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    Default Realistic plan: keep the same starting 5

    So, here's my plan.

    First, keep the same starting 5. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas.

    Aaron Gray picks up his player option. Linas doesn't, because he's a gentleman (...).

    Raps pick up team option on Kyle Lowry.

    Alan Anderson is back on a veteran minimum contract.

    John Lucas is back since he's under contract.

    Quincy Acy is traded for a future second round pick.

    Valanciunas/?????/Gray
    Johnson/Bargnani/?????
    Gay/Fields/?????
    DeRozan/Ross/Anderson
    Lowry/?????/Lucas

    Now we HAVE TO get rid of Bargnani. Amnesty.

    We need a backups at the 5, 4, and 1 spot.

    Timofey Mozgov, Carl Landry and Eric Maynor. I think our main target this summer should be Carl Landry.

    Valanciunas/Mozgov/Gray
    Johnson/Landry
    Gay/Fields
    DeRozan/Ross/Anderson
    Lowry/Maynor/Lucas

    Bring in Tomislav Zubcic as a prospect, just like Acy this year.

    Sign our 2013 second round draft pick to complete the roster. It could be a G/F to a F/C.

    Valanciunas/Mozgov/Gray
    Johnson/Landry/Rookie
    Gay/Fields/Zubcic
    DeRozan/Ross/Anderson
    Lowry/Maynor/Lucas

    This is not a championship caliber team. But this is a better team than this year's team. Improving each and every year should be the main goal.

    What do you guys think?

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    2013 2nd round pick was traded to Memphis is the Gay trade.

    I don't see the point of re-signing Anderson to be a 5th wing, considering the playing time that should go to all 4 of the other wings on the roster (they're all younger, better and full of much more potential), nor do I expect him to sign for that little.

    I expect Kleiza to pickup his option and then get amnestied, to get a free $4.6M jackpot, before heading back to Europe to get paid again.

    I would much rather trade DeRozan & Bargnani for a better starting PF than Landry (ie: Millsap), letting Johnson slip into the backup PF / 3rd big role.

    For me, the bottom line is that I don't like the current starting lineup. Gay and DeRozan are too similar, which is especially bad when they're similar at being high-volume, low-efficiency scorers who can't hit a 3pt shot consistently or play a lick of perimeter defense. The starting lineup has no 'glue' guy who can have success playing off the ball. Johnson isn't much of a low-post scoring threat (ie: drawing double-teams consistently to open up lanes for penetration and/or open 3pt looks for teammates), especially when he decides to be a 16-18' jump-shooter (that was my biggest frustration with Bosh, when he would go away from playing in the post).

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    Are we having any pick?

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    I know it don't sound so good, but I think bagrs should play a little longer in toronto... his value is at an all-time low had we traded him at the beginning of last year we probably could've landed a much better player in return, maybe pau gasol... Ithink if we let bargs rebuild his value (we all know he can score) we will also get a feel of how jv,bargs,gay,DD,and lowry mesh together..also for our backup point guard, why are we using telfair when we can probably get a guy like arenas, and fillour roster with vets the will mentor our young player.. for next year id like to see:

    Lowry/arenas/lucas
    Derozan/ross/(how bout iverson)
    Gay/fields/kleiza(unless traded)
    Bargs/amir/acy
    Jv/free agent/gray..
    Give this team a full training camp,

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    We amnesty Kleiza and bringing Gigi Datome

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