Chad Ford: Raptors Cleaning House?
Old 06-14-2010, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The past few weeks Iíve been calling around to every team in the league gathering draft info. Out of all those conversations, one thing that is becoming clear: The Raptors have been the most aggressive team in the league this summer in seeking out all sorts of trades. At this point itís conceivable that the team could end up trading three of its five starters this summer.

Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo, as we reported in May, is open to a sign-and-trade should Chris Bosh tell him he wants to sign somewhere else on July 1. Obviously the Raptors would like to keep Bosh, and, according to a Raptors source, they are attempting to clean house now to show him they can surround him with a more competitive team. The source told me that thereís been little movement on the Bosh front and that wonít change until they hear from him on what he wants to do.

Meanwhile, the Raptors are not just sitting around. Rather, Colangelo is shopping Hedo Turkoglu, Jose Calderon and Jarrett Jack with an eye toward making trades before July 1.
The same source told me that a Turkoglu trade was already in the works and could happen by the draft. While the source was confident something would happen, the source didn't disclose the potential destination(s). The Calderon and Jack discussions are moving more slowly, but over the past few days the Raptors have been pressing forward on those fronts as well.
At the same time, the Raptors appear to be closing in on a trade for an additional first-round pick. Colangelo has called every team with multiple picks looking for something in the 20s, according to sources. Heís offering cash (the team can pay up to $3 million for a pick) to any team that doesnít want to make a three-year commitment to a late first rounder. A few teams, including the Thunder and Nets, have said no. But teams with multiple first-round picks (like the Grizzlies) or teams trying to save cash or a luxury tax hit (see the Orlando Magic) are in Colangeloís sights.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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awesome...its like last year all over again...
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow

If this is true.... I love it..
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I kind of predict Bosh will stay now. As long as Colangelo makes a phantom trade (like the Turk signing) Bosh will stay because he doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. We'll end up trade Jose for some washed up scorer, who happens to have a connection to Bosh through...family or the Texas Hood or whatever, and he'll end up staying. We'll make the playoffs the next few years, but 1st round knockouts will be common, but then one year we beat a depleted Wizards team in the playoffs and hope is in the air! But no championship till 2022. Book it!
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh boy. More retooling.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh boy. More retooling.
Meh its better than keeping around this mediocre team we have right now. Hopefully he is looking to get a second pick. Probably means that BC is trading the 13 but still looking to get in on the draft.

But its all speculation right now. On draft night real shit is gonna go down!
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Turk to be traded by draft day = Raptors losing #13 pick
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Turk is the most probable player gone by draft day ... who knows after that
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Turk is the most probable player gone by draft day ... who knows after that
yeah should try and trade Hedo and try to move up the Draft if possible
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think actually Hedo going before the draft is less of a requirement than losing a point guard. I would personally like to see both Jose and Jack gone but Jose is the priority since his value is less.
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I think actually Hedo going before the draft is less of a requirement than losing a point guard. I would personally like to see both Jose and Jack gone but Jose is the priority since his value is less.
Maybe package both Jose + Hedo for say (If he is going to Sacramento that is) Nocioni + Beno Udrih.

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Maybe package both Jose + Hedo for say (If he is going to Sacramento that is) Nocioni + Beno Udrih.

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Udrih? Fuck that
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Udrih? Fuck that
ok then, well who would you take
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ok then, well who would you take
any player other than him
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Theit Roster aint that fancy to be fair
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So Avery Bradley seems to be who we want @ #13? Mehh
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So Avery Bradley seems to be who we want @ #13? Mehh
A Big Man is really what we need, were fine with Swingmen, I mean we have Weems, Derozan + Bellenelli, so i dont think Bradley would get much PT what with the seasons that Weems + Derozan had

A Center is what is needed, lets just say Bosh walks, and maybe if they bring back a Big then yes i agree draft a Swingman.

But if they dont bring back a Big then Obviously look to add one to back up with Andrea + Johnson (Who will get more PT) at the 4
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