Looks like Iggy is hitting the market. What would it take to bring him here and pair him up with Gay? Is this something you would want to see or is it more of a lateral move from the DeRozan/Gay pairing? Clearly we lack the ability to sign him out right, so we'd need to clear some space through trades/ amnesty before we could make a run at AI.
To have a shot at signing him outright, the Raptors would need to clear about $23M in salary.
To have a shot at signing him via sign and trade, the Raptors would need to send Denver at least $11M in salary (assumption Igoudala signs for $13Mper), Denver would have to agree, and Igoudala would have to agree. Good timing from Coon's latest chat:
Could you explain the new rules for Sign and Trades and how they differ from the old CBA?
Sure. The key points are as follows:
* The player must have finished the preceding season with the team doing the sign-and-trade. No more doing a sign-and-trade with players who have been out of the league.
* A sign-and-trade can only be done during the offseason.
* A team cannot receive a player who is signed-and-traded if they finish the transaction above the apron, which is the point $4 million over the tax line (about $75.6 million this summer). So a team over the apron can’t do a sign-and-trade unless they dump enough salary in the transaction to get under. A team under the apron can’t add salary in a sign-and-trade that takes them over.
* A team can’t receive a signed-and-traded player if they’ve used the taxpayer mid-level exception.
Supposedly Detroit, Atlanta, Houston/Dallas (strike out on CP3 and D12) all have interest and have the ability to sign him unrestricted. Plus Denver has his Bird Rights.
I think Gay and AI on the wing would be a great balance assuming both return to previous season forms on 3's (and if they both return to 39% they would be deadly).
I do not think it has any chance of happening though.
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
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Lateral movement. They both need the ball and doesn't solve the spacing issue.
Iguodala brings a lot to the table, scoring isn't necessarily one of them. I can only imagine how many fast break opportunities we would have with Lowry, Gay and Iggy ball hawking .... That's a pretty explosive line up with 2 ball handlers and Gay, who can create his own shot too.
I dont think it'll happen though ... But I'm wishing anyway.
With everything that's happened to them so far, Denver would probably go on tank mode. It seems like the most sensible thing to do. If that's the case, a 3 or 4 team trade would be necessary if Toronto is interested in Igoudala. Outright signing is impossible.
Attitude Is A Choice.
Looks like Bawhston is gonna blow it up!A likely hurdle is Bledsoe. A league source said that when the two teams were discussing a proposed deal in February around the trade deadline, talks broke down, at least in part, because the Clippers didn't want to part ways with Bledsoe. It's widely believed that one of the key reasons the Clippers haven't wanted to part with Bledsoe is because they view him as too valuable if Chris Paul signs with another team. However, a league source told the Globe that if Rivers did leave to coach the Clippers, "I guarantee that Chris Paul re-signs" with the Clippers. "I guarantee it," the source continued. Boston Globe
They also got knocked out in the first round, lost their gm, their coach, and now their locker room guy... so yes, tanking is definitely a possibility.
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
Since everytime a name comes up it will like involve some jack ass saying things like "OMG I want Eric Bledsoe", I decided to create this dumping ground.
ALSO KEEP IT RAPTORS SPECIFIC....or else!
Free Agents w/ Options:
ET: Early Termination Option
P: Player Option
T: Team Option
of course iggy already opted out at this point
Code:Andre Iguodala DEN $16,154,750 ET Paul Pierce BOS $15,333,334 P Emeka Okafor WAS $14,487,500 ET Ben Gordon CHA $13,200,000 P Hedo Turkoglu ORL $12,000,000 ET Monta Ellis MIL $11,000,000 ET Andrei Kirilenko MIN $10,219,420 P Shawn Marion DAL $9,316,796 ET Andris Biedrins GSW $9,000,000 ET Trevor Ariza WAS $7,727,280 P Metta World Peace LAL $7,727,280 P Marvin Williams UTA $7,500,000 ET Francisco Garcia HOU $6,400,000 T Boris Diaw SAS $4,702,500 P Marreese Speights CLE $4,515,000 P O.J. Mayo DAL $4,200,900 P Mario Chalmers MIA $4,000,000 T Carl Landry GSW $4,000,000 P Brandon Rush GSW $4,000,000 P Ray Allen MIA $3,229,050 P Jerryd Bayless MEM $3,135,000 P Kwame Brown PHI $2,945,901 P J.R. Smith NYK $2,932,742 P Dante Cunningham MIN $2,180,000 T John Lucas TOR $1,567,500 T Jodie Meeks LAL $1,550,000 T James Jones MIA $1,500,000 P Rashard Lewis MIA $1,399,507 P Patrick Mills SAS $1,133,950 P
