Vecsey Likes the O'Neal Acquisition
Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm kind of surprised that Pete's actually positive about this move because he's usually one of the Raptor's most negative critics.

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The Raptors, meanwhile, were very good the season before last, winning the Atlantic Division, and just plain good this past year. By acquiring Jermaine O'Neal from the Pacers for extraneous playmaker T.J. Ford, conceptually, no opponent from either conference should be able to sweat them.

Never hesitant to take a risk, team president Bryan Colangelo is gambling his limit this time by taking on a contract ($44M for two years) owned by a chronically injured player. Count me in for a piece of that action.

Should O'Neal return to All-Star form the Raptors' upside is equally boundless. I'm told he's in excellent shape while joining a title contender is certain to boost his dwindling spirit.

Pretend you care and ask the fans howling at the Jamario Moon who they would rather have, the frontline of Bosh-O'Neal-Andrea Bargnani . . . Bogut-Jefferson-Villanueva . . . or Eddy Curry-Zach Randolph-Gallinari?
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's that "title contender" thing again.

WTF are these guys smoking? lol
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He's not been all that negative. Not like some others. He's just been full of shit on some occasions. But he's always preferred Jose over TJ, and has seen the need for Bosh to get help.
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I hope Vecsey gets an STD.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I hope Vecsey gets an STD.
Better hope he doesn't hook up with Mo Pete then.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Should O'Neal return to All-Star form the Raptors' upside is equally boundless. I'm told he's in excellent shape while joining a title contender is certain to boost his dwindling spirit.
i smiled at the excellent shape part, then laughed at the title contender part...

i'm hoping his knee is 100%, if so, we are on our way up baby!
i had JO on my fantasy team last year, and i wanted to pull my hair out cause he was so often-injured... the last straw was when he 'packed it in' for the remainder of the season with about 2 months to go.
i remembering them saying something like, "the pacers have no shot making the playoffs, so o'neal is going to rest his knee and get healthy again rather than push himself."
at the time i was pissed! but now i'm so happy. he took alot of time off to rest his knee and get back 100%, this could be HUGE trade for us if he really is back to his normal healthy self.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There's that "title contender" thing again.

WTF are these guys smoking? lol
Exactly! They're a major injury away as it stands (w/team the way it's curently constructed) from missing the Playoffs.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Exactly what we all said about Boston.

Think about it.

In the last week or so I have read countless post about how Calderon had better improve now, even though he a top 5 PG in the league.

I've heard how ONeal is finished, even though he is almost 100% rehabbed, and still has 6 minths to gain strength.

Bosh is Bosh.

Bargnani is now shit, and can be traded, even though he played sick or hurt for most of last year while trying to learn to play the hardest position n the NBA at th age of 22....

Parker is amazing, too bad he's going to Greece.....whats that? You mean he's staying, well our 2 guard is shitty, we have a glaring weakness there, Parker is old and shitty. Whats that, oh, you mena he IS going, FUCK, he was our only true defender, intangibles...oh, he's not leaving, for real this time, we better get Pietrus, Parker is shitty.

You all suck balls.

Honestly.

They say Contender because you have three fucking allstar players at key positions, a solid vet two guard and 3 swing that were both in the top 5 in 3pt percentage league wide, a rookie of the year finalist who can only get better, and a fucking 7 foot enigma that can, and will improove, and who scares teams when he is on. And aside from Delfino, pretty much the same bench

If you cannot see this, you're blind.

If your only argument is, what if they get hurt, you're being obtuse.

I ain't saying plan the parade route, I AM saying that should things go as planned, and it's not at ALL a long shot to expect they will, thi steam can be very VERY good.

On emore thing. Watch how much the cour topens up now with Oneal AND Bosh out there for Kapono and pArker and Jose.

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Old 06-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so is Boston - without Garnett for a full season they don't make the playoffs. SAS doesn't make the playoffs without Duncan, Orlando without Howard or Cavs without Lebron. Lakers without Kobe are a lottery team, Miami without wade don't win a game ... Not sure what your point is here ...

That being said, I have major doubts we miss the playoffs even if Jermain goes down. Without him we are still basically the same team we were in January and February when TJ was hurt. And we were a .600 team over that stretch. We still have (probably) two all stars on our team in Jose and Bosh. We still have Parker at SG and Moon (who can on ly be better next season) at SF. We still have Bargnani starting at C, and he should be at least as good (or bad) as last season. Nothing really changed.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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then again, I'd LOVE for people to start underrating us. They did the same thing to Boston, and it got them so pumped that they swept the league basically.
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Exactly what we all said about Boston.

Think about it.

In the last week or so I have read countless post about how Calderon had better improve now, even though he a top 5 PG in the league.

I've heard how ONeal is finished, even though he is almost 100% rehabbed, and still has 6 minths to gain strength.

Bosh is Bosh.

Bargnani is now shit, and can be traded, even though he played sick or hurt for most of last year while trying to learn to play the hardest position n the NBA at th age of 22....

Parker is amazing, too bad he's going to Greece.....whats that? You mean he's staying, well our 2 guard is shitty, we have a glaring weakness there, Parker is old and shitty. Whats that, oh, you mena he IS going, FUCK, he was our only true defender, intangibles...oh, he's not leaving, for real this time, we better get Pietrus, Parker is shitty.

You all suck balls.

Honestly.

They say Contender because you have three fucking allstar players at key positions, a solid vet two guard and 3 swing that were both in the top 5 in 3pt percentage league wide, a rookie of the year finalist who can only get better, and a fucking 7 foot enigma that can, and will improove, and who scares teams when he is on. And aside from Delfino, pretty much the same bench

If you cannot see this, you're blind.

If your only argument is, what if they get hurt, you're being obtuse.

I ain't saying plan the parade route, I AM saying that should things go as planned, and it's not at ALL a long shot to expect they will, thi steam can be very VERY good.

On emore thing. Watch how much the cour topens up now with Oneal AND Bosh out there for Kapono and pArker and Jose.

Hole sheep shit, its gonna rain
Nice I totally agree good article but i also agree with moremilk both very good arguments.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well mine isn't an argument really, it's just the truth!!

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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call it common sense ...
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Bosh's heel and O'Neel's knee hold key to Raps being success or failure next season.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Being a contender isn't such a big deal. There were about 8 contenders last season. Maybe more. Probably less, but only because too many teams made panicky moves to become stronger contenders and went backwards instead.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well if Detroit blows it up this year... we're right in there for 2nd best team in the conference. And if Boston gets injured or just plain declines (Ray Allen's gonna be shitty real soon), you never know, could give them a scare.

I don't think we'd be able to beat the Lakers, Hornets, Jazz, Spurs, etc. in the West though.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow sj

i thought u would like it more if there was a Eddy curry and zack randolfph better:P
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