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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#821 » by Brinbe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:41 pm

we're def not competing with that for a long while.

time to think long-term in terms of rebuilding this squad.

nets will rule this conference for 2/3 years for sure.
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#822 » by Basketball_Jones » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:42 pm

Siakam OG and Fred is a better tandem.... :D
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#823 » by Morse Code » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:49 pm

This is actually kind of exciting. Now that our rose goggle wearing fans have enough evidence to see we’re not winning anything with this core, it should make it easier on Masai and Bobby to make the tough decision to start tearing it down. I’m going to have so much fun watching our young guys develop with longer leashes and expanded roles. Can’t wait to see what kind of assets we can get.
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#824 » by Son Goku 25 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:01 pm

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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#825 » by d00lttle » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:34 pm

Anybody else hoping they shut down the season early and we end up with the worst record?
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Post#826 » by Pooh_Jeter » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:03 pm

d00lttle wrote:Anybody else hoping they shut down the season early and we end up with the worst record?


As long as Lowry, Norm and Boucher can be traded before that happens I'm fine with it.
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Post#827 » by bballsparkin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:27 pm

Everything is coming together for the Raptors getting a high lottery pick this year.

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Post#828 » by bballsparkin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:36 pm

Inevitable wrote:I’m convinced this top of the lotto is so deep even if we don’t get the first pick Bobby Webster and Tolzman can find a future superstar.


The season is more enjoyable thinking this way. Getting a top 5 pick is difficult.
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Post#829 » by casual_raps_fan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:49 am

ruckus wrote:Yuck. I'm not happy about it but at this point, the best way forward is the tank. This Cade guy better be worth it. Doncic-lite doesn't really enthuse me.

He projects to be a good defender so Doncic isn't the right comparison.

Also he can shoot so Simmons isn't really a comparison either.

I like the Tatum comparison. Tatum is more of a scorer where as Cunningham looks more like a facilitator but I think they have a lot of similar attributes.
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Post#830 » by rapstarter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:55 am

d00lttle wrote:Anybody else hoping they shut down the season early and we end up with the worst record?


STOP THE COUNT
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Post#831 » by casual_raps_fan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:55 am

Geddy wrote:Shame Pascal tanked his value so badly, and no one really looks like they would want to take on Lowry's expiring

I'm not so sure about that. They both are really good players next to superstar talent. I would be surprised if there wasn't interest for both players.
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#832 » by Pooh_Jeter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:19 pm

casual_raps_fan wrote:
Geddy wrote:Shame Pascal tanked his value so badly, and no one really looks like they would want to take on Lowry's expiring

I'm not so sure about that. They both are really good players next to superstar talent. I would be surprised if there wasn't interest for both players.


While I'm sure the valuations of all the Raptors assets will vary, I think it's safe to say they are all positive in some realm. With this Harden trade you have to hope a team is desperate to make their own splash and is willing to overpay.

Unfortunately I believe both FVV and Boucher can't be traded until March 3rd.
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#833 » by T-d0t » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:39 am

Boucher too damn good
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#834 » by ark26 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:43 am

Trade Lowry asap
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Post#835 » by Chandan » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:43 am

make no mistake. this is a moral victory for the tank. it's a Hayward less Charlotte. the Raps are pretty bad despite the W
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#836 » by LoveMyRaps » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:49 am

Count me the f*** in.
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#837 » by C-R-E-A-M- » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:52 am

This game proved that the raps are legitimately bad. Barely beat a hornets team on a back2back without Hayward. Need to tank
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#838 » by Kingsway_fan » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:53 am

Hate to see Lowry go but I don't want to lose him for nothing at seasons end... hopefully Masai gets a great offer at trade deadline and we cash in on Lowry and norm....
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#839 » by PrinceAli » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:54 am

We might have to trade Boucher too if we wanna get Cade
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Re: Tank World Order 

Post#840 » by Kingsway_fan » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:55 am

We get blown out this season without Boucher....

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