Dino Nation Blog: Raptors Get Their Man- Pacers Will Not Match On Jack Chris Bosh is in town working on his DVD. So I would expect we might here some reaction from him tomorrow. But it would seem obvious that this is a move that he would endorse and may have had a hand in. It was made public knowledge that he was involved in the recruitment of Hedo Turkoglu and I would suspect he has a involvement here as well. This is just a few signs that Bosh is sure looking like a guy that is not ready to say good bye to Toronto. His future is still a question mark. However if actions speak louder than words it sure seems like Bosh is looking like a guy that plans on staying in Toronto rather than leaving it as has been widely speculated.
FAN590 – Jack Says He’s A Rap Toronto is still hoping to lure Carlos Delfino back to Toronto but there is some work to be done on that potential deal. There are rumblings that another team (in the NBA) could be in the mix for Delfino’s services as well, and the Raptors will obviously want to get a clean bill of health on the Argentinian’s sore shoulder as well. Apparently Deflino has actually been proactive with the shoulder on his own … seeking medical attention/advice that he can pass on (i.e. – a “thumbs up”) to his future employer.And the Raps remain interested in former Raptor Rasho Nesterovic as well.
Heir Canada « The Inside Since high school, DeMar has been compared to the likes of ex-Raptor Vince Carter and Josh Howard, but he doesn’t shy away from these hefty expectations as any other teenager. Instead, DeMar mentions bigger names like LeBron and Kobe. This shows me that DeMar expects to and has the will to do well in the NBA.Demar considers himself an elite defender that would like to guard the others team best player daily. I think that DeMar will surpass the Vince Carter expectations later into his career but we can’t expect him to be the next VC in his rookie year, it is just not possible. Simple as that.
DeRozan, Gibson shine in NBA Summer League Most recently DeRozan’s skills were on hand in a match up against Southern California native Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks. In the game, DeRozan showed again why the Raptors selected him with the ninth pick putting up a solid stat-line of 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting, while snagging 6 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists. While DeRozan’s all-around game has not gone unnoticed, it has clearly been overshadowed by his athleticism on the court, particularly “highlighted by a backboard-shaking and-one DeRozan dunk over Milwaukee’s [Joe] Alexander.”For the summer league, DeRozan holds averages of 17ppg, 4.8rpg, and 1.2apg respectively.
Point guard Jack says Pacers won’t match his offer from Raptors | IndyStar.com The Indiana Pacers will not match the four-year, $20 million offer the Toronto Raptors made to restricted free agent Jarrett Jack, Jack told The Indianapolis Star in a telephone interview late Sunday night.”It took a minute, but I was able to secure a contract for four years,” Jack said. “I’m looking forward to playing with Chris (Bosh) again. It will be like our freshman year (at Georgia Tech) all over again.”
The Pacers had until today to make a decision.
Jack said he is scheduled to fly to Toronto today and a news conference is planned for Tuesday.
Summer League: Raptor’s Report | FanSided.com DeMar DeRozan: DeRozan showed why he was the Raptors first round pick this year averaging 17.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 0.8 spg in 32.6 minutes a game. DeRozan struggled from beyond the arc but the Raptors knew that when they drafted him. On the other hand it seemed like he could get to the rim whenever he wanted and look every bit the high flying guard that we thought we were getting. DeRozan should be the 6th man for the Raptors for the majority of his first year in the league, developing on the bench while providing a scoring boost when he is put on the court.
Tic Tac Jack « The Inside First of all, Jarrett Jack doesn’t have to start to give his team production in the NBA. He has only started a full season once for Portland and a few games last year due to injuries to a point guard controversy following injuries to TJ. During Ford’s absence, Jack flourished with the chance to get quality minutes averaging over 15 points per game. In my opinion, Jack will do a great job replacing Calderon if he gets injured or coming off the bench as a spark plug. I can pretty much assure you that the point guard controversy will not follow Jarrett to T-Dot.He will be able to offer leadership to a team with young players such as Bargs or D squared (my new nickname for DeRozan).
NBA stars could stage free-for-all – BostonHerald.com The decreasing cap means little personally to James, Wade and Bosh, especially if they re-sign with their teams. What it can do is crush any hopes they might have of playing somewhere together, because a cap in the low $50 million range would make it difficult to afford two maximum salary players and fill out a professional roster around them.But if that’s going to convince them to stay put, would they decide to do it now?
The All-Star trio can receive three-year extensions, tacked on to the two years left on their current deals, for a total value of about $95.2 million through the 2013-14 season.
If they opt out of their deals next summer and re-sign with their current teams, they would be allowed to sign six-year contracts. That would earn them $125.7 million through 2015-16. Signing with another team limits deals to five years with smaller annual raises each season, giving them a top value of $96.2 million.
NBA Talk: Looking Back At The First Picks Of The NBA Draft In The Last Decade » Le Basketbawl Bargnani is a kid who right now is an above-average player in which I will be a superstar soon. He’s an amazing player to watch with his stupendous abilities for his position. He can shoot and rebound, but it’s not like every NBA center. His shooting is just too good.His best season was just last year as he had averages of 15 points and five rebounds per game. He’s been doing very well so far and in his short career, and has a very long way to go. Watch out for this kid, he’s looking good.
RaptorTalk: A Look Behind The Scenes With Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo No doubt, Bryan has onions. He knew he couldn’t afford to dick around with Marion and his agent Dan Fegan for a month or more and then be left with table scraps as all the better free agents would be gone. That’s what I love about Colangelo. He is not afraid of rolling the dice and taking immediate massive action.The only reason that the near impossible Hedo/Marion sign and trade went down was that Orlando, Memphis and Dallas all came out ahead in the deal that was brokered by Bryan. Everyone got value in return.
FAN590 – Lightin’ It Up He’d be behind Jose Calderon and Jarrett Jack (assuming Jack becomes a Raptor) at the point – and probably Roko Ukic too.But depending on what goes down with Carlos Delfino and/or any other free agent target that could come into the mix at the two, Douby might just have a shot at getting some burn here and there … trying to find some minutes amongst a crowd that will at least include DeMar DeRozan and Antoine Wright.
The 2010 Myth Part 2: My Thoughts « The Chicago Bulls Insight I can’t see Chris Bosh staying in Toronto because I think he wants to return to the states. Even though the Raptors overpaid Hedo Türko?lu to keep Chris Bosh happy will that be enough assuming they are done this off-season and keep as it is? While I could be wrong about Chris Bosh wanting to return to the States, I’m pretty sure winning will be another factor that will help Chris make his decision. Last week I posted a voting poll asking you the readers who do you think will the Bulls sign or have a strong chance to sign in 2010. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were tied with the highest percentage on the poll at 38%.
NBA Summer League: Day 7 | NBADraft.net DeRozan finished with his usual 20 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast. He can be lethal in the open court, however his free throw shooting is a concern. He finished at just 50% over the 5 games. He didn’t force much today and also had a couple of nice passes that weren’t converted.
Deadline approaches for LeBron and NBA marquee stars – The Globe and Mail Toronto president Bryan Colangelo intends to offer Bosh the extension but has indicated he will wait until after he has filled out the Raptors’ roster for next season.None are expected to sign — they can re-up for longer and make millions more by waiting a year — but the agent for Bosh and Wade will study them.
“I will just say that I will evaluate everything about any extension offers they receive,” Henry Thomas wrote in an e-mail. “It is simply an option that will be evaluated and considered.”