Something just dawned on me, do you think BC/Casey went full "playoffs or bust!" because they knew their jobs are on the line, and that's why they went HARD after Lowry and Gay?
BC always says what people want to hear during the offseason but the way he was talking about "building the right way" and whatnot, I thought he finally got it into his dense skull what it took to build a team. A few months later he's negated any and all financial flexibility with the DD deal and Gay contract.
I guess what I'm trying to say is please fire BC and Casey and get some competent people in here. Please.
It's Casey, dude. He's coaching to save his job.
Also, when have the raptors ever done anything that makes sense? We're the NBA equivalent of the Cleveland Browns.
I actually think Jerry Sloan would make a better GM than Phil Jackson. Sloan's teams always seemed to overachieve without MVP talent on his rosters (minus the Stockton/Malone years). And I'm sure his voice was integral when drafting/trading for players. I would reach out to him in that regard.
"I won't shoot 5 for 19 again...." - DeFrozen (in theaters now)
I dunno about hiring these guys who have been out of basketball for some time. Not to mention they were coaches and aren't familiar with the whole selling aspect needed as a general manager. I think of either one of these guys more as an associate or adviser, kind of like the way the Raptors used Jack McCloskey in the past.
- Instant credibility with free agents, agents, your own players
- They have a good/great eye for coaches, GMs, scouts, etc.
- They understand how winning basketball organizations function
- They understand the importance of delegation and hiring people to shore up their own weaknesses (every great head coach is surrounded by great assistants)
None of those items are present in Toronto at the moment.
BC has done a remarkable job as GM of the raptors. Has he made mistakes, sure but he has cleaned them up pretty well. He also got Amir Johnson for basically nothing, a fact that is overlooked by many.
He drafted Bargs in a weak draft, in fact other then Gay, Aldridge, Rondo and Foye everyone else is out of the league that came out of that draft, is out of the league as far as I know.
All the players he drafted were non-polished high ceiling type players, I think BC deserves another 3 years so we can see his pieces fully develop.
Also if he gets the boot, Stefanski takes over.
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