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Number 2. I can understand your concern as the financial aspect is curious in its current state. Though we do have to account for the fact that there remains 3 weeks untill the trade deadline. That a lot of time to make trades and who knows, you may see Bargs gone and maybe even DeRozan. Nobody is safe. I will bet good money that the Raptors financial situation will be a lot more clear come Feb 21st.
Number 3, I understand where you are cominig from and part of me feels the same way. Though I am confident this will be a good move and one of the big reasons why the turn around begins here.
I can understand the trepidation of fans to get behind this deal, although I'm not really confident we were going anywhere with Ed Davis or the cap space from Jose's expiring either. I personally think the Rudy Gay deal could provide a higher ceiling for this group, even if I'm not super confident in their ability to reach it. It is a roll of the dice that I really don't mind Colangelo making right now.
What woud be your plan if you were GM? Would you tank? Would you build through the draft?
After seeing years of cap space being used to overpay for players and draft picks yielding small returns, trades seem like a good bet as any to try and turn things around. The core age of our team going forward is very young. Jonas, Gay, DeRozan & Lowry are all under the age of 26. Lots of opportunity for growth and development.
I'm not saying winning a championship is easy, but the method to becoming a contender seems clear in its avenues. It's clear that you need a long-term blue print to how you are going to get there. Colangelo has shown no long-term plan year after year. That's what us fans are tired of, and this deal is the straw that broke the camel's back. We're not beating a dead horse, Colangelo is doing that.
Last edited by magikmc; 01-31-2013 at 04:04 PM.
The salary is only my secondary concern with this deal, but when you look at the players on this roster, and see that we could be in the luxury tax next year, it is cringe-worthy. I'd like at least 1 all-star if we're paying these guys so much $$$. I really hope Barfnani can be dealt
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The Raps have done numerous trades over BC's tenure where they "landed the best player in the deal" but it doesn't result in anything other then the same results or losing assets. Isn't it reasonable to question another one of these trades when there are some question marks about compatability and how much of an impact player Gay actually is? Not to mention the financial hit which is a minor afterthought to me in comparison to the direction of the team.
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