Leiweke says Raptors built poorly
Old 10-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As for the Raptors, he said it was tough to build an NBA team on the fly because of salary cap restrictions.

Luck and skill are needed in drafting players, plus intelligence in signing other players.

"To be honest with you, we haven't done that here. And I'm not blaming anybody. Now the blame's on us."

He dismissed the belief that NBA players don't want to come to Toronto. And he said the current roster is "ticked off" that some pundits are already writing them off.

"They're out to prove something this year," he said of the Raptors, who open their season Wednesday.

Build a winning culture and players will come to Toronto, he added.
Tim Leiweke says Toronto Raptors built poorly - CBC Sports - Basketball - NBA
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I heard him getting a real nice shot at Bryan, indirectly. Tim and Sid played a clip. He said this team was out of the playoffs forever, in desperate need of an infusion of draft talent, and didn't have a pick, a situation that is not easy to accomplish.

He also compared Rob Ford to Tommy Boy.
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I heard him getting a real nice shot at Bryan, indirectly. Tim and Sid played a clip. He said this team was out of the playoffs forever, in desperate need of an infusion of draft talent, and didn't have a pick, a situation that is not easy to accomplish.

He also compared Rob Ford to Tommy Boy.
Interesting.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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he always takes shots at BC, they clearly didn't get along too well, wonder if there was some history between them since BC's time in phoenix or maybe even with colangelo senior ...

that being said, he keeps sending these mixed signals, if we're not built properly, how can we be out there to prove something? Prove what, that we're built properly, or that we are not? Confused ...
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“Now, think about this for a second: We hadn’t been in the playoffs in forever, we weren’t in the playoffs this past year, and we had zero draft picks,” he said. “That is hard to do. That is really good work, right there.”
MLSE president Tim Leiweke promises Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup parade, says Rob Ford is like ‘Tommy Boy’
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lieweke is a douche, bc didn't do well but at least he handled everything with class, and he left this team with assets that we didn't have when bc took over the team in 06
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lieweke is a douche, bc didn't do well but at least he handled everything with class, and he left this team with assets that we didn't have when bc took over the team in 06
BC didn't have assets when he came here in '06? That's news to me... He had the #1 pick in the draft... an all-star in Bosh... a decent PG in Jose... and a whole lot of cap room.
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BC didn't have assets when he came here in '06? That's news to me... He had the #1 pick in the draft... an all-star in Bosh... a decent PG in Jose... and a whole lot of cap room.
he had one asset (bosh). Jose at the time was an unknown for the most part and nobody really gave him much thought which is why he went out and traded for Ford. The #1 pick, sure an obvious asset but in one of the worst drafts in history so the pick he made looking at the talent there.....I have no problem with it even now. And he turned that team into a 47 win team, and we went to the playoffs 2 straight years.

IMO we overachieved the first year and made a lot of people think we were better then we were, including him.
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he had one asset (bosh). Jose at the time was an unknown for the most part and nobody really gave him much thought which is why he went out and traded for Ford. The #1 pick, sure an obvious asset but in one of the worst drafts in history so the pick he made looking at the talent there.....I have no problem with it even now. And he turned that team into a 47 win team, and we went to the playoffs 2 straight years.

IMO we overachieved the first year and made a lot of people think we were better then we were, including him.
Since we got TJ in a trade we actually had TWO assets.... CV was the other one.

At the time the Toronto job was very desirable. I don't buy that "poor BC" had to struggle to make things happen. He had his chances and he made poor decisions time and time again.
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lieweke is a douche, bc didn't do well but at least he handled everything with class, and he left this team with assets that we didn't have when bc took over the team in 06
Check your facts mannn, don't go carpian on us ...
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TL tells it like it is. He doesn't sugar coat anything. This team IS poorly put together.
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Check your facts mannn, don't go carpian on us ...
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TL isn't a douche for commenting on the teams past. Should he beat around the bush and LIE instead? He is truthful and everyone can agree with what he said. We were complete shit with Colangelo.
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TL isn't a douche for commenting on the teams past. Should he beat around the bush and LIE instead?
I'd prefer him looking forward rather then run down what was done in the past when he wasn't here. Obviously you have to address the past failures to a degree but imo this doesn't help anything.
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TL isn't a douche for commenting on the teams past. Should he beat around the bush and LIE instead? He is truthful and everyone can agree with what he said. We were complete shit with Colangelo.
I have no idea how anyone can think anything other than this.
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I don't think a modicum of class would hurt.

No need to constantly run down the previous executives.

Surely, it would be wiser to focus that energy on the here and now.
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I don't think a modicum of class would hurt.

No need to constantly run down the previous executives.

Surely, it would be wiser to focus that energy on the here and now.
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Say the past has been difficult and we're now turning the page. It's about moving forward. No point in saying we've been shit............we all know this. it helps nobody
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lieweke is a douche, bc didn't do well but at least he handled everything with class, and he left this team with assets that we didn't have when bc took over the team in 06
really? please explain Telfair for a second round pick??? BC threw around seconds like quarters to the homeless.
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really? please explain Telfair for a second round pick??? BC threw around seconds like quarters to the homeless.
it was a late second..... but his tenure was marred with poor decisions.

How on earth we missed out on Lillard, Barnes and Drummond I'll never forgive..... even if Ross turns out to be very good.
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