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    Default Smith Is 100% Certain More Deals Are To Come

    This from Doug's blog this morning:

    Of course there’s more coming.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Bryan cannot be done yet in his summer moves; I fully expect he’ll find a taker for Jose Calderon – although I’m still not sure that’s the wisest thing to do – and I know he’s been trying to move Reggie Evans, if at all possible.

    I don’t know when stuff might happen but I am 100 per cent certain – and this comes from talking to people here and around the league – that more is to be done before we can even think about assessing the summer of activity.

    That’s the thing about this time of year. Sure, we can look at each individual deal and wonder if it’s good or bad or somewhere in between (and somewhere in between is pretty much how you can look at everything) but the total package has to be assembled before a full assessment can be made.

    And we are certainly not there yet.
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    Only last week didn't Doug say that the end of July is when he expected all moves to be completed and anything else would probably take place during the season?

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    Doug Smith knows as much about whether the Raptors will do a meaningful deal between now and the beginning of the 10-11 season as the "The Raptor" does.

    In fact Smith may know even less about the subject


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    This guy is Mr. Obvious. Of course more deals are to come, we have four PGs on the roster, one of whom we already tried to trade once.

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    This guy is Mr. Obvious. Of course more deals are to come, we have four PGs on the roster, one of whom we already tried to trade once.
    I count one pure PG Calderon

    Jack is a combo guard

    Banks is a useless PG

    Babosa is like Weems. Both can handle the ball but neither is good enough to play the Point Guard position
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    I count one pure PG Calderon

    Jack is a combo guard

    Banks is a useless PG

    Babosa is like Weems. Both can handle the ball but neither is good enough to play the Point Guard position
    ... and Weems is a horrible passer - so will not see one minute of point guard duty.

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    What evidence do you have for Weems being a bad passer? I think he can get some pretty decent looks for others.
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    Quote philwill wrote: View Post
    What evidence do you have for Weems being a bad passer? I think he can get some pretty decent looks for others.
    It hard to say if he is good or bad, since he rarely ever passes the ball

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    If Smith is 100% certain that there is more deals to come ... we should print up the programs for next year.

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    Weems can be a good alley-oop fisher. His passing is good enough because he doesn't't need to be a flashy passer to be good passer. And Banks is NOT a shitty point guard. He is just overpaid for the minutes he gets.
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    Anyone with half a brain can make that statement after looking at the current Raptor roster. Not mention that Jose was traded away only to have the trade not go through plus BC wants to move Bargnani back to his natural position of PF so a center is a must unless BC is just going to roll with his PF line up as is. Banks is solid as a back up pg (I would keep him) and actually plays very good defense.

    BC needs to trade Bargnani, Jose for some quality veteran talent to place around the YG'z.

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    I think our biggest trade chip is Bargs. BC needs to stop holding on to a player who likes to sit around the 3 point area. The same way we like to change a player's position is how we should treat Bargs. He should only be allowed to shoot 3s at certain times. Fuck he's 7 foot for God's sakes.
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