Or “Why tanking isn’t such a bad thing”

(If you haven’t read the first and second parts, please do, as this post will make a lot more sense if you do) So in parts 1 and 2, we looked at the 16 year history of the Raptors organization that seemed to be so focused on not losing that it couldn’t manage to actually [...]

…are condemned to repeat it.”

When last we left the Raptors, they had raised their floor, but lowered their ceiling by surrounding their franchise player, Vince Carter, with veterans. And after the inevitable fall that came, the Raptors were able to finish with a top 3 pick and draft Chris Bosh. THE ROB BABCOCK ERA Glen Grunwald didn’t even last [...]

“Those who cannot remember the past…

The famous (and famously mangled) quote by George Santayana continues to run around my head whenever I debate with a Raptor fans the merits of “tanking” vs “winning now”. If you’re a Raptor fan, you no doubt heard the rumours that were flying around at the beginning of the “offseason”. Most of them I mentioned in a previous [...]

Are the Clippers now relevant?

So, apparently after reading my last post, the Hornets and Clippers went back to the negotiating table one more time, agreeing to a deal sending Chris Paul to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s 2012 first round pick. I’ll grade this trade in another post, but the first thing I [...]

Thar She Blows!

Wow, for those who felt the lack of any real NBA news over the last 5 and a half months, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few hardcore basketball junkies overdosed on what came out the last few days. Among the news are two rescinded trades of Chris Paul, New York adding the best center [...]

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