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    We have discussed the trade in stickied thread, but lets use this to welcome James as he is now a Raptor.

    Good luck James, leave it all on the floor when you get the chance to play!

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    I hope he can come in here, get some PT and get a chance to shine. At worst, he could be a solid rotational player who can play the 3 or 4.

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    Welcome to the Toronto Raptors James Johnson. Ill be rooting for you! Play hard and T.O will love you.

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    I wish the guy all the best. I hope he comes in, hustles and feeds all the jaded, doubting Raptors fans crow.

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    Does this mark the end of Reggie Evans? I guess it was fun while it lasted.

    Bring on the youth movement!
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    lets go now we got some1 to compete PT with Wright, cuz my prediction is that Weems is like Jack would say "OUTTA HEAA" in a 2 days.

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    Does this mark the end of Reggie Evans? I guess it was fun while it lasted.

    Bring on the youth movement!
    I hope not. I wouldn't write him off. Johnson is more of a SF. Evans can play center or power forward. They both bring different things to the table. There's room for Reggie. He leads by example. The Raptors need that more than another young guy warming the bench on a ten day contract.

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    Let's welcome other teams junk that Brian Colangelo has accumulated. Will fit in perfectly with Weems, Ajinca, Wright and Kleiza. It's fair to say BC doesn't have much value in draft picks the way he throws them around. I wouldn't be surprised if he threw this year's lottery on Raymond Felton.

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    What the heck were you expecting from what might be the #30 pick in a weak draft due to uncertainty in the CBA? Gilbert Arenas? Monta Ellis? Tony Parker?

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    What the heck were you expecting from what might be the #30 pick in a weak draft due to uncertainty in the CBA? Gilbert Arenas? Monta Ellis? Tony Parker?
    He's upset we didn't go after Deron Williams with our Miami Pick.. which makes sense.

    It was pretty silly of Bryan to NOT trade it for Deron Williams.

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    Hope dude gets some solid PT. I bet he'd love to burn his old club for not giving him a chance.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    He's upset we didn't go after Deron Williams with our Miami Pick.. which makes sense.

    It was pretty silly of Bryan to NOT trade it for Deron Williams.

    They gave up to top 10 picks, a player they were VERY high on in the draft and a servicable PG. I dont think they would have gone for our Miami pick. Call me crazy.

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    i hope james the best

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    They gave up to top 10 picks, a player they were VERY high on in the draft and a servicable PG. I dont think they would have gone for our Miami pick. Call me crazy.
    ... sarcasm ... of course they wouldn't ...

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    I'd rather draft a guy hoping he becomes a solid player and take that risk than wasting it on a scub like Johnson. Who was Landry Fields last year before the Knicks selected him. Look back on draft history and you can make some solid selections late in the first round. Johnson is a known commodity, he's a backup who couldn't get PT last year when Deng was injured meanwhile you are hoping and crossing your fingers by trading for him that he becomes Julian Wright. It's a horrible trade from any way you look at it. I'd rather draft a bust at 27 than trade for one honestly

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    Plus, watch Chicago take that VERY SAME PICK and turn it into a quality player for them. I wouldn't be surprised if Mayo or Courtney Lee (either which is an upgrade over Johnson) gets traded to Chicago with less assets than we have in Toronto. Brian Colangelo has officially lost it IMO. I don't understand his moves and motives for his trades anymore. Think about it for a second.
    SF on Toronto's roster- Kleiza, Weems, Wright, Johnson and sometimes Derozan. 4 guys who can play one position and if BC brings Wright and Weems back, he would have used a first round pick on a guy who is the backup of a backup who is backing up another guy who shouldn't be starting in the first place (Kleiza). Oh and we might end up drafting Perry Jones who is another small forward.

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    Quote ibzilla wrote: View Post
    Plus, watch Chicago take that VERY SAME PICK and turn it into a quality player for them. I wouldn't be surprised if Mayo or Courtney Lee (either which is an upgrade over Johnson) gets traded to Chicago with less assets than we have in Toronto. Brian Colangelo has officially lost it IMO. I don't understand his moves and motives for his trades anymore. Think about it for a second.
    SF on Toronto's roster- Kleiza, Weems, Wright, Johnson and sometimes Derozan. 4 guys who can play one position and if BC brings Wright and Weems back, he would have used a first round pick on a guy who is the backup of a backup who is backing up another guy who shouldn't be starting in the first place (Kleiza). Oh and we might end up drafting Perry Jones who is another small forward.
    Did you read the opening post in this thread, or are you just a jackass? If you want to discuss the trade go to the other thread, this was to welcome a new player to the team. James Johnson is a Raptor now, no matter the amount of bitching you want to do about BC will change that.

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    Quote ibzilla wrote: View Post
    Let's welcome other teams junk that Brian Colangelo has accumulated. Will fit in perfectly with Weems, Ajinca, Wright and Kleiza. It's fair to say BC doesn't have much value in draft picks the way he throws them around. I wouldn't be surprised if he threw this year's lottery on Raymond Felton.
    That should not surprise you bro, how many outside the lottery first round picks and second round pick has this BC guy made? Such picks are traded instead to fix his mistakes or get some team's junk (like a compulsive gambler hoping that it is gold ***) *** (and this guy deserves an extension? really?).

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    And it's always valuable to have extra picks on hand come draft day as trading is rampant and you can always look to trade up. Let's look back, in 2005 Utah traded the 6th and 27th pick to move up to 3rd overall to draft Deron Williams.
    Last year Miami gave up the 18th pick to Oklahoma to unload Daequon Cook's contract for the 32nd pick.
    Portland moved up from 4th to 2nd by giving up an extra late first rounder ended up with Lamarcus
    Honestly I could go on and on, every year this kind of stuff happens and wasting a valuable pick for a 24 year old player with no ceiling is Isiah Thomas-like from Brian Colangelo. Even if he really wanted Johnson he could have waited until free agency as NO ONE was going to pay a 26 year old with no upside anything more than the minimum.

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    He's played a total of 880 minutes. Chill out and let him play a bit before reigning judgment. Though admittedly, his advanced stats are concerning.

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