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How much time do Triano/Colangelo have?

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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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Rudderless

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

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Beyond the Raptors: Dallas Mavericks

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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

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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

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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.

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Lowered Expectations

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Wolves fans can relate with the current Raptors situation. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily help you.

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Toronto Raptors Morning Coffee March 22

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The Celtics are 3-0 so far this season against the Raptors, and there’s a simple reason why: The team just can’t defend anyone. Jay Triano really doesn’t seem to have figured it out.