Archive for the ‘Terrence Ross’ Category

Rudy Gay Press Conference

With Oliver posting his case for keeping Bryan Colangelo yesterday, it’s time that I dig into the case against extending Colangelo.

I probably maintained faith in the man they call B.C. longer than most, and in truth, am always one shrewd Colangelo move away from being back on the B.C. bandwagon, as it seems most others are as well. There’s something about him that makes you at least want to believe. As a teenager myself when Colangelo arrived in Toronto, he restored respectability and relevance to my beloved Raptors. When the team won 47 games and its first division title in his first full season at the helm, it seemed the heights of our future successes were as tall as his trademark collars.

But alas, while Colangelo seemed to have a Midas touch for that first year on the job, nearly every major transaction Bryan has signed off on since then has backfired, and while deep down there is probably a Colangelo fan waiting to reemerge in many of us, the decision of whether or not to extend or fire a sports executive comes down to business. And from a business perspective, we’re talking about a team that looks destined to miss the playoffs for a fifth straight season for the first time in franchise history. And that’s really saying something considering how futile this franchise’s history has been.

Of course, losing faith in Colangelo runs much deeper than simply missing the playoffs again…

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Toronto Raptors v Phoenix Suns

The Raptors snapped their five-game losing streak by putting an absolute beat down on the hapless Suns in Phoenix.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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Phoenix Suns v Toronto Raptors

With Family Day here in Ontario interrupting our usual Monday schedule, we decided to postpone our weekly podcast until Trade Deadline Day. And what do you know, Bryan Colangelo and the Basketball Gods rewarded us with something to talk about in the form of a Sebastian Telfair blockbuster!

In all seriousness though, the minor deal does address a need, and in this week’s edition of RaptorBlog Radio, we touch on that. In addition, Drew, Oliver and I discuss the playoff race, Andrea Bargnani still being here, Terrence Ross’ dunk contest title and Friday night’s upcoming game against the Knicks.

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Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

I’m settling in and getting ready to watch Terrence Ross take part in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. As the contest proceeds, and as long as Ross is still in it, I’ll be posting my thoughts on his performance and the event in general here.

Feel free to do the same in the comment section below and enjoy the show…

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On Saturday night in Houston, Terrence Ross will take part in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, following in the footsteps of Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Jamario Moon and DeMar DeRozan. The six-man field (yes, six contestants, just like the year Vince won it) also features defending champion Jeremy Evans and past champion Gerald Green, along with high-flyer James White, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe and Denver’s “Manimal,” Kenneth Faried.

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