Raptors Waive Martin, Sign Linton Johnson
Old 03-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
 
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 10,246
Representing:
Exclamation Raptors Waive Martin, Sign Linton Johnson

Thanks for the memories Darrick.

Welcome to Toronto Linton.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Smith
It's not as significant as the moves made yesterday, but the Raptors are making roster noises again.

One day after shaking up the starting lineup, team sources say Toronto will sign free agent Linton Johnson to a 10-day contract today, bringing in the 6-foot-8 forward to add more athleticism and depth to the wing positions.

To make room for the addition of Johnson, the Raptors are going to waive veteran guard Darrick Martin but keep him in the organization in some capacity.
Source - Click here
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Member
 
Tommy2Tymes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 441
Representing:
Default

about time
Tommy2Tymes is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
blah!

nosce te ipsum


 
fancylad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: east side.
Posts: 14,623
Representing:
Default

woah.

good call and yeah... about freaking time.

the man was pretty redundant during the last two seasons.

Darrick was all class, but classiness in a suit don't win ball games!
fancylad is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Member
 
Tommy2Tymes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 441
Representing:
Default

thank god we dont have to watch him go 1 for 6 in garbage time anymore
Tommy2Tymes is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
fho
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 168
Representing:
Default

I hope he can get to the foul line, since Moon can't seem to.

It's nice to know Darrick will still be around.
fho is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
adoring his baby girl.

Senior Member
 
Sick, Wicked and Nasty!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada eh?
Posts: 3,288
Representing:
Default

I'm glad to hear they're keeping in the organization. I was hoping he could still play at the right level but sadly that wasn't the case. Good guy and great to keep him on board to work with TJ and Jose.

Not familiar with Johnson...sorry for your luck Joey Graham
Sick, Wicked and Nasty! is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
a paranoid android

My name is Iņigo Montoya

 
Belsius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 10,547
Representing:
Default

good move, Martin where he should be, with us, but not as a player
Belsius is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
We going to the 'ship!

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,011
Representing:
Default

Celebration
Ball Don't Lie is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
saying too many dudes are Tyson Chandler, trying to lead their teams and went nowhere

Scarborough, We Go Hard..
 
MangoKidHoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,915
Representing:
Default

I don't know.. I mean, he's a 11th man anyways, so it's not like he's going to get a lot of burn. But it gets Darrick Martin off the team as a player, so I guess that's a just cause for celebration.

I do hope DMart stays on as a coach however.
MangoKidHoops is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
contemplating

The Killing Joke

 
Claudius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burkina Faso, Disputed Zone
Posts: 10,030
Representing:
Send a message via MSN to Claudius
Default

Linton Johnson, not a bad player, but not a great one either. I think he had some potential if I remember correctly, but he just could never really put it all together. Meh, whatever, maybe Maceo now will actually suit up instead of just sitting there.
Claudius is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
saying too many dudes are Tyson Chandler, trying to lead their teams and went nowhere

Scarborough, We Go Hard..
 
MangoKidHoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,915
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
Linton Johnson, not a bad player, but not a great one either. I think he had some potential if I remember correctly, but he just could never really put it all together. Meh, whatever, maybe Maceo now will actually suit up instead of just sitting there.
You know, that's a good point, Claudius. I'd like it if Maceo got some time. Why not? I think he's got something in him. He's athletic and brings grittiness and toughness to the team.
MangoKidHoops is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
landry fields forever

Administrator

 
Acie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 21,729
Representing:
Default

IIRC and not that it means anything, but Linton ate up the Raps on the boards when he played in Chicago.

I guess Delfino will be the 3rd string PG.

Last edited by Acie; 03-27-2008 at 02:37 PM.
Acie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: dominican republic baby
Posts: 566
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation View Post
You know, that's a good point, Claudius. I'd like it if Maceo got some time. Why not? I think he's got something in him. He's athletic and brings grittiness and toughness to the team.
ive always wanted baston to get a bit of burn, he could turn out to be decent imo
pimpery is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 02:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
in Houstatlantavegas

Presidential
 
Thug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,693
Representing:
Default

Well, he is a great defender..
Thug is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 02:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Byte Mii, I have Wii Fit!
 
Krazy Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,967
Representing:
Default

Noooooooooo... we need Ewok support in order to win against the Empire...
Krazy Ivan is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
whatever

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 9,542
Representing:
Default

oh no ! they waived Martin? Now we're doomed, he was our second best point guard ...
moremilk is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
adoring his baby girl.

Senior Member
 
Sick, Wicked and Nasty!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada eh?
Posts: 3,288
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moremilk View Post
oh no ! they waived Martin? Now we're doomed, he was our second best point guard ...
Man, this Jose slamming has to stop!

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 11:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
Jay
is pounding the rock!

Administrator

 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,223
Representing:
Default

Let's all raise a burger for our dead homey DMart. Well, not dead, but watch out for your burgers...dude's quick when food's around.
Jay is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 02:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
whatever

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 9,542
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sick, Wicked and Nasty! View Post
Man, this Jose slamming has to stop!

I meant delfino is our #1 pg, since jose is a shooting guard nowadays ...
moremilk is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 02:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
kicking himself for being so emotionally invested in the Roller-coaster Raptors

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,507
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith View Post
Thanks for the memories Darrick.

Welcome to Toronto Linton.



Source - Click here
Yes, all those memories. Such as:

[camera shows a picture of the bench]

"Hey look it's Carlton!" X 1000 .
BballWatcher is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adnan Virk Replacing Paul Johnson at Raptors TV Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 20 06-11-2009 11:41 PM
Linton signing not a message — unless they want it to be Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 0 03-28-2008 05:43 PM
Wolves Waive Ratliff, Who Will Sign With Pistons Dr. J. Naismith NBA Talk 3 02-29-2008 04:17 PM
Raptors may deal Martin, Dixon Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 1 01-10-2008 12:07 AM
Raptors To Keep Moon, Martin Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 3 01-08-2008 08:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24