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DDUnreal 05-07-2011 08:59 PM

Hope for Contention
 
With all the uncertainty of this franchise, whether it be the ownership (which could be a positive), the GM, the coach, our draft pick in this weak draft & our developing players. Does anyone actually see us able to develop like a team like the Thunder did? We have some pieces but I just can't imagine a team being built that can make a decent run in the playoffs. Anyone feel the same way?:sigh::sigh::sigh::sigh:

simplycrazy 05-07-2011 09:17 PM

I think we can develop a team like the thunder did, but it'll take longer than the thunder, because we don't have a supertalent like durant. My only worry is having our good pieces buy into a few more seasons of development.

js12 05-07-2011 09:24 PM

I don't see that playoff run anytime soon.

A playoff contender usually has one super-star and a complementary player, or several stars. Bargnani and DeRozan are good third options for any contending teams, but are not stars yet. I doubt that our draft pick will turn into a superstar.

This roster has potential, but the Raptors front office must acquire pieces before young assets' contracts expire. In other words, when DeRozan's contract is expiring, there must be damn good reason to re-sign in Toronto.

DDUnreal 05-07-2011 09:39 PM

Another point I forgot to mention is I have no confidence in us actually taking the time to rebuild properly (by the thunder model), & our young core all staying together( IE. Eddy D, DD, future picks).

Aamir 05-07-2011 10:50 PM

I wonder if Irving or Williams are superstar talent. Not from what I've been hearing though... :sigh:

LX 05-07-2011 11:12 PM

The Thunder, and the Sonics before them, sucked for a long time. If we can't feel confident that this team will ever be any good, then it's time to stop being a fan. A change in ownership could make a huge difference. Draft picks can make a huge difference.

StartingBench 05-09-2011 10:05 AM

I think this season and possibly next season will mark the lowest times since our innaugural season. So it's tough to think of this team as a contender. But we have a bunch of good young pieces which don't make a championship team. But we have capspace and assets that we could use over the next couple of years to get better.

Also, this was a tanking year. As much as I like to think Triano really sucks, I think he really did make decisions that favoured development over wins.

jeffb 05-09-2011 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 536624)
I wonder if Irving or Williams are superstar talent. Not from what I've been hearing though... :sigh:

What does it matter, we're not getting either of them.

Don Vito 05-09-2011 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 536974)
What does it matter, we're not getting either of them.

Says who? The draft lottery didn't happen yet.

jeffb 05-09-2011 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 536975)
Says who? The draft lottery didn't happen yet.

Just a guess ;)

LX 05-09-2011 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 536976)
Just a guess ;)

Nice. It should be a cinch to get number one then, if your past guesses are any indication.:5fj8zp:

Don Vito 05-09-2011 10:24 AM

Whoever we draft we should just trade them. This is a weak draft and I wouldn't want to bother with any of these players.

jeffb 05-09-2011 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 536979)
Nice. It should be a cinch to get number one then, if your past guesses are any indication.:5fj8zp:

Lol we'll see in a couple weeks. But maybe I just have a lack of confidence in our luck.

Don Vito 05-09-2011 10:31 AM

If we don't trade this pick... we are doomed, unless its Derrick Williams.

Aamir 05-09-2011 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 536980)
Whoever we draft we should just trade them. This is a weak draft and I wouldn't want to bother with any of these players.

Not even your boy Kimba? lol


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