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Bryan Colangelo: “Whether or Not We Win Games is Not the Issue”

21 November 2010 6 Comments

Bryan Colangelo: “Whether or Not We Win Games is Not the Issue”

Probably not what Toronto Raptors season ticket holders wanted to hear.

But its true.

This is supposed to be a retooling year and we can look toward the future with optimism due to the collection of young talent Bryan Colangelo has assembled for the Raptors.

Bryan Colangelo recently said this to the Associated Press:

“”Whether or not we win games is really not the true issue right now, it’s how much we’re growing as an organization, how much these young kids are coming along,” Colangelo said.”

It is refreshing to see that Bryan Colangelo understands this and his comments also lead one to believe that he is not done reshaping his lineup and that there are likely more trades in the works.

As Colangelo stated this year should not be about winning and playing veterans trying to achieve that result, rather this season is about the development of our young players and changing our teams culture.

We have already seen our core of Andrea Bargnani, DeMar DeRozan, Sonny Weems and Amir Johnson make strides this season and we are still awaiting Ed Davis’ regular season debut.

We now have another piece in Jerryd Bayless to count among our core and Julian Wright is also getting his audition for that group and has impressed thus far.

Bryan Colangelo still has moves to make armed with a trade exception and the expiring contracts of Reggie Evans and Peja Stojakovic, but do not be surprised if one or more of these assets are not utilized with the new CBA looming.

One thing can be assured though and that is that Bryan Colangelo will look at every option to help him improve the team for the future even at the cost of wins

Because as Bryan Colangelo said, this year is about development, not wins.

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