Toronto's choice: Veterans or rebuild from Bosh sign-and-trade?


Thumbnail image for Raptors_logo.gifToronto’s front office is apparently torn. In a way that explains the oddly conflicting reports on what they are looking to do with a Chris Bosh sign-and-trade.

Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted the situation:

According to exec familiar with Raptors thinking, TOR undecided on what type of sign-&-trade to look for if they participate w/ Bosh

Exec said TOR going back-and-forth on whether they want to try a total rebuild or attempt to get veterans that can help more immediately.

They are never going to get equal value back for Bosh. Never do when you trade an elite player under any circumstances, especially a sign-and-trade. They are not going to really get quality veterans that will take them very far.

The logical choice is to start to rebuild. Get picks, trade exceptions, young players and start trying to build the team up again. Except….

General Manager Bryan Colangelo is in his last year. General managers who lose in the last year of their contract get fired. He might lean toward winning. Rebuilding — and the losing that comes with it — can sting at the gate as well. Nobody is thriving right now, maybe the owner don’t want to take too big a hit.

We’ll see what they choose. But a franchise that is not of one mind at the top never succeeds.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.