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    I can't wait to play Brooklyn next season haha

    Let Joe Johnson try and post up James Johnson hahhaha

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    A big wing, superb defender, coming off his best season ever where he played the exact role he'll be asked to play here. At only $2.5M per season for 2 years, I am loving this deal.

    Forget Per 36, let's just look at Per game since I think the minutes are exactly what we'll be giving him.

    18 minutes, 7.4 pts, 3.2 reb, 2.1 ast, 0.8 stl, 1.1 blk, .552 TS%, 101 DRtg, .150 WS/48, 18.5 PER

    That my friends is a well above average bench player on a great contract. For comparison, let's look at another defensive wing who just got signed in Thefalosha. (3 year $12M contract, $4M per year).

    26 minutes, 6.3 pts, 3.6 reb, 1.5 ast, 1.3 stl, 0.3 blk, .517 TS%, 104 DRtg, .092 WS/48, 10.4 PER

    James Johnson was better across the board with less minutes. Anyone saying it's a bad deal, I challenge you to look at the signings this offseason and point out one which makes this look like a bad deal (looking at you Jamshid). If all you can talk about is multiple year ago attitude problems while playing for the most shitty frustrating version of the Raptors ever, then your argument is not very strong. I had attitude problems just from watching that team, can't imagine having to play for them.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    He's gonna do the same thing regardless of whether he's playing SG/SF, they're interchangeable. He'll be spotting up for 3s and guarding the best wing on the floor...
    Offensively, want Ross to be a guard. Running PnR and helping Lowry on double teams. DD should get the ball at the end of possessions if Lowry/Ross can't feed Amir or JV.

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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    KJ McDanials. Taking Bruno is looking better.
    McDaniels is 6'6

    JJ is 6'9 250lbs

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    McDaniels is 6'6

    JJ is 6'9 250lbs
    JJ also costs only slightly more than KJ's rookie deal.

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    I wasn't sad about his dumping to Sactown, but if his head is on straight this could be a GREAT signing for both the short and long term. Short term, he fills a need for that big SF stopper off the bench. Long term, by filling that need for 2 years, pressure is off Bruno, and even Daniels, to develop into that overnight.

    As for the concerns/worries, ya gotta believe Masai has done his homework on the guy. From a chemistry standpoint, most importantly, MU has talked to Casey, DeMar, and Amir, who all have direct experience with him during his first stint here. Gotta believe MU knows what he's doing: young vet who fits in perfectly age wise, and is a low risk, high reward asset.

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    I wasn't sad about his dumping to Sactown, but if his head is on straight this could be a GREAT signing for both the short and long term. Short term, he fills a need for that big SF stopper off the bench. Long term, by filling that need for 2 years, pressure is off Bruno, and even Daniels, to develop into that overnight.

    As for the concerns/worries, ya gotta believe Masai has done his homework on the guy. From a chemistry standpoint, most importantly, MU has talked to Casey, DeMar, and Amir, who all have direct experience with him during his first stint here. Gotta believe MU knows what he's doing: young vet who fits in perfectly age wise, and is a low risk, high reward asset.
    Plus he knows where to score the best weed in T.O

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    This is what happened when James Johnson signed the contract:




    "F*CK BROOKLYN!"


    Joe Johnson going to have a little harder ride this season.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
    Bruno Caboclo

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    Coast 2 Coast!


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    Dont know if this has been posted in the thread....but have read of after-article posts. Except for the last each was most positive. He was a crowd pleaser in Memphis.

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...D=happeningnow

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    I can't wait to play Brooklyn next season haha

    Let Joe Johnson try and post up James Johnson hahhaha
    The $2.5M Johnson shutting down the $20M Johnson...that would be beautiful indeed!!!!

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    Quote JawsGT wrote: View Post
    The $2.5M Johnson shutting down the $20M Johnson...that would be beautiful indeed!!!!
    Next time he tries to drive against us, his head gets round house kicked off.

