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Old 05-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, its me again, I ususally post as "raptorgenius7" but i forgot my password for that account because i only post when I have insider news for my realgm fam. Bryan feels the pressure guys, he's constantly working the phone for deals, and talking with agents. I do know of a couple deals that Bryan has on the table and let me just say this, the deals that Bryan has up his sleeve will easily convince Chris to stay. I cant get to any details ( and im not trying to tease you all but i just dont want you all to give up on bryan just yet and we will be a better ball club in the next couple weeks) but i do expect one of the trade talks to leak some time this week ( this trade talk im referring to started late last week and will pick up steam after this weekend) so make sure you all keep logging on realgm. Also, Bryan is so intrigued with his "life after bosh" plan that he no longer cares if Chris stays or not. Oh and some more stuff, Bryan isnt focusing too much on the draft....if you catch my drift. Guys, June is going to be one busy month as Bryan is trying to pull off at least one of these deals before draft. My realgm family dont give up just yet, Bryan is still alive! Take care guys!
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Does anyone have an idea of what Colangelo might be up to?
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope.

Experience tells me trying to guess would be a waste of time!
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope we're not trading away our future for guys like Gilbert Arenas or Joe Johnson.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Let's ask this question:

If we succeed in a Hedo buy-out....Does that give us the cap space to make a S+T or a straight up signing of a big name player?

I know we don't have the pieces but could we afford Wade in a S+T? Just want to know what our options are.

If this isn't what is being referred to, I have no idea what else has changed
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If nothing else, this years playoffs shows that you need physical toughness and defence in order to win. Unless we address our toughness and defence we will forever be a treadmill team. Bryan finally started making some progressive moves last summer. Previous seasons saw him making too many regressive ones and along the way depleting our cupboard of tradeable assets. If he can pull off an off-season of progression like last season's, this team will be a significant one, next season.

Most important thing he probably should of learned this season is that player character is so very important in creating a self motivating team. Guys who are laid back and difficult to motivate should be steered clear from, just like the plague!

Guys like Bosh,Jack,Derozan,Weems and Amir are keepers because they require little motivation. They all need to be retained and we need to continue to build around them!
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If nothing else, this years playoffs shows that you need physical toughness and defence in order to win. Unless we address our toughness and defence we will forever be a treadmill team. Bryan finally started making some progressive moves last summer. Previous seasons saw him making too many regressive ones and along the way depleting our cupboard of tradeable assets. If he can pull off an off-season of progression like last season's, this team will be a significant one, next season.

Most important thing he probably should of learned this season is that player character is so very important in creating a self motivating team. Guys who are laid back and difficult to motivate should be steered clear from, just like the plague!

Guys like Bosh,Jack,Derozan,Weems and Amir are keepers because they require little motivation. They all need to be retained and we need to continue to build around them!
Great post. We forsure have to do build around those names. They are young and full of potential. I wouldn't even mind Antoine having a role on this team next year.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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deals that are going to convince Bosh to stay but is intrigued with life after Bosh
I call BS and trading is a 2 way street
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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much ado about nothing here. gotta wait another month or so before anything signifcant occurs.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Let's ask this question:

If we succeed in a Hedo buy-out....Does that give us the cap space to make a S+T or a straight up signing of a big name player?

I know we don't have the pieces but could we afford Wade in a S+T? Just want to know what our options are.

If this isn't what is being referred to, I have no idea what else has changed
Thing is, a buy-out counts towards your payroll for the length of the contract. If it didn't teams would be filtering their toxic contracts every offseason.

Hedo's contract is tradeable, bad year or not he's still a skilled basketball player and will help a team if put in the right spots. Besides, if Eddy Curry and Larry Hughes can be moved anything is possible.

There won't be much value added besides the obvious addition by subtraction of Turkoglu. We'll get a toxic contract in return, I just hope that BC can get a player who will play at least a little defense and be able to contribute modestly within the framework of this team.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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much ado about nothing here. gotta wait another month or so before anything signifcant occurs.
I will agree with one thing foresure, a deal will likely be made in the next 2 weeks. He'll want to do something prior to the draft, which will dictate what he does draft night and possibly dictate what Bosh does as well.I expect rumoured deals to start trickling out in the next 2 weeks!
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, if this guy's legit...
Bryan's probably working at a deal to acquire a somewhat-big name player. He sounds very excited, and convinced that Chris Bosh will drop his jaws in awe. So, maybe he's working at a deal where he unloads our draft pick. Is this what Doug meant by "fasten you seatbelts"? Then again the guy could just be pulling our asses
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Well, if this guy's legit...
Bryan's probably working at a deal to acquire a somewhat-big name player. He sounds very excited, and convinced that Chris Bosh will drop his jaws in awe. So, maybe he's working at a deal where he unloads our draft pick. Is this what Doug meant by "fasten you seatbelts"? Then again the guy could just be pulling our asses
I don't think he's pulling shit. Where there's smoke there's fire. Smith says fasten your seatbelt, this guy saying some big move(s) are coming....we all know Colangelo is gonna do everything he can do to land a bigger player to keep Bosh and that he doesn't want to miss the playoffs a 3rd striaght season in his final year (contract), and that he's nowhere near willing to blow it up. All of that points undoubtadly to a couple significant moves.

As for Bosh dropping his jaw, i would assume BC has passed his plans by him and thrown out the possiblities (players they might bring in) to get a gauge from him as to how he feels going forward.
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Bryan isnt focusing too much on the draft....if you catch my drift.
I guess we can forget about Avery Bradley.
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I guess we can forget about Avery Bradley.
Fine by me depending on what moves are made.
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I do know of a couple deals that Bryan has on the table and let me just say this, the deals that Bryan has up his sleeve will easily convince Chris to stay.
Welcome to Toronto, Lebron James.
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BC working on a trade! NOOOO (long and sarcastic no)!

i could have told you all that...
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I think ge's going after a top flight PG or an Iggy type of player.


I think guys he will be trying to land include:

Harris
Ellis
CP3 (Highly unlikely)
Iggy
Butler
Hamilton
Deng
Ariza
K. Martin
Rudy Gay

IMO those are all unlikely but if we can land one of those players, especially one of the more significant ones, and then sign a Mike Miller type with MLE things could get interesting.
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Hey guys, its me again. I usually post under the name "Dark Knight" because I'm too lazy to make a new account. So I heard through a very legitimate source of mine, and by that, I mean the hot-dog guy at Gate 5, who has connections with BC. Anyway, I don't want to get into too much detail of what BC has up his sleeve, other than that we're trading Hedo, Jose, and Banks for Lebron James and firing Jay for Phil Jackson. After that, BC is going to sign Chris to a max contract and call it a summer. But you didn't hear that from me. Peace guys. Hope this helped.
Another inside source I found.
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I think ge's going after a top flight PG or an Iggy type of player.


I think guys he will be trying to land include:

Harris
Ellis
CP3 (Highly unlikely)
Iggy
Butler
Hamilton
Deng
Ariza
K. Martin
Rudy Gay

IMO those are all unlikely but if we can land one of those players, especially one of the more significant ones, and then sign a Mike Miller type with MLE things could get interesting.
who's the best player BC has aquired for the raps outside of drafting? lets remind ourselves of that
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who's the best player BC has aquired for the raps outside of drafting? lets remind ourselves of that
He's made bigger deals for bigger named players then any GM in the history of this org.... and look at his history in PHX as well.
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