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Old 12-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One disclaimer: Sources say Toronto is trying to be as aggressive as it can be in the big-man market in free agency and has informed the players involved that it intends to lodge serious bids for Nene, Chandler and restricted free agent Marc Gasol. In the unlikely event that releasing a player through amnesty could clinch the signing of one of those players, rest assured that the Raptors will go for it.
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hmm i guess the C spot is the primary place they want to fix
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Marc Gasol will end up with a max deal when it's all said and done, and Griz will have to cut costs everywhere. No way they are letting Marc go though. Gay is a better bet.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmm i guess the C spot is the primary place they want to fix
Well, we knew that already. This is not the least bit surprising. They certainly won't get Gasol, NeNe who knows, and Chandler is unlikely unless they offer some insane amount of cashola. I have a feeling we'll end up with Kwame Brown.
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So... this makes the Bargs-Davis-Amir question all the more pertinent. Which one gets moved and for what if we do get a big money C?

I'd rather have Gasol than either of the other two. Maybe a big offer gets him away from Memphis, considering Gay and Randolph.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So... this makes the Bargs-Davis-Amir question all the more pertinent. Which one gets moved and for what if we do get a big money C?

I'd rather have Gasol than either of the other two. Maybe a big offer gets him away from Memphis, considering Gay and Randolph.

I'm still praying the Bargs to Detroit deal happens. I can't let it go...
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Gasol if absolutely the only move if Raptors are really that determined. At least he's young, so you get a lot of time to figure things out. I'd still not make a move but making a move for Gasol is 100X better than making a move for older fragile center.

Gasol is also the best on that list, and the most versatile. Good offense, very good passing, great D. Very little to dislike there. Right now there's only Howard I'd take over him out of pure 5s.
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I'm still praying the Bargs to Detroit deal happens. I can't let it go...
lol, i know what you mean! was a good deal.
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IF this is true, i think we might have a chance, i prefer gasol if anyone

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Story out of Spain has Marc Gasol seeking $9 mil per year. Grizz intending to keep him, maybe not for 5 and $45, but something close.
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I'm still praying the Bargs to Detroit deal happens. I can't let it go...
let it go... it ain't ever happening!

What about trying to get memphis to bite on a sign and trade..... what would we have to add to amir? Alot.
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let it go... it ain't ever happening!

What about trying to get memphis to bite on a sign and trade..... what would we have to add to amir? Alot.
They've already said they'll match any offer for Gasol. He's not going anywhere
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IF this is true, i think we might have a chance, i prefer gasol if anyone
lol, 9 mil a year? below 5 and 45? that's crazy low. after everyone on that team got overpayed? I won't believe any figure lower than 5 and 60.
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Our best bet is probs Chandler but I don't want to overpay for him !
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Our best bet is probs Chandler but I don't want to overpay for him !
Define overpay for a Center that actually knows how to defend. Something that we've never had much of? Anyone that gets him will probably overpay, why the fuck shouldn't it be us?
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They've already said they'll match any offer for Gasol. He's not going anywhere
I'm aware of that... hence I suggested a sign and trade.... matching just restricts signing him outright. Come on Son!



I'm sure they'd entertain an offer that would allow them to keep both Mayo and Gay if they got enough in return.

Amir and Barbosa plus a pick?
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Well its not so much the overpaying as much as the length of the contract. I'm sure he'd be great to have when Jonas comes in instead of... our previous center. Ah fuck it, I was trying to come up with a price for him but the more I thought about it the more I can't wait to see him in a Raps uniform!
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Story out of Spain has Marc Gasol seeking $9 mil per year. Grizz intending to keep him, maybe not for 5 and $45, but something close.
Well then I hope BC offers 4 and $45. Waive Kleiza to make room. Use 2.5M MLE and min pay guys to round out roster. Trade Bargnani or Amir for a backup wing and a pick (lottery for Bargs, late first for Amir).
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Define overpay for a Center that actually knows how to defend. Something that we've never had much of? Anyone that gets him will probably overpay, why the fuck shouldn't it be us?
because our great center is coming over next year lol
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I'm aware of that... hence I suggested a sign and trade.... matching just restricts signing him outright. Come on Son!



I'm sure they'd entertain an offer that would allow them to keep both Mayo and Gay if they got enough in return.

Amir and Barbosa plus a pick?
They have the capspace and would be nuts to S&T him. Besides what would we give them that they would want?
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so does the plan of making a big money move for chandler or gasol forsee us being a play-off team before val comes good?
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