Seven Teams in a rut
Old 08-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Winning percentages, last five seasons (2008-13): .402, .488, .268, .348, .415
Biggest mistake, last five seasons: Signing Hedo Turkoglu to a 5-year/$53 million contract in 2009.

Past: The Raptors have experienced some of the NBA’s longest stagnation this century as they have not advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 2000-01 and they’ve only been over .500 once in the past ten seasons. They botched their chance to obtain relevancy when they drafted Andrea Bargnani No. 1 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. Bargnani never developed into the elite offensive center the team imagined and Toronto recently unloaded Bargnani on the New York Knicks for a package centered around sharp-shooter Steve Novak. Last season, the team dug their heels deeper into the middle of the road when they acquired Rudy Gay. This move made the team better, but nowhere near championship caliber and Toronto found itself again on the playoff fringe.

Future: The Raptors are now under the control of former Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri and some of his moves this summer signal a new direction for the organization. This must be a welcome sign for Toronto fans who haven’t had much to cheer for in a while. But it most likely won’t be a quick turnaround with the amount of bad contracts the team still has on the books.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the freshest take on the Raptors I have read this summer wow so much info we never knew or even talked about!!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is the freshest take on the Raptors I have read this summer wow so much info we never knew or even talked about!!!
It's dead as fuck in here, at least it's something.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's definitely a Leo Rautins esq piece.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's dead as fuck in here, at least it's something.
Lol Jeff make a new pole question thread?
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There are a lot more than 7 teams in a rut.

At least most of our contracts only have 1-2 years left aside from DeRozan.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's dead as fuck in here, at least it's something.
I might get crabby but I appreciate the articles Jeffb, sometimes redundant but your right, at least the forum continues to be active.

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the forum continues to be active.
or Jeffb gets more posts
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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2 out of the three options in the article for becoming a contender involve high picks and young talent
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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.268, .348, .415
continue the trending sequence
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Can't wait tell Bargnani becomes a distant memory. I'm still amazed that I spent so long believing he will get it and turn his game around.
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Can't wait tell Bargnani becomes a distant memory. I'm still amazed that I spent so long believing he will get it and turn his game around.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What if Monotony is your middle name and you only like monotonous things?
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