Raps have interest in Ryan Hollins?
Old 07-18-2010, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another player who seems to be the odd man out in Minnesota is center Ryan Hollins. He had his moments last season, playing especially well during the team's season-long five-game winning streak, but with the re-signing of Darko Milicic and the addition of Nikola Pekovic it seems likely Hollins will be moved.
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The Toronto Raptors are also in search of some addition size to help them bridge the gap left by the departure of Chris Bosh. Toronto added a couple of solid prospects in the draft, but neither Solomon Alabi nor Ed Davis is expected to be an impact player right away. Sources close to the situation in Toronto say they have interest in Hollins, and could possibly land him for as little as a future second round draft pick.
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Nice, young, athletic center. Not a bad backup to Bargs if you ask me, especially for only a 2nd rounder.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ed Davis is not a centre and will be an impact player (whatever that means) for the Raps this season. But we do need a veteran backup centre - that's why Chandler would've been perfect.
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Except Chandler is done, not the former self and 12M for a backup anything is overkill
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Apart from beings athletic Hollins is garbage. He had his chances in Dallas and Minni. I heard he has an attitude problem as well.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hollins is athletic I have seen some nasty dunks from im but thats about it!

I say throw Cheikh Samb into the mix at training camp, man he looked like Patrick Ewing in his last summer league game for us!
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Honestly, I would pick Alabi over Hollins anyday.
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Honestly, I would pick Alabi over Hollins anyday.
Do you watch the summer league? Alabi is a few years away before making any type of contribution on the regular rotation. Hollins has won a national championship for UCLA. The guy is one of the most athletic centers in the league. Like Amir Johnson, maybe the guys needs a few years in the league and a team that has confidence in him. Hollins & Ed Davis would make a good back-up front court that would fit the run & gun offense for the Raptors.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd rather take Chiek Samb than Ryan Hollins.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hollins would be a decent pick up for a back-up.

He's long and he's got a bit of a nasty streak.

And there's no way in hell that I want to rely on Alabi and Samb as back-up C's. They'd get eaten for breakfast. Still way too raw.
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I'd rather take Chiek Samb than Ryan Hollins.
Agree.
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Hollins would be a decent pick up for a back-up.

He's long and he's got a bit of a nasty streak.

And there's no way in hell that I want to rely on Alabi and Samb as back-up C's. They'd get eaten for breakfast. Still way too raw.
But you'd rely on Hollins? I dunno TORap. Hollins is just as raw. He still committs a ton of fouls for someone who plays so little. He's also quite frail.
Samb has a little more girth and a good motor. The only thing that Hollins has over Samb is that he's more polished offensively.
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BC should get this done. He has unfound talent, and with his size, and his quickness he can thrive in the offense where trying to play next year. And theres a reason why Samb, is not in the league. Good player, but is suspect.
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BC should get this done. He has unfound talent, and with his size, and his quickness he can thrive in the offense where trying to play next year. And theres a reason why Samb, is not in the league. Good player, but is suspect.
You're giving Hollins a bit too much credit. He's nothing special. We could have just kept O'Bryant. Either way, he's not gonna get much PT and shouldn't be relied on to play much, even in a backup role.
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You're giving Hollins a bit too much credit. He's nothing special. We could have just kept O'Bryant. Either way, he's not gonna get much PT and shouldn't be relied on to play much, even in a backup role.
Well the guy proved he can play in the nba. And be in a rotation for some teams. Seen him play, with Dallas, Charlotte, and Minnesota. He can run the floor, and your crazy if you dont think a young quick athletic can help the raptors.
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Well the guy proved he can play in the nba. And be in a rotation for some teams. Seen him play, with Dallas, Charlotte, and Minnesota. He can run the floor, and your crazy if you dont think a young quick athletic can help the raptors.
Dude, he can't even stay on the floor. He averages like 3 fouls a game in less than 20 minutes. ANd in less than 20 minutes, he averages about half a block and less than 3 boards. Seriously. 3 boards. He was a backup in Minnesota, so if Minnesota doesn't want to re-up him, why would we want him? Seriously, for the kind of money he's gonna want (He earned 2.2 mil last year, so naturally he's gonna want an increase/raise), I'd rather get someone else.
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Dude, he can't even stay on the floor. He averages like 3 fouls a game in less than 20 minutes. ANd in less than 20 minutes, he averages about half a block and less than 3 boards. Seriously. 3 boards. He was a backup in Minnesota, so if Minnesota doesn't want to re-up him, why would we want him? Seriously, for the kind of money he's gonna want (He earned 2.2 mil last year, so naturally he's gonna want an increase/raise), I'd rather get someone else.
The same can be said about Amir Johnson. Amir averaged 3.1 personal fouls for 17.7 minutes he played each game. Amir thrived in the Raptors last year. With a young big, you look for progession. In four years, Hollins has earned more minutes, shot a higher FG%, improved in his scoring and rebounding.
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The same can be said about Amir Johnson. Amir averaged 3.1 personal fouls for 17.7 minutes he played each game. Amir thrived in the Raptors last year. With a young big, you look for progession. In four years, Hollins has earned more minutes, shot a higher FG%, improved in his scoring and rebounding.
Amir was more productive than Hollins though - in the same minutes played. Hollins is also 4 inches taller, so it would lend you to believe that his rebounding and blocking numbers would be much better. He's a horrible rebounder and shot blocker for a 7-footer.

Like I said before, we could have just re-signed O'Bryant. Same kind of player. In the end, Colangelo is not going to splash out the kind of money that Hollins would be looking for, so really, the point of him being signed is pretty moot.
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