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07-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
We had no problem attracting talent when we had players like VC and for a time Bosh.

I mentioned OKC before as an example as a team who has been involved in a number of rumours to land big name players (although they haven't yet as it doesn't make much sense for them).

We need elite talent and a winning culture and players will come. This isn't something that gets built overnight with one or two big free agent signings. Its a long term project.
I'm not being argumentative here, but how many truly "elite" players have ever played for Toronto as a result of signing here of their own free will? Let's go down the list quickly:

Damon Stoudamire - drafted
Tracy McGrady - drafted
Vince Carter - drafted
Chris Bosh - drafted
Shawn Marion - trade (although elite is a term that I wouldn't really assign to him)

Those are just the ones that spring to mind.

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