Originally Posted by @BaileysBlitz
The thing I like about this signing is that its a sign that management hasn't given up belief that the Raptors
could make the playoffs this season by electing to bring in a contributing veteran rather than focusing on developing the prospects.
What I don't like and borderline hate is that,even though Pietrus maybe the best option to play SF right now,guys like Ross and Kleiza who haven't been given much of a shot but shown some stuff when they've been given the opportunity,will likely get reduced minutes. I think they all have the same impact on results for this team essentially,but Ross has the highest ceiling so(while the other two have peaked as NBA)so hopefully he still gets more playing time.
Kleiza will start tonight and eventually back him up so he'll get 20mpg untill AA/Fields get back, and Ross will backup Derozan and play 15mpg. Not a whole lot changes. McGuire was getting 17-20mpg, Pietrus depending how he plays will get 20-25mpg in all likelyhood.