The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Transactions of the Toronto Raptors

June 12th, 2010 by Brett Klassen Leave a reply »
There as a been a lot of talk among fans of the Toronto Raptors; since the end of last years playoffs, that Chris Bosh might possibly leave the Raptors organization after this season when his contract has expired.  Well the time has finally come, and Bosh is now officially a free agent, and whether or not he stays or leaves could possibly be the most important off-season in the franchise's short history.

Now in light of all this talk regarding Bosh's future, I have decided to write about some of Toronto's better moves and some of its worst moves.  Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good

Well the obvious pick here would be the trade during the 1998 NBA Draft, which gave the Raptors Vince Carter for Antawn Jamison.  However, this is way to easy.  I'm going with the deal that landed Toronto Charles Oakley from the New York Knicks in exchange for up-and-comer Marcus Camby in that same year, 1998.  Oakley brought the franchise a measure of respect, and he provided a veteran presence to a very young Raptors team.  Oakley was an absolute bully down low, he had a menacing presence, and he wasn't afraid to ...

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