Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 101

Thread: Raptors Interested in Jason Thompson

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    4,094
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Raptors Interested in Jason Thompson

    This according to Marc Stein via ESPN Insider:

    The Kings have shopped young big man Jason Thompson, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

    Thompson has averaged just 15.4 minutes per game this season with Carl Landry and Darnell Jackson ahead of him on Sacramento's depth chart.

    The Suns, Heat and Raptors are all looking for help in their frontcourt and could be fits.
    Source - Click here

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Why not. If we give them nothing I don't mind.

  3. #3
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    4,094
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Only problem, where would he fit with Amir, Reggie and soon Ed? Seems kind moot to me.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Only problem, where would he fit with Amir, Reggie and soon Ed? Seems kind moot to me.
    Give them Reggie. I know, sounds crazy, but how about we get Thompson and a first round pick for Reggie and Banks. With their roster pretty much full, maybe all they want is more cap-room?

  5. #5
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    4,094
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Give them Reggie. I know, sounds crazy, but how about we get Thompson and a first round pick for Reggie and Banks. With their roster pretty much full, maybe all they want is more cap-room?
    I don't think Reggie will enjoy riding the pine either considering how well he's played. He deserves minutes.

    I think if we're looking for any area of help it will be at SG & SF considering the health status of both Kleiza and Barbosa. I'm assuming we'll hear any day now that Leandro's going to go ahead and do the surgery.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    I don't think Reggie will enjoy riding the pine either considering how well he's played. He deserves minutes.

    I think if we're looking for any area of help it will be at SG & SF considering the health status of both Kleiza and Barbosa. I'm assuming we'll hear any day now that Leandro's going to go ahead and do the surgery.
    Even if we need SGs and SFs. If they go with the trade we get not only their first round pick which will be high, but we get better trade bait. Far more teams will be interested in Thompson than Reggie or Banks. Plus Thompson is good, and he is like 23 or something

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic All-Star Balls of Steel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Richmond Hill, ON
    Posts
    1,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    I don't think Reggie will enjoy riding the pine either considering how well he's played. He deserves minutes.

    I think if we're looking for any area of help it will be at SG & SF considering the health status of both Kleiza and Barbosa. I'm assuming we'll hear any day now that Leandro's going to go ahead and do the surgery.
    I don't think we need help at SF and SG as I think we're deep in that position. Even without Kleiza and Barbosa, we have Weems and Wright for the time being. Thompson sounds really interesting but the team needs to start thinking what to do once Davis comes back from his injury.
    “The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic All-Star Red and White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    T.O.
    Posts
    1,410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Give them Reggie. I know, sounds crazy, but how about we get Thompson and a first round pick for Reggie and Banks. With their roster pretty much full, maybe all they want is more cap-room?
    I would take reggie over thompson as of now.
    The team needs a gritty guy like evans, and it would be foolish to throw him away after how well he played so far.

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    I would take reggie over thompson as of now.
    The team needs a gritty guy like evans, and it would be foolish to throw him away after how well he played so far.
    Reggie is an expiring, I love the way he has played this year but he most probably won't be a Raptor next year. If we get Thompson, we can build for the future, and trading early will allow players to get chemistry before it is too late...

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    204
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If they want expirings BC should nab him. Thompson is a good young player buried in a deep frontcourt.

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    230
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Give them Reggie. I know, sounds crazy, but how about we get Thompson and a first round pick for Reggie and Banks. With their roster pretty much full, maybe all they want is more cap-room?
    in what world does a developing team give up a 1st round pick for 2 expiring contracts who are reggie evans and marcus banks ?

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Legalize-It wrote: View Post
    in what world does a developing team give up a 1st round pick for 2 expiring contracts who are reggie evans and marcus banks ?
    The Knicks did it. They would have over $20M off the books next year if they went through with this trade, plus next years draft is considered to be pretty bad. The top prospects are mostly forwards, and the Kings have a load of great potential big men. We could also give them our TPE and take on one of their bad contracts...

