Colangelo seems like a smart enough guy, especially in the media relations sense. I think he could have said some other people, like Bargnani
or Calderon, or the new improved improved Chris Bosh, but you learn a lesson fro saying things like "best team on paper". He'd onl be putting pressure on those 3 guys.
So why not say it about a guy who will likely see very limited playing time in order to build up his confidence and say to him that he thinks he can make it in the NBA.
I only hope it's Bargnani
that can bring it the most. He said he's 260 lbs now. Maybe he can bring a little extra without being seemingly a Sam Mitchell basket case.