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Earlier today, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe shared his chat with Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo about the state of the club.  In the conversation, Colangelo shares his optimism that mid-season acquisition Rudy Gay will help recruit free agents to Toronto.

“There is a higher level of credibility with Rudy on our team — call it star power the great talent that he is.  I’m going to tell you that the guys we’ve had in Toronto love the city, love the way they’ve been treated, and it’s a top five North American city, hands down. Let me tell you something, it’s cold everywhere on the East Coast. And it’s not as north as everyone thinks."

Colangelo is half-right – as anyone living in New York, Philadelphia, or Boston will remind you, it's cold everywhere in this portion of the right coast.  However, the addition of Gay does not make Toronto as appealing as those aforementioned cities.  Clubs have certainly had success before with using one star to attract others, but for all the offensive talent that he possesses, Gay probably isn't quite dynamic enough to be the star recruiter that Colangelo thinks he'll be.  

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