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Old 01-09-2014, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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started a new blog and wrote a piece about the team's current situation

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first post and you want me to click that? Just saying.. cut and paste and quote some.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In a historically bad season for the Eastern Conference, and an upcoming draft class which has been compared to the draft of 2003, what does Masai Ujiri do?

As of today, only the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers would make the playoffs in the Western Conference. On the flipside, only the LA Lakers, Sacramento Kings, and Utah Jazz would miss the playoffs in the East. The Eastern Conference is so bad that the leader of the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors north of the border, have been hovering around .500 as of late. The division's supposed contenders, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, have been remained at the bottom for most of the season.

This is the dilemma that Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri currently faces. Since the trade of Rugdy Gay, the team has played better, to the surprise of some, but not to the surprise of many others. By shedding the ball hogging small forward's massive contract to the Sacramento Kings, the team's other players have elevated their play, likely due to more touches, more shots, and more ball movement. Kyle Lowry is playing as well as he was during his peak with the Houston Rockets. Jonas Valanciunas is playing like the untouchable piece that he was, under former general manager Bryan Colangelo. So with a playoff spot and home court advantage in its sight, does Masai Ujiri slow down his trade negotiations and let the team continue to win? The Toronto Raptors have recently beat some of the NBA's best, including the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers, and have shown the potential to reach the 2nd round of the playoffs, albeit due to the weak Eastern Conference. This has earned coach Dwane Casey the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month award for December.


The franchise's fan base has remained loyal due to its lack of success in recent years. The team last made the playoffs in 2008 and its followers are starving for meaningful games in late April, perhaps even at the cost of mortgaging their long-term playoff contention hopes.
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It is plausible for the Raptors to slowly add key parts to their current core, while assembling a winner, and eventually enticing Wiggins to come to Toronto after his rookie contract finishes. Wiggins has already stated his desire to play for his hometown team at some point in his career. If the Toronto Raptors can't draft Wiggins, why not build a winning situation, one in which stars look for, and sign him in his prime?
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Untouchable, you say?
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Untouchable, you say?
Why not quote the entire sentence:

Jonas Valanciunas is playing like the untouchable piece that he was, under former general manager Bryan Colangelo.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice read JJ, welcome to RF
He man nothing personal. Another forum I use people put in bad trojan links all the time and you would be nuts to click unknown links from twoplustwo.
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