Charley Rosen: Gray, one of the worst FA signings
Old 12-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Aaron Gray – Toronto. Big, slow and strong, Gray’s natural niche is third-string center. His moves in the low post are robotic and his defense is unacceptable because of his limited lateral movement. Last season, Gray’s total points (129) were virtually matched by his combination of turnovers (32) and fouls (96). In signing Gray (along with Canadian-born Jamaal Magloire), the Raptors have demonstrated just how desperate they are to put a big body in the middle.
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Jamaal Magloire (Toronto) has nothing left. In any case, he’s always been a bully who folds when he himself is bullied.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well people needed to be brought back to earth a little overhyping the signings we've been doing.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not really relevant, the guys brought in arent there for on the floor success.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not really relevant, the guys brought in arent there for on the floor success.
Which is reflected in their cheap ass one year contracts. Lol
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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totally. these guys are here for reasons.

Gray is here to provide the look of a more traditional big guy in the middle look, with hopes that VAL can be that guy when he comes. They need to assess whether or not Bargnani is the guy at 4, if not, they will trade him after this year. Same for the other 4's, it's audition time.

Magloire is for the fans, and for the room. They need to give Casey help turning the culture around, a coach cant do ti alone, players dont listen to coaches. Carter and Magloire will be huge for Casey, and you WILL see results.

Its all about down the road. Whoever is left after this year has to have the right mindset. Derozan HAS to learn to be tough, same with Davis, Bargs, Amir....etc.

People here, or in the media can say what they want, Rosen is merely talking about on the floor success, he knows whats going on otherwise.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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these guys are getting minimum contracts and are just here to fill a roster. worst FA signing are for big money signings, not $1 mil/yr players
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I swear.. some of these dudes are getting paid to talk negative about sports in Toronto
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I swear.. some of these dudes are getting paid to talk negative about sports in Toronto
Oh come on.....that's just your insecurities bubbling to the surface. PM LX he'll explain it to you. Lol
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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these guys are getting minimum contracts and are just here to fill a roster. worst FA signing are for big money signings, not $1 mil/yr players
This is accurate.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i won't say he's the worst signing but i will say that he and Bargnani on the floor together is going to make for one slow(gray), dumb(bargnani), and lazy frontcourt.

bargnani has no awareness and gives no effort, now we'll make him guard an more active position and put an even slower player in at center. Doesn't have me excited but whatever, nothing porn can't offset
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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these guys are getting minimum contracts and are just here to fill a roster. worst FA signing are for big money signings, not $1 mil/yr players
very true. the only thing that really irks me about the signing is it seems as if he's going to play a big role. Casey and colangelo are licking their chops when they're about to receive a poo platter
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This guy is clearly a Toronto hater. He always has something negative to say about Toronto (Hello Bill Simmons). First of all. Gray and Magloire were signed for one-year deals for minimum amounts. Why doesn't he attack the bigger free agents who are vastly overpaid (Nene, Deandre Jordan). Its like critizing a company for the mailboy who makes minimum wage rather than the senior executive who got a 100% increase in salary.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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great....this will just be another excuse for Bargnani supporters
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Awful signings..... now the Bargnani supporters are going to have to listen to Torrap and his bold claims that AB was never given enough help and that's why he demanded a trade!

As an aside, it's nice to finally have some legitimate size on this team..... Gray played well in the playoffs, is young, wanting to be here.... let's just whine that he isn't good enough but is now our starting C!
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Awful signings..... now the Bargnani supporters are going to have to listen to Torrap and his bold claims that AB was never given enough help and that's why he demanded a trade!

As an aside, it's nice to finally have some legitimate size on this team..... Gray played well in the playoffs, is young, wanting to be here.... let's just whine that he isn't good enough but is now our starting C!
oh i hope he's the starting c, cause nothing will expose Bargnani more

2 slow footed goofs is better than one
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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oh i hope he's the starting c, cause nothing will expose Bargnani more

2 slow footed goofs is better than one
hahaha... I love your antagonistic approach, it's beyond reproach!

I think having an actual 7 footer beside him will help, there is something to be said for taking up space in the paint..... if only we had perimeter defenders.... in due time I suppose!
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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in terms of value gray is a very good signing. Nene will put up bigger numbers than gray and help his team more but will he be 10x better than gray? i don't think so.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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you don't have to be fast to play good defence in the paint.

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Haters gonna hate.
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