Originally Posted by JM
Depends who you ask really.
For those that think tanking is a sure fire way to rebuild in the NBA then sure. I, as a bunch of people will know, do not. I more or less think it's completely ineffective actually with only a couple times working in history.
Toronto has nothing to play for really. They aren't going to win an NBA Championship. Best they can do is put on the best performance they can and attempt to prove they aren't just another NBA punching bag or the "Washington Generals" to the NBA Powerhouses.
The Raptors traded away their 2 "best" players and got better. One they even got assets for shockingly enough and the other they got guys that are now anchoring their bench which have actually helped a lot. I said when they traded Gay that the team was going to get better and if they were serious about getting a top draft pick then they probably shouldn't have done that. The Raptors are showing right now what a young inspired team can do. The Raptors for the first time in a while may actually be giving free agents a reason to want to play there. They still may not come, as it still is Toronto where it's cold and you have to pay taxes twice but they may think about it a bit more.
i didn't read this post and i'm just going to respond to the "best" comment you made because no one in the fucking world acted like Rudy Gay or Bargs were positives and every single fucking person mentioned they were both addition by subtraction moves. you were the one pissed about the Rudy trade because you thought they should get something back for a terrible team player when everyone else was talking about how it was an addition move by subtraction. Yes I know you mentioned they would get better, but so did most people. Same with the Bargs trade.
edit: and i'm aware you put it in quotes to show that you never thought they were the best either, but no one else thought they were as well.