Recognize that when Colangelo speaks of their "plan", he's not talking about some immediate leap to relevance. This year looks like another holding pattern, just another step up from last year with a shot at the playoffs. But something is likely going to happen in the next 12 months to make Derozan your clear 3rd/4th offensive option.
i.e. I would expect Jose's expiring along with the fact that there are extra parts like Kleiza and the Amir/Davis question to produce a stud a 3. And for those who don't like Fields at $6.25 mil, we've seen Colangelo move Hedo at 10 mil, so I would not be to concerned at the time when the Raps decide it is time to contend.
We may not be in a tank, but we are clearly still in an early climb until.....
I know that playe x is stil an unknown, but can you picture something like this playing Casey's system?
Lowry 14/5/8 (5 tool player)
DD 13/5/2 (defensive focus)
stud 20/5/4 (go to guy)
Bargnani 17/6/2 (floor spreader, but still rebounds like a little girl)
JV 12/10/2/2 (defensive focus)