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Thread: Total Speculation: Jose to Minnesota?

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    I don't think Minnesota wants to take on that added salary.

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    Flynn is not a good defender which makes him a perfect fit for the Raps.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I'd have to disagree. Flynn is 21 and had a solid rookie season before a hip injury slowed him down this year. I'd take Flynn over Bayless. Barbosa is not a true PG. Calderon is great when healthy but the problem is then he gets injured again or has one of his bad games, plus, his contract is a burden for the Raptors, IMO. Given his injury history, the fact he is 29, and he has been playing very well since starting, I'd move him at the first opportunity. The Raptors are not good enough at PG to be content with what they have - you know what you are getting with Calderon as he has peaked, Barbosa is a not a true PG, and Bayless is still learning to run a team and create for others.
    Not sure, I'm no expert in player evaluation to be sure, but Bayless has pretty similar per36 stats as Flynn, and better advanced stats; per, ws, wp48. So it doesn't seem like Flynn is a can't miss upgrade, why not stick with the guy we already have? Especially since Calderon is an ideal backcourt mate who can start or backup depending on where Bayless is in his development, and a combo gaurd in Barbosa seems the perfect 3 option since he backs up the 2 as well. No doubt we are not good enough to not consider an upgrade should a top tier PG or PG prospect where available, but I'm not sure Flynn is it, or even what he has over Bayless.

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    I like our present point guard position. Ideally the minutes will transfer from Calderon to Bayless over time. The 1 and 1A point guard option has not worked well for us in the past and I think this situation would show worse on younger players. Unless there is a real upgrade on Bayless ??? I would like to give him every opportunity to develop. I think in his time here he has shown reasons why we should.

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    Flynn is not a good defender which makes him a perfect fit for the Raps.
    Really? I think he's a very good defender. Just because he's 5'11" doesn't mean he's a bad defender. Dude's got a high motor and active hands.

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    Minny don't need Jose though...

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    flynn for jose, no thank you

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    flynn for jose, no thank you
    really?

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    I haven't seen Flynn play this year. Watching Bayless, however, I really wonder if he can develop into a true starting PG. He makes too many bad decisions, tries to dribble through too many defenders when he doesn't have the greatest handle on the ball. I hope he does develop, but watching him play I don't have a whole lot of confidence that he will.

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    I remember how Flynn moved up the draft board really quickly and went quite high, I think at #6. It was quite surprising. He certainly is an exciting player. Did anyone else check out his NBA debut? He was amazing. He's a bit short, even for a PG. He's listed at 6ft but I think he is more like 5'10". It would be kind of cool if he came to Toronto as he is almost a hometown boy, being from Niagara Falls, NY.
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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    really?
    anything that flynn has to offer we already have with bayless and as much as I would like to see jose go there are things jose does in the pick and roll game that we need, plus I know bayless doesn't know the offense sets yet.

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