Originally Posted by Magic
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.
You really need to control the use of "everyone" and "no one". Your opinion or the opinion of the few you read/hear are not everyone. You do not know what everyone thinks. Sorry not sorry.
Anyway, several people on this site talked about how operation tank was underway when the Raptors traded Gay. They can chose to identify themslves if they wish, I don't care enough to look back but certainly not most people and definitely not everyone was saying the Raptors were better now that they traded Gay.
As for Bargnani. If you took a pool throughout Toronto at the start of last season for who Toronto's best player was, Bargnani would have won the poll. He was regarded as their best player. Those that know enough to know better know's he's garbage and that their best interest was him not being on the team. Same with Gay at the start of this season.
I said they had no need to trade him and should only do so if they were getting something useful for him. I don't see how any of that can be disputed now. They are going to get a worse pick now because they traded Gay. They should still be building towards 2015 when they have like only 12 million locked up in contracts and whether Gay opts in or out next year, that has no baring on 2015. They have stalled their "rebuild" by trading Gay.