“I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, he’s listed as Chu Chu. I think he’s worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name.” -Tim W.
I actually think they would make the playoffs with Nash in town. It just that...Well... What's the point in it all? They trade for him and trade off a piece that could help the future in the process and then what? Nash plays two or three more seasons and retires and the Raptors are no better for it beyond selling a few more tickets. If they could work a deal by using the TPE then I would be up for it but that's not possible...
You're absolutely right on this Tim. However, I'd be a lot happier about the money put into my season tickets if we got Nash. Hahaha..
btw I think all of you are missing some key things that come with winning more games during a rebuild. Not only do the raptors learn to win, and gain a winning culture (hopefully), but losing is very irritating to young players, and losing enough to get top 5 picks more than 2 years in a row SUCKS. I dont think that with nash we would make the playoffs, because i think he would come off the bench in order for the development of whichever young pg we choose keep. Nash then becomes those few extra wins during the season that keep us out of the basement of the league, grow our players confidence, and show them by experience what it takes to win a game. Nash would also take over that smart veteran role very well and Im sure would give our team the proper leader it needs. I think this is nothing but positive, and next years draft is deep enough, that any lottery pick would improve our position. None the less, we have to keep thinking about the future development of demar, ed, bayless, amir, and nash would be the absolute person we'd be looking to improve just that.
Last edited by enlightenment; Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 at 04:04 PM.
I still think with nash and our team we would still have a lottery pick next year, and seeing how deep that class is, I don't think its worth skipping nash to try and get a higher pick.
I have never been one for tanking. I think teaching your players to lose hurts their development. But at the same time, when the team is pretty much hoping that one of their many youngsters will become a star, acquiring veterans to increase wins means we'll be playing those veterans a lot. Not getting enough playing time also hurts a young player's development. We aren't the Bulls where they had the 1, 3 and 5 set and just needed to fill in the 2 and 4. We don't have any positions set. We're just hoping DeRozan and Davis can be our 2 and 4. And when the veterans leave, where does that leave us? Needing to develop players yet again.
Building a winning attitude is important, but I'd like to see someone name a team with as little talent as ours that became a success because they started adding veterans.
He would essentially do what Olajuwon did
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