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Old 12-10-2011, 12:06 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Why are you guys getting your panties in a bunch? Pietrus is a nice player when healthy but all the reports say his knees are fucked. They'd only stop the trade if he failed his physical or just looked like shit. It's better we get two 3rd stringers vs a good bench player at this point so we can get a top 3 pick this year in a top heavy draft. We need one of the top 3 guys.

You think Pietrus would have been a bench player on this team?
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Didn't really see the reason for such a pietrus hype anyway. He showed nothing remarkable last season..
7 points and 2 rebounds a game.
But yeah, the grass is greener on the other side. Oh my god, he could have been a leader in raptors, right? What a loss!
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Didn't really see the reason for such a pietrus hype anyway. He showed nothing remarkable last season..
7 points and 2 rebounds a game.
But yeah, the grass is greener on the other side. Oh my god, he could have been a leader in raptors, right? What a loss!
It's amazing how quick people sour on players.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #124 (permalink)
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It's Matt Barnes all over again!

Pietrus would've been nice, but he would have just taken minutes away from JJ. Butler and Forbes can both stick an open 3, which is what the team was lacking.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Pietrus would've been a bench player next season, this year, if healthy, he would've *maybe* fought for minutes with Kleiza/JJ.

If he failed his physical, no biggie. Good player, but if he isn't healthy then he's not worth. Rasual Butler offers some of the same things and is a depth player just like Pietrus. Good vet, decent player (nothing special), I'm not torn about it.

Now, sign Aaron Gary (if healthy) and I'll be happy (last thing I want is Dalembert here. ugh).
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #126 (permalink)
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It's Matt Barnes all over again!

Pietrus would've been nice, but he would have just taken minutes away from JJ. Butler and Forbes can both stick an open 3, which is what the team was lacking.
Big deal JJ is nice but he's not our SF of the future or anything.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:59 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Big deal JJ is nice but he's not our SF of the future or anything.
Neither is Pietrus.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #128 (permalink)
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meh.. i dont see why people were so big on pietrus in the first place. he's just another run of the mill journeyman... he's never stuck on a team, never done anything successful in his career.
he's had a few good games here and there, but if the deal was in place, and all of a sudden gets pulled - there must be a good reason for it. and if that reason is that he failed his physical (which im guessing is the case), then im glad we didnt grab another injury laden player.
butler can add some 3 point offense off the bench, and forbes gives us a good defensive player who can come in and throw his body around.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #129 (permalink)
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AW, as much as it would have been awesome to have him here, I guess the bright side is we keep our second pick and JJ or Klieza gets to show us what they got and if they are worth keeping
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #130 (permalink)
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No biggie either way .... Tank baby!
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #131 (permalink)
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this franchise is terible. Were on page 7 of a discussion about a possible pick of of a friggan pine riding scrub.

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Neither is Pietrus.
Who said he was? He's better than JJ though.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Ryan Wolstat: What I know: Mickael Pietrus is definitely currently in town. What I don't: If he failed the physical, or what holdup is #Raptors Twitter
I still hope !!!

forbes+ pietrus + gray !!!
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:59 PM   #134 (permalink)
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azcentral.com blogs - Coro's Orange Slices - PaulCoro - Pietrus trade called off


pietrus staying in phnx to rehab his knee...maybe he didnt pass the physical after all.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:07 PM   #136 (permalink)
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again guys this is a jam packed season with back-to-back-to-backs, might as well give some d-leaguers some serious burn and make them try and prove themselves worthy for the nba level. if not who cares? we head straight to the draft. not every player on a nba roster is going to average 15 points per game.
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You think Pietrus would have been a bench player on this team?
He would definitly be bench. POssibly third off the bench, or if we were looking for a baseline spot up shooter on the 3 point line.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #138 (permalink)
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again guys this is a jam packed season with back-to-back-to-backs, might as well give some d-leaguers some serious burn and make them try and prove themselves worthy for the nba level. if not who cares? we head straight to the draft. not every player on a nba roster is going to average 15 points per game.
I agree. A lot of people are saying that our expected starters/regulars will have minutes displaced but really I think we're bringing in these extra guys so that the yungins don't burn themselves out rather than have a decent learning experience.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:46 PM   #139 (permalink)
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So Butler is officially a Raptor.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #140 (permalink)
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I agree. A lot of people are saying that our expected starters/regulars will have minutes displaced but really I think we're bringing in these extra guys so that the yungins don't burn themselves out rather than have a decent learning experience.
They are also going to fill some defensive holes that are likely to be glaring. Casey will be able to play these guys while holding others accountable for real.
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