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    Default Raps Gonna Get Iverson by Half TIme

    So AI is playing in Turkey (or should be playing ...he is physically there..but..)

    My bet is if the Raps are losing bad by December/Jan, AI will be making his way into a dinos jersey. He has negotiated numerous escape clauses in his contract that could facilitate this.

    What do you think? Personally, if we are going to have a losing season, I wouldn't mind getting to see AI do his thang each night, as long as he shared some touches with our young guyz. May have some serious emotional baggage though.

    What do you think?

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    Has Iverson ever shared touches with anyone? In his prime there were few players who were as entertaining to watch as Iverson was. But those years are past and he is no longer the Answer to any question the Raptors have. There is a reason why every team passed on him for more then the Veteran's minimum. The way he left acted in Memphis about coming off the bench, and his poor play for the 76ers really lowered his status in the league. Only reason Philadelphia brought him back last year was for ticket revenue...and that is not a good enough reason in my opinion to risk hindering the development of our young players.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    So AI is playing in Turkey (or should be playing ...he is physically there..but..)

    My bet is if the Raps are losing bad by December/Jan, AI will be making his way into a dinos jersey. He has negotiated numerous escape clauses in his contract that could facilitate this.

    What do you think? Personally, if we are going to have a losing season, I wouldn't mind getting to see AI do his thang each night, as long as he shared some touches with our young guyz. May have some serious emotional baggage though.

    What do you think?
    I'll take you up on that bet. There's no way any NBA team touches Iverson. He's just not the same guy anymore - and it showed last season. There's no way Colangelo takes a flyer on AI.
    I don't think he has an escape clause for during the season.

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    i'm wildly against spending any money on these veterans. be it AI or dampier, what's the point? are we going to make the playoffs with them? better off developing the young talent we have for the future.

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    I dunno which is lamer, this thread or the one where BC is an awesome architect. Iverson will never be touched and we should simply stay the course.
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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    So AI is playing in Turkey (or should be playing ...he is physically there..but..)

    My bet is if the Raps are losing bad by December/Jan, AI will be making his way into a dinos jersey. He has negotiated numerous escape clauses in his contract that could facilitate this.

    What do you think? Personally, if we are going to have a losing season, I wouldn't mind getting to see AI do his thang each night, as long as he shared some touches with our young guyz. May have some serious emotional baggage though.

    What do you think?
    AI doesn't appear to have a lot left in the tank and has shown numerous times an unwillingness to be a role player. There is no chance of him landing in Toronto.

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    I hear ya. I got a hunch with all the empty seats in the ACC and with Peddie and BC's heads on the line, they might make some drastic moves to "import" some kind of former big ticket player to maybe perk interest. I personally don't think it is a good idea, but I think it might happen depending on our record. Just please god no dampier.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    I hear ya. I got a hunch with all the empty seats in the ACC and with Peddie and BC's heads on the line, they might make some drastic moves to "import" some kind of former big ticket player to maybe perk interest. I personally don't think it is a good idea, but I think it might happen depending on our record. Just please god no dampier.
    Peddie's head isn't on the line. He's considering stepping down. I don't think MLSE would fire him. If he were going, it would be by his own devices.

    I don't think bringing in Iverson would appeal to fans, especially after the first few games when they find out that he's pretty much washed up.

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    So far this season that Raptors are actually 11th in home attendance:

    NBA Attendance Report - 2011

    Oddly enough, in my opinion anyway, they're ranked 4th in road attendance. Seems like American NBA fans respect the team a lot more than the American media.

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    I dunno man, last couple games seemed pretty light in the stands. Mind you, Miami's crowd looked pretty sparse on the weekend too.

    Must be the new "dynamic ticket pricing" here. You can actually snag lower bowl seats in section 106 for this week vs Houston for less than 100 bux, good seats too.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    I dunno man, last couple games seemed pretty light in the stands. Mind you, Miami's crowd looked pretty sparse on the weekend too.

    Must be the new "dynamic ticket pricing" here. You can actually snag lower bowl seats in section 106 for this week vs Houston for less than 100 bux, good seats too.
    You can probably get a ticket in the Young Onez section!

    Raps played Sacramento in their home opener, The Lakers - who are always sold out, the Magic who just opened up their new arena, Miami, whereby tickets are hard to come by and places that are always sold out in the Rose Garden and Energy SOlutions Centre. That probably has a lot to do with them being 4th in attendance.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    You can probably get a ticket in the Young Onez section!

    Raps played Sacramento in their home opener, The Lakers - who are always sold out, the Magic who just opened up their new arena, Miami, whereby tickets are hard to come by and places that are always sold out in the Rose Garden and Energy SOlutions Centre. That probably has a lot to do with them being 4th in attendance.
    Ohh dear god...not the young "onez" section...there was 3 kids there last game planted by MLSE chanting "de mar...de mar demar demar..."....i felt bad for them, they were like the human version of food stamps

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    No chance. Just none, no way.

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    No. Just no.
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    MultiPaul...

    you just lost my respects bringing up AI talk

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    So far this season that Raptors are actually 11th in home attendance:

    NBA Attendance Report - 2011

    Oddly enough, in my opinion anyway, they're ranked 4th in road attendance. Seems like American NBA fans respect the team a lot more than the American media.
    Actually... we're 20th in home attendance. You had it backwards.

    In no way does that mean we should sign Allen Iverson though. His only chance is Charlotte, and I wouldn't put any money on that happening.

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    Maybe Hedo will go hookup with AI and set the Turkish League on fire.

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    One of the least likely things to happen this season.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    I wouldn't mind getting to see AI do his thang each night, as long as he shared some touches with our young guyz.?
    those 2 statements contradict eachother. AI doing his thing usually means NOT sharing the ball. MLSE isn't a BUSINESS run by some idiots. They would never be in a position of such desperation to sign Allen Iverson, who nobody really cares about anymore.
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    AI? What have you been smoking? And where can I find some?
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