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Thread: Should Raptors Take a Chance on Oden?

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    Default Should Raptors Take a Chance on Oden?

    The Blazers announced last month they would not offer Oden a contract extension. He was the first No. 1 pick since Kwame Brown not to get one at the end of his rookie contract.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu...ilblazers-oden

    Should the Raptors try and sign him once he hits the market?

    I personally think that we should offer him a short term deal. We really need to true C and Oden has the potential to one of the best in the league if he can stay healthy.
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    Too risky for my liking. I don't think at this point its something Colangelo should consider unless its one helluva bargain for what we could potentially sign him for. That being said, some team will likely overpay him to acquire his services next summer.

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    A 2 yr. deal @ 5 each with team option on second yr. and promise of all the playing time he can handle and resurrect his career. Throw in some incentives as well. More than that would be too much risk. Stoudemire seems to have recovered from similar surgery but Oden could have a bone structure equivalent to glass.

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    im with bendit

    2 yrs @ 10 mil with 2nd year team option. and then file for injury insurance with the NBA just in case.

    anything less, a contender can probably convince him away. does he qualify for the vet min yet? coz if he does, then a team like the lakers can sign him for the min and can afford to sit him out if he's injured.

    but i think he'd consider a team like the raps, specially if he's coming off an injury. he knows he'll get playing time here. plus canada has awesome health benefits so he need not worry about meds and surgeries.

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post

    but i think he'd consider a team like the raps, specially if he's coming off an injury. he knows he'll get playing time here. plus canada has awesome health benefits so he need not worry about meds and surgeries.
    Too bad all the good surgeons leave here and go to the states, though.

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    UPDATE

    Oden to have micro surgery on left knee....out for 2010-11

    Shut the thread down!!

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    Normal human beings have cartilage in their knees. This man has none. Should we take a chance?
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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    UPDATE

    Oden to have micro surgery on left knee....out for 2010-11

    Shut the thread down!!
    Did you even read the original post?

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    I'd take the a chance on him for a deal like the one bendit suggested. Oden still has a tonne of potential and while the injuries have been bad so far, I think it would be worth it to have him around if he ever does regain form. The guy is only 22 and even if these injuries have taken away some of his leaping ability (and there is no reason to think they have) he is still a huge 7 footer with a massive wing span. I think we will still be a good-great player in this league, he just needs a chance to prove himself.
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    If we get Oden, then we'll have 2 seven-footers with potential. Wow!
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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    If we get Oden, then we'll have 2 seven-footers with potential. Wow!
    Except Oden proved that he is a beast defensively before he got hurt last season which is what we need.

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    Keep in mind this is the same injury Stoudemire suffered and look how he's doing now. I think you have to give this guy a chance.
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    For a low-ball contract, then yes...I think. He should have decent interest in coming here too, as we could guaranteed him a lot of PT. Besides, maybe Portland's just cursed.

    But how the hell did he injury his other knee?

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    Only if he is paid by game and for a minimum contract

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    If the 2nd is a team option then why have it at 2 for $10 ??

    Lets face it, if Oden can play , then he is well worth 10 mill a year.

    I would offer him 15 ( first year 5 - 2nd year 10) with 2nd year as a team option.

    I am sure almost all the GMs in the league will be willing to give Oden a ONE Year deal next year and see how he is going to play.

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    Although I'm 99% sure he'll never play a full season, I would probably still take him. I say this because in that 1% chance that he does play a full season, he would be a top 3 C.

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    No...no...noo....and noo.

    didnt we try this with JO already?

    No Oden. No Bynum. No Roy. No Yao. No-body who has ongoing debilitating injuries that make them lose entire season's worth of play.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    No...no...noo....and noo.

    didnt we try this with JO already?

    No Oden. No Bynum. No Roy. No Yao. No-body who has ongoing debilitating injuries that make them lose entire season's worth of play.
    We wouldn't be giving up anything for him unlike JO.

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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    We wouldn't be giving up anything for him unlike JO.
    Did you not listen to the news?! the guy hasn't even played a game yet and he's having another surgery.

    I really do feel bad for him but 2 years 10 millions?! too much risk....

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    He's exactly the kind of player Bargnani needs to play next to. But he's never going to be healthy.

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