Raptors Republic: Carlos Delfino’s Options
Old 07-17-2009, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There was some talk in the last couple of days that Carlos Delfino had rejected a 4M/yr contract offer from the Raptors who he hoped would add one million to the deal. The rumors began when Olé, one of the most prestigious sports newspaper in the entire country, published this article. It is translated by our good friend Raúl Ruscitti.

Right now Delfino is much more likely to return to Russia than to come back to the best league in the world. About his participation in the upcoming World Championship Qualifications, “It’s very difficult” Hernandez (Argentinian National Team head coach) said. Toronto didn’t make the offer he was expecting and in Russia he has a huge contract.

It’s cold and it gets even colder every time. His participation with the National Team isn’t expected but, the clock is playing against him. The same happens with his situation with the NBA that has been freeze in the last hours. Today, Delfino is more likely to be out of both than in. It’s a shame for the National Team and for Carlos who really wanted to come back to the best league in the world.

Goodbye NBA? Delfino didn’t like that Toronto, who at first showed interest in bringing him back because they remember his performance from the bench in the 07/08 season, left him as their last target of the market. They still haven’t offered him a reasonable contract. Khimky, where he is under contract for the next two years, pays him about 10 millions dollars, plus a house, a car (with a driver), and less taxes. Carlos was hoping that the Raptors offered him 5 millions per year. He doesn’t mind take half the salary he was earning in Europe and paid his buyout clause of $500,000 with his own money, but they offered less. Sources around him said that there are some other teams interested in him but none of their contract proposals satisfy him. Khimky already signed a good PG tandem (Raúl Lopez and Carlos Cabezas) and just in case, agree to add an American SG (Keith Langford), expecting him for their EuroLeague debut.

Goodbye National Team? Sources aren’t optimistic either about his presence in Puerto Rico “If he stays in Khimky, it’s even more difficult because the team wants him to rest and recover from his shoulder injury… They haven’t even sent the airplane tickets for him to travel to Italy to make a medical test so we can know how his injury is healing”. Sergio Hernandez knows this “I talked to him two days ago and he told me that it’s still unknown. But I count him inn. He has time until the 24th” the national team head coach explained. The setback on subjects like his future and his injury really bothers him. “He told me that his shoulder still bothers him, even when he goes out to run”… He could be a very important loss to the team, but they still have hope.

Julián Mozo

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Source - Carlos Delfino’s options - Raptors Republic - Raptors Blog for the ESPN True Hoop Network
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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do we really want this whiney boy on our bench?? were would he fit in? he was a spark off the bench for sure, but not worth 4 or 5 million a season as a player! i like the look of this roster now... not sure someone who feels slighted by being last one asked is the type of player we are looking for.. as a Blue Bombers follower, i need only look at the stupidity of Derick Armstrong who probably whined his way out of pro football when he refused to play after being declared a non-starter... the coach asked him to go in and he refused... argued with the coach and was cut! good call by him! this is how i see Carlos right now... he wants more and feels hurt because he wasn't pursued first?? wow, we needed so much more than him this off-season and this is his response? let him play in russia or wherever someone is willing to pay him that kind of money, he wouldn't get many minutes with us this season i suspect...
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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'Euroleague debut' for Khimky? That says a lot to me. His best option is to continue to play for them and hope the team becomes one of the candidates for final four in Euroleague. But with players like above they more look like a Top-16 targeting team. Sorry for you Delfino. The biggest mistake was to sign Khimky for the money and the driver who by the way hopefully speaks Spanish.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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looks like hes getting his butthole licked by the money people at Khimky, you could get seriuosly rich over there and not even have to work that hard.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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5 mil a year is a lot and I won't mind him here for that but the contract has to expire in a year or two. If it is a deal for 4 mil a year I won't mind if it is for 3 years or 4
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We just don't know what's really going on. Look at his website page
CARLOS DELFINO

La situación de Carlos Delfino
El santafesino espera novedades respecto a la oferta que le planteó Toronto Raptors. La franquicia canadiense aseguró los servicios del turco Hedo Turkoglu pero desea tener nuevamente entre sus filas al Cabezón.

Delfino's situation
He waits for news about the offer Raptors sent him. The Canadian franchise assured turkish Hedo Turkoglu but now wants to have Delfino's services again. 6 days ago
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I want him here, he adds more depth @ the SG/SF positions which is still needed imo.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hmmm, tell him to stop tryin to be a baby and come, he's wanted here, he just wants attention
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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CARLOS DELFINO ... we want and need your chucking services again... badly
Please sign with us for more money than Banks, PLEASE ...
so we can package your whiny, Argie - ass and the aforementioned sandbag for a good old american gangster SG.
Other wise you will then become the white elephant to the albatross that is Banks.

Good luck Chuck.

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Old 07-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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your whiny euro-trash ass .
he's argentinian...
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Delfino is still a whiny chucking pissant
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