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    I was just wondering, who would want to take on Peja's contract by the trade deadline? a championship contender who is looking for another shooter, or another team looking for an expiring contract.

    Is Denver a possibility?

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    I think that he is a bit more then "just" a trade piece. He is an excellent three point shooter. It will be nice to have a consistent shooter. I see him helping everyone on the team.

    You can never have too many veterans on the wing for our wing players. It will be positive for the whole team and if it does not go well, trade him. It is a very good situation for the raptors.

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    New Orleans was in talks to use Peja as a key piece in possible deals for the likes of Igoudala. I am really doubtful of the reality of those proposed deals since I don't think enough was being offered for AI.

    I am in no way advocating for getting Igoudala, but am merely stating that his expiring contract is seen as a legitimate trading chip by a lot of teams. If the Nuggets or 76ers do choose to part with their star players they will most likely need a third team involved in the trade to make numbers work. It might be possible for us to steal a draft pick or a young player in a deal like that.

    Ideally, Peja is used to bring in a draft pick and young player. If we can get a first rounder for him, that would be wonderful!

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    THis raptor team is looking better...and much better thanks to the latest trade!!bc your'e the main man in this organization and i thank you for pulling the trigger on this one.Stoyakovic will do wonders in the locker room and if he can sink some timely 33333's this team will surely rally around him and just maybe...spark this team to greater heights!!!and brother's and sister's..I BELIEVE!!!
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    Peja was used 6 minutes tonight. I don't think he will be a huge part of this team unless he earns some time with unusually good play. When more games are played and we see how he is utilized we can start drawing conclusions, but for right now, I can only see him used situationally. Peja is a unique talent. We haven't had a 3-point specialist on this team in a while. I think Triano will use him more when they draft some plays for him.
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    Quote RaptorDan wrote: View Post
    Peja was used 6 minutes tonight. I don't think he will be a huge part of this team unless he earns some time with unusually good play. When more games are played and we see how he is utilized we can start drawing conclusions, but for right now, I can only see him used situationally. Peja is a unique talent. We haven't had a 3-point specialist on this team in a while. I think Triano will use him more when they draft some plays for him.
    I missed the pre-game but during the game Devlin made reference to remarks by Triano where JT said something to the effect they do not plan to use him in a wing role. Triano talked about using him the same way they do Bargnani when Bargnani is out of the game. Did anyone else catch that? Or if I misinterpreted, can anyone esle clarify?

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    Quote Nine New Faces wrote: View Post
    /boggle

    Did Charles Oakley and Antonio Davis help toughen up Vince?
    You asked the question rhetorically, but I'm going to actually answer you: yes, they did. Well, Oak did. Not a lot, mind you. And the effect would wear off after a while. But I distinctly remember Vince's aggression and hustle picking up noticeably after Oak would get in his face. Ah, Oak...If Reggie keeps doing what he's doing and gets more comfortable in the locker room, I hope he can kick some ass when needed.

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    I don't think they made him any tougher but they called him out on all his weak B.S. without blinking an eye. They held him accountable always and that's on the court and in the media. Oakley in particular. He was the best thing to ever happen to Vince and when they went their separate ways Vince never could reach that same personal on court heights. Damn do the Raptors ever need a true leader like Oakley again. I think Noah has the potential to carry himself like Oak did. Too bad he's not in Toronto.

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    Default more than 3's

    Everyone keeps referring to Peja's ability to hit the 3. A key play that stood out to me from the last game was when he had the ball on the wing near the raptors bench (i think he had the smaller Holiday checking him), and he did a few jab steps and then rose over top of him and sank a sweet mid range jumper. Peja has indicated that he's healthy (not sure if that's lip service or actual fact), but I could see them going to him in late game situations. He's proven that he score in big games and I really think they can utilize him in the current system. I'm also an advocate of bringing him back at a reasonable rate for next year. The 12 million remaining on the trade exception is enough to bring back sufficient talent/value through trade. How many new players (and at what price) do we want in this lineup. At this point I'd go against trading him away, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played and chips to fall. You can only commit to so many guys long term. I'd like to see Bayless, Demar, Sonny, Andrea, and Amir/Ed as those guys. The rest of the lineup should be focussed on role players or veterans that fit the system. Peja could very well be a good fit.

    I thought about how Peja compares to Kapono, and if you think about it his skills blow JK out of the water. He is more than a 3pt shooter (probably with similar defensive ability) .. but during crunch time, I think he could prove a valuable asset.

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    TRADE THIS M-F the first offer we get. he can play yes, but lets get something in return for someones who gunna walk after the season anyway

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...-trade-chatter

    Raptors president Bryan Colangelo has already publicly acknowledged the buyout scenario and left the clear impression that he'll work with Stojakovic on a mutually beneficial parting when the time comes. One of the likely reasons: Without Stojakovic's cooperation in waiving $437,470 of a $1,215,953 trade kicker to make the salary-cap math work in the deal with New Orleans co-headlined by Jarrett Jack, Toronto couldn't have completed a trade that brought young Jerryd Bayless to Canada ... and finally rid the Raptors of Marcus Banks.

    League rules on trade kickers only allowed Stojakovic to surrender the exact amount required to make the trade legal, but it was still a six-figure sacrifice that otherwise could have scuttled the deal.

    The Serbian sharpshooter, furthermore, is determined to stay in the NBA for two or three more seasons after this one, according to agent David Baumann, despite the persistent wishful thinking from European teams about luring the 33-year-old back to their shores.

    And a buyout, frankly, is possible even if Peja gets traded again, depending on the state of the team that acquires him. It's not hard to imagine a few of the top teams trying to woo him in March when veteran shooters and big men who become in-season free agents are hot commodities.

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    From every interview I see Peja do, he seems like he expects to be moved pretty quickly.Almost like he's been promised a trade.I'm not sure if the injury to Reggie changes that.

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    Anyone can teach Demar and Sonny how to be as good a shooter as Peja. It's called practice.

    Seriously, I hope Peja stays on the team and his contract expires and we do absolutely nothing with it.
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