E. Smith: Calm down, Raptors aren't done yet
Old 07-04-2009, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Letís assume Toronto has indeed signed Hedo Turkoglu to a 5-year deal.

Now Ö

Does anybody really think that Bryan Colangelo is done with the Raptorsí roster?

Come on. Get real folks.
If you donít like Turkoglu as a player - thatís one thing. Iíd disagree with you and think youíre a bit crazy, but youíre entitled to your opinion!

But if you donít like Turkoglu because he restricts what the Raps may or may not be able to do with the rest of their roster (because they now have little-to-no money to spend) Ö Iíll just say Ö

Chill.

Letís assume - just for fun - that Torontoís starting five looks like this for 2009-10:

Andrea Bargnani
Chris Bosh
Turkoglu
DeMar DeRozan *
Jose Calderon

* Iím not sure that Iíd start the rook, but letís wait to see him in Summer League, Training Camp, and Pre-Season before we judge the kid good, bad, or otherwise.

So, again, letís just ASSUME thatís your starting five.

Thatís pretty damn good.

However, your bench is quite thin.

And thatís why I say - Do you really think Bryan Colangelo is done?

Do you really think Jay Triano will begin the 2009-10 season with a bench that consists of Reggie Evans, Roko Ukic, and Kris Humphris Ö along with Patrick OíBryant, Quincy Douby, Nathan Jawai, and Marcus Banks (and, maybe, Pops Mensah-Bonsu)?

Thereís no way.
Itís only July 4. Free agency just opened-up in the NBA 3 days ago, and things arenít ďofficialĒ until next week. Plus, weíve got 3 months until Training Camps open. Thereís plenty of times for trades, sign-and-trades, signings, releases Ö whatever!

So take a step back folks.

Breath in.

Breath out.

Toronto may have just landed one of the biggest fish on the free agent market this summer. Enjoy it. And worry about the rest of the roster another day Ö ícause Iíll all-but guarantee you ó on my gut alone ó that Colangelo is not done tweaking this roster.

Just chill.
I have to agree. Take a breath everyone.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hahaha our bench is a bunch of players that bairly even played last year.....meaning our bench just got that much shitter beucase now players like obrant and dooby will be comming off the bech behind starters. will we even be able to score with our bench on the court?
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hahaha our bench is a bunch of players that bairly even played last year.....meaning our bench just got that much shitter beucase now players like obrant and dooby will be comming off the bech behind starters. will we even be able to score with our bench on the court?
Dude, he just said that BC's not done upgrading the bench
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dude, he just said that BC's not done upgrading the bench
He don't want to hear that. It's not as fun i guess?
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Eric said it, must be true, what a saint.
I guess we should believe you and the other GM's on here?
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Eric said it, must be true, what a saint.
Seems you hate Eric Smith which is fine by me, but its just common sense that BC is going to do his job in this matter
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And we're upgrading with what? No money, no useful pieces under contract...
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Seems you hate Eric Smith which is fine by me, but its just common sense that BC is going to do his job in this matter
Oh come on...What's with all that positive thinking, don't you know there's no hope?
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh come on...What's with all that positive thinking, don't you know there's no hope?
Seriously, seems like people on the verge of suicide over these moves
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Seriously, seems like people on the verge of suicide over these moves
And they were dancing in the streets over JO last summer... shows great judgement, no?

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Old 07-04-2009, 01:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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BC better make some bench improvements. he took the chance of owing our new guy in excess of 60mil. I don't care about Marion anymore cause' I had a feeling he doesn't really want to be here in the first place. I have to admit, there's not a lot of top-tier players in the league who would even come play here and Hedo did just the opposite. I commend him for that.

What bothers me is our chances of having Delfino back and AP too. But Mr. Colangelo, we believe in ya. You oughta have some sleek-ass ideas up your sleeves to get at least a couple of decent role players in the 2nd unit.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't see how one article changes your mind, particularly when his entire argument relies on a gut feeling rather than a league source.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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lol just watch what he does....
the biggest problem with Toronto Fans they jump the gun to fast.... If TML fans can put thier hope behind Burke why cant we just chill and let a Raptors franchise who has never really amounted to anything take some time to get where they are...anyone who expects a Raptors team to win now and become a force in the eastern conference right away is delusional... Lets just wait the rest of this long ass gruesome off season and if BC doesnt perform then we can ask for his head....i think its highly annoying that anyone on this forum thinks they can do better then what BC has done or will do...sooo grab a cup of coffee take a shit and release that pressure that is being built up in your head...if that doesnt work take a vykanen and put ur ass to sleep untill july 7th and see what happens...


if your going to be have problems be critical but dont just talk non sense like this man doesnt know what he is doing bla bla bla bla bla effin' bla....just wait for it and see what time does....if it doesnt work out dont get me wrong, i aint going to hump bc's leg and ask for a scooby snack....ill be on the front line...but till then

CHILLLL!!!
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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absolutely agree with JayJayW on that one.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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at this point i see us having POB, douby, hump, jawai as players that BC will look to trade
ukic i think is a non-factor because he's probably better worth it at the end of the bench with his contract
now we can add marion, AP, delfino, and joey into the mix of guys we can sign and trade
so potentially we have 8 guys that we can trade with other teams and considering 1 of them is marion we still have some good talent to throw at other teams
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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lol just watch what he does....
the biggest problem with Toronto Fans they jump the gun to fast.... If TML fans can put thier hope behind Burke why cant we just chill and let a Raptors franchise who has never really amounted to anything take some time to get where they are...anyone who expects a Raptors team to win now and become a force in the eastern conference right away is delusional... Lets just wait the rest of this long ass gruesome off season and if BC doesnt perform then we can ask for his head....i think its highly annoying that anyone on this forum thinks they can do better then what BC has done or will do...sooo grab a cup of coffee take a shit and release that pressure that is being built up in your head...if that doesnt work take a vykanen and put ur ass to sleep untill july 7th and see what happens...


if your going to be have problems be critical but dont just talk non sense like this man doesnt know what he is doing bla bla bla bla bla effin' bla....just wait for it and see what time does....if it doesnt work out dont get me wrong, i aint going to hump bc's leg and ask for a scooby snack....ill be on the front line...but till then

CHILLLL!!!
Well said.

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Old 07-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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LOL.
People really think thats it?
Relax, what would you do if something else happened.
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