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    I LOVE Ross. Hes my favourite rap .. and if I havent been his biggest supporter over the last two years on this site, then I dont know who has been. I was arguing that he get more PT back in the AA days and have always thought its abundantly clear that he needs to get court time since he is clearly our best shooting wing (and its quite glaring when compared to DD and RG when we had him .. let along LF who can hit the broad side of a barn from outside 4 feet).
    Having said that .. take a look at Aflalo's stats. He has been a stud. 21.4ppg on 48% shooting (44% from 3), on a horrible team where he needs to carry the load. PER of over 19. Plays great D. We would have to think long and hard if this deal was on the table ...

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    IMO, I would not do this trade. I think Ross has way too much upside. I have always been high on Ross, given his athleticism and shooting ability this kid can possibly be a very very good player in this league. I think he can be much more than just a 3+D guy, he has all the tools for a well rounded offensive game, and we have already gotten a taste of his defensive capabilities. If he puts in the work, commitment and dedication that Demar does, then he can be a great player in this league. this trade would be very short sighted IMO. MU, please do not trade this kid!!

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    Quote mountio wrote: View Post
    I LOVE Ross. Hes my favourite rap .. and if I havent been his biggest supporter over the last two years on this site, then I dont know who has been. I was arguing that he get more PT back in the AA days and have always thought its abundantly clear that he needs to get court time since he is clearly our best shooting wing (and its quite glaring when compared to DD and RG when we had him .. let along LF who can hit the broad side of a barn from outside 4 feet).
    Having said that .. take a look at Aflalo's stats. He has been a stud. 21.4ppg on 48% shooting (44% from 3), on a horrible team where he needs to carry the load. PER of over 19. Plays great D. We would have to think long and hard if this deal was on the table ...
    Well maybe you had a case for being his biggest fan, but you are considering this trade idea, so that rules you out!
    I would never in a million years do this trade, despite how effective aflalo has been. Always loved Ross, and he's only just scratching the surface of what he can do. No thanks!

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I think no if you are looking at straight Afflalo for Ross.


    But, but, but....


    What if you are getting back future picks plus immediate and 2014-15 financial flexibility?


    Hedo (who is waived immediately), Nicholson, O'Quinn, and 2017 Lakers 1st
    for
    Ross, Fields, Novak

    then

    Afflalo
    for
    Hayes


    Magic get spare parts and professional vets to round out roster next year as they welcome 2 more (likely lottery) draft picks and a whole bunch of expirings for 2014-15 along with a solid building block in Ross.

    Raptors get immediate boast, long term asset in 2017 pick, and $8M more wiped off books for 2014-15.



    This, in my opinion, is no longer an easy no - but it is likely a quick no from Orlando.
    So it's essentially Ross, Fields, Novak and Hayes for Afflalo, Hedo, Nicholson, Quinn and 1st rounder(2017-Lakers) which means that what will remain after this season is Afflalo, the 1st rounder and cap room.

    Except for their ages, Ross and Afflalo are equally good so if offered, it's not bad.
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    I don't understand why it's a "win now" move. As pretty much everyone can see, afflalo and dd play the same style, having them both on the team is redundant. Also, the raptors with Ross are showing they can already "win now". So why mess that up?

    Give the kid time to grow. Let the team be. I think we've all already come to the consensus that this team won't win the championship unless we add durant, lebron, etc. adding afflalo won't help us beat the heat any more than Ross would (Ross would probably be better, he's a much better defender). Trading for someone who will help "win now" is such a BC move, especially when the team is already winning now. So relax, the best move right now may be no move at all.


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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    Well maybe you had a case for being his biggest fan, but you are considering this trade idea, so that rules you out!
    I would never in a million years do this trade, despite how effective aflalo has been. Always loved Ross, and he's only just scratching the surface of what he can do. No thanks!
    The only point is I can his biggest fan and still be rational as to what is best for the team. If Lebron was on offer for TR and you turned it down, its doesnt make you less of a fan .. it just makes you stupid. Not suggesting AA is lebron, just illustrating the point ...

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    No thanks. Ross has more potential and upside, and is the best perimeter defender on the team. I would consider an Afflalo for Demar however.

    Demar, Fields, Patterson for Afflalo, Hedo (ball) Turkoglu, Nicholson (Cdn)

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    Default Ross for Afflalo.... HELL NO!!!

    Afternoon die hard Raps fans, I was surfing the web and noticed zach lowe of the grantland network proposed a Ross for Afflalo trade between our Raptors and the Orlando Magic. This would be terrible for us, Ross is developing quite nicley (did u see his defense on paul George!!!) and to trade him for Afflalo to steal a game or two from a Miami or Indiana team would be short sided and would totally set us back in terms of the teams future. Also Afflalo is just an older version of Demar with a higher field goal percentage. Cmon if this trade happens ill be devastated Ross has a huge amount of potential and to trade that potential gor some short term success is idiotic. Im praying this is just speculation on Zach Lowe's part. What are your thoughts on this trade Raptors Republic?

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    Quote m.abdi.0709 wrote: View Post
    Afternoon die hard Raps fans, I was surfing the web and noticed zach lowe of the grantland network proposed a Ross for Afflalo trade between our Raptors and the Orlando Magic. This would be terrible for us, Ross is developing quite nicley (did u see his defense on paul George!!!) and to trade him for Afflalo to steal a game or two from a Miami or Indiana team would be short sided and would totally set us back in terms of the teams future. Also Afflalo is just an older version of Demar with a higher field goal percentage. Cmon if this trade happens ill be devastated Ross has a huge amount of potential and to trade that potential gor some short term success is idiotic. Im praying this is just speculation on Zach Lowe's part. What are your thoughts on this trade Raptors Republic?
    My initial thoughts are that there is already a thread discussing this exact topic. Always a good idea to peruse the list of threads before creating a new one.

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    I get that he's older but I'm a huge Afflalo fan. He probably still has another good 4 or 5 years ahead of him. I'd do it.

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    merge this thread...

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    Well considering his play now is probably Terrence Ross' ABSOLUTE BEST ceiling, it's worth considering..
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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Well considering his play now is probably Terrence Ross' ABSOLUTE BEST ceiling, it's worth considering..
    Debatable, but ross has the better contract and more productive years in front of him.

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    Come on guys, do we need 10 threads of speculative trade rumours? I beg of you guys, before you start brand new threads, please take a few minutes to see if your post might have a bit of a tie in with any of the other threads that have been created.

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    This would be terrible for us, Ross is developing quite nicley (did u see his defense on paul George!!!) and to trade him for Afflalo to steal a game or two from a Miami or Indiana team would be short sided and would totally set us back in terms of the teams future. Also Afflalo is just an older version of Demar with a higher field goal percentage. Cmon if this trade happens ill be devastated Ross has a huge amount of potential and to trade that potential gor some short term success is idiotic. Im praying this is just speculation on Zach Lowe's part.

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    Quote m.abdi.0709 wrote: View Post
    Im praying this is just speculation on Zach Lowe's part.
    At this point, there doesn't seem to be much reason to think otherwise. It was written as an idea, and has spread like wildfire.
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    My only objection is it's hard to say "Afflalo", and my girlfriend already get's frustrated trying to rattle off "Kyle Lowry" for some reason. So she does not need an "Aaron Flalalo" and "Kyle Lowrly" backcourt.


    That is all.
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