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Old 03-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Vince is one of the most dynamic players in the league. He will be a MVP canidate next season
Are you kidding? You must be high. Vince Carter had his chance at greatness, now he's the guard version of Bargnani. No D, and stupid decisions. He will NEVER be considered an MVP candidate.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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This is not a joke. I want VC back. He will prove himself and guide Derozan to success. Again this is not a joke. I want VC whos with me!
Any time you have to start a post with "This is not a joke" should be enough of a hint as to why you should not follow through with it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I wouldn't sign any expensive free agents until after the new CBA is in place. It could handcuff the organization for many years to come.

Free agency is generally good for playoff teams that want to become championship contenders. The Raptors aren't there yet, and probably won't be for another 2-3 years.

A lot of the ideas in this thread would turn the Raptors into a mediocre team without much hope of getting better. It's probably better in the long run to have another year or two of high draft picks.

Obviously, if we draft a guy that turns into a superstar overnight, or if Ed, DeMar or whoever starts dominating that would change things. At this point, though, I don't see the point in filling roster gaps with middling talent.

That said, I might take a flier on Oden at 4-5 years for $15-20 million or something like that. With him it would be better to sign him for at least 3 years. You have to plan that year 1 will be mostly rehab, year 2 he'll still be getting into game shape and year 3 would be the first year of consistent productivity (barring more injuries). Signing him for less than 3 years would be a mistake, since he would then become a free agent right after he recovered. Also, I wouldn't make the deal without getting a lot of advice from medical experts. You have to wonder why Portland is unwilling to take a chance on him, even at a low price. They seem to think the situation is hopeless, and they're in the best position to know.

Also, if Chris Paul wanted to sign here I'd let him.
I kind of like this approach as well. Right now all we're doing is looking for quick fixes. Something that will get us to the next level now. The Thunder were bad for many years before they actually became what they are now, it's going to take a lot of patience, but signing young guys and building through the draft might be best for us right now.

Unless Chris Paul has a secret infatuation with Toronto, then forget what I said...
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Vince is one of the most dynamic players in the league. He will be a MVP canidate next season



Such a joker you are.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It's a long shot, but Tyson Chandler would be who i'd want the most. Beyond that,

-Marc Gasol
-Wilson Chandler
-Thad Young
-Tayshaun Prince
-DeAndre Jordan
-JR Smith
-Sam Dalembert
-Aaron Brooks
-Jamal Crawford
-Glen Davis
-Caron Butler

Problem is, most of the ones i'd really want are RFA.
hmmm Wilson Chandler would be a great pickup. DeAndre Jordan would also be nice, and Marc Gasol too.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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How about Greg Oden? He's a RFA, just sign him to an offer sheet.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #27 (permalink)
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How about Greg Oden? He's a RFA, just sign him to an offer sheet.
I'd be for it. He is worth the gamble... him and Ed Davis in the front court would be unstoppable.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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What happened to Marc Gasol? I thought he was apart of the future in Memphis but with Randolph beasting their resigning him and letting go of Gasol?

I remember how untouchable he was last year lol
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Vince is one of the most dynamic players in the league. He will be a MVP canidate next season
seriously man....you need to go and lay down before you hurt yourself
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Jose Barea would be a good pickup as a backup point guard.
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Jose Barea would be a good pickup as a backup point guard.
we should find starters before we try acquiring backups lol
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we should find starters before we try acquiring backups lol
I agree. Our bench isn't anywhere near our biggest issue. We need to change 3 starters imo (1-3-5). At the very least, 2 of those positions need to be addressed.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I agree. Our bench isn't anywhere near our biggest issue. We need to change 3 starters imo (1-3-5). At the very least, 2 of those positions need to be addressed.
James Johnson is the future starting SF for this team in many seasons to come, mark my words.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #34 (permalink)
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James Johnson is the future starting SF for this team in many seasons to come, mark my words.
As much as i like what i've seen from him. Right now i'm not prepared to think he's more then a solid backup 3. Mind you if we can add a dynamic PG and a defensive minded Center then i wouldn't mind seeing what he can do next season.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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As much as i like what i've seen from him. Right now i'm not prepared to think he's more then a solid backup
I agree. That's why I think we should offer-sheet Jeff Green who's going to be a RFA. Think he'd make a great 2nd/3rd-scoring option and he's young and versatile enough to play 2, even 3 spots. Small chance BOS doesn't match but it's worth a try. That'd be a pretty athletic frontcourt with Davis, the Johnsons, and Green.

David West can opt out and his asking price might be lowered due to his age and coming off injury.

Other FA big men include Carl Landry & Chuck Hayes. Shawne Williams looks like he could become a decent player. All these guys offer offense from the PF spot.

SF/SG's Caron Butler, Michael Redd, and Marquis Daniels are in the same boat as West age and coming off injury-wise.

Lot of choices with about $12 mil in cap room to play with + whatever exceptions will still be there.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I would like a Gasol or Chandler on this team.
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I would give JJ some time, because he does not have so much experience right now.
and we don't have another SF to backup him, and that is the problem at the sf spot.

the bigger problems are forward the 1 and 5 position.
at pg we need a dynamic and defense one, and at C, no need to say anything !

for example with a D jordan at the 5, and a walker or knight at the 1, we could be ready for the 2012-13 season to be a good playoffs team.
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I agree. That's why I think we should offer-sheet Jeff Green who's going to be a RFA. Think he'd make a great 2nd/3rd-scoring option and he's young and versatile enough to play 2, even 3 spots. Small chance BOS doesn't match but it's worth a try. That'd be a pretty athletic frontcourt with Davis, the Johnsons, and Green.

David West can opt out and his asking price might be lowered due to his age and coming off injury.

Other FA big men include Carl Landry & Chuck Hayes. Shawne Williams looks like he could become a decent player. All these guys offer offense from the PF spot.

SF/SG's Caron Butler, Michael Redd, and Marquis Daniels are in the same boat as West age and coming off injury-wise.

Lot of choices with about $12 mil in cap room to play with + whatever exceptions will still be there.
I like green a lot too, but we don't need anymore PFs
on another note, i'm not too sold on david west. imo, he's able to do what he does because of paul. if you look at the period of time paul was out, wests numbers dropped drastically
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I like green a lot too, but we don't need anymore PFs
on another note, i'm not too sold on david west. imo, he's able to do what he does because of paul. if you look at the period of time paul was out, wests numbers dropped drastically
I like Green for SF over Johnson actually. Green has 3-pt range for one thing, and if we're playing small he can slide over to PF in a pinch.

West is just a solid vet who can shoot and rebound plus is a good locker room guy.

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Marc Gasol
Tyson Chandler
DeAndre Jordan
Wilson Chandler

thats about it really as far as impact players.. hopefully we can fix the PG situation through the draft if we get lucky and can take Kyrie.. if not i hope for Barnes, Perry Jones or Derrick Williams
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