Off topic but happy birthday nando de colo!
Off topic but happy birthday nando de colo!
Raps should just take best player available which I'm sure will happen.While Ujiri said team needs would include a big wing player who can defend as well as a shot blocker, the team is aiming to grab the best player available with the 20th pick.
However that description is Aminu.
"You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"Bruno Caboclo
Lowry is a dick too.. and we want him back. If Lowry wasn't here and the choice was to find a PG for DeMar or a SG for Rondo I'd take the SG for Rondo because it would be easier to find and I think the team would be better off.
Also Rondo I think has more super-star friends in the league. Despite their age differences I think a super star would rather play with Rondo (because he shares the ball) than DD (who likes to keep the ball in his hands). This is totally a subjective point of view since I have no idea if DD has super star friends or not. Rondo also knows how to win. DD doesn't. That's a quality I'd love to have in a player that plays for the Raps.
When was the last time we had a guy play for the team that has a ring?
Just watching a bit of NBA tv and saw that Luol Deng was in town attending a celebration event MU was organizing for Nelson Mandela. Though I admit I the details on MU's involvement are hazy as I wasn't paying attention. I'm thinking he would be a great fit with the Raptors at this stage.
Second, lowry is a dick on the court. Rondo is a dick off the court. There's a difference. It's a lot easier to find a pg than to find a shpg btw if you hadn't known.
Third, how the fuck does rondo have any superstar friends. All he does is talk shit about them behind their back. Why would you wanna play with a guy like that. He thinks he is the biggest shit ever. People probably like rondo as a rival friend than a actual 'friend' and dd is balling with so many superstars all the time. Him and James harden are like best friends. And he's not the only one. And rondo doesn't know how to win, he played with people who know how to win. Take him off that team and put him on the raptors 4 years ago. Dude would look like shut
And we never had a guy with a ring because we've sucked for the last like the entire existence. Why would a ringcahser want to come to a lottery team.
As for Rondo's scoring.. he's not elite at it sure but DD is not elite at a lot of other things including defense. Yet that doesn't seem to bother you.
The point behind this is that a duo of Rondo and DD would be hard to watch. I think it would be easier to find a SG that can play off Rondo.. basically a 3&D type of player than it would to get a PG that can handle the ball, and shoot the 3pt shot at an elite level and bring it on D. That's why I think it would be easier to find a SG that fits Rondo's style than a PG that fits DeMar's.
It's like a clique thing, one person wants him gone and than everybody thinks it's cool so they say the same.
Quote me on this rondo will never win another championship/make it to the playoffs if he is the best player on the team. He needs superstars and amazing talent around him
Bold 2: Does getting suspended 4 times in 11 months, 3 of them for throwing balls/chest bumping officials count in his IQ rating? Pretty selfish and team-dumb if you ask me.
Bold 3: Like getting suspended over and over, or taking a vacation in Mexico when suspended 2 games, instead of working on his game, with his team. Or showing the rest of his team how hard working and serious he is, by coming out for warmups with untied shoes and practicing his left handed FTs. A model teammate for sure.
Bold 4: Except when he doesn't have 3 HOFers near their peak around him.
Bold 5: It might mean something if he'd shown he knows how to win without 3 HOFers around him, and with a HOF coach. He hasn't, so what has he learned from this winning? If that's such a key point to you, I'd rather a guy who never takes a day off, and who can actually stay on the court, even when he isn't suspended. In his last 4 years, Rondo:
2010-11: missed 14 games
2011-12: missed 13 games out of 66
2012-13: missed 44 games
2013-14: missed 52 games
DeMar has missed 11 games in 5 seasons
I don't really want Deng though. Declining FG%. Poor 3pt shooter (we need a good one next to DD). Too expensive. He will also be almost 30 by the time the season starts, and hasn't played a full season since 2010-11. If we're getting a wing who can't shoot the 3 I'd rather pay half or less for someone like Aminu who still has some upside and isn't injury prone.
That said, if we let our other free agents walk (PP, GV, deColo), then we would have 18.7M to split between the two. So assuming they make the same starting salary, we could offer Lowry a 5 year, 53.7M deal and Deng a 4 year, 39.9M deal. Then we'd need 4 more guys signed at the minimum and with the room MLE. 2 of those could be our 2nd rounders.
That said, I don't want Deng, would rather have PP and GV.
I think he could thrive in a system oriented team like the Raptors.
Last edited by Demographic Shift; Tue Jun 24th, 2014 at 01:42 PM.
Deng has pretty much had this year off. Playing in Cleveland with nothing on the line may have healed some of those Thibodeau miles. If he would come to play fo 3 over 30 I personally would be happy with that.
What is wrong with Teague ?
But I like DeMar and would never trade him for the 'sake of trading him'... but the question is who would I rather have DeMar or Rajon.. my answer would be Rajon.
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