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    Default Does Anyone Know Why We Traded Delfino?

    can anyone shed some light, on why delfino didn't come back ?

    was it a minutes issue, or personal or something else ?

    just wondering if anyone knows...

    thanks,

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    I think he was a RFA and we did a sign and trade.

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    amir johnson + weems + redundancy at the wings with drafting derozan

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    from what i remember he wanted more minutes then we were willing to give him and therefore wanted a bigger and longer contract then BC obviously thought he was worth as a bench role player.

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    Quote MaGIX wrote: View Post
    amir johnson + weems + redundancy at the wings with drafting derozan
    would have had nothing to do with Dero...delfino & dero are 2 completely different types of players... delfino has a jumper with good range & can handle the ball pretty well along with pretty good passing... i think he wanted more minutes & thats why he went back to europe. kinda the same way Kleiza did...not sure he got any good contract offers too

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    Delfino was in Europe but we had his rights. My memory is a bit foggy but I think they tried to sign him but when the numbers couldn't be figured out we traded him to make sure we got something from his contract.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Delfino was in Europe but we had his rights. My memory is a bit foggy but I think they tried to sign him but when the numbers couldn't be figured out we traded him to make sure we got something from his contract.
    Yep. Carlos was a RFA playing in europe. Contract despute with BC put him there the year before. Worked him in the trade right before Turk got here and that was the summer of trades remember. 9 new faces.

    I think its the Bucks system that works for him more than anything else. But Hindsight is 20:20
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    He got turned into Weems and Johnson - I'd do it straight up for Johnson

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    We do remember how inconsistent he was right?

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    In a nutshell:

    He was a chucker that wanted more money he didn't deserve so he decided to skip on the Raptors offer and play in the Russian league where they didn't even pay him everything. So he comes back and BC trade's his ass for Weems and Johnson which probably was one of the best trades BC ever did as a Raptor's GM.

    FYI he only played 7 games this season due to injury.

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    All I can remember is people blasting BC for using 2 second round picks to get Delf. It was an ongoing message board theme with some people who seem to think it's more likely than not you'll get quality in the second round.

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    Quote minks77 wrote: View Post
    All I can remember is people blasting BC for using 2 second round picks to get Delf. It was an ongoing message board theme with some people who seem to think it's more likely than not you'll get quality in the second round.
    Depending how high is the pick.

    One of the picks ended up being Jonas Jerebko.

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    Quote blaze89 wrote: View Post
    from what i remember he wanted more minutes then we were willing to give him and therefore wanted a bigger and longer contract then BC obviously thought he was worth as a bench role player.
    This. His valuation of himself was higher than BC's of him.

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    He thought he was worth more because on one night he could go 5/5 from 3PT and have 20+ points. He would just forget about the previous 3 nights where he goes 1/5 from 3PT and has 5 points.

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    He specifically stated he did not want to return to Toronto. He would either stay in Europe or get his rights traded. I liked delfino but got pissed when he made the claims so BC traded someone who refused to play for the team and got something back so good on him.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    Depending how high is the pick.

    One of the picks ended up being Jonas Jerebko.
    That's exactly what I dislike about the argument. People cherry pick one success story and ignore the weight of history that shows you have a much slighter chance of picking up quality in the 2nd round. There is no evidence to suggest that BC would have drafted JJ had he kept the pick. He got a proven commodity in Delf.

    Sometimes people get so wet for new blood they forget that vets win games.

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    Default In one Word: "Ball"

    After acquiring UFA in Turkoglu, there was no need perceived need for the Raps or for Delfino to consider a reunion--especially with DeRozan being drafted @ #9 to fill the other wing as a starter... Minutes, minutes, minutes.

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    Quote Legalize-It wrote: View Post
    can anyone shed some light, on why delfino didn't come back ?

    was it a minutes issue, or personal or something else ?

    just wondering if anyone knows...

    thanks,
    I know why I would have traded him. When he played for the Raptors he was far too inconsistent. One good game could be followed by three horrible games. He might then go on a five game hot streak only to follow it up with eight sub par games. Even in games, he could hit the bench and come back a totally different looking player. Basically, he was totally undependable. They got a great deal for him. Poor guy is still reeling from a concussion right now.

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