Five off-season moves for the Raptors which would have helped to address their Treadmill status
The date for this entry should read January 1, 2010.
Looking back on the first phase of the 2009-2010 season, it’s clear that the Raptors failed to address their major problems adequately during the off-season when Bryan Colangelo [GM] could/SHOULD have:
i. Not hired Jay Triano, as their permanent head coach;
ii. Traded Down from #9;
iii. Signed/acquired a veteran Back-up PG, or re-signed A-Parker in that role;
iv. Traded Jason Kapono; and,
v. Traded Andrea Bargnani.
Making a series of coordinated personnel moves like that would have significantly altered the Raptors list of assets this season, as the team struggles to qualify for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, avoid the Draft Lottery for a 2nd consecutive year, and retain its franchise player, Chris Bosh.
Time will tell how accurate this assessment actually is … 7 months in advance … regarding the Raptors plight in the EC.