Doug Smith on CalderonQuote:
I've talked to him often since the weekend, he's fine. Understands it's business
by dgsmith 1:06 PM
Jose is too nice. Imagine if Lowry was in his position.. he'd be all up in BC's face
1) keep his opponent in front of him 75%+ of the time on the defensive end
2) create his own shot from time to time
3) dunk or at least be athletic enough to
4) one day dangerous enough to command a double team with certain match ups.
we just completed a trade for Kyle Lowry
it was the headline on Sportsnet.ca anyway it said more details to come
if reports hold true its 1st rnd pick & forbes for Kyle Lowry
Ehh I wanted to see Ross playing, but well... I assume it's good deal..
I can definitely get on board with this. Good defender, solid play making, good rebouding for a PG. It's a fit for DC. He's not the best shooter, but that's something that can be worked on. A little skeptical about pairing him and DeRo because we need a better shooting backcourt. But with Ross and Fields clogging the 2 spot, maybe we can package Jose and DeRo to get a pick to replace what we we just sent to Houston.
Edit: Now let's hope the deal goes through instead of becoming another uncompleted leaked trade (and a major black eye for the raps)
This is nothing short of a heist for the Raptors. I mean we can criticize BC all we want, but Morey wins the wtf? award for off-season moves.
I mean look at their failures..
1. Tried to trade for a 10 top lottery pick ..fail.
2. Tries to go all in for Howard, fails horribly.
3. Trades their starting centre for three Milwaukee scrubs.
4. Replaces their starting centre, by overpaying for Chicago's back-up centre.
5. Fails to re-sign dragic, and hope to replace him by overpaying for lin (who they let-go last season).
6. Trades Lowry to Toronto for junk.
Houston wins the clusterfuck roster of the year award.
Also on that Rockets forum, one of their more popular threads today was about how successful the Toronto Raptors will be next year. Who said Nash was the only way for us to be relevant?
I believe the Rickets will love Asik at $25M for 3 years if he can stay out of foul trouble as Omer is a great defensive presence. But Jeremy Lin at $31 for 4 years is shooting for the stars while wearing a blindfold in my opinion; proof that Linsanity is an attractive financial option for some owners.
Here is the thread. Not too many interesting responses, but from what I gather an 8th seed is where they think we are at.