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Should the Toronto Raptors Pursue Emeka Okafor?

June 12th, 2010
ESPN has dredged up the obvious and long-standing rumor that the New Orleans Hornets would like to get out from under the contracts of Emeka Okafor, James Posey, and/or Peja Stojalovic. And as New Orleans is a small market team that will be in the luxury tax ...

The Toronto Raptors’ 2010 Draft Options

June 10th, 2010
Many Toronto fans are hoping the Raptors are planning to either move up in the 2010 NBA Draft or at least acquire another pick. Either or both are possible. It’s even possible the Raptors trade out of the draft altogether. As it stands now, the Raptors are picking ...

Toronto Raptors’ Options: They Can Be a Playoff Team Again Next Season

June 9th, 2010
Many fans and GMs are willing to sacrifice it all for a slim chance to be an NBA Finals team.  But the reality is, unless you are willing to spend will over $10 million in luxury tax dollars, it is not going to happen under this CBA.  And ...

Toronto Raptors’ Most Maligned Players: Deserving or Not?

June 7th, 2010
When assessing the talents of a number of current Toronto Raptors, one might be led by the comments from disgruntled writers into thinking that the Raptors were made up of a bunch of losers and hacks in the 2009-10 season. But as these are often the musings of ...

Bryan Colangelo’s Raptors: What Is There To Work With In Toronto?

June 5th, 2010
In June, when NBA teams start evaluating draft picks and trying to determine what their team needs are, there is another not so subtle analysis going on. What assets and skills does the team have, and what is it missing? A large part of that analysis revolves around who will be ...

(Boohoo) Hedo Turkoglu: Some Team Will Want You

June 2nd, 2010
There isn’t anything more annoying than a pouting professional athlete making an eight-figure salary. And what Hedo did by giving that recent interview was act like a 19-year-old kid whose feelings got hurt.  At 31, it’s time to grow up. Maybe Turkoglu can grow up in time for next season. But he ...

2010 NBA Finals: Where Massive Payrolls Happen

May 31st, 2010
The utter disappointment of watching two teams that have purchased their way into the NBA Finals yet again is beginning to sink in.  A Magic-Suns Finals would have at least provided some variety. The LA Lakers rode their league leading $91 million payroll to first place in the ...

Is Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo Rebuilding or Reloading?

May 30th, 2010
As the NBA playoffs move inevitably towards the Finals, the hopes and concerns of players, fans, and media have begun to dominate every NBA city.  Except of course in Boston and LA, where those lucky fans still get to talk about this season! Except for Steve Nash saying ...

A Cavalier Solution: Targeting Chris Bosh?

May 26th, 2010
On the long May 24 weekend in Canada, I got the chance to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers, the future of LeBron James, and the despair that the comes from watching a first-place team make an early exit from the playoffs with some hard-core fans visiting from ...

Magic-Celtics, Lakers-Suns Show NBA Playoffs Are No Place for Young Men

May 25th, 2010
As the excitement of the NBA Draft approaches, it is time to look closely at what really matters—and remember that the NBA Playoffs are not a place where young teams do well. A young group of star athletes may look good in Round One, but it is the ...