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jeffb 03-06-2012 12:46 PM

Raps to cut Anthony Carter
 
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Doug Smith: Raptors ‏ @SmithRaps
#Raptors to cut ties with Anthony Carter, source says. Tiny story in the works.

Acie 03-06-2012 12:50 PM

Obviously making room for Diaw once he reaches a buyout with Charlotte. :cookie:

Barracuda 03-06-2012 12:51 PM

Bye bye, Cee-Lo Green.

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 12:52 PM

Well, making room for someone, that's for sure - either an outright signing or a trade that sends out less players than come to us.

*Captain Obvious strikes again*

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 623102)
Bye bye, Cee-Lo Green.

LOL. :yeah:

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 01:16 PM

The story appears to be even smaller than originally anticipated, if that's even possible:

Doug Smith's Sports Blog

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Minor move as Raptors ready to see Anthony Carter go

The Anthony Carter era with the Raptors lasted less than a season.

The Raptors are going to try to either move the veteran guard in some transaction or release him in the next week and a half, according to a team source.

Carter served his purpose in a 37-game stint with the Raptors, providing some veteran leadership and filling in as an emergency third-string point guard.

But a desire to use even more youth and wanting to let Carter see if he can hook up with a playoff-bound team if he’s eventually released, led to Tuesday’s move.

The source said there was no one moment that precipitated the move – Carter’s missed the last three games with a stomach muscle problem – and that Carter had done what was expected of him in helping “change the culture” around the team.

Nor should the move be seen as a precursor to any other move; the Raptors are still not expected to be big players leading up to the March 15 NBA trade deadline.

However, if they can find a taker for the 36-year-old Carter and get some kind of asset in return, a minor transaction is possible.

The move also gives the Raptors an open roster spot but there was no indication any move was imminent to fill it.

halphbreedballer 03-06-2012 01:20 PM

More playing time for other players?

Free Alabi!!!!!!

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by halphbreedballer (Post 623120)
More playing time for other players?

Free Alabi!!!!!!

Alabi @ PG would look lovely. :cookie:

jeffb 03-06-2012 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by halphbreedballer (Post 623120)
More playing time for other players?

Free Alabi!!!!!!


yeah, carter's playing time can go to....................forbes. lol

we only play 9-10 players per game most of the time as it is.

fancylad 03-06-2012 01:25 PM

well i guess colangelo thought differently from our own trane.

not a keeper. ;)

Ball Don't Lie 03-06-2012 01:28 PM


jeffb 03-06-2012 01:31 PM

I don't buy that no other move is coming. Why cut a guy you have to pay? Now they have to worry about Jose or Bayless getting hurt (neither would shock me). Unless he's asked to be let go, then i just don't buy it....what would be the point in a season like this?

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 623129)
I don't buy that no other move is coming. Why cut a guy you have to pay? Now they have to worry about Jose or Bayless getting hurt (neither would shock me). Unless he's asked to be let go, then i just don't buy it....what would be the point in a season like this?

Allowing him to take his talents to playoffs-bound team? ;)

Sometimes Doug makes me laugh really hard.

carp 03-06-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 623133)
Allowing him to take his talents to playoffs-bound team? ;)

Sometimes Doug makes me laugh really hard.

He looks really old on our team, but he has looked serviceable in recent years..... just hard to imagine him back at that level. I have no doubt that he helped our team this year though

'trane 03-06-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 623124)
well i guess colangelo thought differently from our own trane.

not a keeper. ;)

first, i should hope he does. i am not a professional gm.

second, apparently you still don't understand that thread about keepers. i said 'could keep', not 'must keep'. that thought seems to be backed up in this story.

so, nice try, but no.

moremilk 03-06-2012 01:50 PM

there's no way we waive carter because we don't need him, that was obvious since before we signed him. this is clearly a move to make roster space since we're maxed out. Which means either an upcoming trade, or a d-league signing.

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 01:54 PM

The bit that puzzles me - why Carter? Why not Forbes or Alabi, for that matter?

jeffb 03-06-2012 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 623138)
The bit that puzzles me - why Carter? Why not Forbes or Alabi, for that matter?

Forbes is still under contract next season, and Alabi's day of rekoning is coming. Lol

Maybe a deal is in place that gets us a PG. What could we get if we package Barbosa/Calderon? Lol

LOG 03-06-2012 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 623143)
Forbes is still under contract next season, and Alabi's day of rekoning is coming. Lol

Maybe a deal is in place that gets us a PG. What could we get if we package Barbosa/Calderon? Lol

If BC is in the right mind we should sign a pass first pg or at least someone who distributes the ball well and is capable to play PnR. That should filter our options quite a bit? :confused2:

DanH 03-06-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 623143)
Forbes is still under contract next season, and Alabi's day of rekoning is coming. Lol

Maybe a deal is in place that gets us a PG. What could we get if we package Barbosa/Calderon? Lol

Derrick Rose. :cookie:


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