To me this isnt a panic thread, truthfully i dont follow the raps and basketball like i follow all other sports but i pay attention to toronto sports very closely, im very unbiased in this situation. The star player contradicts everything the new regime wants in their players.
Trading Bargnani to me is a must and really shouldnt be that big of a deal, they can finish 13th in the east with or without him
Trade Bargs !!! Im tired of seeing him play !
TRADE EVERYONE ELSE !
One thing about losers, is they always have an excuse. Just so happens, ours is injuries right now... we have one of the best b/u PG's in the league, and a decent depth #3 PG. As for Fields' injury, it's actually been addition by subtraction, and Alan Anderson is escentially a D'leaguer getting touch and hitting shots. I'd hazzard to guess there's likely a number of D'league players that could come up and be one of the 8 best players on this team.
I say we let this team continue to gel some before we throw in the towel. Lowry has played less then 4 games, and he had us in each game that he finished.
Just trade Bargnani then go from there.
I don't think a trade is out of line but I'm not quite ready to see the whole team go. Frankly we have to stop throwing a team out there with such a glaring hole as we have in Fields. If we want to compete we can't keep starting bench players.
this team has been **** for years. This is not an overreaction at all. this is a build up of frustration over the past few years and you could have predicted this start even though we hide our doubts with our preseason optimism. I don't care if we make it to the playoffs- first round exit. book it. the current state of this team are glorified bench players pretending to be starters and a lame duck GM who hasn't had a significant off-season acquisition in years.
Even if they turn it around this season and finish around 42-42, this does not warrant an extension to BC. I am fine with keeping Derozan now, since he's shown a little more and practically untradeable for the time being due to the contract extension. we need to clean house.
Some of you guys had this thread written before the season started. It was just copy and paste after that. ;)
Fan bases force management decisions (ask Ron Wilson and Brian Burke). We let 'em know we're pissed, maybe they do something. Say nothing... and I'll be cutting and pasting to start next season too;)
Besides, they just worked their ***** off against the Jazz. The timing is weird.
Anyone who thought this team was going to turn around overnight is naive or dreaming or both at the same time.
THAT's what "early in the season" means to this team. They need time. They may not get there but you can't possibly judge yet.