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Old 04-03-2010, 04:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is up with Marcus Banks?? Somebody please help me on this one. Will he get cut or traded?? He makes 4 million dollars just to sit on the bench. The Raptors could use that money to get other players who could at least help the team out instead of burning up the payroll. Can I get feedback on this??
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Marcus Banks was a "throw in", in the JO/Shawn Marion deal with Miami a couple of years ago, and he was included in the trade to make salaries balance (due to the conditions of the CBA).

He was pretty much dead-weight at the end of the bench, but when Jose couldn't play earlier in the year, Banks proved that he could be a decent back up in this league. While not earning his ~$4.5 M salary, he does become a valuable expiring contract next season.

Not to derail the thread, but to be honest, I think one of Jack or Jose will be traded over the summer (probably Jose), and Banks will be given the reins on the backup position. All bets are off though, as to what happens towards the trade deadline, and/or the off-season though.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Marcus Banks was a "throw in", in the JO/Shawn Marion deal with Miami a couple of years ago, and he was included in the trade to make salaries balance (due to the conditions of the CBA).

He was pretty much dead-weight at the end of the bench, but when Jose couldn't play earlier in the year, Banks proved that he could be a decent back up in this league. While not earning his ~$4.5 M salary, he does become a valuable expiring contract next season.

Not to derail the thread, but to be honest, I think one of Jack or Jose will be traded over the summer (probably Jose), and Banks will be given the reins on the backup position. All bets are off though, as to what happens towards the trade deadline, and/or the off-season though.
Agree 100% ... he may also not be here next year even if Jose gets traded. It will all depend on the mix of the trade.

Banks is a decent back-up, but there are others in the league that can also fill this role at ~$4.5M
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For a decent coach Banks would be more than a decent backup. Having him makes it possible to deal Jose or Hedo (or Jack, but thats stupid) without worrying wht you get back
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he is a good expiring for next
he can still play D though, but thats not what we're concentrated on
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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he is a good expiring for next
he can still play D though, but thats not what we're concentrated on
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and I thought it was painfully obvious our team was trying to focus on D
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Keep banks get rid of Jose please
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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this remind me of a ronnie coleman quote...

"Everybody wanna be be big but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy weight"
well in Toronto its..
"Everybody wanna play solid D, but ain't nobody wanna lose they energy"
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So with all that being said, will Banks be back next season with the Raptors or if so will he make it through the season before being traded or released?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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He aint gonna be released. Traded next year maybe, but I doubt it.
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For a decent coach Banks would be more than a decent backup. Having him makes it possible to deal Jose or Hedo (or Jack, but thats stupid) without worrying wht you get back
He played for Riley, and he barely played ...
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I have to say my perception of Banks has changed since we first got him. I didn't think he would have the motivation to fight for his place in the team given the garbage time he gets. He has been a consummate professional for a guy who is a third choice point guard. I wish him luck with his future endeavors and thank him for giving 100% whenever he's been called upon.
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What is up with Marcus Banks?? Somebody please help me on this one. Will he get cut or traded?? He makes 4 million dollars just to sit on the bench. The Raptors could use that money to get other players who could at least help the team out instead of burning up the payroll. Can I get feedback on this??
In today's NBA, his contract is untradeable unless we're giving up more talent (ie. trading Bosh for less value).

There's going to be a new collective bargaining agreement and teams are trying to cut payroll for the new cap and rules. Except the ones in the championship hunt, of course.

If the Raptors cut (waive) Banks then his contract still counts against the cap so that's a pointless route - nobody will pick him up, not at $4M/year.

With that said, Banks is only on the payroll for I believe 1 more year, so we just have to wait it out. He's also good insurance in case we trade Jose in the offseason or next year before the deadline.
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I think Marcus should deserve more credit. He probably is a big factor that we are 1 game above .500 Why? When Jose went down with the hip injury earlier this season, i felt that Jack AND Banks both stepped up when we needed it the most. Marcus played his butt off on the defensive end to at least give us a decent backup spot at that time (which I think we were able to climb close to .500 after a slow start)
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Banks would be an adequate back-up unfortunately with a blotted salary.
Definitely Jose or JJ will be traded in the off season if not both.
Hopefully we get a real starting point guard that fits the team.
Jose would be great in some systems like LAL but not the Raptors.
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What is up with Marcus Banks?? Somebody please help me on this one. Will he get cut or traded?? He makes 4 million dollars just to sit on the bench. The Raptors could use that money to get other players who could at least help the team out instead of burning up the payroll. Can I get feedback on this??
Do you not realize how we got Banks?
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What is up with Marcus Banks?? Somebody please help me on this one. Will he get cut or traded?? He makes 4 million dollars just to sit on the bench. The Raptors could use that money to get other players who could at least help the team out instead of burning up the payroll. Can I get feedback on this??
Ask Triano. He deserved some minutes he played well when Jose was injured.Triano could give some minutes to him and could see how things were going with him but he didn't. We know how Triano sux.
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