What will the Raptors do at the Center position?
Old 07-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What will the Raptors do at the Center position?

We currently only have Valanciunas at the C position. Who do we think will be added, will Gray be re-signed (mini mid level?), will we just look for another cheap vet or two, will Magloire be signed on as our 3rd Center?


2012 Centers available (some already off the table)

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – $2.6 million – Restricted ($3.7 million Qualifying Offer)
Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets – $3.1 million – Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer)
Chris Kaman, New Orleans Hornets – $12.7 million – Unrestricted
JaVale McGee, Denver Nuggets – $2.5 million – Restricted ($3.5 million Qualifying Offer)
Marcus Camby, Houston Rockets – $12.9 million – Unrestricted
Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers – $4.1 million – Unrestricted
Kwame Brown, Milwaukee Bucks – $6.8 million – Unrestricted
Aaron Gray, Toronto Raptors – $2.5 million – Unrestricted
Robin Lopez, Phoenix Suns – $2.8 million – Restricted ($4.0 million Qualifying Offer)
Jermaine O’Neal, Boston Celtics – $6.2 million – Unrestricted
Nazr Mohammed, Oklahoma City Thunder – $3.8 million – Unrestricted
Omer Asik, Chicago Bulls – $1.9 million – Unrestricted*
Semih Erden, Cleveland Cavaliers – $0.8 million – Unrestricted*
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons – $2.2 million – Unrestricted
Hamed Haddadi, Memphis Grizzlies – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
Mehmet Okur, Portland Trail Blazers – $10.9 million – Unrestricted
Greg Stiemsma, Boston Celtics – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
Solomon Alabi, Toronto Raptors – $0.8 million – Team Option ($0.9 million)
Hasheem Thabeet, Portland Trail Blazers – $5.1 million – Unrestricted
DeSagana Diop, Charlotte Bobcats – $6.9 million – Player Option ($7.4 million)
Ryan Hollins, Boston Celtics – $0.3 million – Unrestricted
Jason Collins, Atlanta Hawks – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
Joel Przybilla, Portland Trail Blazers – $0.7 million – Unrestricted
Eddy Curry, Miami HEAT – $1.2 million – Unrestricted
Tony Battie, Philadelphia 76ers – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers – $1.5 million – Unrestricted
Jamaal Magloire, Toronto Raptors – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
Kyrylo Fesenko, Indiana Pacers – $0.3 million – Unrestricted
Mickell Gladness, Golden State Warriors – $0.1 million – Unrestricted*
Mikki Moore, Golden State Warriors – $0.1 million – Unrestricted
Dan Gadzuric, New York Knicks – $0.1 million – Unrestricted
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep. Gray will likely start unless this dude from the Rumored sixers deal can. JV aint that guy yet...at least he doesn't seem to be
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it too late to pick up Kwame Brown? max deal? :cookie:
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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bring Camby home for a 1 year deal
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont mind starting Gray next season especially if he can get into a better shape over the summer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It would be nice if we could pickup camby for a year, maybe 2. But most likely gray is gonna be our C. Hopefully he loses some weight and gets a bit more stronger.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I say we pick up a solid vet centre for cheap like Pryzabila until Val is ready to take the mantle. Pryzabila would be good off the bench too.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I was impressed with what I saw from Stiemsma off the bench for the Celtics... smart kid and a good rim protector.

Camby would be nice too.

McGee would be a dream under a coach like Casey who could probably raise his bball IQ several notches.... but I'm pretty sure he's going to get some serious dough from someone (if not DEN).
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nothing's wrong with having amir start at C and have JV come off the bench
besides, our bigs are pretty interchangeable between PF and C
i wouldn't mind przybilla or hawes
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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nothing's wrong with having amir start at C and have JV come off the bench
besides, our bigs are pretty interchangeable between PF and C
i wouldn't mind przybilla or hawes
Hawes is gone he re-signed with Philly. And i agree about Pryzbilla
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Hawes is gone he re-signed with Philly. And i agree about Pryzbilla
Pryzbilla is injury prone so not a good fit here
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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oh you all aint paying attention to a thing.....

You got guy like Ross, Fields and Lowry now...Fields is a deadly slasher, Ross and Lowry love the high pick...Gray is your man, how quickly you forget what a gray pick looks like.

Its a temporary move boys. but guys like Ross are in heaven with picks like that.
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I dont mind starting Gray next season especially if he can get into a better shape over the summer.
That's a big "if"
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what about Acy - is he a C or more of a PF?
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he's a wildcard...
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what about Acy - is he a C or more of a PF?
PF

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I'd look to either re-sign Gray to a 1 year deal, or sign Haddadi to a 1 year deal.

Haddadi can play. He's quicker than he looks too. He just didnt get to play much behind Gasol, but when he did he made an impact.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It's gotta be Gray thrills, he was a good stiff for them, and it's only a placeholder.
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