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    Get ready for Leo Rautins: "What people don't realize is this guy has sneaky athleticism. You think he's not there, then he comes outta nowhere Ö"

    I'm sure people remember this line

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Dont know if this has been posted in the thread....but have read of after-article posts. Except for the last each was most positive. He was a crowd pleaser in Memphis.

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...D=happeningnow
    Such positive comments. I'm excited

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    Quote GLF wrote: View Post
    Such positive comments. I'm excited
    Everyone loves stoners

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Dont know if this has been posted in the thread....but have read of after-article posts. Except for the last each was most positive. He was a crowd pleaser in Memphis.

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...D=happeningnow
    They love rough and tumble.

    ZBo is a legend there too.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
    Bruno Caboclo

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    I like the signing.

    If he can buy into the culture, the, this is your last chance, or you're likely out of hte league, so smarten up culture that Masai/DC seem to like instilling into the somewhat "Troubled" players that we pick up, and he sticks to his strengths, which is Defence and some short jumpers, he's going to be great for us off the bench.

    Our bench is looking real strong now, I think we still need a backup C, like Okafor, or hell, even Blatche, and that's a hell of a lot of fire-power off the bench.

    Defence isn't as great as I'd like it, but against the 2nd unit, you might be ok.

    Vasquez
    Williams
    JJ
    2Pat
    Blatche/Okafor

    Okafor would make it more balanced, having a rim protector on the court, helps mask Vasquez/Williams shortcomings.

    But, having a big that can score, would also be really nice too. We would still have Hayes for situations, if all we need is Defence.

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    Tbh I don't think the Nets are going to make the playoffs next year if Pierce leaves (which is possible).

    LeBron's team (Cavs or Heat)
    Raps
    Wizards
    Bulls
    Hawks
    Pacers
    Knicks (if re-sign Melo and get Pau as rumored)
    Hornets

    are all better imo.

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    Quote chico wrote: View Post
    I wasn't sad about his dumping to Sactown, but if his head is on straight this could be a GREAT signing for both the short and long term. Short term, he fills a need for that big SF stopper off the bench. Long term, by filling that need for 2 years, pressure is off Bruno, and even Daniels, to develop into that overnight.

    As for the concerns/worries, ya gotta believe Masai has done his homework on the guy. From a chemistry standpoint, most importantly, MU has talked to Casey, DeMar, and Amir, who all have direct experience with him during his first stint here. Gotta believe MU knows what he's doing: young vet who fits in perfectly age wise, and is a low risk, high reward asset.
    Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes have direct experience with him too from their time in Sac-Town.

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    Quote phiLLy wrote: View Post
    I like the signing.

    If he can buy into the culture, the, this is your last chance, or you're likely out of hte league, so smarten up culture that Masai/DC seem to like instilling into the somewhat "Troubled" players that we pick up, and he sticks to his strengths, which is Defence and some short jumpers, he's going to be great for us off the bench.

    Our bench is looking real strong now, I think we still need a backup C, like Okafor, or hell, even Blatche, and that's a hell of a lot of fire-power off the bench.

    Defence isn't as great as I'd like it, but against the 2nd unit, you might be ok.

    Vasquez
    Williams
    JJ
    2Pat
    Blatche/Okafor

    Okafor would make it more balanced, having a rim protector on the court, helps mask Vasquez/Williams shortcomings.

    But, having a big that can score, would also be really nice too. We would still have Hayes for situations, if all we need is Defence.
    I'm thinking the final roster spot will go to one of the summer league guys.

    Either a PG in Buycks, Kabongo or Machado.

    Or a big in Whiteside.

    We already have 3 players who only play center in JV, Bebe, and Hayes. Plus 2 guys who can play minutes at center in Amir and Tyler.
    We only have 1 player that exclusively plays PG in Lowry, and then 2 combo guards in GV and Williams.

    Makes me think we'll give the last roster spot to one of the summer league PG's.

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