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    230
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    The Knicks did it. They would have over $20M off the books next year if they went through with this trade, plus next years draft is considered to be pretty bad. The top prospects are mostly forwards, and the Kings have a load of great potential big men. We could also give them our TPE and take on one of their bad contracts...
    the knicks did it ?? yea when ?? sacramento's payroll next year is 27 million ?? yea they really need to dump some salary joe !

    yea the draft class is weak ?? thats funny cuz itz only november and the ncaa tournament hasnt even started yet...

    the 2009 class was considered weak and look who came out of it... curry, evans, jennings, holiday, blake, etc...

    hmm i really want to trade 1st round pick for evans (a forward) and banks ( a guard when i already have tyreke) yea joe... really reasonable trade...

    yea trading away 1st round picks for expiring contracts when you're way under the salary cap is a great move...

    can you explain how they have a load of great potential big men ??

    any more bright ideas ??

    also can you explain how the knicks who went into this season under the cap would have saved 20 million ??

    actually dont bother, there is nothing to learn from anything you say...

    you probably think michael beasley who puts up better numbers than bargs is a franchise max money player cuz he scores 20 pts a game
    Last edited by Legalize-It; Sun Nov 14th, 2010 at 08:04 PM.

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    230
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Give them Reggie. I know, sounds crazy, but how about we get Thompson and a first round pick for Reggie and Banks. With their roster pretty much full, maybe all they want is more cap-room?
    ...

  15. #15
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19,747
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Only problem, where would he fit with Amir, Reggie and soon Ed? Seems kind moot to me.
    He can and has played C in the past. He could be a back up at C. Alabi continues to be a project and third string. Anderson most likely will not have the option picked up on his contract next year, IMO. Not sure what the Raptors could offer that the Kings would want.

  16. #16
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    4,094
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    He can and has played C in the past. He could be a back up at C. Alabi continues to be a project and third string. Anderson most likely will not have the option picked up on his contract next year, IMO. Not sure what the Raptors could offer that the Kings would want.
    True .... I guess I didn't think of him in that regard.

    Either way, I think we have bigger and more pressing voids to fill rather than looking at another big man. JMO

  17. #17
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,794
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    yeah id take thompson in a heartbeat. for a guy that gets zero looks on offense he puts up pretty decent numbers. has a nice inside game that would compliment bargs.

  18. #18
    Raptors Republic All-Star Balls of Steel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Richmond Hill, ON
    Posts
    1,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thompson is a patch job, like the Andersen signing. Keep things the way they are. They're just starting to trust each other. I personally did not enjoy Evans' job on Howard last night. Once he got down low, which he usually does, Evans was a lame duck. If Johnson fouled out by employing the "Hack-a-Howard", why not him? Prior to the second half, he was scoring down low at will. I know he wants to stay in the game but sometimes, one has to sacrifice right (the way Johnson does on MANY occasions).

    Evans is the emotional leader of the team and can do more harm if moved. The Kings will want no one from our team. If we can swap Andersen with him somehow, then maybe, but highly unlikely.
    “The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King

  19. #19
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19,747
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    Thompson is a patch job, like the Andersen signing. Keep things the way they are. They're just starting to trust each other. I personally did not enjoy Evans' job on Howard last night. Once he got down low, which he usually does, Evans was a lame duck. If Johnson fouled out by employing the "Hack-a-Howard", why not him? Prior to the second half, he was scoring down low at will. I know he wants to stay in the game but sometimes, one has to sacrifice right (the way Johnson does on MANY occasions).

    Evans is the emotional leader of the team and can do more harm if moved. The Kings will want no one from our team. If we can swap Andersen with him somehow, then maybe, but highly unlikely.
    I think 90% of the centres in the NBA are lame ducks once Howard gets it down low. Even a great player like Al Horford - who is a natural PF I know - was destroyed by Howard last year in the playoffs. And no, destroyed is not an exaggeration.

  20. #20
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,942
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The Raptors don't need depth at position ESPECIALLY power forward. Jason Thompson is a very nice player but with Amir and Davis, I fail to see where he fits in. The Raptors were missing three rotation players (not including Davis) and STILL managed to be able to have eight players play significant minutes.
    Read my blog, The Picket Fence. Guaranteed to make you think or your money back!
    Follow me on Twitter.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •