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Old 11-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will Peja be next to wear a big smile while heading out of town? The big appeal to any trading partner (aside from the BS trotted out regarding how a contender could be interested in obtaining one of the leagueís bets 3-point shooters, because they will not be able to supply a time machine to complete such a deal) is going to be his expiring contract. But what can that bring back? Marcus Banks has a lesser expiring contract, and he allowed Colangelo to acquire Pejaís bigger expiring contract. So now I guess he uses Pejaís crazy deal to bring an even bigger expiring contract this way. We can keep getting more and more of nothing until we resemble any number of teams from last season, but this time there is no Lebron, nor any number of possible boobie prizes. So with any luck we can somehow engineer an acquiring of some draft picks and go from there. And to go along with that plan, they are going to have to stop with these three-game winning streaks already. I mean what is that? Have these guys been reading that word cloud set in jiggling block letters that gets used as a backdrop to all the produced player interviews. DETERMINATION. ENERGY. EVOLVE. AGGRESSION. CHARISMA.

CHARISMA? Like I say - itís a puzzle. And what is that Rogerís Ultimate View supposed to be? Other than a few quick shots of game action as viewed through a compound eye of some insect, framed of course by that damn blocky word cloud. I just canít understand what makes it ultimate. Maybe itís just me. Maybe this whole season is just going right over my head. Maybe I can no longer comprehend anything other than pick and roll or iso sets for Bosh. Maybe this team that supposedly demonstrates the appeal of ball movement on a regular basis, and yet struggles to get more than 20 assists in a game, is just too sublime. They have managed to get to the freethrow line a whole lot, which is some ball movement that I canít complain about. My biggest question to this point, is whether they can make that extra pass once teams stop fouling, and the refs blow the whistle a little less, as is the norm as any season progresses. There have been some positive signs, and personally I think a decision to shorten up the rotation could allow for some good trends to be expanded upon as far as passing is concerned. If these guys can capitalize on knowing each other and knowing how to get the job done together, as a tight group of 8, then they could have some very good stretches. But then there goes a high pick, not to mention it would require Triano to fulfill his job description as a head coach, and he just might not be ready to do more than be a great basketball mind yet at this point. I guess they could save that for next season.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not your best effort, although I can see the reason - we are all puzzled at this point.

Personally, I am most afraid of yet another "not-quite-playoffs" season that won't get us anywhere close to drafting the next star. BTW, seeing as how this is most likely going to be a lockout summer (and perhaps the whole season), getting a good lottery position would help us two drafts in a row!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOL at the Roger's Ultimate View... I was wondering if they made a mistake when they showed that during the game. I am confused.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not your best effort, although I can see the reason - we are all puzzled at this point.

Personally, I am most afraid of yet another "not-quite-playoffs" season that won't get us anywhere close to drafting the next star. BTW, seeing as how this is most likely going to be a lockout summer (and perhaps the whole season), getting a good lottery position would help us two drafts in a row!
there is some value in having your young players learn and grow within a winning culture.... not all is about the draft.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not your best effort, although I can see the reason - we are all puzzled at this point.

Personally, I am most afraid of yet another "not-quite-playoffs" season that won't get us anywhere close to drafting the next star. BTW, seeing as how this is most likely going to be a lockout summer (and perhaps the whole season), getting a good lottery position would help us two drafts in a row!
Hey since you bring that up... I can't imagine that will be the case.

anyone remember what the NHL did?
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there is some value in having your young players learn and grow within a winning culture.... not all is about the draft.
you really undervalue the draft. Your theory is fine if you already have a decent core of super young talent, but we could definitely benefit from another grade A talent type guy. and think about any great player this team has ever had. How did they join?
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Hey since you bring that up... I can't imagine that will be the case.

anyone remember what the NHL did?
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The loss of the 2004Ė05 season meant that there were no results on which to base the order of the 2005 entry draft. The league settled on a lottery system in which all teams had a weighted chance at the first pick, expected to be Sidney Crosby. The lottery was tilted so teams with fewer playoff appearances over the last three seasons and fewer number one overall picks over the last four seasons had a better chance of landing higher picks. The complete order was determined by the lottery, and the 2005 draft was conducted in a "snake" style, meaning in even rounds, the draft order was reversed. This system was an attempt to compromise between those who felt all teams should have had an equal chance at the first pick and those who felt only the weaker teams should have been in the running.
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thanks Mike.

That's actually a very good system IMO.
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you really undervalue the draft. Your theory is fine if you already have a decent core of super young talent, but we could definitely benefit from another grade A talent type guy. and think about any great player this team has ever had. How did they join?
I don't undervalue the draft, but I believe too much young talent gets spoiled if you're always losing.
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thanks Mike.

That's actually a very good system IMO.
But also one where weaker teams get better chances.

I agree that downright tanking is painful and is bad for morale, especially for young players, but I honestly see no way for us to build a great team in Toronto other than draft. A conundrum, to be sure.
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But also one where weaker teams get better chances.

I agree that downright tanking is painful and is bad for morale, especially for young players, but I honestly see no way for us to build a great team in Toronto other than draft. A conundrum, to be sure.
That's where a GM has to earn his money IMO.

Massive expirings and a TPE aren't much use unless we can turn them into SOMETHING of value.
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That's where a GM has to earn his money IMO.

Massive expirings and a TPE aren't much use unless we can turn them into SOMETHING of value.
I doubt any GM could turn those into a bona-fide young star to complement this roster.
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