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Old 12-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
The Bargnani pick was not a bad pick considering what was there. As for his FA signings, other than Kapono/Fileds I don't see much of a problem with anyone else. Say what you want about Turkoglu, we weren't the only team wanting to give him that type of money and at the time Turkoglu was the best or one of the top 3 FA that summer. Blame Tukoglu for his play.

Draft- he's done pretty well imo
Trades- he's done well imo
Signings- Mixed bag at best, but as a GM in this city good luck attracting Tier one or tier 2 players or anyone with several options

I'd be curious to see how much better another GM would be trying to attract good FA's here. Grunwald had problems getting stars to come here and we had Air Canada at the time and we all know what a disaster Babcock was.
Solid point,legitimate questions. I wonder too,who do they bring in and how much qualifications do they need and would that be more than Colangelo's? Personally,I'd approach Barkley. He understands the game,has a good track record & credibility with the players. Also,he never one as a player so he won't be to unrealistic if they can't meet his expectations immediately. He loves Toronto. Make him President and GM. It's a gamble because he's inexperienced but he wants this opportunity and this will be a good start.
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