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Old 03-17-2011, 10:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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this makes no sense if we are keeping bargs, amir, and ed
you can't have 5 bigs playing 2 positions, especially if you consider amir and ed a significant part of this team, then there's no time for your 2 FAs
Thats why you deal Bargnani for a SF and sign one of the two mentioned above (Gasol or Chandler). Then draft a PG (Irving or Walker). After all that.......unload that hand claping pylon to the highest bidder. Easier said then done, but what the hell right?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Sign: Irving
Trade: Bayless
FA: Tyson Chandler, Marc Gasol,
I don't know if we're going to be able to get Irving draft wise or sign wise. To me, the only FA C we can get is Marc Gasol. Tyson is staying in Dallas. Jordan may come, but I think he would want to play with Blake.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:42 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Definitely the center position. I would give Oden a chance in a heartbeat.

Growth can come out of the SF position right now, regardless of who is there. Upgrading can happen down the road.

Bargnani needs to be addressed. Is he good enough to be the big time scorer and leader that we're all waiting for him to be??? A decision has to be made first and foremost at that position; is he a role player or the wrong player. Is Triano and BC going to finally hold him accountable for his weaknesses? Perhaps let somebody outplay him for his starting role or let Bargnani play himself to the end of the bench?

Addressing any other position right now would put us in the same position as before, impatiently waiting for Bargnani to fall completely on his face and finding himself deep on the bench, or dreaming that he might actually start leading the Raptors into some wins.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #44 (permalink)
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The only way we could get Curry is if we trade our pick.
And we wouldn't be fine with that?
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #45 (permalink)
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The only way we could get Curry is if we trade our pick.
I would take that deal and run with it.

I doubt that any guard in this year's draft is going to be as good as Curry will be.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I dunno. As much as love Curry, he doesn't play defense. I just think the timing is not right to bring in another offensive-minded guy. There are guards in this draft that can be solid two-way players. I think that's where my preference would lie at this point, over trading for Curry anyway.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Personally, I'd take a guy like George Hill (if we're speaking of guards) right now and even let him run the point.

I doubt (heavily) the Spurs would let him go.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Personally, I'd take a guy like George Hill (if we're speaking of guards) right now and even let him run the point.

I doubt (heavily) the Spurs would let him go.
i personally think hes a product of the spurs system tho, similar to what ariza was with the lakers and then signed a free agent deal with the rockets and was.....meh
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I dunno, you look at his defense and length and that's not a product of anything. He's got good foot speed and good instincts.

Also, I like his shooting ability a lot. And if he really was a product, he wouldn't be putting up the numbers he did because they weren't a guard oriented system when he produced. And then you also have to ask yourself, is Parker a product of the system as well?
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I dunno, you look at his defense and length and that's not a product of anything. He's got good foot speed and good instincts.

Also, I like his shooting ability a lot. And if he really was a product, he wouldn't be putting up the numbers he did because they weren't a guard oriented system when he produced. And then you also have to ask yourself, is Parker a product of the system as well?
i just find so many similarities between hill and ariza
identical bodies, both known for defense and length, slashers that can hit the open 3
a very great role player on a contender, but bringing him to a team like ours i think would ask too much of him
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Sf/Sg is the teams biggest need imo. Nice that DD can play both keeps options open. Irving is the man to draft but if we can't get him I'd be open to trading down to where we could pick up a really good defending Sg/Sf. If toronto thinks DD is going to be a great playmaking wing theres no need to take another. Jordan would be a great fit, but if the clips lock him up........ Chris Kaman might be available and his stocks low, could be a good value pick up(maybe we flip picks and add some cheap filler). As far as pg goes if we can't get Irving, there is are lots of really good pgs that will be FA's soon enough.They will want to play if the foundations already in place.
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i think george hill would get frustrated with the fact that nobody on the team plays defense
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I hate to be the one breaking it to you guys but there is a 0% chance Gasol signs here. Why would he leave a playoff team and come to one that`s rebuilding? If you think Tyson Chandler is gonna sign here I'm sorry but I gotta call you a dumb ass lol. He's on a championship team, and he loves Dallas, and Dallas loves him. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't make any major signing this off season since the team is being sold. You always want to leave maximum flexibility for the new owner.

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:17 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I hate to be the one breaking it to you guys but there is a 0% chance Gasol signs here. Why would he leave a playoff team and come to one that`s rebuilding? I wouldn't be surprised if we don't make any major signing this off season since the team is being sold. You always want to leave maximum flexibility for the new owner.
Memphis has a lot of salary tied up elsewhere. They might not match a sizable offer. Gasol isn't a max contract player, so there's room to outbid the Grizz for his services.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:52 PM   #55 (permalink)
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even if gasol does come here, what minutes would he be getting realistically?
bargs has his locked minutes
if everyone is high on amir and ed then there are no more minutes for gasol
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:40 AM   #56 (permalink)
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PG and SF.

If we land a top 3 pick, I think we should trade Bargnani/something else if required for another top pick if it's available. If we're able to draft, say, Irving/Barnes or Irving/Williams it would be an absolute heist. Hell, if we got the #1 pick I'd take Irving and maybe even trade up to #5-6 and go for Kanter.

I don't think one will put us in a position to do anything. Two, however, is another story.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #57 (permalink)
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we need a good center next to Andrea and a SF-G who can hit threes
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #58 (permalink)
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All this press about Gasol ... not the center for our future ... get a vet thru a trade or FA.
Take the best player available in the draft .. we are no where close to picking fro a position. That's a joke with where we stand today.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #59 (permalink)
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hard to say really

we desperately need a high calibre SF, but with that said this team will not be successful with Andrea being the enormous liability he is on the boards and on D.

we need a new starting center to let Bargs come off the bench, and need to draft a SF, preferably Perry Jones, he has all the skills to develop into an elite player, Harrison Barnes IMO will be a Marvin Williams type player, Terrence Jones should be a solid NBA player as well, Perry has the most upside though i would say most definitely.
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