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Toronto 34 72.34%
NYK 2 4.26%
Dallas 8 17.02%
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok it seems to be down to 4 teams- Toronto, NYK, Mavs, Nets.

One of Dallas/Nets will be out of the mix once Deron Williams finally decides. And listening to certain rumors he's likely to stay in Brooklyn.

So where will he decide to sign in your opnion? I seriously think that if Dallas doesn't get Deron they will offer a crap load of money at Nash and the state of Texas has an extremely favorable tax code (understatement of the century).

Toronto- Offers the most money so far, position in the org. after retiring, Team Canada, putting Canadian team on the map

Dallas- Reunited with Dirk, could contend for a championship, probably as good an offer as the Raps + no tax

NYK- A playoff roster (not a contender), less money, already lives in NY

Nets- IMO the less likely destination, all they currently have right now is Wallace and Lopez. But he lives in the NY area and they also would be able to offer $$$ if Williams bolts.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My hunch is that if Deron Williams goes to Dallas he will come here. If not, then it's 60/40 Dallas/Toronto.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A few key points you left out re: Nets

1. Sounds like D12 is going to be there. We've seen how much damage Nash can do playing two man game with Gortat, I have to imagine playing with D12 will make Nash take a hard long look at NJ.

2. Super duper wealthy owner who wants to win
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dallas = as much money + no tax, + contention+ reunited w/Dirk

Last i heard they were going to offer him a 2yr deal, not sure about how much per. But really, i'll be surprised if he doesn't end up in Dallas if they don't get Williams (which i don't think they will).
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A few key points you left out re: Nets

1. Sounds like D12 is going to be there. We've seen how much damage Nash can do playing two man game with Gortat, I have to imagine playing with D12 will make Nash take a hard long look at NJ.

2. Super duper wealthy owner who wants to win
Orlando can trade him anywhere and apparently they don't give two shits where he's traded. If they can get a better package from Houston they'll trade him there. Houston is willing to chance him bolting.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think his best long-term bet is Toronto. If he chooses Mavs, there is so much he will miss on in the long run (Team Canada, becoming a potential GM post-retirement, establishing a legacy a la Gretzky, etc.). He might also go after a ring but that seems unrealistic.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dallas with Nash will be as good as Toronto with Nash.
Neither team going to win it all year 1.
Toronto should get better year 2, not sure if Dallas can say the same.
Toronto has 3 years, Dallas 2.
Being a god vs being in Texas.

If we get Nash, I'm pretty sure BC will go into overdrive and put something together that will at least win a playoff series, 2 if you don't get Miami.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dallas with Nash will be as good as Toronto with Nash.
Neither team going to win it all year 1.
Toronto should get better year 2, not sure if Dallas can say the same.
Toronto has 3 years, Dallas 2.
Being a god vs being in Texas.

If we get Nash, I'm pretty sure BC will go into overdrive and put something together that will at least win a playoff series, 2 if you don't get Miami.
Exactly. I'm not sure why Toronto is getting so much hate from its own fans lately on this site. One day everyone is all happy about the new guy, JV, and the next, after a shrewd and effective draft, the chance to sign a HOF and STILL very great PG, lose some dead weight, then sign another next level guy on the wing, and guys are talking about how nobody will ever win anything in Toronto.

I give up man. There is no rhyme or reason with how people think it seems. The grass shall forever remain greener everywhere else.
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Exactly. I'm not sure why Toronto is getting so much hate from its own fans lately on this site. One day everyone is all happy about the new guy, JV, and the next, after a shrewd and effective draft, the chance to sign a HOF and STILL very great PG, lose some dead weight, then sign another next level guy on the wing, and guys are talking about how nobody will ever win anything in Toronto.

