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    Default Raps going hard after Chandler?

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    Besides big-spending rivals such as Miami and New York that sources say would love to try to steal Chandler from the Mavs if they had any financial flexibility, sources likewise indicate that at least two teams projected to have some salary-cap space in the NBA's new frontier -- Sacramento and Toronto -- are already making plans to go hard after Chandler when they are finally granted that opportunity.
    Not sure how much stock i put in this, but there it is.
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba...e=NBAHeadlines



    Not sure how much stock i put in this, but there it is.
    I hope Toronto is just faking interest as a smoke screen to drive up the bidding. Chandler coming off a championship, getting a fat new contract and heading to a lottery team is NOT a recipe for success!

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    If they spend on Chandler I'm alright with it. He's only 28 and everything he did through the playoffs were the sorts of things he's done in the past. He's always been known for crashing the boards and playing defense. He's entering his prime years right now so it would make sense for him to be peaking and showing big game. His big season shouldn't be written off as a "contract year season". Chandler faced some tough competition throughout the playoffs. At age 28 and considering centers are a group of players who historically last the longest before breaking down, a long term deal fine by me. If the owners get their way you might not see contracts last longer than three or four years anyway. If he comes in, somebody has to leave before JV enters the building for camp in 2012.

    The Raptors would probably be willing to pay as much as the Kings and so if it was about the money the Raptors beat of the Kings with the Casey trump card. If it's not all about the money then the Kings and Raptors aren't players in this race to begin with.

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    pretty sure cuban will give him a cubanesque big man contract
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    If they spend on Chandler I'm alright with it. He's only 28 and everything he did through the playoffs were the sorts of things he's done in the past. He's always been known for crashing the boards and playing defense. He's entering his prime years right now so it would make sense for him to be peaking and showing big game. His big season shouldn't be written off as a "contract year season". Chandler faced some tough competition throughout the playoffs. At age 28 and considering centers are a group of players who historically last the longest before breaking down, a long term deal fine by me. If the owners get their way you might not see contracts last longer than three or four years anyway. If he comes in, somebody has to leave before JV enters the building for camp in 2012.
    All true. For me, it just depends on how much they need to spend and how many years they give him. $10M x 2/3 seasons (under current CBA rationale) would be fine for me... much more $ or # of years and it becomes less attractive, given JV will be here in a year or two.

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    so, what the fuck are we going to talk about all summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?


    cause i can now guarantee we aren't getting chandler or anyone for that matter
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    Ah... Bargnani?

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    so, what the fuck are we going to talk about all summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?


    cause i can now guarantee we aren't getting chandler or anyone for that matter
    We can talk about Jonas Val's play in the U-19 tournament and hopefully Eurobasket later on.

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    I really don't understand going after Chandler. First, you'd have to vastly overpay him, probably crippling the team financially before it's even made the playoffs. Secondly, getting Chandler is more likely to make them a mediocre team than anything, and would probably hurt the future more than it would help it.
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    I don't like it either.
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    Default Raptors interested in Sam

    Regarding Dalembert and free agency, NY, Miami, Toronto, and Houston are expected to join Sacramento as suitors.
    Source: @sam_amick

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    Default Tyson Chandler to become Unrestricted Free Agent. Raptors Plan "to go hard" after him

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    Besides big-spending rivals such as Miami and New York that sources say would love to try to steal Chandler from the Mavs if they had any financial flexibility, sources likewise indicate that at least two teams projected to have some salary-cap space in the NBA's new frontier -- Sacramento and Toronto -- are already making plans to go hard after Chandler when they are finally granted that opportunity.
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    But aren't we all in a lockout? A million $ fine for any contact with any player.

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    The only thing i have against this is that tyson is injury prone and signing him will for sure take a lot of our cap space, if we do end up getting him, will we have cap room left to address our other need? Tyson is a good center if he can stay healthy so i hope he does if we land him.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    But aren't we all in a lockout? A million $ fine for any contact with any player.
    Thats why it said that the raps will try as soon as they get the chance so i presume that they will do that when the lockout is over.

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    I've been saying all along that BC's focus right now should be asset-collection. And Chandler is a great asset, especially if the cost is just cap-space. Every deadline day, you'll get a long list of contenders asking about the price for Chandler. It's possible that trading Chandler + a late lottery pick could earn you a high lottery pick. I'm not saying that they should sign him just to trade him later, but I do think it's an aspect to keep in mind with Chandler: acquiring him is unlikely to ruin our flexibility long-term.

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    Why go after Chandler. This is a win now move that will slow the rebuild. Chandler is going to be expensive to get and will be looking for a long term deal. With Valanciunas coming over in the 2012/13 season it would be better to get a stop gap C who is a veteran that can be a starter but also is comfortable in a bench role once Valanciunas is ready to man the middle full time. One player I would look at is Joel Przybilla. He'd give us size and lane intimidation in the middle, rebound and play defense for us.

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    You're not going to build a winning culture by avoiding talent. Every team needs good veteran players, even rebuilding teams. Chandler is only 28 years old. He could be part of a long term plan.

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    I dunno about that, but he'd bring in a winning culture at least. The raps really need a leader. Someone in the locker room who'll bring everyone together and not be afraid to call other guys out. I assume thats a big reason they hired Casey but you need a player to do it too.
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    The raptors traded for him last year and drafted a center that will not play for another year... Raptors name will be called even if there is less than a 1 % chance of ever wanting him on the rebuilding roster.. However in a sign and trade to another team for assets I could see how the raptors could do some damage to their reputation and put themselves in a position to be unstoppable in a couple years :0))

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