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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I wouldn't mind Landry but I want us to pursue elton brand as well. He's the type of veteran big we need
    He doesn't start anymore and plays just 20mins per game (which is consistent with before and after Dirk return).

    He is 34 yesterday (Happy Belated Elton!).

    He gets you 8pts and 6rebs.

    I don't think EB comes to Toronto. After making well over $100M in his career, I would imagine contenders are the only teams getting calls through to EB this summer.

    The Raptors still have a talent issue to address and at this stage of his career, EB is not it.
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    He doesn't start anymore and plays just 20mins per game (which is consistent with before and after Dirk return).

    He is 34 yesterday (Happy Belated Elton!).

    He gets you 8pts and 6rebs.

    I don't think EB comes to Toronto. After making well over $100M in his career, I would imagine contenders are the only teams getting calls through to EB this summer.

    The Raptors still have a talent issue to address and at this stage of his career, EB is not it.
    He was playing for Philly the last 2-3 seasons and they weren't contenders. I wouldn't count him out, he could really help this team with our rebounding and post scoring issues.
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    More than anything we need a PF that can pass and although I like Landry as a player I don't think he fits this role. As JV matures he will cover our post presence need and will become the player many are asking BC to get at the PF this summer.

    If you look at our team now and going into the future with Lowry, Ross or Derozan, Gay, PF, and JV we don't have any players that are great passers and it really stagnates our offense causing too many ISOs and offense relying on shots coming off screens. It seems like Amir has been trying to play this passing role a little bit as of late but is a little out of his element and should stick to his bread and butter hustle plays.

    I think a smart veteran player would suffice at PF for us next year. Can't really think of a player right now who is a free agent and fits the mold. Potentially through a trade... maybe we could go after Boris Diaw again (laugh all you want but he actually might not be that bad for us)
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    Landry isn't as good a defender as amir, but his post game is significantly better. True he may be averaging just 11 and 6 this season, but he's playing behind David Lee. He is also averaging less minutes and fouls less than Amir. It would be great if we can get him as a backup 4

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    I've always liked tiago splitter. What would it take to pry him from San Antonio?
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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    I must admit i am not too familiar with Landry's game. Im going by the game logs which seems to show Amir-like numbers.

    Will he address the post-up, rebounding, interior D that the Raps sorely need?
    - Undersized PF
    - Good low post game
    - Good rebounder for his size
    - A mismatch defensively because of his size
    - Career backup
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I wouldn't mind Landry as a backup but I want us to pursue elton brand as well. He's the type of veteran big we need
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I've always liked tiago splitter. What would it take to pry him from San Antonio?
    Splitter is not goin anywhere. He's a huge part of the Spurs success this year and the guy right now is balling like an all-star.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Splitter is not goin anywhere. He's a huge part of the Spurs success this year and the guy right now is balling like an all-star.
    Yea I know. Splitter and jv would make a very manly front court tho, with a lot of size and shot blocking.
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    He was playing for Philly the last 2-3 seasons and they weren't contenders. I wouldn't count him out, he could really help this team with our rebounding and post scoring issues.
    Father time is a biotch when he catches up with you.

    I think Father time has caught up with EB.

    He is not playing big minutes for a non-playoff Mavs team this season.

    He is looking like another Kurt Thomas in the making.
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    Splitter is not goin anywhere. He's a huge part of the Spurs success this year and the guy right now is balling like an all-star.
    I think you're exaggerating a bit there lol. He's far from being all star material.

    Since we're starting to talk about other big men, I rather we work out a trade for spencer hawes during the off season. He can shoot, rebound, block and pass. Only issue is he just needs to be more consistent. If Bynum gets healthy and the 76ers sign him to a long term deal, they could be more willing to trade away hawes. Sure beats signing aging stars like brand, boozer or west.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    S&T would be the only viable option, similar to Millsap.
    I don't see how Indiana would want to trade David West anyways.

