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    Default "Barnesgate" Ends - Signs 2-Year Deal With Lakers (Update: Pg. 23)

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    Shouldnt we be going after a starting/scoring SF or a shot-blocking center instead?

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post

    Shouldnt we be going after a starting/scoring SF ?
    You do know that Matt Barnes is a Small Forward right?

    And that Colangelo's pitch to him most likely involves a starting position?

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    How are the Raptors going to acquire Barnes with no salary space? Does Orlando still have their rights? I'm smelling another 2nd round pick flying away.

    I don't want Barnes. He's inconsistent and needs to be on a contender to perform well. We have enough inconsistency and I don't think we're going to be a contender.

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    Quote Anon_Carbon wrote: View Post
    You do know that Matt Barnes is a Small Forward right?

    And that Colangelo's pitch to him most likely involves a starting position?
    You do know that the guy barely avg 9pts a game in 25mins of play right? Thats why i said SCORING. He may start if we get him, but he's not a scorer. So i hope BC doesnt get him.

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    We were like the top offensive team last year, I don't think we need to worry about scoring.
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    Barnes is actually a good option:
    He would become the best wing defender, and a big upgrade over what it was Antoine Wright last year;

    If he was the starting SF last year in Orlando, he can certainly be the starting SF for the Raptors this year;

    Obtaining him is going to be very difficult though;At 30 Barnes wants to get paid, that's probably around 4 or even 5 million /year salary and since the Raptors are over the cap and already spent their MLE on Linas Kleiza, the only way to get him would be through S&T with a team that has not spent their own MLE; e.i Indiana, Charlotte, Cleveland;

    Also, Cleveland is really hurting after Lebron's exit and are probably willing to overpay Barnes; In the end I think he will likely end up in there.
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    Does someone who can score 19 points in 6 minutes in the Euro-League work for you?

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