I want the high pick, or the fact that it can be packaged and greatly improve one roster position. It's only a couple of months away.
Problem? Casey's system has been too effective. Nice surprise that we have a coach who can pull that off. The team is scrappy, like most of us like.
So now this team, even without Bargnani
playing the way he was has not sunk to a low enough level. And now he returns and I'm looking at some of these teams thinking we're only going to climb in the rankings. Win the lottery or it's 10th pick? 12th pick?
There's a shot at a playoff spot.
The Leafs have crapped the bed so bad, it's leaking on the floor. So a playoff spot would mean national media attention in Toronto (for a one round exit). It would also mean free agents could be shown progress.
So, by necessity, we may be out of the tank and building with cap space, moving assets and player development.