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FoldedLaundry 04-10-2011 09:11 PM

We really need a C
 
Moving forward, we really need a C. With a core of DD, Bayless, Amir, JJ, and Davis, we need a true center that can operate offensively and defensively. Bosh and Bargs didnt work so lets not continue it with Bargs with Amir/Davis. Amir and Davis are not centers and cant defend them consistently, so we really need a C. Or at least a C that can play big

EggsToTheBBQ 04-10-2011 09:13 PM

I was just thinking how much I'd like to see the Raptors draft Valanciunas. He could be a great fit.

EggsToTheBBQ 04-10-2011 09:14 PM

...They might even be able to trade down to get him.

Don Vito 04-10-2011 09:21 PM

I'm not a fan of drafting centers, historically that has never worked for this team. We should trade or sign for a center, it is less risky.

FoldedLaundry 04-10-2011 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 528922)
I'm not a fan of drafting centers, historically that has never worked for this team. We should trade or sign for a center, it is less risky.

Well I don't see any centers that catch my attention in this year's draft, but all we need is a C that can play big rather than having Bargs as our C. We could get that C through draft or trade

js12 04-10-2011 09:37 PM

I'm not a fan on drafting centers either.

Look at a couple of past drafted centers in the lotter: Hasheem Thabeet, Greg Oden, Spencer Hawes, Patrick O'Bryant, etc.

They're bust-prone.

Don Vito 04-10-2011 09:38 PM

rafael arujo, and Bargnani as well. Unless its Dwight or Shaq... don't draft a center.

TORaptor4Ever 04-10-2011 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 528922)
I'm not a fan of drafting centers, historically that has never worked for this team. We should trade or sign for a center, it is less risky.

I'm of that mind as well.... unless there's a can't miss prospect out there I'd rather get an established (proven) player who's still fairly young via FA.

Metallikid 04-10-2011 09:44 PM

The odds of us getting a "true" centre are very low, there simply aren't a lot of very skilled 6'11" + guys out there. If anything you should hope to see Alabi get some minutes next year and develop for the future. And to be honest I don't see much of a problem with 6'10" guys like Ed or Amir playing C consistently, shit, Chuck Hayes is 6'6" and gets it done.

FoldedLaundry 04-10-2011 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Metallikid (Post 528930)
The odds of us getting a "true" centre are very low, there simply aren't a lot of very skilled 6'11" + guys out there. If anything you should hope to see Alabi get some minutes next year and develop for the future. And to be honest I don't see much of a problem with 6'10" guys like Ed or Amir playing C consistently, shit, Chuck Hayes is 6'6" and gets it done.

I'd rather have Amir and Davis guarding PFs than Cs. I don't want another Chris Bosh moment where Amir and Davis complain about playing C when they should be playing PF

Nites 04-10-2011 11:17 PM

If only we kept Hibbert. 7'2" 280lbs, solid post up game and he's a presence at defending the paint. If you pair him up with Davis or Amir you have a mix of power, size, speed, and skill in the paint.

RaptorsFan4Life 04-11-2011 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by 007nites (Post 528966)
If only we kept Hibbert. 7'2" 280lbs, solid post up game and he's a presence at defending the paint. If you pair him up with Davis or Amir you have a mix of power, size, speed, and skill in the paint.

There is no saying we'd of drafted him... We traded the pick away, Hibbert was chosen by the Pacers.

JDMtors 04-11-2011 12:23 AM

^Considering we also needed a C at the time, that could of been a possibility if we didn't try to get a big name defensive stopper that failed and was traded away the same season. Now that I think about it I wished we kept the pick and did pick Hibbert, he was way younger than Oneal and seems pretty solid so far

But I dont know would you guys go for Oden if he was available? Even though he's injury prone and hasn't done anyting

forme123 04-11-2011 12:32 AM

nene or chandler in the offseason please

FoldedLaundry 04-11-2011 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by JDMtors (Post 528986)
^Considering we also needed a C at the time, that could of been a possibility if we didn't try to get a big name defensive stopper that failed and was traded away the same season. Now that I think about it I wished we kept the pick and did pick Hibbert, he was way younger than Oneal and seems pretty solid so far

But I dont know would you guys go for Oden if he was available? Even though he's injury prone and hasn't done anyting

He's still young isn't he? I would take a shot on him

Nites 04-11-2011 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by FoldedLaundry (Post 528993)
He's still young isn't he? I would take a shot on him

I think the Blazers are resigning him. They still haven't given up on him yet. I would love to see him play here if we can some how get him during the summer. I think our athletic staff can do a better job in keeping him healthy

JDMtors 04-11-2011 01:20 AM

Ya hes still fairly young. I think hes 22/23 by now actually. Well everybody on that blazers team is available. There's not much that really excite me this year in the draft, so I actually hope that Colangelo takes a gamble and trade our pick + for oden

Wouldnt mind trading Jose + for Hibbert either

cloudnine 04-11-2011 01:25 AM

If we're not going to ridiculously overpay for a C - which we shouldn't - I think we should aim for somebody like Kwame Brown.

No, seriously, Kwame Brown.

He's a really good post defender. He offers little to nothing on the offensive end but that's not where our problems are. He provides 75% of the production of a lot of Cs for 10% of the cost. His per-36 numbers are very good.

Toby 04-11-2011 01:45 AM

Definately, draft/hire a Center or 2. Then move Bargs to the SF, and start Ed Davis at PF

FoldedLaundry 04-11-2011 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toby (Post 529003)
Definately, draft/hire a Center or 2. Then move Bargs to the SF, and start Ed Davis at PF

Bargs at the 3?:confused2:


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