The title says it all. Please discuss. :)
The title says it all. Please discuss. :)
I don't think so, if Bosh doesn't come back Davis, Bargnani, Johnson will be a strong big man rotation with complementary skills. Davis and Johnson don't seem to clash with each other, and without Johnson our front court would be Bargnani, a rookie, Reggie, and Joey Dorsey, which is pretty thin, so I think BC would still want Amir back.
Edit: I forgot about Alabi. Now him and Amir have quite similar skillsets, so getting him might mean something...
I doubt it. I wouldn't be surprised if Amir and E.D. split minutes, maybe 24 apiece.
No it means the end of Chris Bosh or rather the acceptance by managment that Chris Bosh is unlikely to be re-signed.
Lets not forget that also Rasho is gone and POB is gone and if there are any takers then Reggie Evans will be gone so there are spots for bigs in the roster.
Lets just hope that Amir accepts Toronto offer and we at least get one worry out of the way.
I don't think so especially if Bosh is gone.
Amir spent the week in Detroit and I am sure Duffy is working the phone lines. Pop will probably make another run at him like he did three years ago and Flip would love to have him in Washington after coaching him in Detroit.
I am sure Johnson will make the best decision for himself.
PG: Jose Calderon / Jarrett Jack / Marcus Banks
SG: Demar DeRozen / Marco Belinelli
SF: Turkulgu / Sonny Weem
PF: Ed Davis / Amir Johnson (free agent)/ Reggie Evans
C: Andrea Bargnani / Soloman
And I don't see this stopping the Raptors from offering a contract to Amir. Amir might not want to sign, but Davis is a rookie. And a bit of a project at that. I don't see Davis starting at first, so having Amir will be necessary.
A quote from Draft Express....
Defensively and as a rebounder is where Davis shows the most potential, thanks to his rare combination of fundamentals and physical tools. He ranks as one of the best shot-blockers in college basketball, being a major presence in the paint with his terrific length and timing, and should be able to make big strides as a post-defender and rim-protector as he continues to add strength to his frame. His wingspan allows him to go well outside of his area for rebounds as well, again being very productive in this area on both ends of the floor with his 12.4 rebounds per-40 minutes pace adjusted
From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/...#ixzz0rpsyaExq
Nah, I think they'll keep both. There are enough minutes available + Amir will be signing a cost effective contract + there is a lack of alternative bigs on the market who would better complement Davis/Bargnani in that price bracket.
If Toronto gets a big man, say David Lee, in a Chris Bosh sign and trade ... that coupled with Ed Davis could force Amir Johnson out of the Toronto but for now I think they'll look to keep Amir.
1. He might want to play for a possible Finals team next season and could get an offer from one
2. He might want to play in CA and get an offer from a CA team.
I am sure that he will have more than a half a dozen offers and will make the best choice for himself based upon what his goals are.
Raptors fans shouldn't worry about it, after all the Raptors now have Ed Davis.:):)
I think they just like the pretty offensive numbers.
did anyone see the davis presser at the draft where the one reporter was talking about keeping his receipts cuz the taxes in toronto are way worse than the U.S he kept going with it and Davis was like aw i dont really care. fuckin U.S media always hating on Canada
If Bosh goes I think Amir starts next year with Davis coming off the bench for 20-25 minutes a game until they think Davis is ready. This isn't like DeRozen where we didn't really have any other serviceable player at his position (Weems was almost Waived and Belli was an unknown) and I think they will keep developing Johnson so when we are finished developing Davis, we will have a fantastic back up coming in for him. I also think you'll see Davis log some time at center with Amir at PF when we decide to go small. Evans will be moved this summer, is expiring contract should be attractive to a couple of teams (like NO or something).