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Old 05-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
LOL. It's like 3 different threads. Let's put it another way. If Ed turns into Al Horford in the next 2-3 years and it's time to re-sign here, who can honestly say they would be surprised if he's looking at teams like L.A., Chicago, Dallas, NY? (No coincidence that those are also teams willing to pay luxury tax). I'd even throw in OKC and NJ.

Who'd be surprised? That's why no one can say it's crazy for anyone to be under the opinion that he'd leave.
It's way too early to be worried about this scenario. And assuming some of the FA rules stay the same, the Raptors will still be in a position to offer Davis the most lucrative contract. In addition, if teams are over the cap, they'll have to negotiate a S&T.

Then there's the possibility that the Raptors may become a competitive team. Davis may decide to stay around with a team on the rise. We've also seen recently that marketplace is overrated for younger players, who are more willing to sign a long-term deal with their original team. It's only when they've had 7, 8, or 9 years in the league when they opt to change teams.
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