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Old 08-05-2009, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i just looked around the Free Agent Tracker on the NBA web site and seen some intriguing players that I think would be available to the Raps at a cheap price that are UFA's.

A person who I always liked and thought was developing a decent game was Robert Swift before his last few seasons were decimated by injuries.The upside is he is very young being drafted out of high school, he has a nice soft touch around the basket and is a good free throw shooter. He can be a good rebounder and he passes well out of the post. He can also block a shot as well. I am not entirely sure of his status or if he is competing in the summer leagues but i think he could be wildly popular if he got his game to even be a spot contributor.


Any one else like him? Who do you think could be a sleeper pick up?

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So i just looked around the Free Agent Tracker on the NBA web site and seen some intriguing players that I think would be available to the Raps at a cheap price that are UFA's.

A person who I always liked and thought was developing a decent game was Robert Swift before his last few seasons were decimated by injuries.The upside is he is very young being drafted out of high school, he has a nice soft touch around the basket and is a good free throw shooter. He can be a good rebounder and he passes well out of the post. He can also block a shot as well. I am not entirely sure of his status or if he is competing in the summer leagues but i think he could be wildly popular if he got his game to even be a spot contributor.


Any one else like him? Who do you think could be a sleeper pick up?

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Best case scenario he could be a Birdman. Getting hustle points and playing defense.

Worst case scenario...
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I didn't mind him, but I don't necessarily think BC looking at any more centres or power forwards. If anything I think the biggest void is still a back-up or 3rd string SF. Everything else I think if covered nicely so far.
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Best case scenario he could be a Birdman. Getting hustle points and playing defense.
Didn't Birdman just re-sign with Denver?
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Didn't Birdman just re-sign with Denver?
I mean his game could be similar to Birdman's.
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I mean his game could be similar to Birdman's.
Sorry, my bad. I misread what you wrote DK.

I don't think Swift has the same time of energy and athleticism as Andersen does.
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All the injuries Swift has had has taken it's toll on him. If he was worth anything, Presti would have kept him around.

Personally, I'd like to have Joey Graham with that last spot.
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although there are intriguing low risk high reward players....as Doc said, raps just need to round out the roster w/ someone who can play the 3 and 4 spot and provide some energy when brought into the game. this player won't play much...most likely 7 DNP-CD's per 10 games

ideal guys to me: joey graham, pops, james singleton, rodney carney
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If Leon Powe is still available, I'd grab him for a vet minimum and be done. The dude is smart, tough, can back up either forward position and is a pretty good defender.
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for pure comedic value, i say we offer a horribly low offer to Joey Graham.
he'll have to accept, since no one else seems to want him.
i wouldnt mind Joey as our 12th man. seeing him on another team just wouldnt feel right.
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for pure comedic value, i say we offer a horribly low offer to Joey Graham.
he'll have to accept, since no one else seems to want him.
i wouldnt mind Joey as our 12th man. seeing him on another team just wouldnt feel right.
I've seen him in a Pacers jersey. Wait a minute...
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I'd like to see Graham take the last spot as well. He's a good kid that can at times, albeit inconsistantly defend, rebound and get to the rim.
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If Leon Powe is still available, I'd grab him for a vet minimum and be done. The dude is smart, tough, can back up either forward position and is a pretty good defender.
I think if anything, Powe would prefer to play close to home in California. I do like Powe, but if anything, he's a 4. Wouldn't be an effective 5 or a 3. I love the fact that he's a very good rebounder and he's tough as nails.
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for pure comedic value, i say we offer a horribly low offer to Joey Graham.
he'll have to accept, since no one else seems to want him.
i wouldnt mind Joey as our 12th man. seeing him on another team just wouldnt feel right.
Shit, you want comedic value? Have you seen Robert Swift in the flesh? Oh my god, Robert Swift is a hybrid mix of Carrot Top and a woman from Hell's Angels.
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Shit, you want comedic value? Have you seen Robert Swift in the flesh? Oh my god, Robert Swift is a hybrid mix of Carrot Top and a woman from Hell's Angels.
ya, robert swift scares the hell out of me. he's an albino ginger.
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Rob Kurz is a guy that really intrigues me. There are teams that need a guy like him more than we do though, so I'd say our chances are slim.
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I'd like to see Graham take the last spot as well. He's a good kid that can at times, albeit inconsistantly defend, rebound and get to the rim.
Screw Joey Graham!
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