Bleacher Report: What Can One Really Expect from Bryan Colangelo
Old 02-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bleacher Report: What Can One Really Expect from Bryan Colangelo

Nothing that hasn't been beaten to death yet

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The Raptors have trouble against tough, strong, and athletic defenses and to combat that while complementing its current cast the Raptors obviously need a slasher that has a decent jump shot and very good live-dribbling ability.

Many Raptors fans would like to see Iggy on the team, and Iggy would be great but Caron Butler would be the perfect fit.



He can shoot the ball (Brian Colangelo prefers people that can shoot well), drive and kick, is still fairly athletic and brings high basketball IQ. Andre Iguadala is athletic and is a decent ball handler, but he is not the greatest jump shooter. Kevin Martin is a definite no, and Josh Howard might be on the decline.



The question really is what does BC do to bring in a player with the calibre of Caron? The only options are trade Hedo (which I'm not convinced many teams would want at this point) or trade a very valuable asset off the bench…..Jose.



Trading Jose would be detrimental to the team because he brings life to the second unit, and gives the second unit direction offensively (notice not “defensively”).



Not many teams can compete with the Raptors point guard-wise for a full 48 minutes. If Jose were to be traded, BC better make sure Marcus Banks is not going to be your back up.



If that isn’t scary enough, an injury to Jarret Jack would put Marcus Banks the starter. Barring a return of a decent point guard in return for a trade involving Calderon, Raptors fans can all but forget a blockbuster trade this season.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Things are very quiet in the trade rumour front lately. Don't know what to make of that.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd be happy with another solid defender. Butler and AI don't really do anything but throw everything up in the air for another period of time.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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igoudala is a better defender and a better fit for us, he's more capable of playing the 2. He can't really shoot well, so in philadelphia he's struggling at the 2, but for us he wouldn't be asked to create, just to play off the ball and defend well and run on transition. All things he can do as well as anybody.
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igoudala is a better defender and a better fit for us, he's more capable of playing the 2. He can't really shoot well, so in philadelphia he's struggling at the 2, but for us he wouldn't be asked to create, just to play off the ball and defend well and run on transition. All things he can do as well as anybody.
Getting iguodala is just dream at this point

iguodala is locked down for 4 more years after this one, buttler just one....
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