On Feb. 19, 2009 trade deadline day, the Toronto Raptors sent bench warmer Will Solomon off to Boston for little used third year center Patrick O’Bryant. Solomon hadn’t seen the floor for the past six Raptor games and O’Bryant had played for only 108 minutes all season with Boston. Not exactly the players media types dream about being traded on trade deadline day!* Not just media types, fans were left underwhelmed by the Colangelo deal, too. Enduring a disastrous season to-date, fans were hoping for so much more! But there wasn’t anyone else coming to save the Raptors’ season, and O’Bryant was left to shoulder the disappointment. But it should have been apparent that Colangelo wasn’t making this deal to save the un-saveable 2008-0 ...
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