(note may contain errors, cut list at ~$500k)
Code:A.J. Price WAS $885,120 Al Jefferson UTA $15,000,000 Alan Anderson TOR $885,120 Al-Farouq Aminu NOH $2,947,800 Andray Blatche BRK $1,146,337 Andrew Bynum PHI $16,889,000 Antawn Jamison LAL $1,352,181 Anthony Morrow DAL $4,000,000 Anthony TolliverATL $915,852 Austin Daye MEM $2,958,077 Beno Udrih ORL $7,372,200 Brad Miller PHO $848,000 Brandan Wright DAL $992,680 Brandon JenningsMIL $3,179,493 Brandon Roy MIN $5,100,000 Byron Mullens CHA $2,253,062 Cartier Martin WAS $915,852 Charles Jenkins PHI $762,195 Chase Budinger MIN $885,120 Chauncey BillupsLAC $4,000,000 Chris Andersen MIA $540,872 Chris Kaman DAL $8,000,000 Chris Paul LAC $17,779,458 Chris Wilcox BOS $1,352,181 Christian EyengaORL $1,174,080 Cole Aldrich SAC $2,445,480 Corey Brewer DEN $3,243,000 Corey Maggette DET $10,924,138 D.J. Augustin IND $3,500,000 Daequan Cook CHI $595,608 Dahntay Jones ATL $2,900,000 Damien Wilkins PHI $1,223,166 Daniel Gibson CLE $4,792,332 Darius Morris LAL $962,195 Darren Collison DAL $2,319,344 David West IND $10,000,000 DeJuan Blair SAS $1,054,000 Delonte West DAL $1,223,166 DeMarre Carroll UTA $885,120 Derek Fisher HOU $644,005 DeSagana Diop CHA $7,372,200 Devin Ebanks LAL $1,054,389 Devin Harris ATL $8,500,000 Dexter Pittman MEM $854,389 Dominic McGuire TOR $992,680 Dominique Jones DAL $1,276,560 Dorell Wright PHI $4,106,000 Dwight Howard LAL $19,536,360 Earl Clark LAL $1,240,000 Earl Watson UTA $2,300,000 Elliot Williams POR $1,442,880 Elton Brand DAL $2,100,500 Eric Maynor POR $2,338,721 Garrett Temple WAS $572,943 Gary Forbes HOU $1,500,000 Gary Neal SAS $854,389 Gerald HendersonCHA $3,101,327 Hakim Warrick ORL $4,000,000 Ivan Johnson ATL $962,195 J.J. Hickson POR $4,000,000 J.J. Redick MIL $6,190,000 JaJuan Johnson HOU $1,089,240 Jamaal Tinsley UTA $1,352,181 James Anderson HOU $741,176 James Johnson SAC $2,812,006 James Jones MIA $1,757,161 Jared Jeffries POR $1,475,106 Jarrett Jack GSW $5,400,000 Jason Collins WAS $1,352,181 Jason Maxiell DET $5,000,000 Jeff PendergraphIND $1,500,000 Jeff Teague ATL $2,433,077 Jeremy Pargo CLE $1,000,000 Jermaine O'Neal PHO $1,352,181 Jerry StackhouseBRK $1,352,181 Joel Przybilla MIL $1,352,181 Johan Petro ATL $3,500,000 Jon Brockman HOU $1,000,000 Jon Leuer CLE $762,195 Jordan Farmar ATL $1,500,000 Jordan Williams ATL $762,195 Jose Calderon DET $11,046,591 Josh McRoberts CHA $3,135,000 Josh Selby CLE $762,195 Josh Smith ATL $13,200,000 Julyan Stone DEN $762,195 Justin Harper ORL $762,195 Keith Bogans BRK $1,229,255 Kelenna AzubuikeCLE $1,069,509 Kevin Martin OKC $12,439,675 Kurt Thomas NYK $1,352,181 Kyle Korver ATL $5,000,000 Lamar Odom LAC $8,200,000 Lazar Hayward HOU $1,174,080 Leandro Barbosa WAS $1,229,255 Louis Amundson MIN $1,069,509 Luke Babbitt POR $1,892,280 Luke Walton CLE $6,091,363 Manu Ginobili SAS $14,107,491 Marco Belinelli CHI $1,957,000 Marquis Daniels MIL $1,229,255 Martell Webster WAS $1,750,000 Matt Barnes LAC $1,229,255 Matt Carroll NOH $3,300,000 Mickael Pietrus TOR $1,005,097 Mike Dunleavy MIL $3,750,000 Mike James DAL $636,320 Mo Williams UTA $8,500,000 Nate Robinson CHI $1,146,337 Nazr Mohammed CHI $1,352,181 Nick Young PHI $5,600,000 Nikola Pekovic MIN $4,837,200 Nolan Smith POR $1,365,720 Omri Casspi CLE $2,277,306 Paul Millsap UTA $8,603,633 Raja Bell UTA $3,480,000 Randy Foye UTA $2,500,000 Rashard Lewis NOH $13,765,000 Rasheed Wallace NYK $1,352,181 Reggie Williams CHA $2,612,500 Renaldo Balkman NYK $1,675,000 Richard HamiltonDET $6,069,767 Rodrigue BeauboisDAL $2,227,333 Roger Mason NOH $1,223,166 Ronnie Brewer ORL $1,069,509 Ronnie Price POR $1,146,337 Ronny Turiaf LAC $1,146,337 Royal Ivey PHI $1,223,166 Ryan Hollins LAC $1,069,509 Samuel DalembertMIL $6,698,565 Sebastian TelfairTOR $1,567,500 Shaun LivingstonCLE $1,100,849 Shawne Williams POR $2,600,000 Stephen Jackson SAS $10,059,750 Tiago Splitter SAS $3,944,000 Timofey Mozgov DEN $3,140,429 Toney Douglas SAC $2,067,880 Tony Allen MEM $3,300,000 Trey Thompkins LAC $762,195 Tyler HansbroughIND $3,055,259 Tyreke Evans SAC $5,251,825 Vladimir RadmanovicCHI $1,352,181 Wayne Ellington CLE $2,083,042 Wesley Johnson PHO $4,285,560 Will Bynum DET $3,250,000 Xavier Henry NOH $2,323,200 Zaza Pachulia ATL $5,248,750
Last edited by phez; Sat Jun 15th, 2013 at 06:41 PM.
OJ Mayo, could help space the floor for us...when he's not high. Seems like a buy low situation with him.
Report: Pete D'Alessandro (Ujiri's right hand man in Denver) offered the Kings GM position. I was hoping he would come to the Raptors but that might have been poaching. They may have something to talk about. However, knowing each other's thinking I wonder if a close and recent working relationship is a positive to getting a deal done...or negative.
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