On being an unrestricted free agent this summer:
“Right now, I gotta weigh every option that’s possible for me to put me in a situation to succeed… I gotta look at every situation point by point in terms of what I want to do, what I can bring to that team, where I can help in that situation. Also, you gotta realize, I finished my tenth season in the league… I do wanna win a ring before I’m done playing. You know, I wanna see what’s my best opportunity and what’s my best chance to do that.”
In a sign and trade, the Raptors will likely receive a massive trade exception because Bosh will likely be joining someone like Miami who are under the cap — no need for salaries to match when trading to a team below the cap = no salaries, or a little salaries, given in return = trade exception – In conjunction with that trade exception, the Raps could receive a first round pick or two, or if they get really luckly the may be able to get their hands on a prospect like Michael Beasley.
Hill has a lot of upside, picked up the game late, and still averaged 18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for a NCAA tournament-caliber team in a power conference. He has long arms and a great reach, and he can jump out of the gym. The only concern from his combine numbers is a lack of lateral quickness. He’d be a good fit for the Bucks at #10 and even the Raptors at #9, though Toronto might be interested in finding a banger so that they can move Chris Bosh to power forward full time.
In other news, Greek papers are reporting that the Raptors are serious about bringing over combo forward Georgios Printezis this season if buyout details with Olympiacos can be worked out.
Printezis would be a gritty addition to the bench.
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