Originally Posted by Admiral
is BC really that horrible in FA or is the city of Toronto (i.e. not USA) horrible in FA
Kapono was signed for 6 million/yr for 4 years. He only had one key ability which was 3 pt shooting. Instead of addressing one of the team's weaknesses, he just added to one of its only key strengths for a guy who, let's be honest got a lot of open 3s playing with Shaq and Wade.
Hedo. Yes, he played well with Orlando (especiially in the playoffs).
However, he wasn't young and clearly, his strengths were highlighted in Orlando and his weaknesses were hidden there. He had DH12 hide his d and he played to his strengths playing with a non-traditional pg there. Here he did not have the safety knowing he had DH12 to hide his d. He also would have to play with Jose (which doesn't work well).
Kleiza - probably the best thing he's ever done in FA. Not a horrible deal. A low-riskish signing after Kleiza's performance in the world championship.
Fields. Thankfully he was injured (ie. some explanation to his play). He was signed as a byproduct of attempting to sign a 38 year old PG (and preventing the Knicks from signing that PG) who clearly did not fit with the culture change that this team is trying to impose.