Originally Posted by LX
You need stars, but a team deep in two way players that play hard together can get a team a long way towards big goals while stars are still developing. I'll agree that they need to make a bona fide hit in the draft, and they'll need to make further additions beyond that. But I've seen plenty of teams that went far without a superstar. The Pistons won like crazy in this decade. Indiana had Reggie Miller and a bunch of guys not unlike what is here. Cleveland in the 90's had an elite team that only Jordan could beat, and they were simply well-balanced without much elite talent. This team is looking like it is taking a step in the right direction. Now let's hope they straighten out ownership and get a little lucky.
I could see the Raptors
turning into a team like the Atlanta Hawks. Lots of good talent, and a few guys that are occasional all stars.
A team like that is a big free agent signing away from being a title contender. Atlanta + CP3 is a damn good team.
Hopefully there will be a little more stability over the next few years. I think that teams like Atlanta really need stability to maximize their talent.