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How much time do Triano/Colangelo have?

The Jay Triano and Bryan Colangelo combination are on the verge of a dubious honor in Raptors history. At this point, it’s natural to wonder just how long these two can partner in their quest to return the Raptors to respectability.

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Beyond the Raptors: Kevin McElroy & The Knicks

In order to give Arsenalist a break from his insane-post-a-day commitment, I had the chance to sit down with Kevin McElroy, ├╝ber blogger from the ESPN TrueHoop Affiliate Knickerblogger, to talk about the Knicks, the Eastern Conference and the Raptors

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Rudderless

Lack of direction, blowing in the wind, a spinning compass.

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Bye-Bye Bosh

Another Raptors star opts to leave the first chance he gets.

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Beyond the Raptors: Dallas Mavericks

Another week before the Raptors start a manic month or so of activity, so until then, we will talk a little ball about the Mavs, Dirk, Beaubois and Bosh (and maybe a lil Turk).

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Winners spend well over the tax

The eight teams that remain in the playoffs spent an average of $80.0 million this year. And only Atlanta spend less than $75 million. We can conclude that we likely need to spend in Colangelo’s “higher than that” category to be a contender.

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The Raptors, Chris Bosh, and the salary cap

The Raptors will no doubt renounce the rights to O’Bryant, Wright and Nesterovic thus freeing up a cap-hold of $5.57M. This amount would otherwise be counted against the cap when making any transactions. The only question is whether they will renounce Amir Johnson or not. His cap-hold is $7.88M.