Re: Remember when Raptors Fan cried about losing Ed Davis in the Gay trade?
This thread is stupid (what a surprise).
The issue wasn't losing Ed Davis. Davis, while soid, should top out as a good bench player which is obviously replaceable. The issue was taking a gigantic salary for a player who has been above-average at best for almost 2 years now. The issue was signing Derozan to his extension, drafting Ross, signing Fields then trading for Gay. Spending huge money and assets (draft pick) while doubling-up on two positions.
The issue is that the Raptors are a capped-out team, with no All-Star, no draft pick and with likely a 1st round playoff exit as their ceiling for the immediate future. For the Raptors to become anything signfiicant in the East, it basically hinges on Valanciunas developing into AT LEAST a borderline All-Star caliber player. And as much as I like him, that's no guarantee.
Those are the issues.
Last edited by Qwyjibo : 02-15-2013 at 02:35 PM.