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    Default Shaq?

    Most people will probably dislike this idea and I doubt he'd come here anyway, but what about signing Shaq? He's a big body who could either play center beside Andrea or be his back up, he should come fairly cheap for a man of his skill level (say 3-4 million a year) and he would be very helpful in terms of developing Alabi and Davis. While he has regressed over the past few seasons, he is still averaging 18 and 10 per 36 along with 1.8 bocks and I think he could help us alot in the short term.

    Again, this is more of a fantasy signing and I don't think he'd come here, but I think he would make this team a lot better if he did.

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    oh, cmon he's a big oaf and he wouldn't come here although he prolly would scare the crap out of every one on the team.
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    The Big Aristotle won't leave Greece no matter how much gold the barbarians offer.

    Also:
    - he's a half-court guy now
    - not likely to want to come off the bench
    - no longer a great or even good help defender

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    Default Not on my watch

    Signing Shaq would hinder what looks to be a speedy team on the floor. The team is set to run a track meet every night without Bosh and replacing him with Shaq would not work. He's also reported to be a locker room cancer and there is a good chance that he'd steal any ideas Amir might have for future videos. Let the Cactus take his farewell tour elsewhere.

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    This very well could go in the Bad Idea Hall of Fame.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    This very well could go in the Bad Idea Hall of Fame.
    Why? I think sillydebate makes a good point about slowing us down but Shaq can still play ball. His per 36 totals are much better than anyone we currently have on the roster and he would be a great player to make a front court with Andrea. Look, you can say it's a bad idea but the fact of the matter is that Shaq is still probably the second or third best low post player in the league today and if he was healthy he could easily be a major contributer on this or any other team that gives him a chance. He won't end up here but you are going to see him be a very important piece on a very good team this coming season.
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    If BC wants to move Bargnani to PF I can see BC making this move in order to get a veteran big man to start the games off as the remaining f/a NBA centers start to go off the market ie Battie just signed w/ Philly. Desperate times, BC's final year of contract, call for desperate measures.

    Personally Shaq should have never burned his Miami bridges(Riley, Wade, training staff) or spoke ill of Bosh(RuPaul of Big men) as he would fit in nice in Miami. I hope BC doesn't ever sign Shaq, this brother has never grown into a man's mentality.

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    New Raptors = defense and running game

    Shaq = too slow

    ...picking up Shaw would be a circus acquisition like Hedo = sounds interesting, but doesn't work with team concept

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    I think signing Shaq would be a horrible idea. Colangelo wants the team to get out there and run. Shaq can't do this. Shaq also has the maturity level of a ten year old. As his skills have diminished he's become more and more volatile. He would be a gigantic distraction. Besides, why would he want to sign here in the first place? Shaq has been reduced to riding coattails. There are better coattails out there.

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    This CITY loves old aging players. I'm sick of Toronto being a retirement home for professional athletes. No, I love shaq fun on and off the court, but no not for us. Tell him to go to Miami, or LA and not atlanta though.

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    We want a fast team. Remember when Phoenix picked up Shaq? Ruined chemistry, missed playoffs. No thanks.
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    Haha I would love to see Shaq, but I think he would make Andrea cry, seriously.

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    Quote hateslosing wrote: View Post
    Most people will probably dislike this idea and I doubt he'd come here anyway, but what about signing Shaq? He's a big body who could either play center beside Andrea or be his back up, he should come fairly cheap for a man of his skill level (say 3-4 million a year) and he would be very helpful in terms of developing Alabi and Davis. While he has regressed over the past few seasons, he is still averaging 18 and 10 per 36 along with 1.8 bocks and I think he could help us alot in the short term.

    Again, this is more of a fantasy signing and I don't think he'd come here, but I think he would make this team a lot better if he did.

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    i would love for the raps to get Shaq!

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    It would be Hakeem all over again.

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    I really think its a great idea for so many reasons:
    1: he is a true centre so even for 20-25 minutes agame he would relief AB from that task.
    2: He will not havee an impact on our chances of getting a lotery pick next season (assuming no lockout).
    3: really who do we have? a bunch of kids, they need a mentor and more improtantly someone to protect them. I will never forget that game against Indiana when the punk Granger wnet off on Weems and we ended up losing. With Shaq on board you have swag and no one will mess with you.
    4: You can still perform the run and gun with a trailing big man.
    5: He will not be expensive Atlanta was trying to bring him using the minimum. So maybe if we use the TPE from Hedo we can get him.
    6: most importantly I want him to swat Bosh like a fly when we play Miami.
    7: Ok not convienced yet; who is out there that is better and we can sign for the same deal.
    8: Really, I'm sick of the no names the POBs who come get paid and then leave to Europe or never play the game again.

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    Talk about moot points! Shaq would never come to Toronto.

    Might as well start a "Wilt Chamberlain" post; including how, even dead, he wouldn't slow the offence as much as Shaq would.

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    Shaq is a great idea, lets do a sign and trade to Cleveland for Shaq, jamario Moon and Dick Bavetta. We'll send them the TPE, Marcus Banks and Reggie Evans of course....

    serious guys, this is getting moronic
    Last edited by ChrisR; Wed Jul 21st, 2010 at 08:00 PM. Reason: mistake

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    we can throw in Micah "I have no clue who I am and how the hell I got this job" Nori for salary purposes as well

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    I think Shaq would sell a lot of jerseys and might put some fannies in the seats, but I don't think he'd be motivated playing for us. We're also trying to be an up-tempo team and Shaq doesn't quite fit that.

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