I give up man. There is no rhyme or reason with how people think it seems. The grass shall forever remain greener everywhere else.
I think it's about trying not to get your hopes up AGAIN, only to be disapointed. This whole situation is a set up for a massive disapointment and to say we're the likely choice seems really premature. How anybody in the Raptors fanbase can be Confident about any top FA (canadian or not) i'm guessing they haven't been part of this fanbase for very long. Let's face it, it's far from a sure thing.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can see that, but even if Nash doesn't come, there are options. Even if those options fall through, you STILL have Jose, and he's a good PG. You still have an exciting and young group of players to watch.

In past years we had very little to be excited about, this year is actually fun from where I sit.
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I can see that, but even if Nash doesn't come, there are options. Even if those options fall through, you STILL have Jose, and he's a good PG. You still have an exciting and young group of players to watch.

In past years we had very little to be excited about, this year is actually fun from where I sit.
Dude, i know you love Jose but if i have to watch him next season continue to over dribble and slow own our offense i'll poke my eyes out. The thought of that does nothing to excite me.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Exactly. I'm not sure why Toronto is getting so much hate from its own fans lately on this site. One day everyone is all happy about the new guy, JV, and the next, after a shrewd and effective draft, the chance to sign a HOF and STILL very great PG, lose some dead weight, then sign another next level guy on the wing, and guys are talking about how nobody will ever win anything in Toronto.

I give up man. There is no rhyme or reason with how people think it seems. The grass shall forever remain greener everywhere else.
Hey everybody! This guy just said the grass is greener over there!

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a bit of a hard time with this offer of an executive position for Nash once he retires. Is that really a bargaining chip? Should they not hire him in a job one way or another if it advances the team? Why should it be contingent on him playing here? I mean he's either the right guy or not. If he needs to accept the offer to play here first, then it sort of suggests that his suitability for the executive position isn't really what's being looked at.

I would think that any discussion regarding a position would not include a firm offer, but rather extend their wishes that his responsibilities with Team Canada would be fully supported with an eye to expanding his abilities and eventually coming on board in a suit with the Raptors. Anything else would be a bit bush-league.
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I have a bit of a hard time with this offer of an executive position for Nash once he retires. Is that really a bargaining chip? Should they not hire him in a job one way or another if it advances the team? Why should it be contingent on him playing here? I mean he's either the right guy or not. If he needs to accept the offer to play here first, then it sort of suggests that his suitability for the executive position isn't really what's being looked at.

I would think that any discussion regarding a position would not include a firm offer, but rather extend their wishes that his responsibilities with Team Canada would be fully supported with an eye to expanding his abilities and eventually coming on board in a suit with the Raptors. Anything else would be a bit bush-league.
A firm offer would be completely illegal. So I'm sure the discussion is what you want it to be.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have a feeling he lands in dallas
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having nash on this team while Val enters the league is going to help him so much, same with T ross
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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At his age, I hope the Raps were smart enough to say that it would be Nash's starting job, but that he would not have to carry the team himself as the team's saviour....i.e he would need to know that they were surely going to improve pieces around him. In Dallas and NY, he's one of the main guys, not instantly the most important player.
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At his age, I hope the Raps were smart enough to say that it would be Nash's starting job, but that he would not have to carry the team himself as the team's saviour....i.e he would need to know that they were surely going to improve pieces around him. In Dallas and NY, he's one of the main guys, not instantly the most important player.
Look what nash did to Dragic, everyone wants him now. We need a backup PG like him, if we had Kendall Marshal backup Nash, that dude would learn so much, but hmm I prefer T.Ross, just throwing that out there
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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1. Dallas
2. New York
3. Toronto
4. Phoenix

I think if Deron Williams sign with the Nets,Steve Nash will end up the Mavs.

Toronto has a strong chance but I feel they're going about it wrong. They're trying to use Nash to attract other free agents but I believe they should bring in another player or two to help sell the idea to Nash that they're going to be a playoff contender this season. Many people wonder if Nash cares about winning a title? I believe he does but just in a traditional way of making a team better and not by joining a team that already is championship caliber.

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