D. Smith: Marcus Banks could be traded..
Old 12-22-2009, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is no doubt that Marcus Banks, an admirable fill-in at point guard in the absence of Jose Calderon, has opened a few eyes of late.

And in the cold, cruel world of professional sports, he might be just playing well enough to be traded.

I know thatís a bit harsh, all the guy has done is be professional and stay ready and give them what they need, but itís the way the world works.

Now, there are 29 teams who have seen him play recently and seen him do a pretty good job. And if someone wants a backup point guard, heís got to be in the mix, at least whenever Jose gets back in action.

Iím not suggesting thereís a deal in the mix but I know there are people in the organization who are thinking what I am: That Banks has become a far more attractive ďassetĒ in the last week than he was at the beginning of the season.

And itís never a bad thing to have assets.
Link: Doug Smith's Toronto Raptors blog
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get rid of him to the highest bidder. Not that anybody would want him.

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm waiting for the april fools to get shouted...
what? it isnt a joke? ok get rid of him NOW!
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Banks is great, I don't want him to leave
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Great? A massive stretch there. I'd trade him for just about anyone right now.
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Banks is great, I don't want him to leave
he's our 3rd string PG getting paid 5 million.
i'm pretty sure we're the only team in the league in that scenario.

what exactly happens to him when Jose comes back?
DNP CD for the rest of the year. sell high!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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he's our 3rd string PG getting paid 5 million.
i'm pretty sure we're the only team in the league in that scenario.

what exactly happens to him when Jose comes back?
DNP CD for the rest of the year. sell high!
Plus he seriously isn't that good. A decent stretch of games and some here all of a sudden don't want his overbloated ass and contract outta here? lol
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he's our 3rd string PG getting paid 5 million.
i'm pretty sure we're the only team in the league in that scenario.

what exactly happens to him when Jose comes back?
DNP CD for the rest of the year. sell high!
Exactly. We are pretty thin at SG as we don't have a dependable marksman at that position at the moment. Wright has disappointed, Beli has been wildly inconsistent so far and relying on youngsters at the 2 is not the greatest strategy. If Beli/Banks or Wright/Banks can net us a starting-quality SG - go for it.
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"great" is one of many words that are over-used in describing basketball players! few deserve it and Banks isn't one of them!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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he's our 3rd string PG getting paid 5 million.
i'm pretty sure we're the only team in the league in that scenario.

what exactly happens to him when Jose comes back?
DNP CD for the rest of the year. sell high!
how bout we sell Caldy
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would trade Jose right now, 8 mil for a backup !!! Take a rook!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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lol, doug. he plays a couple of good games and all of a sudden, he is desirable to a bunch of teams? get the fuck outta here.
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I wouldn't do ANYTHING until we see a few more games. Let Banks play and see if he continues to tear it up. Then we decide if we want to keep him (and trade someone else) or deal him.

If he continues to play D the way he has though I'd think HARD about keeping him. Defenders at the PG spot are few and far between in this league.... and again... as much as I love Jose, if have another ballhandler in Hedo he becomes more expendable than he ever was before.
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lol, doug. he plays a couple of good games and all of a sudden, he is desirable to a bunch of teams? get the fuck outta here.
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And Weems is gonna be an All-Star too and win the dunk contest.
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Why would we trade, right now, our best defender at the guard position on a team that has literally no defensive presence?

Maybe, just maybe, Banks is finding his niche as a top tier defender and is realizing that if he wants to be in this league, he has to be the best defender in the L (a la Bowen).

Right now, if Banks keeps this up, we'd be stupid to simply give him away.
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Let's wait until Banks proves himself against a good team, eh?
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Haha...I agree.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Right now, if Banks keeps this up, we'd be stupid to simply give him away.
I'd give him away. I thought that two weeks ago, and i haven't changed my mind do to him playing a few decent games.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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what a fukin deja vu

when tj got injured Jose shined and Juan Dixon had to step up and was playing decent
now jose gets injured Jack shines and Marcus Banks has been playing decent

Juan dixon got traded and now marcus banks....
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