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Thread: Three Team Blockbuster Trade Rumor

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    This trade is addition by subtraction. It gives more responsibility and opportunity to the core being developed and removes three guys who would all be given diminished roles in the near future. That wouldn't bode well for team chemistry. Gay and Jones may fit right in or if not they do have value that is movable.

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    Default After deep thought on this trade...

    First off, I call bullsh!t. I cannot find a source anywhere else on the net talking about this. It would rank as one of the largest trades in the NBA ever as well so it is not exactly something that is going to be hush-hush if it was on the verge of completion.

    However, lets say this trade was possible. If it was the Raps would be nuts to not go for it - nuts I say. Here is Gay's stats for his career:
    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/id/3005/rudy-gay

    Injuries happen and this was the first year in 5 that he played less than 78 (78, 81,79,80,54). He averages more rebounds per game than Bargnani (6.2), more blocks (1.1), more steals (1.4), more assists (2.8), less shots (16.1), higher FG% (47.1), higher 3P% (.396), and marginally more TO (.2) in a SF vs. C position. Oh yeah, and he only turns 25 in August.

    As for the other guys: Jones and Posey.
    Much like Barbosa and Calderon, they are not going to be around when DD, ED are hitting their prime. However, Posey has a championship ring, is a hard nosed tough as nails player, would certainly provide a boost to the average age of the team (semi joking), and with only one year remaining on his deal it allows Kleiza time to heal properly i.e. no need to rush back. Jones is an awesome defender which is something the team does not have (as an aside, Jones and Gay would have been the two best perimeter defenders on the Raps this past season) and is also a veteran with playoff experience in DEN. Again, another tough, physical player to go along with James Johnson.

    This trade would take the Raptors 180 degrees from any stereotype currently held about the team and Colangelo's style.

    Obviously C would still need to be addressed but here is the lineup:

    PG: Bayless
    SG: DD, Jones
    SF: Gay, JJ, Posey, Kleiza
    PF: Davis, Amir
    C: Alabi

    Add in the number 5 pick (Knight? Kanter?) and the payroll remains the same for next year at around $47M but that includes the rookie salary of around $3M. We do not know what the CBA will bring but any hardcap will be met with possible rollbacks in salary and the remaining cap space ($11M right now) could be used to secure the services of a backup PG and a starting C. Add Reggie on the cheap (hopefully) and a guy like Daequan Cook and they can spend the remaining money on another C.

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    Default Not gonna happend!!!

    Why?

    Very simple..his contract is ridiculous...Kobe Bryant money..
    Not gonna happend...

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    Why on earth would Memphis want Bargnani?

    He can't play the 3. He can't defend at all. He's a horrible fit for the culture of that team and city.

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