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Old 03-19-2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There has been a lot of suggestions for rebuilding the Raptors- from acquiring a center to getting rid of Bargnani and Triano, and so on.

But there hasn't been a lot of talk for three point shooting. We're only 31% from three point territory, which puts us in last place.

I think we should make a move or 2 in the summer to try to address these issues.

So feel free to post players that we can acquire via free agency, draft or trade (realistic, please) that can help address this issue.

Free agents:

DeShawn Stevenson (39% this season, 41% career)
Shane Battier (38% this season, 38% career)
Sasha Vujacic (36% this season, 38% career)
Roger Mason (36% this season, 38% career)
Keith Bogans (36% this season, 35% career)

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Kyrie Irving (48.5%)
Brandon Knight (38.5%)

Dontas Montiejunas ... just kidding
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear Kapono is a free agent.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 3-point shooting is the least of our worries imo
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I hear Kapono is a free agent.



I haven't even seen him play in over a year. Must be a 12th man.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The 3-point shooting is the least of our worries imo
Really? Because we are dead last in the league.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The 3-point shooting is the least of our worries imo
Why do you say that?

We've had a good reputation for the distance shot in recent years, but this year has been atrocious.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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One player i would like to see us go after with our second round pick is David Lighty of Ohio State. Don't know how his game would translate to the NBA, but he's shooting 46% (39 3PT%) right now and i figure he might be worth a shot. What little i've seen of him i've liked and he's got good size at 6'5 220lbs.

If we can come out of this draft with one of Irving/Walker/Barnes and then get lighty with our second rounder i'd be pretty happy.




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Old 03-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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HA! Nice to see someone else jumping on the David Lighty bandwagon. There is plenty of room.

The best thing about Lighty is not his offense but his defense. One of the best defenders in College Basketball. His offense ability is there but inconsistent. He will struggle one game but the next game will score the first 12points of the game. He has the talent to be a good offense player just needs to put it all together. Very good defender though so like I've been saying since the season started I would love for the Raptors to trade for a 2nd round pick and draft Lighty. Might be the first Buckeye player to ever play on Toronto also so I would be very happy.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why do you say that?

We've had a good reputation for the distance shot in recent years, but this year has been atrocious.
I think our defense needs more work on rather than pure offensive shooting from 3. We're still scoring in high volumes as it is, but we're giving up too much points. I think we do have shooters, they just need to develop like DD, Weems, JJ, Bayless, Kleiza?, etc. Our defense needs to get better first.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What was our 3 point percentage last year? I can't remember who the 3 point specialists were last year.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If we dont draft Fredette you guys will be regretting it in a couple seasons. Mark my words.

Fredette = Curry 2.0
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If we dont draft Fredette you guys will be regretting it in a couple seasons. Mark my words.

Fredette = Curry 2.0
dude isn't projected anywhere near the top 7.... so at this point it would be foolish to think we'd take him with our pick
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Well if it's a shooter they're looking for, I'm available.
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What was our 3 point percentage last year? I can't remember who the 3 point specialists were last year.
I'm not sure what our team stat was last year.

But Calderon, Belinelli, Turkoglu, Antoine Wright, Bargnani and Jarrett Jack comes to mind as our 3 point specialists.
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We need to acquire a second round pick.

Our pick belongs to the Pistons, from the Delfino trade a while back.
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dude isn't projected anywhere near the top 7.... so at this point it would be foolish to think we'd take him with our pick
He might be after the tourney. He's shown he can light it up against good teams and he's shown good court vision and passing ability in the first 2 games. If his value doesn't get that high I think we should trade down and get him and another player, that'd be much better then Barnes or others available at 5.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I think our defense needs more work on rather than pure offensive shooting from 3. We're still scoring in high volumes as it is, but we're giving up too much points. I think we do have shooters, they just need to develop like DD, Weems, JJ, Bayless, Kleiza?, etc. Our defense needs to get better first.
Theres alot of 3 pt specialists out there that are also very good on the defensive end. If we can pick up Stevenson or Battier then we could address both issues because they both shoot the 3 well and they are also very good defenders.
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We need to acquire a second round pick.

Our pick belongs to the Pistons, from the Delfino trade a while back.
No we have a 2nd rounder this summer i believe.
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No we have a 2nd rounder this summer i believe.
Im pretty sure we traded away our 2011 second rounder to Dallas in the Alabi trade, and then reacquired it in the Ajinca trade
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Im pretty sure we traded away our 2011 second rounder to Dallas in the Alabi trade, and then reacquired it in the Ajinca trade
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