Originally Posted by KevB
To be fair, Hawks won't have Josh Smith most likely next season. So, East is Heat/Bulls/Pacers/Nets probably next season. Maybe the Knicks, and the Celts probably fall by the wayside. So yeah, Raptors probably mid tier in the East. Not mid-tier playoff team, but mid-tier in the entire conference. Believe me, I'm not defending Colangelo. He's royally screwed things up. But I do think Toronto fights for a playoff spot next season, with an swift first round exit and still not hope to move up in the pecking order.
Sounds like a promising future. Maybe they'll do better than the last time he made a big splash for no reason and overpaid Hedo Turkoglu (when they came 9th with a far better core that included Chris Bosh).