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Can Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins?

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09:47 AM ET 08.25 | A question at the barber shop: Can the Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins. Answer: No. Should they? It doesn't matter. It's impossible to tank with a team that has Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas with Dwane Casey coaching. They're not that good and not that good

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August 25, 2013  10:02 AM ET

[i]"Can Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins"?[/]...

On most teams they call it tanking. In Toronto, Charlotte and Cleveland they call it success...

August 25, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

[i]"Can Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins"?[/]... On most teams they call it tanking. In Toronto, Charlotte and Cleveland they call it success...

*i

Got this for you one Dj...

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August 25, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

[i]"Can Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins"?[/]... On most teams they call it tanking. In Toronto, Charlotte and Cleveland they call it success...

The Cavaliers season begins and ends with the NBA draft...

August 25, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I would say 'business model' ...but that's cause I'm a nice guy, unlike you, you meanie

It's about time someone call out that Eli guy. Glad you were the one to do it. I'm an even nicer guy that you so I couldn't do it.

August 25, 2013  12:05 PM ET

It appears Toronto has tanked for years, and it hasn't done any good. What difference would Wiggins make?

August 25, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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It's about time someone call out that Eli guy. Glad you were the one to do it. I'm an even nicer guy that you so I couldn't do it.

Now if we could just find someone to call out LeBron James. Do you thing you can handle that, jgb??

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August 25, 2013  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's about time someone call out that Eli guy. Glad you were the one to do it. I'm an even nicer guy that you so I couldn't do it.

People that call out Eli are in hell...

August 25, 2013  10:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

*i Got this for you one Dj...

*DJ Bro!

August 25, 2013  11:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It appears Toronto has tanked for years, and it hasn't done any good. What difference would Wiggins make?

Well......he wouldn't help them win many games; but he IS Canadian, so rest assured that he'll fill the seats......

August 25, 2013  11:21 PM ET
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Not so much in the wins columns.

But, he would put arses in the seats and merchandise would fly off the shelves. Like it or not, Canada has produced some good NBA talent over the last few years......

Yep!

August 26, 2013  12:53 AM ET
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A lot.Not so much in the wins columns. But, he would put arses in the seats and merchandise would fly off the shelves.Like it or not, Canada has produced some good NBA talent over the last few years. The #1 overall draft pick ,from this years draft and the next ,will be Canadians.I try not to buy the hype on prospects. But, this kid is the closest thing to Kobe that I have ever seen.

And there is a lot more talent in the pipe line. Is it a coincidence that all these Canadian players are arriving 18 years after the Raptors and Grizzlies played their first seasons in the NBA. As much as I hate David Stern(and I really hate him more than any commissioner or executive in any major sport), the one good thing he did was the globalization of the game. Wiggins wouldn't have any qualms about playing north of the border either. Jonas is to good for them to totally tank, but maybe we can win the lottery. Probably a pipe dream!

August 26, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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And there is a lot more talent in the pipe line.

Is it a coincidence that all these Canadian players are arriving 18 years after the Raptors and Grizzlies played their first seasons in the NBA.......

Yes.....it is.

August 28, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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[i]"Can Raptors tank for Andrew Wiggins"?[/]... On most teams they call it tanking. In Toronto, Charlotte and Cleveland they call it success...

I don't think Demar Derozan can take another "successful" season in Toronto

 
August 28, 2013  01:48 PM ET

Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins will sign with the Lakers!

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