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    The Clippers waived 6'10" PF Trey Thompkins
    http://www.thescore.com/nba/articles...ured-thompkins

    Should the raptors pick him up? he was the 37th pick in the 2011 draft.


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    Meh. It depends. If they want to bring Acy back up, I don't see the point. THey already have enough young players who need time and touches, and they can always pick someone up if another injury arises, or they shut someone like Gay down for the season. The only real reason to do it would be if they needed another body.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Meh. It depends. If they want to bring Acy back up, I don't see the point. THey already have enough young players who need time and touches, and they can always pick someone up if another injury arises, or they shut someone like Gay down for the season. The only real reason to do it would be if they needed another body.
    Well he brings size at the PF position. IMO the Raps should take a flyer on him, we don't really have anything to lose. Its not like he's a D leaguer and he hasn't really had a fair shake in the nba because of an injury and having to play behind Griffin and Odom. Plus he has 3 years of college experience so he's not completely raw and he's only 22

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    Thompkins never got his opportunity in LA because of injury. At this point, we already have Acy as that 3rd stringer (assuming Bargnani is still here, or he brings back value) and bringing in another big to play little to no time isn't an issue.

    Just re-call Acy back up.

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    We already did but our front court is way too small. We need more size and length Acy is only 6'8 and Amir is around 6'9. Idk about you guys but i like what i see in Trey Thompkins.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Well he brings size at the PF position. IMO the Raps should take a flyer on him, we don't really have anything to lose. Its not like he's a D leaguer and he hasn't really had a fair shake in the nba because of an injury and having to play behind Griffin and Odom. Plus he has 3 years of college experience so he's not completely raw and he's only 22
    WE don't, but the team does, in the sense that why the hell would they pay somebody who might not even see a total of 48 minutes of floor time in his stay in Toronto? Casey is not hugely comfortable playing the young guys he already has, why would he make the effort to work in an end of season signing? This is nothing against Thompkins, it just seems to serve no purpose to the Raptors, unless they really believe they need another body, for fouls and emergencies. Again though, why would they care about that and add salary when games don't matter anymore?

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    We already did but our front court is way too small. We need more size and length Acy is only 6'8 and Amir is around 6'9. Idk about you guys but i like what i see in Trey Thompkins.
    Then they can just invite him to their summer league team.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    WE don't, but the team does, in the sense that why the hell would they pay somebody who might not even see a total of 48 minutes of floor time in his stay in Toronto? Casey is not hugely comfortable playing the young guys he already has, why would he make the effort to work in an end of season signing?
    For next season tryout? with our cap space issues it would be better trying to find a diamond in the rough

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Then they can just invite him to their summer league team.
    eh thats true also

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    For next season tryout? with our cap space issues it would be better trying to find a diamond in the rough
    If next season is the topic, than he's not - and shouldn't - be a priority. MLE should be used mainly on role players, and trying to acquire the veterans or contributors.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    If next season is the topic, than he's not - and shouldn't - be a priority. MLE should be used mainly on role players, and trying to acquire the veterans or contributors.
    Like who?

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    Save moves for off season. The only D League young player I want to see picked up is "Kris Jospeh" yes Im still on about this!

    Invite them both to the summer league Roster to play alongside Ross, JV and Acy to fill out the roster and offer a legit spot as a Raptor to one of them.

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    I suppose there's no harm in taking a flyer on him, but I don't expect anything to come of it. For a player like Thompkins (or Acy for that matter) to really develop, the team needs to make a commitment to actually....you know....develop them, which means consistent minutes.

    I don't see that happening here.
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    The Clippers waived 6'10" PF Trey Thompkins

    Should the raptors pick him up? he was the 37th pick in the 2011 draft.
    Sure, why not? The tank is in full mode now and Trey's 39% shooting percentage would certainly help in that regard.

