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    Default Raptors Expected To Pursue Carl Landry

    The Toronto Raptors are expected to pursue Carl Landry this offseason if he opts out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to a source.

    The Raptors will seek a veteran power forward this summer.

    Amir Johnson has had a breakout season for Toronto at the power forward position and are also looking for a resolution to the Andrea Bargnani situation.

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    I would love a PF rotation of Amir and Landry. I have always been a big fan of Landry and wanted the Raps to pursue him earlier.

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    I've been pretty much saying this for weeks....Trade market aside, Landry will likely be target #1 at PF if he opts out. He won't be as sought as the bigger names, and the MLE would still be a payraise to him.

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    I am down for Carl Landry. Hes a brute with a box game thats what we need. I wonder if we have anything that GSW would want though... They love 3s so maybe they will bite on Bargnani lol.

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    Im not sure what i should think about this.
    I just looked at Landry's game logs and he's pretty much like Amir.
    If they do pursue him, does it mean theyre sticking with Amir as a starter? Yikes.

    I was hoping they go after either Boozer or David West.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    I am down for Carl Landry. Hes a brute with a box game thats what we need. I wonder if we have anything that GSW would want though... They love 3s so maybe they will bite on Bargnani lol.
    The point is to sign him if he opts out. I very much doubt he's a trade candidate.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Im not sure what i should think about this.
    I just looked at Landry's game logs and he's pretty much like Amir.
    If they do pursue him, does it mean theyre sticking with Amir as a starter? Yikes.

    I was hoping they go after either Boozer or David West.
    And I think the point is that Landry will be a FA target.....as in someone they can sign without a trade. Boozer, West...anybody that would make more than the mid-level is not an option to sign. I'm sure management will try to acquire a better PF if possible through a trade, but if that fails, Landry is a solid option.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    And I think the point is that Landry will be a FA target.....as in someone they can sign without a trade. Boozer, West...anybody that would make more than the mid-level is not an option to sign. I'm sure management will try to acquire a better PF if possible through a trade, but if that fails, Landry is a solid option.
    Oh I see. MLE is 3-5mil? So if they get Landry, theyd probably try and trade Amir?

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    Great.

    A soon-to-be-30 year old reserve undersized (or average at best) PF who averages 11/6 and likely looking for his last big pay day is the prime off season target?

    That is my initial thought. Not sure if thinking a bit more will change it.
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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    And I think the point is that Landry will be a FA target.....as in someone they can sign without a trade. Boozer, West...anybody that would make more than the mid-level is not an option to sign. I'm sure management will try to acquire a better PF if possible through a trade, but if that fails, Landry is a solid option.
    Bargnani sign and trade could be an option. GSW have been rumoured to have interest in the past.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Great.

    A soon-to-be-30 year old reserve undersized (or average at best) PF who averages 11/6 and likely looking for his last big pay day is the prime off season target?

    That is my initial thought. Not sure if thinking a bit more will change it.
    It does look like that on the surface.

    But I'm not a GM so i really dont know what BC sees that i dont.

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    Raptors first order of business is shopping and then moving Bargnani for whatevers best so Im pretty sure it would be a Sign and trade for Carl Landry. If hes just like Amir (which is true) isnt necessarily a bad thing when Amir is out there his hustle and defense provides some of our best minutes on the court is doubling up such a bad thing?

    If Boozer is still dangling BC should take that deal.

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    Carly Landry is the dream small-ball PF.

    Though I had it in my mind we needed someone taller and more offensively capable in the post..
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    I don't think Landry would be a significant improvement at starting PF over Johnson. With the Raps depth on the wings, they still have Gay to be a small-ball PF. Given his age and likely salary demands, I really don't see this as anything more than a lateral move at best.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    I don't think Landry would be a significant improvement at starting PF over Johnson. With the Raps depth on the wings, they still have Gay to be a small-ball PF. Given his age and likely salary demands, I really don't see this as anything more than a lateral move at best.
    I don't think the idea would be to improve over Johnson....I think, that again if a trade is not possible to get a true upgrade, Landry affords at least the same kind of different look they'd want in that upgrade: A more offensive oriented player who can score a bit in the post. Obviously guys like West, Boozer, Gasol are all better players, but there have to be non-trade options to fall back on. Landry is a pretty solid fallback position if they fail to get someone else but can get him.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I don't think the idea would be to improve over Johnson....I think, that again if a trade is not possible to get a true upgrade, Landry affords at least the same kind of different look they'd want in that upgrade: A more offensive oriented player who can score a bit in the post. Obviously guys like West, Boozer, Gasol are all better players, but there have to be non-trade options to fall back on. Landry is a pretty solid fallback position if they fail to get someone else but can get him.
    Fair enough. Assuming Bargnani is traded and no better options present themeselves, Landry is obviously much better than the only other PF left on the roster - Acy!

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Bargnani sign and trade could be an option. GSW have been rumoured to have interest in the past.
    The cost of such a deal would probably be taking back Biedrins/Jefferson....GSW seems to be very tax-fearing. I think that will be the biggest factor in whether they would do a sign and trade...doubt they care too much about getting something back if it would kill their cap, and so will only do so if it improves their situation.

    And Landry has a player option....so while a sign and trade is a possibility, it is not an option Toronto or Landry would need to pursue unless he wants more than the MLE, which he isn't worth. I would think just offer him a 2 year deal for 10 million or something.
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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Im not sure what i should think about this.
    I just looked at Landry's game logs and he's pretty much like Amir.
    If they do pursue him, does it mean theyre sticking with Amir as a starter? Yikes.

    I was hoping they go after either Boozer or David West.
    How the heck do you see us landing David West?
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    How the heck do you see us landing David West?
    S&T would be the only viable option, similar to Millsap.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Bargnani sign and trade could be an option. GSW have been rumoured to have interest in the past.
    I'm not sure they can do a sign-and-trade with Landry. My understanding is that because he signed there as a free agent last offseason, they won't even have early bird rights to him unless he picks up his option and stays for another year. Without any sort of bird rights, they can't go over the cap to sign him, even in a sign-and-trade scenario. A team can't use their MLE or mini-MLE to sign a player that they intend to move in a sign-and-trade. And they're well over the cap now with no chance of getting under it unless Biedrins and and Jefferson don't pick up their options. So unless I'm missing something (and it's totally possible I am), I don't see how GSW can sign-and-trade him.

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