Worst free agent signings in Raps history

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Hedo Turkoglu 28 31.82%
Jason Kapono 10 11.36%
Mark Jackson 1 1.14%
Hakeem Olajuwon 32 36.36%
Nate Huffman 2 2.27%
Yogi Stewart 15 17.05%
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Hedo Turkoglu

2. Jason Kapono

3. Mark Jackson

4. Hakeem Olajuwon (sign and trade)

5. Nate Huffman

6. Yogi Stewart
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Toss up between Yogi and Dream but I have to go with Dream. The guy played like half a season and was done. HE STOLE MONEY FROM US but Yogi was just a gamble from a young franchise but turned out to be a total bust.
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Are those listed in a particular order, or is that an arbitrary list?

If the order is intentional the list is pretty solid, but I don't think Hedo has sucked for long enough to warrant a #1 yet. Dream and Yogi were pretty brutal. There have been some baaad ones. Gotta go with Dream.
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An arbitrary list.
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j craps contract sucked and he was 100% useless
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Hedo is the worst by far, at least we got rid of Kapono. Come to think of it Hedo is just as useless as Kapono but he gets like 4 mil more. The rest of the dudes I hardly remember, some I dont even know.
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1. Hedo Turkoglu

2. Jason Kapono

3. Mark Jackson

4. Hakeem Olajuwon (sign and trade)

5. Nate Huffman

6. Yogi Stewart
Alvin Williams should be Top 3. Signed a big contract (6-7 million per year) for 6 years. Played 2 productive years of the contract, and the rest was just a write-off because of injury. Hedo is definitely No.1.
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dream easily. he did nothing, cost us a bunch, and really went a long way to putting ius in a financial bind at a critical time. disaster.

yogi was a gamble that didn't work out, nate was a desperation move as we had no one at the c position. kapono did nothing to cripple us for the long term. $4.5 mil is not that bad and hasn't really hampered us that much. mark jackson was deleted when necessary.

hedo has something left in the tank, so i think he can still contribute. i may turn out to be wrong, but it is waaaaay to early to write him off completely as the worst move of all time.
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Williams wasn't a free agent signing per se.

I was thinking more along the lines of when we went out and for lack of a better term "made a splash".

I put Jackson because even though we rid ourselves of him 50+ games in, if I recall correctly he was a real pain in the ass in the playoffs against us.
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how much did Akeem make from the Raps?
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and he owes us bigtime.

He needs to become a bigman coach for Bargs and finish off Bargs grooming.
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how much did Akeem make from the Raps?
He did cost us Keon Clark. Keon wanted to stay with the Raps, but Toronto had no money left with the Hakeem signing.
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Alvin Williams should be Top 3. Signed a big contract (6-7 million per year) for 6 years. Played 2 productive years of the contract, and the rest was just a write-off because of injury. Hedo is definitely No.1.
Ya if you say Alvins contract I could say Charles Oakleys 3 year 21 million dollar contract at like 35 years old
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At least Kapono got us some 3 point contests
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I wasn't following the team in the distant past, in recent memory, hedu looks like a very bad signing right now. He's not doing anything for us, and the length of his contract makes him untradeable for at least 1 full season, and fairly difficult to trade until his 4 year.

but it might be unfair to judge him after a few months, plagued by injuries and now family issues. Three months from now, it could look a lot better if he steps up in the playoffs (if we make it to there ... ).
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He did cost us Keon Clark. Keon wanted to stay with the Raps, but Toronto had no money left with the Hakeem signing.
and ontop of that Keon didn't like the fact that the LCBO usually closes by 9PM.
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The Dream far and away was a bad signing. That set us back years.

Fred Jones was bad too, but that was quickly remedied.
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I really think it's too early to declare Hedo a bust.

I voted the Dream not only because he didn't play as well or as long as expected, but because he got hurt his contract killed us for a long time.
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1. Hedo Turkoglu
2. Jason Kapono

3. Mark Jackson

4. Hakeem Olajuwon (sign and trade)

5. Nate Huffman

6. Yogi Stewart
I don't know about that. If he plays in the playoffs like he played against the Knicks, then he may be one of the best free agent signings. My point is, he's capable, and we'll see what he does in the playoffs.
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I don't know about that. If he plays in the playoffs like he played against the Knicks, then he may be one of the best free agent signings. My point is, he's capable, and we'll see what he does in the playoffs.
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