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    Default Marc Stein ESPN - Raptors Continue To Show Interest In Bobby Brown

    I think that Arsenalist would have to get his wish of the Raptors either moving Calderon or Banks for Brown to be signed. We shall see.

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    On the subject of players whose allegiances merit special attention here at Stein Line HQ, Cal State Fullerton alumnus Bobby Brown continues to draw interest from the Raptors, who had Brown in summer league and are believed to be the team most likely to sign him for next season.

    Brown not only played well in Las Vegas but has a special bond with a few California-reared Raptors (DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson) to enhance his chances. The Raptors, though, still have two point guards on the roster that they’ve unsuccessfully tried to move: Jose Calderon and Marcus Banks.
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    Journeyman point guard Bobby Brown was tremendous offensively, making 25-37 (.676) field goals while averaging 12.4 points and four assists (to only 1.4 turnovers) per game.
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    Brown Career NBA stats limited

    Age-----------------26
    Height--------------6'2"

    Games-------------113
    MPG---------------12.8
    PPG----------------5.1
    APG----------------1.8
    TOV----------------1.0
    FG%---------------.384
    3FG%--------------.311
    FT%---------------.810
    PER-----------------9.0
    WS/48-------------(0.037) That is negative WS/48 for his career

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    You beat me to it. I actually would like the Raptors to sign the guy, if they could complete a trade first. He did have great chemistry with the other Raptors at VSL.

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    I hope BC makes some moves as so BBrown can be the Rap's 3rd roster pg. He fits in with the YG'z plus he has a decent on court game.

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    don't think we really need any point guards as we currently have 3(Calderon, Jack, Banks) + 1/2 (Barbosa) The only way i think we have a space for him is if we get red of banks + either calderon or jack, BUT i don't think it makes sense to force a trade of that magnitude just to just to get a better 3rd string point guard. But if a good trade somes around and we do get rid of 2 pgs (without getting any back in return) then there is no reason why we shouldn't sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal.
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    He won't get much playing time as it is. 3rd string PG. I'm assuming that Banks will be dealt as will Calderon, which another PG coming in to back up (or supplant) Jack.

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    they got to make some moves first, if they can

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    I would rather keep Banks as our 2nd/3rd PG. Yeah he's overpaid, but he's an expiring.

    On top of that, the guy is always ready to play, and easily our best defender at the PG position. For a guy his size (strength), he has great lateral quickness. Not only can he keep in front of the Rondo's, CP3's, etc; he uses his size to play TOUGH, PHYSICAL, defence on them.

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    Quote NoFrillz wrote: View Post
    I would rather keep Banks as our 2nd/3rd PG. Yeah he's overpaid, but he's an expiring.

    On top of that, the guy is always ready to play, and easily our best defender at the PG position. For a guy his size (strength), he has great lateral quickness. Not only can he keep in front of the Rondo's, CP3's, etc; he uses his size to play TOUGH, PHYSICAL, defence on them.
    tell u the truth id rather have banks then JJ. LOL
    banks is under rated mostly because his contract size & injury history, when ever hes not been rotting on someones bench hes done a good job, not great but at least at par with JJ & he's expiring, so should be hungry for a chance to prove himself.

    i personaly wouldnt want any of the PG's we got starting next season. & i think banks would be more suited & more accepting of the backup PG spot then JJ & JC aswell. + i dont see JJ or JC willing to share the backup PG role with barbosa either & banks would prob. be more then happy with that considering he hasnt played much in a few years.
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    Banks should have actually gotten more time last season but since he refused to show in Vegas he was in Jay/BC doghouse all season. Banks plays great on ball defense and I would keep him as the back up to JJ w/ BBrown as 3rd string if (when) Jose is traded away. I don't think BC/Jay likes folks who actually play defense.

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    ya i agree with the boys up there i think they should give banks a try for a bit.
    he would be a great back-up for defence and if he can keep his shot selection WAY down, i say hes worth a try.
    Bobby brown got some quicks but i dont know how he could handle a back-up role in a full NBA season.

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    Bobby Brown is a decent pass first PG. So, if and when the Raptors trade Calderon they'll still have a pass first point guard on the roster. He's not going to be offered a contract before the Raptors make a trade anyways.

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    Bobby Brown couldn't even stick with the Clippers last season. First the Hornets dumped him, of course they had Collision as their backup at the time and then he wound up playing for the Clippers, where he absolutely stunk. He was so bad that he actually stood out as someone being bad on the Clippers compared to his teammates. Now that is really bad.

    Who knows maybe it was a bad fit for him. I am just relating what I saw too much of and it was only about 20 games at 10 mpg.
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Comment: I would rather see Weems or Barbosa as the backup point guard than this guy.
    Really? Weems? As a point guard?

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    Quote Kreza23 wrote: View Post
    Really? Weems? As a point guard?
    I forgot to put this (sarcasm) at the end of the statement

    I just don't think much of Brown as a NBA guard. Weems is actually not too bad a ball handler. I don't know about his dime passing capability but his handles are pretty good. He keeps the ball low when he dribbles, his dribbles are quick and close together and he has shown the ability to successfully use the cross-over during penetration, no pun intended. On the downside he does have the tendency to play out of control a bit too much.
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Comment: I would rather see Weems or Barbosa as the backup point guard than this guy.
    I #hate# using summer league as a proxy, but I will say he looked very good there. Good chemistry with the guys.
    His college numbers were solid:
    http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/...p?Player=33957

    I too am a bit skeptical given the lack of PT given by other clubs. InHe hustled on D and made good decisions on offense when I saw him - I have to think he's a better than his recent #s.
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    because amir johnson and sonny weems got alot of pt with their former clubs.
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    bobby brown seemed like a good pg who could facilitate the offence and knock down some 3s

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    I would much rather have Banks as 3rd stringer next season. Hopefully he chooses to stay in TO (or comes back), signing for a lesser and more reasonable contract. But if BC manages to trade Calderon and Banks, then Bobby Brown wouldn't be a bad option at all.

    Another option would be Belli. From what I've seen during his time on the court, he has pretty good court vision and passing ability. It's just his shot selection that's suspect. But I could totally see him running the point.

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    Quote jlongs wrote: View Post
    I would much rather have Banks as 3rd stringer next season. Hopefully he chooses to stay in TO (or comes back), signing for a lesser and more reasonable contract. But if BC manages to trade Calderon and Banks, then Bobby Brown wouldn't be a bad option at all.

    Another option would be Belli. From what I've seen during his time on the court, he has pretty good court vision and passing ability. It's just his shot selection that's suspect. But I could totally see him running the point.
    id rather have derrick martin back to run the PG then have bellinelli run it!

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    F Bobby Brown. Trade for Ford..Barbosa has no pg skills..Calderon is only effective in a half court set..Even then he's iffy. Plus Ford can actually score unlike Calderon.

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