockout shortened season. And btw Jay Triano had CB4, Hedo Turkuglu, a healthy Jose Calderon and a decent bench and still couldn't make the playoffs. I don't give 2 shits if they were 5th "At one point" that doesn't mean crap if he couldn't get the team to maintain that and play some D. And if bosh did make that tip it wouldn't change my opinion of JT they would still only be the 8th seed and probably would have been wiped out in the first round. Dwane casey has a bunch of unproven youngsters, D leaguers, and Jose, DeMar and Bargs playing top tier ball against the likes of the celtics and you say he hasn't done anything. You even admitted to watching no games this season so you don't have a right to judge casey or this team if you haven't even seen them play a full game. Thats like me writing a review on a movie i never saw

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Since when is changing the culture winning games? we turned from the worst defensive team to above average that is a great accomplishment in just one season especially a lockout shortened season. And btw Jay Triano had CB4, Hedo Turkuglu, a healthy Jose Calderon and a decent bench and still couldn't make the playoffs. I don't give 2 shits if they were 5th "At one point" that doesn't mean crap if he couldn't get the team to maintain that and play some D. And if bosh did make that tip it wouldn't change my opinion of JT they would still only be the 8th seed and probably would have been wiped out in the first round. Dwane casey has a bunch of unproven youngsters, D leaguers, and Jose, DeMar and Bargs playing top tier ball against the likes of the celtics and you say he hasn't done anything. You even admitted to watching no games this season so you don't have a right to judge casey or this team if you haven't even seen them play a full game. Thats like me writing a review on a movie i never saw
    One of the best sentences and a bit I've read here. Big props, NoProps.

    I've said it numerous times and I'll throw it out there again: I cannot wait to see what Casey does with talent.

    With all the flexibility the Raptors have (TPE, cap space, draft picks) in addition to the role players the Raptors already have, I feel very confident significant talent will be added this year and free agency is likely to be the least likely avenue to attain it.

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    thanks i appreciate it. And I'm also extremely excited to see what D Case can do with more talent next season it will be awesome, even the off season will be exciting

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Since when is changing the culture winning games? we turned from the worst defensive team to above average that is a great accomplishment in just one season especially a lockout shortened season. And btw Jay Triano had CB4, Hedo Turkuglu, a healthy Jose Calderon and a decent bench and still couldn't make the playoffs. I don't give 2 shits if they were 5th "At one point" that doesn't mean crap if he couldn't get the team to maintain that and play some D. And if bosh did make that tip it wouldn't change my opinion of JT they would still only be the 8th seed and probably would have been wiped out in the first round. Dwane casey has a bunch of unproven youngsters, D leaguers, and Jose, DeMar and Bargs playing top tier ball against the likes of the celtics and you say he hasn't done anything. You even admitted to watching no games this season so you don't have a right to judge casey or this team if you haven't even seen them play a full game. Thats like me writing a review on a movie i never saw
    Actually, it's not like reviewing a movie you didn't see.

    It's more like the movie is so bad you walk out halfway through and give it a terrible review and add in it was so bad you couldn't sit through anymore.

    Sure our defense isn't terrible anymore. The overall product is still terrible. Last year Jay basically had the same team. But, a worse Bargnani. Hedo was god awful when he was here, Calderon was not healthy, this is the healthiest Calderon has been as a starter and Bosh was daydreaming about south beach all day after the all star break.

    W/E it's old news anyway. I'm not sold on Casey, I watched those games where he played Bargnani like 100 minutes.

    You guys are saying I can't wait when he gets talent. But, when guys are saying they felt like some of you overevaluate the talent. You guys get outraged and start defending the guys and say go fuck yourself.

    You say there's no talent on the team, yet you say Amir is playing like a man on fire.

    Which one is it!?

    Please enlighten me. I don't care if you call me a retarded fuck brain. Just tell me which one it is as well?

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    It's actually not like I haven't not watched only raptors games and watched other games. I literally have not seen a full quarter of any game all year.
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    I'm not sold on Casey, I watched those games where he played Bargnani like 100 minutes.
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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
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    lol - seriously.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Since when is being one of the worst trams in the league. Changing tthe culture.

    I seem to remember jay had us in fifth place at one point. What's Casey had us at best... 12th!?

    Answer me this if Bosh makes that tip in vs. G state, your opinion of Triano become what it is today?

    Don't lie either.

    As for Casey having more experience a bit absurd.

    For some of you it seems like you'd have an orgasm and would care about nothing else so long as Casey and Batum were part of the team.
    Actually we were tied for 1st in the league in mid-December this year for the first time in a very long time... maybe ever.
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