everyone falls flat on their face the first time the play in the playoffs. EVERYONE. especially when it's a team as a whole that finally makes it after a long time absent like the Raptors
That being said, i fully expect the tune to change this year - depending on who we're playing of course.
I would be against an Artest type deal. I don't see Ron as a player who will be here for more than a few seasons even if a trade would be made. He just doesn't seem to have the right mentality to be high on Colangelo's list. Skill wise he does, but just not personality wise.
I'd rather not make a blockbuster move and just keep the nucleus growing.
That being said, Hoopsnation's suggestion is pretty good, but i don't think garbo, Dixon and a pick wouyld get it done.