Northern Neighbour wrote:
I don't man. You tend to teeter towards the negative when it comes to the Raptors even when things are going well. You also treat things in absolutes (see the Powell discussion).
Senile might be the more accurate adjective. 😉
Perhaps it just seems that way, because often fans tend to be hyper-optimistic about things.
Remember, I called us to win the east before the season, and I praised both the team and many of our players extensively. So I am far from negative, but maybe a long experience as a raptors fan made me too skeptical at times.
As for Powell, he sucks right now. There is nothing absolute about this statement - it's plain fact. If he continues to play like this, he will be very difficult to trade. At no point did I say that Powell is forever going to suck. Quite the opposite, he has talent and could very well become a steal down the road. But there's also the non-negligible chance that he won't. Given his age, and especially given the progress of the other guys in the rotation, he may not have a ton of time to do it.