OFFICIAL: Garbajosa Bought Out By Raptors
Old 06-11-2008, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation OFFICIAL: Garbajosa Bought Out By Raptors

I knew it ... as I predicted.

It would seem as though that the Raptors are about the buy out the remainder of Jorge's contract according to Spanish media.

Bel, can you translate this for us please?

Links: Spanish radio station SER is reporting this

http://www.cadenaser.com/deportes/ar...srcsrdep_4/Tes

http://www.as.com/baloncesto/articul...asdasbal_6/Tes
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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damn. i'm unhappy about this.

I mean if Garbo's ankle is really that bad, that i can't blame them, but i'm just unhappy about this whole situatuin.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a shame if its true, but best for both parties to part ways now rather than prolong this whole ordeal. Hopefully Jose can remain positive through this too.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Doesn't suprise me one bit.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yah.... I never expected him to ever play at the NBA level again..... that's your basic career-ending injury.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We're going to need another Spaniard to accompany Calderon.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We're going to need another Spaniard to accompany Calderon.
What are we, Noah's Ark?
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, apparently jorge knows he wont be able to keep up for 82 games, so he thinks it is a better idea to play in a 50 game league. And apparently he will go to the Olympics as a way of showing himself to european teams. Too bad. Theres goes the reason I started watching the raptors....

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, apparently jorge knows he wont be able to keep up for 82 games, so he thinks it is a better idea to play in a 50 game league. And apparently he will go to the Olympics as a way of showing himself to european teams. Too bad. Theres goes the reason I started watching the raptors....

Ill translate it in a little while.
So as long as Jose remains a Raptor that means we still have you as a fan then, right Belsius? What will happen if Jose's dealt this summer? Does that mean you'll find a new favourite team?
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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that's sad ...
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So as long as Jose remains a Raptor that means we still have you as a fan then, right Belsius? What will happen if Jose's dealt this summer? Does that mean you'll find a new favourite team?
nah dont worry, the reason I like the Raptors is because of their style, I would be really pissed if Calde left, not because he is spanish but because it would a stupid move. But I would still love the Raptors as long as they keep the team play style. If Garba or Calde played in Denver I wouldnt like it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah I never thought you to be one of those ethnocentric bandwagon hoppers Bel.

I for one am not happy about this. I wish he'd never had tried to block Al Jefferson's wide open dunk attempt. But that's wishing he wasn't Jorge.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This sucks, but it's for the best and it sounds like Jorge agrees with the decision.So i think it's best for both parties. An unpleasent question is, does this help with cap space?
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have a bad knee... can Raps buy me out for million or two?
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I loved Jorge as much as the next guy, but from a basketball perspective this isn't as huge a blow as some will make it out to be.

We replaced some of what Jorge brought with Moon, and while Jamario's (still developing) basketball IQ may not be on the same level, his athleticism helps us in a lot of ways at the swing spot.

I love Jorge's hustle and his selfless play, and the role he played in Calderon's development I think was underappreciated. However, if this offseason (specifically trading TJ and drafting) goes as planned, he may not have been a key component to the squad regardless of the injury.

I hope he's healthy enough to continue playing at a high level in Europe though. His passion for the game is obvious when you watch him, and it would be a shame if he was forced to call it quite entirely before he's ready too.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I loved Jorge as much as the next guy, but from a basketball perspective this isn't as huge a blow as some will make it out to be.

We replaced some of what Jorge brought with Moon, and while Jamario's (still developing) basketball IQ may not be on the same level, his athleticism helps us in a lot of ways at the swing spot.

I love Jorge's hustle and his selfless play, and the role he played in Calderon's development I think was underappreciated. However, if this offseason (specifically trading TJ and drafting) goes as planned, he may not have been a key component to the squad regardless of the injury.

I hope he's healthy enough to continue playing at a high level in Europe though. His passion for the game is obvious when you watch him, and it would be a shame if he was forced to call it quite entirely before he's ready too.
Well said Adequate and welcome to RF.

I think the toughness and grit factor to Jorge's game is what Raptor fans missed the most last season hoping that his intensity would be contagious and rub off on the rest of our team.

Health is the number one factor and it would be hard for him to continue with the tough rigors of the NBA game and the 82 game schedule. If going home back to Europe and playing a shorter seasons suit him better then I wish him all the best.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think Jorge going may be the best thing for both parties. He wasnt going to find a lot of playing time. Apparently he has offers from other NBA teams so dont count out him yet. I actually think that he should try one more year in the NBA to see if he can handle it. If not he may regret it forever and he can go next year to Europe.

I wish he stayed in the Raptors though.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Damn. Too bad. Enough can't be said as to how he helped transform this team. It was far too short.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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heh, who knows, maybe it's a ploy. Jorge bought out can go to a good team like SA for the minimum. In exchange, we get SA's 2nd round picks for cash or smth like that. Trading him straight up wouldn't work because of his salary.
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