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  • Arsenalist
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    RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    Too early to say IMO. Gay is good but he's going take away a lot of the flexibility we have. I still don't know if Lowry can be a #1 point guard consistently. We also need a good backup PG.
    Too early. Need to resolve backup C, see how DD and Gay work long-term, whether Lowry can sustain being a productive and consistent starter, and must resolve the Bargnani situation (either trade him or have him as a bench scorer). Depth at SG is an issue with Ross, gotta see how he turns out, and backup SF is hit-and-miss. The "window of contention" with Gay is the next two years, unless he extends.

    Too many questions, but at least they have a closer. If reports from Memphis indicate anything, it's that Gay can wear out his welcome, so I'm going to give it some time.

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  • RaptorsFan4Life
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    Too early to say IMO. Gay is good but he's going take away a lot of the flexibility we have. I still don't know if Lowry can be a #1 point guard consistently. We also need a good backup PG.

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  • Eric Akshinthala
    started a topic Are the Raptors finally headed in the right direction?

    Are the Raptors finally headed in the right direction?

    Ever since it's inception, the Raptors have been an 'up n down' team. After a naturally slow start, some shrewd moves by Glen Grunwald in terms of trades, free agency and above all drafting(VC first and later CB), Raps. gained some respect around the league. As we all know Glen was later fired, the promising Babcock hired and before we knew it, was fired too. In came the so called saviour in BC. After living up to his reputation and the hype initially, he too couldn't keep things going. Raps. found themselves in a familiar losing position again.

    Until the Gay trade there has been negativity and pessimism surrounding the team. While the acquisition of Gay has turned pessimism into optimism, it does not assure a consistent winner. Gay along with a strong supporting cast of Derozan, Lowry, Jonas, Amir, Ross, Andrea are a bunch of good players. With the addition of a couple of good pieces, this team is seemingly a winner for a long time to come. SEEMINGLY.

    Raptor fans are all too familiar with this sort of promise and hope. The best remembered team of course would be the Vince led team that went to the second round of the play-offs and almost made the conference finals. The addition of Hakim O the following year pretty much had us Raptor fans feeling that ours would be the team to come out of the East. What followed was disappointment and a series of events and changes that none of us who followed Vince Carter and his teams success anticipated.

    As always I feel optimistic and hopeful about this team that BC is building. As always I see reason for it as well. Will they be a consistent winner? What do you guys think? Are the Raps. finally on the road to consistent success? If so, why?
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