Smith: Kleiza Ship Has Sailed
Old 07-09-2009, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Doug, Just wondering if this might free up the by-annual as well as the mid level exception? Has the name Linas Kleiza been thrown around anytime lately? Last I heard his agent said there was plenty of time for the raps to sign him... I somehow get this feeling that BC(aka the puppet master) pulled this together knowing exactly who he is signing with that money.

Blogger's note: Why Linas Kleiza now? No need for him with George. I think that ship has sailed
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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he meant the ship has sailed from denver to toronto. But i personnally think BC can do better than Devan or Kleiza
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This means kleiza is going to sign with Toronto

A Doug Smith, always with the reverse-physcoligy
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Doug also said recently that Raptors wouldn't get the MLE back in any trade involving Marion.........

I'd take Kleiza over George any day of the week.

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he meant the ship has sailed from denver to toronto. But i personnally think BC can do better than Devan or Kleiza
Um, no. That's exactly what this doesn't mean.

If what you are saying is true (which it isn't), by saying 'there is no need for Kleiza' Doug would contradict himself in the same sentence.

Doug doesn't do that, he just gets whole ideas wrong.

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This means kleiza is going to sign with Toronto

A Doug Smith, always with the reverse-physcoligy
Reverse Physcoligy?

Nah, he's just usually wrong.

The funniest part is that he thinks there is no need for Kleiza because we have.......George?

Devean George??? Does D. Smith have his head so far up his ass that he doesn't know who Devean George is?
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Doug Smith definitely does have his head that much up his bum.

Sad, but true.

Even worse is that his readership is so high... it's really lame...
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WOW George is like no where near Kleiza. I would still love to have here so we can have some wings depth
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BTW, how did we end up with George? Wasn't he the guy that held up the Kidd-to-Dallas trade cause he wanted to stay with the Mavs?
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Doug also said recently that Raptors wouldn't get the MLE back in any trade involving Marion.........

I'd take Kleiza over George any day of the week.



Um, no. That's exactly what this doesn't mean.

If what you are saying is true (which it isn't), by saying 'there is no need for Kleiza' Doug would contradict himself in the same sentence.

Doug doesn't do that, he just gets whole ideas wrong.
lol, that was a joke. but i really hope BC can bring in someone better than Kleiza, maybe BC can sign him and package him off with another player for a allstar sg.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Last we heard about Kleiza was that he was waiting for the Raptors get everything worked out (cap space/MLE) and he wanted to sign here. Since then...nothing? Seems to me that story looks true, and within the next few days i expect BC to have him here.

Sorry D. Smith but i call bullshit. You're rarelly right and i think that this time is no different.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well George and Wright are decent backups to Turkoglu. Look at it this way, the trade allows the Raptors to go after Rasho and Carlos.
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I'd feel more comfortable with Antoine Wright playing the two as opposed to backing up Turkoglu at the three. Devean George is a 10th, 9th guy at best, I don't think he's the answer. If signing Kleiza meant foregoing the signing of Delfino, I'd be all for it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have always liked George, always will.

What he'll bring is this, a tough, defensively capable player wwho can and will guard the larger 2-3 guards effectively enough to keep his team in many games. Period.

He also brings with him, the only chance Toronto had to pull off a massive and complex trade that let thier asses out of a pretty decent situation.

Kleiza??? For eff sakes man, he isn't all that great.
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George has three championship rings, oodles of playoff experience and he's only 31.

Good guy to have on the roster.
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I have always liked George, always will.

What he'll bring is this, a tough, defensively capable player wwho can and will guard the larger 2-3 guards effectively enough to keep his team in many games. Period.

He also brings with him, the only chance Toronto had to pull off a massive and complex trade that let thier asses out of a pretty decent situation.

Kleiza??? For eff sakes man, he isn't all that great.

Kleiza>> George

I still say George is not coming here. He'll be flipped today or tomorrow imo. At least i hope.
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George is a decent player as a back-up but I don't think he is going to get any better. Don't underrate Kleiza, I think he has a lot more upside than George, but if we're going to spend more money we should focus on the positions where we really need some help which is sg and center. Once those positions are filled we may not have any money left for Kleiza so George will have to do.
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George has three championship rings, oodles of playoff experience and he's only 31.

Good guy to have on the roster.
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Even with his history of injuries, if he's not playing, he's still a good guy to have around the lockerroom. He knows a thing or two about winning.
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George is a decent player as a back-up but I don't think he is going to get any better. Don't underrate Kleiza, I think he has a lot more upside than George, but if we're going to spend more money we should focus on the positions where we really need some help which is sg and center. Once those positions are filled we may not have any money left for Kleiza so George will have to do.
Well of course Kleiza has more upside. He's like 7-8 years younger. With Hedo occupying the 3, I can't see Kleiza getting much time unless he's also backing up Bosh.
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George is a decent player as a back-up but I don't think he is going to get any better. Don't underrate Kleiza, I think he has a lot more upside than George, but if we're going to spend more money we should focus on the positions where we really need some help which is sg and center. Once those positions are filled we may not have any money left for Kleiza so George will have to do.

SG is fine. Delfino/DD/Wright

But SF Turkoglu/George/DD Ehhhhhh

Centre- Rasho will sign on the cheap (LLE)


IMO we need to get another PG and another SF (especially if George can be flipped)
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SG is fine. Delfino/DD/Wright
I said SG as a need as we have yet to actually sign Delfino, but most of us believe its a given

same goes for Rasho
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