On the surface, BC is only using a portion of the $15M Bosh TPE to acquire Diaw who's salary is approx. $9M/per.
Hedo trade was a good move for both teams (Raps, Suns). Grade: A
I'm in the camp that the Diaw pick up is fairly decent. Again, I'm not sure who's available out there, but I think a lot of people posting hate about Diaw might eat a bit of crow when they see he can play. He'll fit in with our line up a little better than some people think. Grade: B-
Is he the best we can do with our TPE? Well, sure, I think there's room for debate there.
"Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon."
A Little update apparently Jose Calderon and TPE for Boris Diaw and Tyson Chandler according to Hoopsworld
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=16779Yesterday the Raptors shipped off Hedo Turkoglu to Phoenix and got Leandro Barbosa in return and have a deal that's likely to drop today which will return Boris Diaw for Jose Calderon and Tyson CHandler for the trade exception the team obtained from Miami in the Bosh sign-and-trade deal.
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Last edited by d1m45h; Mon Jul 12th, 2010 at 11:35 AM.
Chandler's salary is $12.6 million for one year, so this is a big expiring contract, which will become a more valuable trade chip than the TPE. Adding Banks and Evans as expirings, the Raptors would have about $22 million in expiring contracts next year (2011), and Diaw and Barbosa (>$16 million) come of the following year (2012). Overall, if these transactions go through the Raptors would be shedding about $34 million in salary commitments from 2012 and beyond.
This gives the Raptors some trade assets now (expiring contracts), or financial flexibility for the future. The TPE had to be used in the next year, so converting it into longer term benefits looks like a good move to me.
What a deal! We get a defensive stopper in Chandler who is finally healthy. We get rid of our two weakest defenders in Turk and cale.. Diaw's numbers are pretty well identical too turks except he shoots a much higher percentage of .480 compared to turks .410. Chandler one of the best defensive bigs in the league. Pretty tough front line of bargni and chandler provide real shot blocking that Torontos never had. If this is true I'm super happy.
With the loss of Raymond Felton to the Knicks, the Bobcats need a PG and Jose should compliment DJ Augustine, who's phycical attributes and style of play are identical to TJ Ford.
Toronto hasn't had anything even close to resembling tough since Oakley and Davis...
That being said, can we say contract year? 4 bpg from Chandler!
I haven't seen anywhere that the trade is official yet (and I'm sure there's going to be more to it, as everyone keeps saying its "complex") but Nash just wrote on his twitter:
www.twitter.com/the_real_nashthe_real_nash Today's the end of an era. My close friend Leandrinho leaves the Suns making me the last player from 04-07.
Hedo was a bad actor right from the get go!
First he shows up tired, worn out, lazy.
I cant work out with the team for a two weeks, then two more weeks getting in shape, then a month learning the new system,
then someone got hurt so the starting five didnt get it going till
January. At that time they went on a tear winning till, injuries hit
they were in 4, 5 place in the East. Remember!
Bosh gets hurt, Hedo gives up trying starts whining, complaining behind the scenes, causing friction in the locker room big time.
THE HEDO CANCER IS GONE, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
All in all I'm happy, it rids the raptors of, arguably, their two worst defenders and turk was a black hole on offense, if he had the ball he'd jack a fade away 3 or long 2.
Barbosa, Diaw and Chandler are 27, 28, 27 respectively so they are all going into their primes. Chandler could be a great fit with Bargs because He is a presence in the paint( on D), Barbosa is, at the very least, a 15ppg off the bench, Diaw has gotta play 3 but he is a decent defender and understands the game.
here is what no one is talking about, the raptors basically got three expiring deals for turk and Jose. Chandler expires this year and Diaw and Barbosa expire after 2011-12 but there could very well be a lockout thus every player could lose a year off their contract. And irregardless of a lockout or not after the upcoming season the CBA will change how teams sign players and the raptors will be the first ones with an assload of cap space whether it is after the 2011-12 or if that season gets locked out(which hope to GOD it doesn't)
BC is a cleaver man
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