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Old 07-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
Doug Smith in his blog today broke down the Tax issue and said,don't expect the Toronto Raptors to be a tax team anytime in the near future. Last season
nine teams paid taxes and only three won a playoff round. Mind you 2 of those teams were the Celtics & Lakers.I didn't know this but the Knicks payed an astounding 20 million in taxes and that got them a whoping 23 wins.20 million? WOW,Talk about piss poor management! I knew they went over but that's rediculous even for them especially for what they got out of it.

http://thestar.blogs.com/raptors/
Spending over the luxury tax threshold doesn't guarantee you success but as the Celtics and Lakers showed, it can work. Its all a matter of how good the GM is at identifying talent. Personally I'm not so sure then need to spend much more money. They're not going to get a big time wing player with the MLE.
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