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    Default Making the case for continue building than re-building

    http://dinonationblog.blogspot.ca/20...ggins-and.html

    Nice article i came across on Dino nation blog. Writer is saying that instead of gutting the Raptors and going into tank mode to put themselves in a position to draft Wiggins, why not continue to build and convince Wiggins to sign with the Raptors on his next contract.

    Agree or Disagree?

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    http://dinonationblog.blogspot.ca/20...ggins-and.html

    Nice article i came across on Dino nation blog. Writer is saying that instead of gutting the Raptors and going into tank mode to put themselves in a position to draft Wiggins, why not continue to build and convince Wiggins to sign with the Raptors on his next contract.

    Agree or Disagree?
    Problem is he would be a restricted free agent. Assuming he is as good as advertised, unless he turned down $80+M to take the qualifying offer, it would be 5 years to sign him. Then, assuming he did not turn down the contract extension, it would be another 4-5 years. Then it would require him leaving money on the table (upwards of $20M).

    I don't feel good about those odds.
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    Team ball is always the right thing to do. :-D

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    http://dinonationblog.blogspot.ca/20...ggins-and.html

    Nice article i came across on Dino nation blog. Writer is saying that instead of gutting the Raptors and going into tank mode to put themselves in a position to draft Wiggins, why not continue to build and convince Wiggins to sign with the Raptors on his next contract.

    Agree or Disagree?
    Winning the lottery is a huge risk as it requires tanking and luck. And some elite players moved in free agency/trades before they won their first title (Shaq, KG, Allen, Gasol, Lebron, Bosh, Kidd, Drexler for example).

    So there is some merit in waiting for the elite talent to come to you, and with Wiggins there is a good chance that he would want to come back home.

    However just because he's Canadian means jack sh!t these days. Nash burned us to play for the Lakers and was offered $12M a year at the age of 38.

    So either way it's a gamble. The problem is that the Raptors need talent badly. So even if they don't get Wiggins there are a lot of potential studs in the 2014 draft that could end up being elite. So from that perspective taking for '14 still makes a lot more sense.

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    I don't buy the underlying premise that Toronto would have some sort of home-court advantage in attracting these guys all else being equal.

    Two, free agency is a mug's game. You might be able to attract the odd guy here and there but landing free agents is tough. Even if you have a good team. Look at Dallas and its pursuit of Deron Williams last summer. Chicago tried for years to attract a top tier free agent and failed. New York could only land Stoudemire despite being NEW YORK.

    The most immediate issue is the reality that this team sucks and doesn't have single player that is an all-star, let alone an elite player. Alas, no one on the current roster has given us any reason to believe this will change anytime soon (other than maybe Val). They need a couple of young guys at this level before they move out rebuilding mode.

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    What he is proposing is the 2nd option, the 2nd option can always be tried. It does not need to get in the way of the 1st option.


    ...in fact, my money is the 2nd option will be tried/(used for leverage), regardless, when we get to that juncture.

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    Tanking/rebuilding now vs signing Wiggins (or some other star FA) later aren't mutually exclusive. You don't have to do one and not