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

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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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...

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

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    I would do Reggie for Thompson.

    I would do Wright for Thompson.

    I would do ANderson for Thompson.

    I would do Banks for Thompson.

    I would have to consider Miami's 1st round pick for Thompson.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    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.
    Thompson could play center, as a backup to Bargnani, he would be a pretty great back-up.

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Thompson could play center, as a backup to Bargnani, he would be a pretty great back-up.
    Thompson would be an AWSOME backup. Decent inside game and a nice 18ft shot. I tihnk he would be fitin nicely behind Andrea.

    a lineup of

    Thompson
    amir
    weems/wright
    derozan
    jack

    now thats athletic. it seems like they would go after thompson for when they use that type of lineup.

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    I'd like to try to dispel this notion that Reggie Evans is playing well. It's true he is rebounding better than anyone in basketball. It's true he is an exciting player to watch because of his mannerisms. But there is more to the game than rebounding. And Reggie doesn't do any of the rest of it well.

    First of all, Reggie has the lowest shooting percentage on the team. He's taken 29 shots and made 6. He is shooting 44% from the foul line. Even taking so few shots and touching the ball so infrequently on offense, his turnover percentage (offensive possessions per 100 that end in a turnover by that player) is 17.8, which is pretty shockingly high for a guy that only likes to rebound. He has the second-lowest offensive rating amongst the regulars, (Kleiza has been worse, no doubt due to his being injured), as well as having a negative offensive win share. Evans's offensive rating is a full 10 points per 100 possessions below the Raptors at large (94/104.8).

    Now to the rebounds. Yes, rebounding helps a lot. One of the reasons the Raps have been in a lot of games is their best-in-the-league offensive rebounding. And the Raptors are a plus rebounding team with Evans in there. But, a lot of big men can rebound the ball. And Evans is grabbing more rebounds than he ever has before because he has little competition from his own teammates. Particularly you-know-who, starting at center beside him in the front court. Any good rebounder playing in the same position would likely grab a lot of boards, including Jason Thompson, who doesn't have any of Evans's weaknesses.

    In addition to his aforementioned weaknesses, Evans is too short for his position, at 6'8". Some players, like Charles Oakley, have overcome that weakness. Evans has had more than enough time in his career to do so, and has failed. The Raptors need a huge, wide-bodied shot blocker to play beside Bargnani, to hide the latter's weaknesses and maximize his strengths. Evans isn't close to being that thing.

    The worrisome thing about Evans is his personal mannerisms and style on the court, which I would describe as frantic, emphatic, exaggerated and chaotic, are seductive and insidious in their way of convincing fans that everything good that's happening is being caused or facilitated by Evans. In sum, don't let Evans's "Hulk Hogan" act fool you into thinking he's doing more to help the team than he really is.

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