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    Default Best Free-agent fits - Tyson Chandler/Toronto

    Tyson Chandler -- Toronto Raptors

    Chandler could decide to return to the Mavericks, but he could also choose to follow Dwane Casey from the Dallas Mavericks' bench to Toronto. Casey, the newly hired Raptors head coach, was the defensive guru behind the Mavericks' wall that stifled the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat en route to a title.

    Chandler flourished as the anchor to Casey's system, and the Raptors have the cash to offer the center big money. Of course, Dallas owner Mark Cuban notoriously breaks the bank for his centers, so there's a good chance Chandler will defend the title. However, a Casey and Chandler connection would be ideal for Toronto.

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    I would welcome Chandler to Toronto. Not sure how that works with Jonas coming in next year, but Chandler would be a great anchor down there...

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    JV will be here in seven months. I think they should wait for him.

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    What a different NBA season it would have been if Chandler was a Raptor last season as we thought it was to be with the nixed trade with the bobcats. Hmmm.... Raptors made the playoffs, albeit first round loss, the Heat secure LeBron's first championship against the Thunder. Sorry, just daydreaming.

    +1 on Chandler as Raptor center. JV is years from being a force in the NBA though I still like the pick even if the Raptors fill that hole in the middle in the mean time.

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    It is a non issue. The Raptors only have $8M to offer Chandler unless they amnesty a player.

    Even if they do make a run at him, then they have 5 bigs who all need minutes (Bargnani, ED, Amir, Alabi, Chandler) and 6 next year (+JV) - clearly trades would be needed to accommodate this signing.

    If the goal is to rebuild through the draft, this signing would hurt those chances barring unforeseen luck in the draft - assuming Chandler was healthy and productive like last year. At best we go back to a 35-40 win roster in a regular 82 game season.

    Given the harsher luxury tax does not kick in for two years, I don't see Dallas letting Chandler go with a chance to defend the title on the line.

    He might be a good addition to try and lure Chris Paul though - haha.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    It is a non issue. The Raptors only have $8M to offer Chandler unless they amnesty a player.

    Even if they do make a run at him, then they have 5 bigs who all need minutes (Bargnani, ED, Amir, Alabi, Chandler) and 6 next year (+JV) - clearly trades would be needed to accommodate this signing.

    If the goal is to rebuild through the draft, this signing would hurt those chances barring unforeseen luck in the draft - assuming Chandler was healthy and productive like last year. At best we go back to a 35-40 win roster in a regular 82 game season.

    Given the harsher luxury tax does not kick in for two years, I don't see Dallas letting Chandler go with a chance to defend the title on the line.

    He might be a good addition to try and lure Chris Paul though - haha.
    OK, then amnesty Kleiza. That frees up another $4M. That should do it.

    BC could trade a PF for a SF that can shoot the 3 and is not a defensive liability.
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    If the Raptors were only missing one piece, sure Chandler would be a nice player to have, but we are not one player away from being the Dallas Mavericks. Chandler was great on a team that featured 2 future first ballot hall of fame players, a defensive stopper on the wing, a past all star rebounding/scoring combo forward, and a number of bench players that would be starter on our team.....this is not where we are at.

    Right now for this season I think we need to get a 3 PG and another wing player so that we can even stay in games with little rest between.

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    I really don't see what the point of signing him would be. To get a worse draft pick and create a logjam at the center position, while wasting money on a position that the Raptors don't really need to spend money on?
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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I really don't see what the point of signing him would be. To get a worse draft pick and create a logjam at the center position, while wasting money on a position that the Raptors don't really need to spend money on?
    Agreed, bringing in Chandler this season does nothing to help us in the long-term.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    OK, then amnesty Kleiza. That frees up another $4M. That should do it.

    BC could trade a PF for a SF that can shoot the 3 and is not a defensive liability.
    I don't know if you can do a thing with injured players. i'm pretty sure they're off limits.
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    Only worth it if it's for 3 years tops. JV may be a few years away, but you don't want to develop him too slowly. He could backup Chandler for one year, fight for the starting spot the next and then Chandler would be gone. Somehow I highly doubt this is an option for Chandler though. We'd have to offer max years (this is his last big contract) at a high price....so probably not worth it.

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    if we're going to sign a temporary center sign someone like Arron gray or Jason collins. Tyson chandler would be a huge waste of money

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I really don't see what the point of signing him would be. To get a worse draft pick and create a logjam at the center position, while wasting money on a position that the Raptors don't really need to spend money on?
    because it's the raptor way?
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I don't know if you can do a thing with injured players. i'm pretty sure they're off limits.
    haven't read anything about injured players being excluded, or getting amnesty 'protection.' remember...they're still getting paid, plus becoming FAs (well, sort of).
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I don't know if you can do a thing with injured players. i'm pretty sure they're off limits.
    haven't read anything about injured players being excluded, or getting amnesty 'protection.' remember...they're still getting paid, plus becoming FAs (well, sort of). oh...and last i read, russian tank commander is likely due back shortly. yay?
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    Quote yertu damkule wrote: View Post
    haven't read anything about injured players being excluded, or getting amnesty 'protection.' remember...they're still getting paid, plus becoming FAs (well, sort of). oh...and last i read, russian tank commander is likely due back shortly. yay?
    Still getting paid but it is more like a trade.... they have no control over who takes on a portion of the contract.

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    Love to see Tyson manning the paint, but where are we gonna play him when we will have Andre Drummond and Jonas V on the blocks in 12/13? Just daydreaming, but would be rather satisfied with the next D Howard level big (Drummond) as our pick next year. i don't hold out much hope for this year being a great success regardless of our free agency pick-up. The defense must, and I expect will, improve due to Casey's ability to tailor the system to the players, but we don't have the quality of talent today's NBA necessitates.

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    Tyson Chandler -- Toronto Raptors
    Source please.

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    A good fit for the Raptors in my opinion would be Daequan Cook.

    He is a decent defender and an excellent three point shooter and only 24 years of age. He is another 'piece' to add to the puzzle so that when Toronto does obtain or develop all-star/franchise talent, the supporting cast is already in place.

    OKC has 15 guaranteed contracts and a qualifying offer out on Cook. They are also looking at signing Ibaka and Westbrook to extensions next year.

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    Chandler is a guy you splurge on if you have all the other pieces in place and are serious about contending. We're not. It'd be too much money to spend on a injury prone, older player. Pretty sure Cuban is going to resign him.
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