    I personally like Carl Landry on this team. ONLY as a back-up option though if a sign-&-trade/trade straight up doesn't work. Good, not great offensive player inside, banger, rebounder. Not a shot blocker, and undersized though. Question; is he really worth $3-$5 million? I would think so.

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    Quote YYZ wrote: View Post
    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.

    Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports
    Nowhere does it say "expected", but it appears many are responding as if it came from BC's mouth himself. What Spears wrote was:
    "The Raptors are looking for a veteran power forward and could make a run at Golden State's Carl Landry if he opts out of his deal this summer, a source told Yahoo! Sports."

    My first reaction when I see "a source told" is to ignore it as the gossip it is, but some source that fed Yahoo but not local media? Really, you're going to take this seriously? The next thing is how carefully worded it is, as in "COULD" make a run at Landry. That wishy washy crap could mean nothing more than pure speculation of who they "could" target based on the need for a PF, and the "source's" speculation on who would fit the financial situation. Certainly not a fit physically and skill wise. An undersized PF who as never been known for even decent defense. It's a waste of time talking about illogical gossip, imo.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    He was playing for Philly the last 2-3 seasons and they weren't contenders. I wouldn't count him out, he could really help this team with our rebounding and post scoring issues.
    As Matt said though, he'll have plenty of offers from teams poised to contend. He is a solid backup and veteran, but has nothing left to prove other than winning. Can't see why Brand would choose to come to Toronto. That said, I'd love to have him if he decides to for some random reason.

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    Guys a lot of our problems defensively is finishing the possession with a defensive board. Having him would be great And he will be replacing Bargnani is the line up our rebounding numbers will probably return to our surpass the 17th it was a season ago.

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    Perspective:
    Raps can only offer $3M as it stands now.
    GSW can only offer $4.8M in any sign and trade (and Toronto would have to make sure not to go over $74M with any trade).
    Any other team could offer a full MLE of $5M.

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $4.8M when he could get an extra $200k and likely compete for a sure playoff team elsewhere?

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $3M when he would be leaving $1M on the table by opting out of next season?
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    Maybe he wants to play with KLow and Rudy Gay ? I cant stress how important it is that Toronto finish the season strong Holding firm to the 9th spot. Outsiders looking in gee they were so close and its a pretty talented group I should bring my talents there.

    I say again though....If that Boozer trade resurfaces which it could Derrick Rose is back next season they are in a hunt and want to upgrade the team a bit plus dump Salary, its in BC's best interest to not pass that deal up for a second time. The team not having Boozer when we could of is pretty much the difference maker which could have been a playoff appearance this season.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Perspective:
    Raps can only offer $3M as it stands now.
    GSW can only offer $4.8M in any sign and trade (and Toronto would have to make sure not to go over $74M with any trade).
    Any other team could offer a full MLE of $5M.

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $4.8M when he could get an extra $200k and likely compete for a sure playoff team elsewhere?

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $3M when he would be leaving $1M on the table by opting out of next season?
    Why doesn't Toronto have a full MLE? I thought as long as a team is not over the tax threshold, they get to use the full MLE. Raptors are over the cap, but not over the tax. I thought the $3M mini exception was for teams that paid luxury tax. So I wouldn't mind knowing why the Raptors only have the mini...

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    kyle lowry
    carl landry
    landry fields

    i find it annoying how these 3 names all sound very similar...for that reason alone, i dont want carl landry

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Perspective:
    Raps can only offer $3M as it stands now.
    GSW can only offer $4.8M in any sign and trade (and Toronto would have to make sure not to go over $74M with any trade).
    Any other team could offer a full MLE of $5M.

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $4.8M when he could get an extra $200k and likely compete for a sure playoff team elsewhere?

    Why would Landry come to Toronto for $3M when he would be leaving $1M on the table by opting out of next season?
    I believe that amnestying Klieza would give more financial freedom.
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