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    Default aren't we stuck in mediocrity?

    sure it's all fun now to see derozan's improved athleticism/agressiveness from last year, and the rookie (val), and lowry
    that novelty will soon wear thin.

    but aren't we stuck in mediocrity?

    a lot of people have us as the 8th seed if we're lucky (including most on this board), derozan and bargnani both don't play any defense, I don't think it is likely for us to get very good value for the players we want to get rid of (kleiza,calderon,bargnani,derozan,etc.) outside of valanciunas turning into a superstar exactly how are we supposed to get to the next level?


    I dunno, maybe I think about it too much, and should get another hobby? what do you guys think.

    I know b.c. is great at making something out of nothing but I don't think he has much to work with here to get us an elite player (all his own fault of course)

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    Very few teams reach that "next level", and if they do it takes many many years. I think that even being stuck in mediocrity for a few years, making 8th, 7th or even 6th seed would be great for the franchise. Bringing in consistent playoff games for the players is great, it also allows the organization to have the opportunity to invest more into the Raptors considering the extra money you'd get from reaching the playoffs.

    Also constantly maintaining this "mediocrity" will push the Raptors away from being "losers". So Toronto would become a more attractive location. For example a team like the Bulls, Pacers, Trailblazers etc.. are considered teams which can win, and having that label alone is great for a franchise.

    The Raptors aren't even a 20 year old franchise, any sort of improvement will be great for the future. If you're expecting a championship within this generation of players then you're going to have a tough time supporting this team!

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    We will continue to gradually move up the standings as our young guys improve and then a bigtime FA will come along and go "Hey! the raptors are badass lemme join them and help them win a championship". Bang! there you go, i'm dead serious btw. It may sound silly but its how it will/should play out

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    What the heck is this thread?

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    How can we be stuck in mediocrity when we haven't reached it yet

    HOW ABOUT WE GET TO MIDSEASON BEFORE WE MAKE JUDGMENTS
    TORONTOOOOOO RAPTORSSSSSS

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Very few teams reach that "next level", and if they do it takes many many years. I think that even being stuck in mediocrity for a few years, making 8th, 7th or even 6th seed would be great for the franchise. Bringing in consistent playoff games for the players is great, it also allows the organization to have the opportunity to invest more into the Raptors considering the extra money you'd get from reaching the playoffs.

    Also constantly maintaining this "mediocrity" will push the Raptors away from being "losers". So Toronto would become a more attractive location. For example a team like the Bulls, Pacers, Trailblazers etc.. are considered teams which can win, and having that label alone is great for a franchise.

    The Raptors aren't even a 20 year old franchise, any sort of improvement will be great for the future. If you're expecting a championship within this generation of players then you're going to have a tough time supporting this team!
    I don't like your sentiments here because it's not even true. I know these teams are rare, but goddammit why can't we be one of those teams that catch fire in a bottle.

    OKC - drafted durant, westbrook
    BOS - Big 3 came together, before that they were a lottery team
    LAK - They retool and take big risks every couple of years

    Doesn't it feel like a rip-off to follow a franchise that won't take risks to obtain a higher level of talent. Im a go big or go home kind of guy.......

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    How can we be stuck in mediocrity when we haven't reached it yet

    HOW ABOUT WE GET TO MIDSEASON BEFORE WE MAKE JUDGMENTS
    well everyone is guilty of this, just ask them who they think will be in the playoffs. there isn't anything wrong with speculating imo.

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