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Acie 04-18-2011 11:22 AM

Colangelo's Year End News Conference
 

creative1mm 04-18-2011 11:40 AM

Thanks

LX 04-18-2011 12:21 PM

some fine turd polishing. So much to be resolved. There really does seem to be a plan in place at least.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 04-18-2011 12:33 PM

Written account when available would be appreciated :)

Revolve 04-18-2011 12:38 PM

Like what BC said, personally I hope we resign him.

Raptors_ 04-18-2011 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Revolve (Post 531479)
Like what BC said, personally I hope we resign him.

ya same. Btw sweet pic! MO PETE!!!!!!!!!!!

Revolve 04-18-2011 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptors_ (Post 531481)
ya same. Btw sweet pic! MO PETE!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks man. Mo Pete is one of my all time favorite players, he's definitely no Jordan or LBJ but he played with heart and toughness when he was on the Raps. Sadly his career has gone majorly downhill since he left Toronto.

Raptors_ 04-18-2011 12:56 PM

does anyone has the full video of the BC press conference? i missed it cause i was at school.

Ligeia 04-18-2011 01:13 PM

I'm sure it will be posted on raptors.com later today. They've done so the last couple of years.

halphbreedballer 04-18-2011 01:21 PM

OMG I just watched BC defend AB & the fact that he doesn't rebound or play week side defense because he has the offence to worry about??

& that the team is in need of a C that can shot block & rebound so Andrea can be moved to the 4?

WTF!!!!

I don't like anything he is saying right now! I'm starting to lean towards moving on from BC...

LX 04-18-2011 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick, Wicked and Nasty! (Post 531477)
Written account when available would be appreciated :)

courtesy E Smith - LINK

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“There’s a lot to digest …”
“De-railed … Some of it by injuries … Some of it by a lack of talent, generally….”
“Good things happening” with young players”
Young players are now developed (more) after having a chance to cut their teeth…”

The young guys “enjoy playing togetjher and enjoy playing in Toronto…”
Season seat renewals and new season seat purchases are both up (at this time) over what they were last year and the year before …and he doesn’t believe it’s just because of the price decrease the Raptors announced a while back

Highlighting the good young pieces: (1) DeRozan. Had an incredible year in scoring and has a very bright future. Must improve his D and 3pt shooting. (2) Davis. After a slow start he has tuned into a guy that could/should be a double-double machine going forward in his career.
Colangelo thanked and noted his scouting department and management team for the last 2 drafts and the selections of DD and Davis

BC noted Bayless’ production as well - especially as a starter - and singled out Amir Johnson too … and the fact that he lived up to the contract that many were critical of last summer (when he re-signed). Colangelo also announced that Johnson will visit some foot and ankle specialists in the U.S. very soon

James Johnson - according

The enigma of all enigmas - to many of you - is Andrea … (But) … He’s proven to be a legitimate 20-point scorer in this league.”
He “clearly” has not improved his defence and play around the rim to the extent we’d like

Reggie Evans deserves an incredible amount of credit for what he was able to accomplish

Leandro Barbosa has seen specialists for his wrist but will not require surgery. Specialists are calling it non-operative … which is good news according to BC

“Andrea is not a good help-side / weak-side defender” … Thus, he notes, getting a legit 5 (center) to play alongside him or to bring some defence and rebounding to the front court would be a thought for ‘needs’ for the draft. Colangelo noted the 3-spot could be a thought as well … though J. Johnson showed some positive signs down the stretch. Overall team defence and 3-point shooting needs to improve too.

“Until I’m told otherwise” … He’s going to do the best he can for this team. “It’s business as usual”.
“I hope I’m back. I want to be back. I’m committed to Toronto and the country of Canada”

“Until my situation is resolved, I’m sure Jay’s (Triano) will remain unresolved.”
“Clearly he did everything we asked him to do this year. He stuck to that plan” … even if his reputation or record took a hit. Colangelo gave him a ton of credit for sticking to that plan and noted that the players have a true, genuine like and respect for Triano.
“If I’m not here, he deserves consideration as as a head coach.”

RE: Bargnani: What I do know we have is a considerable asset for this organization” … he’s in a difficult spot given that he’s “mis-cast” as the 5 on this team based on the personnel.
“I don’t know that he’s ever going to be a better defender … But can he be a better rebounder? Absolutely!”

Notes that Bargs doesn’t work on his rebounding as much as / like he should.
“He’s a match-up nightmare” for opposing teams and “I guarantee you he’s a focale point” of the game plan / scouting report from opposing teams.”
RE: Bargnani and potential trades overall - “I’m not afraid to admit when something doesn’t work”

He believes he’s proven in his career that he’s not shy about making moves

He calls the idea that he won’t move Bargnani ’cause AB was a #1 pick - utter “nonsense” - and he’ll dowhatever it takes to make this team/organization better
$9.026 million left on the Bosh trade exception
Said it’s “unlikely” that will be used NOW cause it could cut into the cap flexibility going forward. But never say never

RE: the uncertainty of his job and how if affects the young core and the team overall going forward … “There’s not a lot I can say” … he says he’s told the players what he expects going forward “IF (he’s) back.”

“It’s a business. I’m okay with it. I’ve chosen this life.”
He continued … that if he’s not back, he’ll “walk out of here with his head held high.”

