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Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am  |  45 responses

Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo Calls the Team’s Play ‘Embarrassing’


Raptors Team President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo basically reiterated what everybody else was already thinking—that his squad has been downright awful this season. Maybe it’s time to work the phones a little? Via the Toronto Star: “On the sun-baked campus of UCLA, with the players and coaches wandering to the bus after a couple of hours of practice, Bryan Colangelo summed up the state of the Raptors with little equivocation. ‘This situation is, from all standards, unacceptable,’ the team’s president and general manager said. ‘It’s disappointing, it’s embarrassing but this is where we find ourselves.’ Where the Raptors find themselves is in a funk of unimaginable proportions. They’ve reached the quarter mark of the NBA regular season with a dismal 4-16 record, they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and the capitulation in Friday’s 131-99 drubbing in Salt Lake City was cause for enough concern that players and coaches held a 25-minute soul-searching session immediately after the game. ‘It’s obviously something we are addressing, we continue to look and evaluate. Again, 4-16 is unacceptable,’ Colangelo said.”

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  • Peteeeer

    Hmmm. Maybe the Raptors’ 4-16 record has something to do with management. They should FIRE Colangelo and rehire Glen Grunwald.

  • zogs19994

    BRYAN COLANGELO: “WE NEED MORE WHITE PEOPLE”

  • Smizz

    The team is too soft. They need to get rid of Barg’s and Calderon. The Italian is collecting a nice paycheck for really doing nothing. Calderon has that nice contract too, but not worth it for a back up. I’d like to see how a consistent Calderon/Lowry backcourt would work, but they both want the ball and control. DeRozen is not the future of the franchise, and needs to be shipped out. The team needs to be gutted.

  • speedy

    ???

    Wrong way. This has nothing to do with white or black, but with lack of good coaching, motivation, heart, will, hustle and teamwork.

    This is not a race thing. It’s about individuals, pesonalities, players that don’t fit

  • spit hot fiyah

    that colangelo still has this job is embarassing, has’t been able to a whole except sign some mediocre players to some ver suspect contracts

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Drafting Bargs. Resigning Bargs. Extending Calderon to 10 million per year. Trading TJ Ford and Roy Hibbert for a hobbled Jermaine O’neil. Signing and then extending Jay Triano’s contract. Signing Turko to that inflated contract. Signing Landry Fields to that ridiculous contract.

    How does a franchise watch itself regress for 5 years straight without holding a GM accountable?? They blamed Sam Mitchell. They blamed TJ Ford. They blamed Bosh. Well, all of their scapegoats are gone from that playoff team, yet their record hasn’t been this bad since their expansion years. Colangelo, Gherardini, Bargnani, and Calderon are the common dominators in this long descent. This team, this coaching staff, these players, they were all hired under Colangelo’s watch, they weren’t underwhelming employees that he inherited. He should have been axed 3 years ago!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Im rom Toronto, and DeRozans game has been a bright spot actually.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Ohhh man, I totally forgot about that Roy Hibbert trade. I think I just threw up in my mouth…
    You’re 100% on point, as usual. Trade Bargnani and Calderon, replace Colangelo, and I guarantee you the Raptors make the playoffs within the next 2 years. It’s really that simple.
    But hey, look on the bright side. At least they’ll be able to make a nice lottery draft choice this summer… For Oklahoma!

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    What does he expect?! Especially when they sign scrub ass d-league ass ni99as i.e Laundry fields

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Remember when the Raps gave (fat) Turko all that money?lol. The fact Colangelo still has a job is hilarious. They ran T.J Ford,Bosh and Sam Mitchell outtah town, drafted underpreforming talent (Davis,Bargnani). Colangelo is trying Way too hard to be the Spurs of the east which unfortunate because having a good basketball team in Canada of all places would’ve been dope.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Aw man, I think our pick is top 3 protected this summer and top 2 protected next year, right?

    Here’s to “Tank Nation” . . . Again!

  • north

    I wonder if Brian thinks it’s unacceptable and embarrassing to ride your fathers coat tails into a long term contract where you don’t do anything positive for a team.

