Originally Posted by carp
Disagree with the 'other Bankiz' on a couple things.... We don't need more rookies, and Colangelo and Casey have been on record saying we're too young. MKG isn't a better fit than Beal. Casey is on record saying shooting is our biggest need, and Beal is considered the best pure shooter in the draft. MKG and DD are an awful pairing on the wing despite their individual values. Finally, the SA example is an extremely poor one. Yeah, those guys were all picked, but those teams weren't so young and inexperienced either.
Toronto isn't going to win the championship in a couple of years,
Even if the sign a few veterans or non rookies,they way the team is built now if they make the playoffs next season (a big IF) they'll get swept by Bulls, Heat
They need to think 3-5 years from now.
OKC for example has been working on their blueprint since 07 when they drafted Durant,5 years later they're favored to advance to the West Finals. Their plan began to blossom 3 years after Durant was drafted.
That's Toronto & the BC regime's problem,it seems like they have no plan. The Raptors
don't even have a legit player/star to build around yet. Whether traded or kept, he's drafted 7 big men (Power Fowards/Centers) and 1 shooting guard during his tenure as GM. Not one legitimate small forward or point guard,coincidentally those are the two positions they are lacking in the most.
Also Roy Hibbert (All Star), Goran Drajic, Jared Dudley , Norris Cole & Jonas Jerebiko notably were all taken with Toronto's pick (many of which were late first or second round picks) traded away by BC. I'm pretty sure ALL of you would take at least two of those players on the Raptors
now...oh yeah, all Toronto has to show for that is James Johnson and the TPE (if they still have it)
I'm not suggesting anything like Toronto needs to dump BC but whatever his plan was,should've been in effect by now and I don't buy the Chris Bosh
leaving excuse,that possibility was well known in advance.