It's strange that they had points 1 and 2 down, yet totally went the way of point 3. For years i thought Det was a well managed and built team. The team, the coach(es), the system... man it was all there. This is all what makes the change in direction so baffling.
I've always thought the Raptors
were never in the position to expect to have long term success with the prototypical NBA superstar type. It's just not going to fly here for reasons that we've become well used to over the years. We really HAVE to take a team approach much like the Pistons did a few years ago. It seems like pretty much the only way.