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    Default Which Bigs to keep?

    As of right now we have 7 bigs on our Roster. They are: Soloman Alabi, Alexis Ajinca, Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Joey Dorsey, and Reggie Evans. Who do you think is worth keeping? Forget about whether or not someone is expiring and just evaluate them based on what they are making now.
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    Soloman Alabi
    Andrea Bargnani
    Ed Davis
    Joey Dorsey
    Reggie Evans ( at a reasonable contract which is much less than he is making now)

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    Quote Raptor4Ever wrote: View Post
    Soloman Alabi
    Andrea Bargnani
    Ed Davis
    Joey Dorsey
    Reggie Evans ( at a reasonable contract which is much less than he is making now)
    Agree but Sub Ajinca with Alabi (although I think Alabi's menial contract would mean keep both).

    Amir could fetch us some good talent in a trade.

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    Amir and Ed: Definitely worth keeping.
    Andrea: I'm torn. I'm leaning toward him being worth it overall, but he's not a franchise centrepiece.
    Ajinca: Meaningless.
    Solomon Alabi: Keep him on the off-chance he's good. If you have roster space. Frankly Ajinca seems better.
    Dorsey: He seems pretty solid as a backup. I like the guy.
    Reggie: He's good at what he does, but he's overrated (by Raptors fans, anyway). I would keep him just for the amusement value.

    The problem with the raptors is lack of stars, and terrible wing play.

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    Everything is for sale - need an upgrade of talent at all positions in order to be a relevant contender type. Amir for a mid-first rounder? Check. Calderon for a lottery pick? Check. Our whole starting lineup for a young superstar type player? Check.
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    Quote Edgar wrote: View Post
    Everything is for sale - need an upgrade of talent at all positions in order to be a relevant contender type. Amir for a mid-first rounder? Check. Calderon for a lottery pick? Check. Our whole starting lineup for a young superstar type player? Check.
    Either stick with a group and watch them grow or just trade for Iguodala, Granger, and sign iverson next season for 38 wins and the hatred of many. Honestly I think this group has a chance to become something but you need to give it time. If BC trades any of our core for one swing for the fence player i'm gonna kill myself.

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    Bargnani should be moved but only if you get something good for him. You can't just give him away. I've always been intrigued by Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies. He's a restricted free agent this summer. I wonder if the Grizz would be open to a Bargnani for Gasol trade. Putting Ed Davis and Gasol beside each other in the front court would be awesome.

    As for Reggie, love him a lot but you need to think logically on this. He's 31 and in a contract year. The way he plays, he's going to get run down and might be prone to injury. He would be great on a championship team as a 6th, 7th, or 8th guy. You also need to see what type of money he'll want. If he wants anything close to the $5 million/year he's making now, that's too much money to be investing in him. Something in the neighbourhood of 3 years at about 2.5-3 million/year is acceptable if he's willing to be the 4th big in the rotation.

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    Quote jd4 wrote: View Post
    Bargnani should be moved but only if you get something good for him. You can't just give him away. I've always been intrigued by Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies. He's a restricted free agent this summer. I wonder if the Grizz would be open to a Bargnani for Gasol trade. Putting Ed Davis and Gasol beside each other in the front court would be awesome.

    As for Reggie, love him a lot but you need to think logically on this. He's 31 and in a contract year. The way he plays, he's going to get run down and might be prone to injury. He would be great on a championship team as a 6th, 7th, or 8th guy. You also need to see what type of money he'll want. If he wants anything close to the $5 million/year he's making now, that's too much money to be investing in him. Something in the neighbourhood of 3 years at about 2.5-3 million/year is acceptable if he's willing to be the 4th big in the rotation.
    Speaking of Memphis, I wonder if there is any way we could go after Zebo? Apparently they are not 100% interested in keeping him around. Not sure if he fits BC's clean-cut standards tho.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Speaking of Memphis, I wonder if there is any way we could go after Zebo? Apparently they are not 100% interested in keeping him around. Not sure if he fits BC's clean-cut standards tho.
    How do you see him fitting in with the Raptors? That means you want to ship out ED?

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Speaking of Memphis, I wonder if there is any way we could go after Zebo? Apparently they are not 100% interested in keeping him around. Not sure if he fits BC's clean-cut standards tho.
    Am I the only one who isn't buying the "new" Zach Randolph? This guy earned himself another big deal, I just remember how the majority of the last one went. I don't like him as a player. I don't trust that he will play up to his potential after locking up his next deal. I'm not worried about him landing here though. The Raptors have a lot invested in Ed and Amir. Also Colangelo has a fairly consistent track records of staying away from players who's character and maturity are in question.

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    Amir Johnson, Ed Davis and Reggie (for a veteran's) minimum.
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    All except Ajinca and Dorsey!
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    Assuming Bargnani is not going anywhere, i would keep Ed and sign Reggie for the vet's min. Then fill the bench with Alabi and Dorsey.

    IMO, Davis and Amir pretty much has the same game, so if start Ed and sub in Amir, to me it doesnt make sense. They can keep Reggie for rebounding and guarding big centers like Dwight, Hibbert and Bogut.

    If theyre willing to trade Bargs, ill get a defense C, keep Ed, Amir and Reggie.

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post

    Assuming Bargnani is not going anywhere, i would keep Ed and sign Reggie for the vet's min. Then fill the bench with Alabi and Dorsey.

    IMO, Davis and Amir pretty much has the same game, so if start Ed and sub in Amir, to me it doesnt make sense. They can keep Reggie for rebounding and guarding big centers like Dwight, Hibbert and Bogut.
    I fully agree with that. If BC is here so is AB for another few years. I am willing to pay Reggie as high as 4 million a year while trading Amir.

    Does anyone think Amir Johnson can fetch us mid first round pick ? Maybe we can use that pick and our own to move up to 1 and 2 draft spot and get our guy

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    Ok guys, you REALLY think that Reggie will sign for the vets min?????

    The way this guy rebounds, LOTS of teams will be after him, and willing to pay more. I can see Boston, Miami, OKC, etc going after him.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Ok guys, you REALLY think that Reggie will sign for the vets min?????

    The way this guy rebounds, LOTS of teams will be after him, and willing to pay more. I can see Boston, Miami, OKC, etc going after him.
    True. Ill probably go as high as 3mil.

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    True. Ill probably go as high as 3mil.
    That's too much for a guy who should be playing 10 - 15 minutes.

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    Quote Brasky wrote: View Post
    That's too much for a guy who should be playing 10 - 15 minutes.
    You will be paying almost 4 million more if you keep Amir next season for the same job. Mark my Word, Davis is going to come back and will have monster game and will own that starting position.

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    Quote Raptor4Ever wrote: View Post
    You will be paying almost 4 million more if you keep Amir next season for the same job. Mark my Word, Davis is going to come back and will have monster game and will own that starting position.
    Davis can play 30+ minutes, Amir can play high 20s, and whoever eventually replaces Bargs at Centre can take the bulk of the difference. Ideally we'd have 4 throw back bigs in the mold of Davis/Amir and get our scoring from the wings.

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    Quote Brasky wrote: View Post
    That's too much for a guy who should be playing 10 - 15 minutes.
    It depends entirely. If Bargs is still here, id keep Evans.

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