This could be the optimist in me but why not I refuse to think next season will be a waste of time because thinking for the next 6 and a half months that next season has no hope whatsoever is just too damn depressing. With that being said lets talk about the possibility of our Toronto raptors acquiring Joe Johnson is it really that hard to imagine?
Lets just assume bosh would resign if Joe Johnson were to come aboard the ACC and im not here to argue whether or not bosh is worth a max deal because, frankly I donít give a damn what the haters got to say cause he needs to be resigned. Lets just assume Chris is on the roster and depending on how the deal is structured heís making 20-21 a season our total salary is approx. 66.8 mill on 10 players now we do have 2 favourable contracts worth 5 and 4.8 respectively those will surely be gone to create space either at the beginning of the season or during the trade deadline thatís 9.8 mill leaving 57 now im fairly confident that Colangelo will be able to get rid of one of our bad contracts Turk or Josť most likely Josť thatís another 9 mill leaving 48 mill and im also sure he can move Marco but lets just leave him on the roster we now have a team salary of 48 mill Joe Johnson will get an average of 15-16 mill a season leaving 63 mill spent on 7 players giving us the MLE and if mlse are not yanking our chain and are really willing to clearly go into the luxury tax we should be able to fill our roster giving bosh an all-star who is a very capable defender and can create heís own shot now im not colangelo nor do I know how to sell Joe Johnson on coming to the big smoke sure there are other teams he could go to but if new York doesnít get lebron which thereís a good chance they wont why would he go there when he can play with a fellow all-star in Bosh Miami is more concerned in getting a big i.e. Boozer, Amare and if we put a better offer then ATL Iím sure he would leave also ATL is a money conscience team more so then us he could go to OKC but I just donít see him there Iím sure they want harden to develop seeing as how they invested the 3rd pick on him last year
Iím not a GM nor am I a front office exec Iím a fan and as a fan all we can do is speculate and talk shit and since the lottery isnít till may 18th and the draft is far away raptor land is quite and im bored watching ATL smoke the bucks. P.S. sorry about the lack of punctuation I just finished school and this not being a term paper or essay I decided to get a little lazy and ramble on.. anyways tell me what you think Cheers.