CBS Sports: Deflino Close to Returning (Update Pg. 2)
Old 07-02-2009, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I was looking at some news at ole.clarin.com, Argentina's best newspaper/site of sports, I saw an small arcticle about Delfino. It was posted about one hour ago

Delfino se acerca

Toronto hizo un intento por Hedo Turkoglu, ex compañero de Ginóbili en los Spurs y de lo mejorcito de Orlando en la final ante los Lakers. Hasta se habla de una oferta de 56 millones de dólares por el turco al que también pretende Portland. Pero para sumarlo deben renunciar a Carlos Delfino, Shawn Marion y Anthony Parker. Parece un precio demasiado alto. Desde Toronto aseguran que la vuelta del santafesino a la NBA puede cerrarse en las próximos horas.

translating quickly: Toronto tried Hedo Turkoglu, former Ginobili's teamate, and Orlando's prettiest guy on the Finals. They're even talking about at 56M offer, but Toronto would have to give up Carlos Delfino, Shawn Marion and Anthony Parker. It seems like it's too much. From Toronto some people ensure delfino's comeback to the NBA, what could be done in the next hours.

I think it's a good start (these bball guys from Ole are very trustful, they were the first to publish Delfino's contract with Khimki).
Then we should re-sign Marion and:
1st - trade Bosh for Lee, Chandler or somebody else (they have some good energy guys)
2nd - If we can't get that deal done, we should go for some of the SF FA's, like Kleiza, Barnes, or try to trade for a guy like Kelena Azubuike
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well, i'm going to have to take your word for it since i don't understand argentina's official language.


that should bring a bit of excitement although, they did say that yesterday. that delfino could be signed in a few hours.
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Nice I hope it comes today so the Raps can finally have a move under their belt
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when are they signing DD?
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Good stuff. I was really wrong about Delfino before he left. He was a big part of the teams success that year. A guy like him(or Posey/Ariza, that type of player) is huge for any team. His shooting, rebounding, and defending was sorely missed. Looking forward to the 28 footers Carlos! We'll live with them.
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Good stuff. I was really wrong about Delfino before he left. He was a big part of the teams success that year. A guy like him(or Posey/Ariza, that type of player) is huge for any team. His shooting, rebounding, and defending was sorely missed. Looking forward to the 28 footers Carlos! We'll live with them.
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I'm not even joking even though I sort of worded it like I didnt mean it. Carlos is a very solid bench guy even if he does take dumb shots sometimes. Intangibles are huge, and Carlos provides em.
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oh i know, it's just the last line that had me laughing... and i agree.
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Sometimes he just has too many intangibles. If he could whittle them down a bit it would be terrific, and that will all be about having the right role and sticking with it. No matter what, his rebounding will be there, along with the chucking, which is not always bad.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Good stuff. I was really wrong about Delfino before he left. He was a big part of the teams success that year. A guy like him(or Posey/Ariza, that type of player) is huge for any team. His shooting, rebounding, and defending was sorely missed. Looking forward to the 28 footers Carlos! We'll live with them.
Me too. I can say he's much improved and he can be a lot clutcher than in his previous stint with the Raptors. And without a doubt he's one of the best rebounding guards in the game, good defender, keep the passing lanes closed, and he hits unbelievable shots
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I'm with you guys. He was underrated because he had off nights but kept shooting..which annoyed some people. He'll be a good guy to have off the bench and should see decent minutes and even close out some games depending on the final roster.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Last year he was seeking a 3-year deal
If he signs now, how long and how much he'll get?

I think it's 4 years, about 15M
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Toronto tried Hedo Turkoglu, former Ginobili's teamate, and Orlando's prettiest guy on the Finals.
I personally think Dwight's dashing good looks are more than a match for Turkey Glue's.

I'm not surprised the Raptors couldn't land him though... It seemed like a major reach to get him anyway, this might be for the better.
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sounds about right, 3.75 a year. 4 years is the right amount of years.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think signing Delfino is a great move, but I'm getting nervous about our starting Small Forward situation. If true Artest has is going to LAL and Hedo To Portland that only leaves Ariza as the most prominent SF I hope that doesn't turn into a bidding war with some other team over him.

The other thing that worries me is Dan Fegan Marions agent, he did the same to the Cavaliers a couple of seasons ago when he had Varejao and Pavlovic hold out on the team until a couple of months after the seasons stated. I hope BC is aware of this issue.
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I don't think bc will wait too much on marion. And I don't think it's wise for marion to wait too much,because if we drop him, he's got no chance of making more than MLE.
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I personally think Dwight's dashing good looks are more than a match for Turkey Glue's.
I was just translating. That's Argentina's media coments
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I think signing Delfino is a great move, but I'm getting nervous about our starting Small Forward situation. If true Artest has is going to LAL and Hedo To Portland that only leaves Ariza as the most prominent SF I hope that doesn't turn into a bidding war with some other team over him.

The other thing that worries me is Dan Fegan Marions agent, he did the same to the Cavaliers a couple of seasons ago when he had Varejao and Pavlovic hold out on the team until a couple of months after the seasons stated. I hope BC is aware of this issue.
I agree. Dan Fergan is a disaster for the NBA
And it seems like Ariza is headed to Houston...
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Where's that guy who has the man crush on Delfino?
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