Wed Mar 16th, 2011, 04:42 PM
You have to decide how may to keep before addressing this in any detail. My thoughts on order of value:
Ed Davis - young, lots of upside and he play defense (you know, the thing in your zone). He and Demar are the closest to untouchable the Raps have
Amir Johnson - great energy, however, could easily be nudged down the list because he and Ed may end up at the same spot. Despite the overlap he has a lot of team-friendly intangibles that are good even if he doesn't start.
Andrea - a distant 3rd. Has the polish and offensive tools but it is time for him to stop being the perennial future of the team.
Reggie - at the right price, I'd put him as high as 2.
Alexis - still haven't seen enough, but shows good confidence on the floor
Joey Dorsey - may be he's hit his ceiling?
Solomon Alabi - early to say either way but he isn't going to be a Mozgov-calibre dealbreaker on the trade market. He'll have time to develop in TO or Erie.
Pare the list down according to what we need.
Ajinca - still young
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Raptors Republic Rookie
Amir and Ed are absolutely positively keepers. Dre is 50/50 in my book if he can wake the fuck up and ive been saying that for like 5 seasons. Reggie evans stays but ONLY for the Vet's minimum or something close to that. Dorsey, Ajinca and are more no than yes. Alabi stays on the team but as a ball boy.
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Raptors Republic Rookie
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.
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 04:22 PM
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.
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 04:31 PM
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.
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Raptors Republic All-Star
How do you see him fitting in with the Raptors? That means you want to ship out ED?
Thu Mar 17th, 2011, 04:56 PM