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.




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

Kyrie Irving

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).


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.


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.