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Grey Dawn 08-19-2013 05:48 PM

NBA.com preview feature on the Raptors...Val the key?
 
http://www.nba.com/2013/news/feature...ls=nbahpsplit1

So to me, sure the Raps could take 'a step forward', but where does even that leave us? 8th at best? Enter Q and the old 'why bother being decent but not good' argument.

Qwyjibo 08-19-2013 09:59 PM

Re: NBA.com preview feature on the Raptors...Val the key?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grey Dawn
So to me, sure the Raps could take 'a step forward', but where does even that leave us? 8th at best? Enter Q and the old 'why bother being decent but not good' argument.

Thank you.

I'm a big Val fan. Huge. Was thrilled with his drafting. But I don't see him becoming a superstar. A very good player, maybe an All-Star appearance or two. He is absolutely the key to the Raptors future but he alone won't be enough. He is the only player on the team with major potential. Everyone else has either topped out (Gay, Lowry, Derozan, Amir) or are, IMO, low ceiling guys (Ross, Acy). There needs to be more to the "core" to develop a long-term winner and that's why I want this upcoming season tanked. Tanked hard and not half-way. Leiweke has said some things about rebuilding and "being bad" but I don't see Ujiri putting any such plan in place. We'll see.

bluerap 08-19-2013 11:14 PM

Re: NBA.com preview feature on the Raptors...Val the key?
 
I still think there is hope for a tank job this year. I'm hoping Masai is just playing it cool knowing he has a lot of time left to move the mediocrity. It certainly wouldn't help his cause if he let everyone know there was a firesale.

one can dream...

Sakkreth 08-20-2013 02:14 AM

Re: NBA.com preview feature on the Raptors...Val the key?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
Thank you.

I'm a big Val fan. Huge. Was thrilled with his drafting. But I don't see him becoming a superstar. A very good player, maybe an All-Star appearance or two. He is absolutely the key to the Raptors future but he alone won't be enough. He is the only player on the team with major potential. Everyone else has either topped out (Gay, Lowry, Derozan, Amir) or are, IMO, low ceiling guys (Ross, Acy). There needs to be more to the "core" to develop a long-term winner and that's why I want this upcoming season tanked. Tanked hard and not half-way. Leiweke has said some things about rebuilding and "being bad" but I don't see Ujiri putting any such plan in place. We'll see.


Completely agreed.


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