Bryan Colangelo made a big splash in efforts to save his job by acquiring Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies.
The early returns were great. The Raptors went 6-2 in their first eight games with Gay and were making a semi-push for the playoffs; a spot they thought they should be in after trading away their first round pick (top three and 15-20 protected) for Kyle Lowry.
However, after the hot start they lost six of their next eight games and found themselves 7.5 games out of the final playoff spot. Now, as it appears better for them to lose games from this point forward, head coach Dwane Casey doesn't have much of a chance to succeed.
With Colangelo in the final year of his deal, the odds of his return are not good. The same goes for Casey. The talent was just not there, and after a 4-18 start to the season there was just too much to overcome.
After making the playoffs twice in the last six years, and what is likely to be seven years, it's time for a change. At the very least the Raptors have a star to build around and some nice pieces for the future, but it's a future that will likely not include Casey.