Raps reach a deal with Amir!!!!!
Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toronto Raptors have reached agreement to sign center Amir Johnson to a five-year, $34 million deal, agent Kevin Bradbury tells Y! Sports.

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_ar..._amir_johnson/
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Raptors Ink Amir Johnson..........

for 34million over the next 5 years........
link-RealGM: Basketball Wiretap Archives: Toronto Secures $34M Deal With Amir Johnson
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Toronto Raptors have reached agreement to sign center Amir Johnson to a five-year, $34 million deal, agent Kevin Bradbury tells Y! Sports.

Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/67714/20100701/toronto_secures_$34m_deal_with_amir_johnson/#ixzz0sTvWAqCm
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Raptors resign Amir!! 5 year, $34 million deal

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/67714/20100701/toronto_secures_$34m_deal_with_amir_johnson/
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol I like how 3 threads were made about the same topic in the same minute. Eager beavers!!

34m over 5 years is a lot......
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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$ 6.8 mill per/year.....

I had a bad feeling after hearing about the Gooden deal.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is alot...

Lets just hope he keeps getting better and better...
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jesus Christ!!

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Wayyyyyyyyy too much for a bench player that played 20mpg last season.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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$ 6.8 mill per/year.....

I had a bad feeling after hearing about the Gooden deal.
i wonder what the bucks were thinking?

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Jesus Christ!!

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Wayyyyyyyyy too much for a bench player that played 20mpg last season.
yep....i was hoping for something under the mle....way way too much...
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He's an energy guy that has much more impact than Gooden. Even at 20 mpg, and he needs to get that increased anyway. I'm thrilled that he got signed so soon. It's a good sign. Why would anyone think that he would come cheap? Would it be better if he just went somewhere else?
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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a bit much............
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought they couldn't announce FA signings until July 8th officially?

Was he a restricted FA? Is that why? Or is it just not confirmed by MLSE thats why?

anyhow D.Smith just confirmed it to:

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Just finishing up some Canada Day family stuff here in time to get the call that the Raptors have taken a step to solidifying their front court.

Am told that Amir Johnson, who had a breakout season last season, has agreed in principle to a five-year deal that approaches $34 million in total value.

Just a quick hit now, it has to come as no surprise to anyone that he's re-signed and we'll have some more in a little bit.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Very good move! But too expensive?
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BTW, Noah just knocked over his bong running to the phone to call his agent to say he wants to test FA next summer!
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I thought they couldn't announce FA signings until July 8th officially?

Was he a restricted FA? Is that why? Or is it just not confirmed by MLSE thats why?

anyhow D.Smith just confirmed it to:
It's not official - but these things always get announced unofficially anyway. The whole world can talk about it - just not the players or GM's involved.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm sure he had a similar offer from someone and that's why we're paying him that. He is improving in leaps and bounds so i'm sure he will have a career year, this year. I'm so glad he's back. I said it would take $6 mill to get him back. I'm wondering if it's back end loaded.
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I'm sure he had a similar offer from someone and that's why we're paying him that. He is improving in leaps and bounds so i'm sure he will have a career year, this year. I'm so glad he's back. I said it would take $6 mill to get him back. I'm wondering if it's back end loaded.
Just because someone else is willing to overpay doesn't mean we should. It means you let him go. You have to decide how much someone is worth in the grand scheme and pay him accordingly.

Do not like that much money for Amir Johnson, if he had a similar offer we should have let him walk.

I hope i'm wrong!
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Its a tad high but it seems thats how the market is playing out. Amir is good value for money anyhow. I read on a bucks forum that they wished they had signed Amir instead of Gooden.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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And the guy sounds genuinely glad to be with us:

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Old 07-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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wow. thats like 80% increase from his current salary.

Drew Gooden/Bucks really messed up the market...but I'm assuming that Amir will get about 30mins a game this upcoming season
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Love How these young guns truely love Toronto and there work ethics
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