Looking back at his time in Toronto he admits that this team may have had too much success too early in his tenure

“I’ll take my share of the blame” for doing some things to surround Chris Bosh with more, that didn’t work.”

RE: whether he thinks he deserves a new contract or not. “On a win-loss record, no” … But being a strong person in the community and being passionate about what he does should count. There’s more to it than just W-L record. In 16 years in the business he’s over .500 and knows the business inside and out. “I would say though, continuity in this business is pretty important.”
“Can I get better? Sure.”

LX 04-18-2011 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by halphbreedballer (Post 531496)
OMG I just watched BC defend AB & the fact that he doesn't rebound or play week side defense because he has the offence to worry about??

& that the team is in need of a C that can shot block & rebound so Andrea can be moved to the 4?

WTF!!!!

I don't like anything he is saying right now! I'm starting to lean towards moving on from BC...

I would say that the way he painted Bargnani as an "asset" showed that he might not be painting a pretty picture just to deflect criticism. Everything he said looked to be about framing the guy in terms of his value for other teams. I'm hoping that is where his mind is truly at anyway.

Dutches 04-18-2011 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 531500)
I would say that the way he painted Bargnani as an "asset" showed that he might not be painting a pretty picture just to deflect criticism. Everything he said looked to be about framing the guy in terms of his value for other teams. I'm hoping that is where his mind is truly at anyway.

yeah, no GM is gonna bad mouth a guy that they either believe in or want to trade. Making Bargs out as an asset is purely to keep his trade value (whatever it may be) up.

rapsmannn 04-18-2011 03:36 PM

wow sounds like he is prepared to trade Bargs,

which is huge mistake in my opinion, he gets better every year, I still think he hasn't reached his full potential, on offense and defense,

i would prefer to trade our first round pick for a Steph Curry, and go with Demar, Steph, Bargs core with defensive guys around them(steph would help us with the 3 point shooting)

don't know how Jose gets out of it every year even though he as been by far are worst defender for years,

again huge mistake throwing hte hammer down on Bargs and jettison him to another team

DuCa00795 04-18-2011 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by halphbreedballer (Post 531496)
OMG I just watched BC defend AB & the fact that he doesn't rebound or play week side defense because he has the offence to worry about??

& that the team is in need of a C that can shot block & rebound so Andrea can be moved to the 4?

WTF!!!!

I don't like anything he is saying right now! I'm starting to lean towards moving on from BC...

I agree 100% with what BC say's. Andrea score 1/5th of the teams points per game. He's obviously has to, but if he didn't have the burden of guarding the league's biggest men night in and night out he could focus more on everything. Look at Dirk, I know you guys hate the comparison, but in Dallas he's always only had to worry about the offense. They have surrounded him with guys like Eric Dampier (in the past), Tyson Chandler, etc.. So he doesn't have to be in charge of guarding the other teams arguably most aggressive player on the boards. Dirk isn't a good defender, but you don't see him taking heat because he has a big backing him up, guarding the paint.

I think if BC finds a center and moves Andrea the the PF spot we will se a big improvement in the way this team works.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 04-18-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by DuCa00795 (Post 531550)
I agree 100% with what BC say's. Andrea score 1/5th of the teams points per game. He's obviously has to, but if he didn't have the burden of guarding the league's biggest men night in and night out he could focus more on everything. Look at Dirk, I know you guys hate the comparison, but in Dallas he's always only had to worry about the offense. They have surrounded him with guys like Eric Dampier (in the past), Tyson Chandler, etc.. So he doesn't have to be in charge of guarding the other teams arguably most aggressive player on the boards. Dirk isn't a good defender, but you don't see him taking heat because he has a big backing him up, guarding the paint.

I think if BC finds a center and moves Andrea the the PF spot we will se a big improvement in the way this team works.

I agree. If only that Chandler for Jose trade actually happened :) I don't know how Davis and Amir fit into this but if Andrea is here next season I really think it needs to be at the 4 with a big 'traditional' center playing beside him.

DuCa00795 04-18-2011 03:52 PM

If we happened to get a traditional center, we'll see Davis and Amir coming off the bench playing some center. Reggie is most likely the first to go, even though the fans love him, he will not advance us because he is not an offensive threat. When our team is on offensive and Reggie is on the the court it's like 4 on 5 ha.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 04-18-2011 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DuCa00795 (Post 531556)
If we happened to get a traditional center, we'll see Davis and Amir coming off the bench playing some center. Reggie is most likely the first to go, even though the fans love him, he will not advance us because he is not an offensive threat. When our team is on offensive and Reggie is on the the court it's like 4 on 5 ha.

I'm guessing we'd have to trade Amir in a package to get a good center..unless one could be signed as an FA. I like Amir, but he and Davis make each other redundant and I think Davis has a higher ceiling.

halphbreedballer 04-18-2011 03:55 PM

Wow I can't believe you all are defending the little to no effort AB has been putting in on Defense & Rebounding...

Dude gets payed 10+ million to play halph assed IMO

& by BC backing him up makes him look halph assed himself IMO:sigh:

I do take into consideration that he did say AB was an asset, but I just get the feeling that BC is truly blinded by the potential of his enigma.

raptorchick 04-18-2011 03:55 PM

I don't see how any big-name C like Nene or Chandler is going to want to come to a rebuilding team when they're used to playing with perennial playoff teams. The only option realistically is write off next year and draft a C to develop, plus add a young C with some upside who maybe just needs some more minutes to show what he can do.


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