Colangelo wasn't a disaster? Not having a GM during the off-season in which the Raptors did the things that made them better than us wasn't a disaster?
And I don't see how you can call Brand's moves good, or even say his resources were limited. He intherited some issues, sure, but still had plenty of resources (players, picks, money) and misfired every time. The Butler trade was not worth it for a rental, casting their lot with Harris at the max is not looking so great, Horford is looking worse and even the Fultz trade, while necessary, is not going to have any serious return.
They are a talented team still, yes. And the injuries have been all year, not just this particularly dramatic week. But if we were sitting here today with Saric, Covington, Reddick, Shamet and even Fultz would we be a worse team? And wasn't Zhaire Smith supposed to be able to fill some of the vacated roles?
Still no way to know what might happen. To me these injuries actually give Brown some cover though losing in the first-round (which was still a possibility even without the injuries) would be an obvious step back that he probably can't recover from.