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Old 02-05-2008, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Did we miss out on Gasol?

Chad Ford did an article in the ESPN Insider (which is still free right now) on 10 teams that had the goods to get Gasol.

Now, keep in mind that most rumblings involving Gasol were prior to Bargnani's recent tear. So keeping that in mind, would you?

Originally Posted by Chad Ford
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Potential offer:
Andrea Bargnani ($4.8 million)
Carlos Delfino ($1.8 million expiring contract)
Juan Dixon ($2.5 million expiring contract)
Joey Graham ($1.6 million)
Jamario Moon ($770,610)

Why the deal would have worked for Toronto: The franchise is high on Bargnani and Moon, but Gasol alongside Chris Bosh would have given the Raptors one of the best front lines in basketball. Given the strength throughout the roster, the Raptors would have been real competitors to the Celtics and the Pistons.

Why the deal would have worked for Memphis: The Grizzlies would not have cleared a lot of cap room, but they would have received some very interesting young players, especially Bargnani (the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft) and Moon, an older rookie who is likely to be a first team All-Rookie selection this year.
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