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Old 07-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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We may be approaching our offseason incorrectly. Maybe we should trade Derozan for another SG, have Fields start at his natural position at SF, and then have a backup 2/3 of Ross/Johnson. I think they'd fit eachothers games and play with each other very well off of the bench. Then Kleiza can play 3/4 in certain scenarios, though I'd look at possibly amnestying him if we need to.

I'd go in to next season like so:

Lowry, Bayless
Starting SG, Ross
Fields, Johnson, Kleiza
Bargnani, Amir, Kleiza
Starting C, Val

Use Jose/ED/Derozan as trade chips.

Johnson can make a big impact off the bench, and like others have said, if he gets his 3 pt shot down, he's an extremely valuable player off of the bench because of his awesome defence, and rebounding, and just being an overall nuisance out there.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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We may be approaching our offseason incorrectly. Maybe we should trade Derozan for another SG, have Fields start at his natural position at SF, and then have a backup 2/3 of Ross/Johnson. I think they'd fit eachothers games and play with each other very well off of the bench. Then Kleiza can play 3/4 in certain scenarios, though I'd look at possibly amnestying him if we need to.

I'd go in to next season like so:

Lowry, Bayless
Starting SG, Ross
Fields, Johnson, Kleiza
Bargnani, Amir, Kleiza
Starting C, Val

Use Jose/ED/Derozan as trade chips.

Johnson can make a big impact off the bench, and like others have said, if he gets his 3 pt shot down, he's an extremely valuable player off of the bench because of his awesome defence, and rebounding, and just being an overall nuisance out there.
Why not Sign Mayo (Calderon amnesty) + Trade Derozan/Davis/Kleiza/pick for a SF?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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He was one of the only reasons I watched the Raptors last year.

he may not be the best fit for our team talent wise but great teams all have players like him, he could prove to be a valuable asset going forward.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i voted no.. not because i dont like him as a player i think he did a really good job. but he is not untouchable very few raptor players are. so i wouldnt be upset to see him go if its in a trade to improve our sf spot. but if he's still on our team next year great.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Keep. I assume they'll upgrade the 3, but he's cheap. I just hope not getting playing time doesn't make him turn to Burger King and KFC.
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I still would like to see what healthy Kleiza could do for us, if healthy i see him as a 15ppg guy with .450fg and .380 3pt. in 24 min. But if we do get upgrade at sf i will happily walk JJ or LK to the airport
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
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i don't mind him coming back, but if he was involved in a trade that would upgrade us then i don't mind if he's gone either
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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He was one of the only reasons I watched the Raptors last year.

he may not be the best fit for our team talent wise but great teams all have players like him, he could prove to be a valuable asset going forward.
I couldn't even watch games without JJ last season. It's unbelievable, how after complaining about D, making it our focus, changing the culture, blah-blah, the fans don't appreciate how much JJ means for Raptors. Best defender by far, and you wanna let him go?! Earning under 2mil., you'll struggle to find as good a defender with 5 times his salary!
It's on Casey to figure out offence this year with our athletic group.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #29 (permalink)
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If you buy Raptors jerseys, my advice would be to hold off picking up a James Johnson jersey. I believe he'll be the odd man out.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:20 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Definitely yes. One of those rare "do it all" players, crazy potential if he gets his head straight.
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