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Dr. J. Naismith 06-26-2008 11:42 AM

Jeff Van Gundy: "Raps now the 3rd best team in the East"
 
Nice ... I'm liking the sound of that. ;)

Courtesy of Thunderwolves23 from the RealGM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thunderwolves23
Just said it on ESPN in response to that O'Neal trade.

Has us behind Boston and Detroit.


jumplvlan23 06-26-2008 11:45 AM

It's a great day to be a Raptor fan!

Krazy Ivan 06-26-2008 11:46 AM

Is O'Neal deal official at this point? :confused2:

alseaf 06-26-2008 11:47 AM

Well, I don't know about that quite yet. Although we definetly improved on last year's roster a little. With the absence of Parker and possibly delfino, we need to get one or more good perimeter players. I'm definetly ecxited at the idea of Bosh and O'neil in the middle though... SCARYYY.

Gurk 06-26-2008 11:48 AM

yes it is
oneal and ford just have to go through physicals

MikeToronto 06-26-2008 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gurkang (Post 38808)
yes it is
oneal and ford just have to go through physicals

That's a huge "just" for those two.

griffthecat 06-26-2008 11:49 AM

won't be official until the 9th, but could expand in that time. The pieces involved are Baston, ford, rasho & 17 for JO, more teams could get involved so stay tuned

Gurk 06-26-2008 11:49 AM

i think they will pass them

Gurk 06-26-2008 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by griffthecat (Post 38810)
won't be official until the 9th, but could expand in that time. The pieces involved are Baston, ford, rasho & 17 for JO, more teams could get involved so stay tuned

also raps will get indiana's 41 pick in the draft

Dr. J. Naismith 06-26-2008 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krazy Ivan (Post 38806)
Is O'Neal deal official at this point? :confused2:

Nope ... Physicals are still pending I believe and it won't be official until the earliest July 9th. The deal can't finalized till then when Ford's base-year compensation tag comes off the books.

Kirby 06-26-2008 12:03 PM

Where's the Big Bargs picture? No one told you to change it!
I wonder what we'd be when we get our 20PPG swingman..

Apollo 06-26-2008 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krazy Ivan (Post 38806)
Is O'Neal deal official at this point? :confused2:

Larry Bird and Brian Colangelo are both highly respected executives. They're not going to tarnish that by going back on their word. Not to mention I don't think either team will find a better deal.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 38809)
That's a huge "just" for those two.

TJ won't be the hold up because doctors have said many times that he is no worse for wear than when he got here.

fancylad 06-26-2008 12:21 PM

I don't know if we're top three, but we definately look top 5. Top 3 is a very reasonable goal though.

Yes... it is a very good day to be a raptor fan.

Joshz 06-26-2008 12:24 PM

Still need a swingman, but yah if JO is what he was, we have the best frontcourt in the east

MikeToronto 06-26-2008 12:29 PM

We are very weak at the wing right now, even assuming that Parker stays. Graham is a write-off, Delfino is highly questionable to return and Moon-Kapono-Parker 2-3 rotation doesn't inspire me one bit. We also need to get a capable backup PG for 12-15 minutes of every game.

The MVP of West Hollywood 06-26-2008 02:05 PM

Right now I think Boston will be #1, and if Detroit blows it up (and every indication says they will), we will be in a 2-4 buttsex with Orlando and Cleveland... we might outflank Cleveland regular-season wise, actually. Which is fine by me.

Major 06-26-2008 02:25 PM

Wow, this is a pretty good honour actually. 3rd in the East.

Let's make this prediction true this season!! :headbang:

jeffb 06-26-2008 02:36 PM

I think we're in the top 4 mix with Detroit,Cleveland,Orlando and depending on what other pieces BC brings in we could be #3!

griffthecat 06-26-2008 02:58 PM

jeff van cunty is an idiot and the WORST color man maybe EVER!!! We may or may not be that high up... we won't be better than the wizards if they're healthy and if you think the cavs will stand still, you're mistaken. A lot is going to be determined by this summer and what ELSE BC can do... but a great start nonetheless!

Dr. J. Naismith 06-26-2008 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by griffthecat (Post 38995)
jeff van cunty is an idiot and the WORST color man maybe EVER!!!

Huh ... I guess I'm in the minority then. I actually like JVG and thinks he's pretty witty with his colour commentary during games. :giggle:

Looking forward to him eventually coaching the Raptors at some point next season too. ;)


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