The OFFICIAL RAPTORS Free-Agency Pursuit Thread - Page 11
Old 07-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Steve Nash meets with the Raptors this morning. Toronto is confident heading into the meeting. They believe they can sign the Canadian PG.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Because he's an expiring contract and he comes off the books next year affording you even greater financial flexibility. A more prudent choice would be Amir seeing that you're on the hook for several more years and you have a glut of players at that position.

Also, from a personal standpoint, he's sometimes the only player on the team that seems to give a shit about what's happening. He gets paid too much (sure) but he's the closest this team has to an actual leader. Maybe his skills have deteriorated (sure) but his intangibles are a bit harder to replace.
IF we get Nash he's gone anyway. And if you can't trade Calderon for a beneficial deal why not amnesty him and trade his contract (on the cap) for a player you want at a position of need. To me that's a no brainer. I see where you're coming from but Jose is not in our future plans here and we'd still have some money next summer to play with anyway.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #203 (permalink)
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I have a feeling that plan B is Lowry + Batum.

We're meeting with Batum after we meet with Nash. If they have a good feeling Nash is signing then they simply won't have the money for him but why not at least meet with him. If they don't get a good vibe they go after Batum full steam ahead and then trade for Lowry. At least that's what I hope is the plan if Nash doesn't sign. Nash signs, they probably have to trade for a SF.

Just a guess.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #204 (permalink)
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Well Batumis gonna be expensive if the Minnisota rumour is true.
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I wouldnt touch Batum if we have to pay him 12+ mil a year. He isn't worth it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Well Batumis gonna be expensive if the Minnisota rumour is true.
4yrs/50Mil

I'd do it and front load the shit out of the contract. See if Portland matches that!
But again, doubt we can afford him.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #207 (permalink)
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4yrs/50Mil

I'd do it and front load the shit out of the contract. See if Portland matches that!
But again, doubt we can afford him.

Wouldn't do it.. I would love to have him here ,but I also agree that he not worth more than 12 mil, tbh 11 seems fair enough to me
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Dammit. Was hoping to wake up ana see news that Nash had committed. Still hope he does. He's probably going to anyway - may as well commit on Canada day!
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Wouldn't do it.. I would love to have him here ,but I also agree that he not worth more than 12 mil, tbh 11 seems fair enough to me
What if it were front loaded and he's making 11Mil in the final 2yrs? Still no?
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@FisolaNYDN: Starting point guards in Atlantic Division could, that's could, be Nash (Tor), Deron (Nets), Holiday (Sixers), Rondo (Celtics) & Lin (NYK)
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #211 (permalink)
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@FisolaNYDN: Starting point guards in Atlantic Division could, that's could, be Nash (Tor), Deron (Nets), Holiday (Sixers), Rondo (Celtics) & Lin (NYK)

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #212 (permalink)
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What if it were front loaded and he's making 11Mil in the final 2yrs? Still no?
You mean something like 15,13,11,11? How in the hell are we going to make 15mil in cap space with Nash eating 12?
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #213 (permalink)
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RF's twitter is following people in-the-know apparently.

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Nash is as good as gone. Apparently he has already told friends and family that he intends to sign with the Raptors. - from PNX fan #Welcome
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You mean something like 15,13,11,11? How in the hell are we going to make 15mil in cap space with Nash eating 12?

Unload Amir or Kleiza after amnestying Jose. Voila, 27Mil in capspace. Easier said than done. But can you trade Amir or Kleiza + TPE for a 2nd rounder? Worth a shot.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #217 (permalink)
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I don't buy that. WTF is that?
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #218 (permalink)
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I don't buy that. WTF is that?
I could definitely buy that. Nash said in an interview it would happen really quick, in like a day... since he met with the Raptors early it is very plausible.
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IF we get Nash he's gone anyway. And if you can't trade Calderon for a beneficial deal why not amnesty him and trade his contract (on the cap) for a player you want at a position of need. To me that's a no brainer. I see where you're coming from but Jose is not in our future plans here and we'd still have some money next summer to play with anyway.
I feel like you missed my point by letting him go at the end of the year anyways. I also think you may have to think that teams are always desperate to rebuild and want to acquire expiring deals. There are so many options.

Amnestying Jose would be shortsighted. Amir makes sense on so many levels.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #220 (permalink)
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I could definitely buy that. Nash said in an interview it would happen really quick, in like a day... since he met with the Raptors early it is very plausible.
Did he say "like a day"?


I heard today Eric Smith say he heard that he'll decide Monday. I just don't want to allow myself to believe he's made his decision and it's us. Don't want another let down.
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