  • RKJ92

    LOL SO TRUE, “THIS TEAM IS LOOKING A LITTLE TOO DARK FOR MY TASTE”

  • RKJ92

    No.. we need some black people LOL

  • zogs19994

    SHUT UP…PLEASE SHUT THE F*CK UP
    -
    IF YOU DON`T GET THAT JOKE…. THAN YOU KNOW 0% ABOUT THE RAPTORS
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    THX FOR THE SPEECH COACH CARTER…

  • zogs19994

    HE OBVIOUSLY DOESNT KNOW SHlT BOUT THE RAPTORS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol Coach Carter

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    it was funny and you know it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Any Raptor’s fans on here hoping you guys get Pau? What other options do you guys have at this point?

  • danpowers

    thats just karma. this is what they got for “bitching” fields away from the knicks for making it tougher for them to get nash. sheeeeeee…. as if he wouldve ever seriously signed with the raps as he has no ring yet. why do gms never call me b4 they make decissions? lol

  • RKJ92

    I ONLY want pau if it gets rid of Bargs, Landry Fields, and Amir Johnson they get paid waaayyyy too much but in return we would need Pau and 2 dieing contracts

  • RKJ92

    And I like Amir.. it’s just that Ed Davis is cheaper and has more potential

  • RKJ92

    BRING BACK SAM MITCHELL

  • Jaycemith

    This is the NBA folks not the premiership, or serie A, or even the bundesliga. We are talking basketball and not European football. When and if Colangelo decides to find ballers of the basketball variety I think we might have a chance. Maybe our team could win the champions league.

  • candlewood jay

    **then

  • candlewood jay

    *dying

  • candlewood jay

    no it is not, you inconsiderate clown

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    it is and was you considerate gentleman.

  • MUBWAR

    f the toronto raptors. im 25 n the only good memory i’ve got of the raptors in 10 years is being destroyed by dwight 4-1 in the 1st round. This company will never change it’s ways. the maple leafs(highest profit grossing nhl team) and the raptors are pure profits and no 1 wanna bring talent or change anything until they feel it in their pockets. that’s y I stopped supporting

  • Vince

    “The NBA as a whole calls the Toronto Raptors an embarrassment”. There. Fixed the title.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    You can’t blame Calderon, he’s one of the few Raptors I like. The rest of the roster is on Colangelo though. He’s been there since what, 2005? Get him out of here.

  • RKJ92

    F*CK OFF F*GGOT

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Calderon’s not bad, but his contract (10.5 mill this season) and his defence are absolutely atrocious. He’s an excellent back-up point guard in the league, but a mediocre starter.

  • danpowers

    hey man didnt you tell me b4 this season something like “fu hater, we will see after this season which team will better the knicks s*ck and so on yadda yadda yadda”. the season is still young but i think we can call it a year for the raps alrdy lol

  • RKJ92

    Nope not me lmao! c’mon man I’ll talk sh*t to anybody if they mess with my Rap’s but I wouldn’t ever discredit a good team :-p

  • danpowers

    lol you did!! dont make me go back and get the quote! :D anyway, just needed to rubb that sh*t into anyones face as if it was me playing on the knicks lol. whatever, i didnt expect the raps to be that bad neither this year. my condolences, during the last decade i learned how that feels ;)

  • RKJ92

    Once we get Nerlens Noel or Shabazz Mohammed in the draft with our top 3 protected pick I will feel a lotttt better LOL

  • danpowers

    nah man, they’ll add another european guy lol

  • RKJ92

    If they draft Cody Zeller I’m going to lose it… Lmaoo unless they trade down or trade for another couple picks or even get rid of some cotracts

  • RKJ92

    Contracts* I’m not going to be very happy lmaoo

  • danpowers

    jus dont leave your hope. you might get stat at the all star break lol

  • RKJ92

    OMG SERIOUSLY!? ID CRY I HOPE JOSE AND BARGS GET TRADED FOR HIM ID BE SOOOOOO HAPPY LOL

  • danpowers

    nah man, theyd team up as torontos big three :D

  • RKJ92

    Amare, bargs, and jose would be the big 1 1/4 LOL

  • danpowers

    lol

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