Originally Posted by INSIDER
the turk reference was brought up because his fans would bombard this board with the same comments you are making...
Denver didnt match the offer we put out, and why on earth did no other team show more interest to sign him than the raptors?
but since he is such a talented player, i'd love to know your personal opinion on what other team in the league would he start on, and what other team in the league would he get more than 25 minutes a night?
Ever cross your mind that Turk was not a good match on either Toronto OR the Suns? Is that possible? He was a top 3 player on a Magic that went to the Finals! Have the Raptors
ever even been to the finals in franchise history? Obviously Orlando was a great fit and he was amazing there.
Kleiza and his agent made it known to Denver not to match the contract. Yes they could have, but a team is not going to take that risk when he says he doesn't want to be there.
This thread is not titled "Kleiza" should be a starter. Argument is about how he is not a good fit here... regardless of starting. In fact, it was mentioned that Kleiza can be a good role player on a team like the Spurs... obviously he would be coming off the bench. Aside Bargnani, no single Raptor would should be starting on a contending team anyway.
What's so difficult to understand that Kleiza doesn't fit in Toronto's system? Similar analogies: Wall/Arenas don't fit together... The "Big Three" in Miami don't play well together when all are on the floor... Elton Brand did not work out in Philadelphia... etc. Kleiza fit better as a SG on Denver where their was ball movement and they were a playoff contender, then he does as either a PF/SF on Toronto.