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    I don't know anything about his game, but I don't see much point in playing Gray. So we've got a front court of Amir and JV and Acy, why not pick up another young guy and try him out? If he shows some promise you can sign him for cheap which allows you to move Bargs for anything, without having to worry about getting a PF back.

    If you nail Gray to the pine, you've got 12+ minutes for both Acy and Thompkins.

    Heck if you limit JV and Amir to 30 minutes each you've got 12 minutes for all three of them.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I suppose there's no harm in taking a flyer on him, but I don't expect anything to come of it. For a player like Thompkins (or Acy for that matter) to really develop, the team needs to make a commitment to actually....you know....develop them, which means consistent minutes.

    I don't see that happening here.
    Yea i know what you mean. ol Dwane Casey loves to plays those scrubs he calls Veterans

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Save moves for off season. The only D League young player I want to see picked up is "Kris Jospeh" yes Im still on about this!

    Invite them both to the summer league Roster to play alongside Ross, JV and Acy to fill out the roster and offer a legit spot as a Raptor to one of them.
    Quite frankly, I don't want to see anymore D-League players on this roster, PERIOD. I personally don't think Acy belongs in the NBADL, especially the way he was able to help out the team when he got minutes on the boards, and defensively. Eh, just my opinion.

    And to NoPropsNeeded's comment, MLE should be used on veterans, role players, etc. Guys like a Tony Allen, Randy Foye, Carlos Delfino, Corey Brewer, Matt Barnes, Elton Brand, Brandan Wright, Jason Maxiell, Zaza Pachulia, Samuel Dalembert, Nazr Mohammed (These are names of possible free agents this Summer). Veterans, role players, guys that have experience, guys that have won/been in winning cultures, established as NBA players in the league, and guys that can contribute in spot time/roles.
    Looking at guys like Lucas III, and Anderson - who have awesome stories, and inspirational journeys to get to where they are now - are guys that are too inconsistent, and or feel they have free reign to "prove themselves" to get their name out there. If shots are falling, good, if they don't, it hurts the team. My point is, no need trying to bring up players who don't fit a certain need, and who are looking to earn/prove their way into a team, especially at the expense of another team's player's development, minutes, opportunities. Leave that to the injured teams, and or young teams trying to find any talent on their roster, like the Bobcats, or the Suns.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Quite frankly, I don't want to see anymore D-League players on this roster, PERIOD. I personally don't think Acy belongs in the NBADL, especially the way he was able to help out the team when he got minutes on the boards, and defensively. Eh, just my opinion.

    And to NoPropsNeeded's comment, MLE should be used on veterans, role players, etc. Guys like a Tony Allen, Randy Foye, Carlos Delfino, Corey Brewer, Matt Barnes, Elton Brand, Brandan Wright, Jason Maxiell, Zaza Pachulia, Samuel Dalembert, Nazr Mohammed (These are names of possible free agents this Summer). Veterans, role players, guys that have experience, guys that have won/been in winning cultures, established as NBA players in the league, and guys that can contribute in spot time/roles.
    Looking at guys like Lucas III, and Anderson - who have awesome stories, and inspirational journeys to get to where they are now - are guys that are too inconsistent, and or feel they have free reign to "prove themselves" to get their name out there. If shots are falling, good, if they don't, it hurts the team. My point is, no need trying to bring up players who don't fit a certain need, and who are looking to earn/prove their way into a team, especially at the expense of another team's player's development, minutes, opportunities. Leave that to the injured teams, and or young teams trying to find any talent on their roster, like the Bobcats, or the Suns.
    I disagree. This roster is not ready for us to now go ahead and spend our remaining money on role players that we know what were getting out of them. Its too difficult to win in today's NBA if your roster cant compete with the best of them. If we're going to lose flexibility with the Gay trade, then add players who are cheap and have potential. Find players who haven't been given a chance and hope to find something special. Don't pretend like were like the Heat or Thunder and we should be going out and getting complementary players. Not at that level yet.

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