This is a juicy discussion for us Toronto Raptors
fans and let me start by saying,this is NO
1. Keep all coaching staff/management and Evaluate them after the 2012/13 season. If Toronto finishes amongst the three worst teams in the NBA and lands OKC the #2 or #3 draft pick,clean house. If the Raptors
finish worse than 10th in the Eastern Conference,do not extend Bryan Colangelo's contract. Otherwise keep Dwayne Casey and his coaching staff. Fire Maurizio Gherardini immediately regardless of any outcome.
2. Put Andrea Bargnani
on the trade block,include a prospect like Terrence Ross and/or Ed Davis in a package deal. If possible,mask a bad contract as well like Linas Kleiza's or Landry Fields,along with a second round pick. Trade Jose Calderon
around the deadline when his contract is less expensive and when title contending teams could use him for a deep playoff run. Pursue a decent SF/SG or even PF. I'm thinking PF Paul Millsapp (then resign him) and SF Marvin Williams from Utah as a reasonable acquisition,but aim big for a player like Rudy Gay. If not,pursue Harrison Barnes in Golden State and David Lee.
3. For now,cut the rotation to 9 man (10 if emergency). Keep the opening day starting line up,except demote Fields to the bench for Kleiza and Bargnani
for Amir Johnson. Utilize Bargnani
effectively as a 6th man (sort of like Manu Ginobili,Jason Terry in Dallas,Harden in OKC) who gets starter minutes if he's having a good game offensively. Let Calderon, Davis,Fields,Bargnani (Ross) operate as the 9 man rotation players off the bench. Eliminate the two point guard system.