Jose was getting destroyed by D will and morrow, i definitely would not like him to be our pg of the future.
The way i see it the raps aren't too far off from contending. If i was BC, id package barbosa and a protected 2013 draft pick and a second rounder or cash at the deadline for a second draft pick for 2012. Prolly with a "win-now" team that needs scoring off the bench.
Id like to draft barnes depending on where we end up at the end of this season, but its obvious our biggest need is a wing. Id use the second pick on kybongo.
this offseason id sign nash to a 2-3 yr contract, 8-9mil/yr which is more than fair considering his age. He's said he'd play in toronto.
Furthermore, id sign oj mayo as a free agent for 6-7mil/yr over 2 yrs to back demar.
With valencius in the fold and a pg duo of nash/calderon running the team, we'd be a contending team esp the second unit. Kybongo would learn from the best and provide insurance for any injuries to nash/calderon.
PG - nash/calderon/kybongo
SG - derozan/mayo/scrub
SF - barnes/j. johnson/ kleiza ( if not amnestied..but i wouldnt for jonas' sake)
PF - bargnani/davis
C - valenciunus/a. johnson/maglore
Roster would total roughly 70-78 mil..7-8th overall in the nba.
Lets not forget the canadian factor this would bring to the team as well
And for those with concerns with kybongos shooting, thats an easy fix for what he provides as a playmaker. I think this roster would make us instant contenders and sets us up for the future. Hopefully wed grt a ring with nash(what a story that would be) and hed soon retire. Even after next yr id keep jose on a MODEST 4yr contract 5-7mil/yr MAX, he deserves it IMO.
I'm thinking watch how he does for another 15 - 20 games before tossing him under the bus. So far, on the Raps, I rank him best of the 4 total players they have who can play a little PG (AC, Bayless and Barbosa) and would take him over any of the PGs from their opponents so far (aside from DW).
As for what we can get back .. of course I would want more .. but given his contract (and the fact that everyone else knows about his injury history) ... I think 2nd rounder/prospect is all we can realistically expect. You might be an expiring contract who could at least eat up reasonable minutes (not sure who's out there .. but someone similar to what the Nets did in getting Okur .. but perhaps in SF form). However, thats basically irrelevant, because presumably you wouldn't resign whoever that is.
All that said . I think Id still do the deal (and id jump in feet first if it sniffed of even a late first rounder from a contender). Last night was a harsh reminder of the fact we simply aren't good .. and we need to be focused on the future .. because this year is a right off one way or the other ...
Although if a third team was brought in.......
Calderon's play last night was solid on the offensive side, the best player in that respect in a white jersey. I think it's a little harsh to throw him under the bus because he can't guard DWill. There's few in the league who can keep him in front of them.
They hang on to Calderon, and he will likely resign for a couple more years for 2-3 million. That gives you JC for 4 years for $26 M or $6.5 million a year. Worth that easily. He is one of the top four PGs in the east.
I totally understand and appreciate what he brings to the team - they would be an even bigger mess this year than they already are without him .. hes a great floor general and when hes shooting well (like he has been this year) - he adds an extra dimension to the offense.
BUT - hes limited defensively even at the best of times and I think hes got another year of two of runway in him before he breaks down physically. Maybe Im wrong and he will pull a Steve Nash part II .. but I just dont see it given the history
If Kabongo came out this year, he'd be worse than Avery Bradley in his rookie season. It was a mistake for Joseph to come out last year, and it would be a mistake for Kabongo to come out this year. DraftExpress has him coming out in 2013 and hope that is when he decides to declare. P.S. Pangos>>>Kabongo right now.
On another note, I'm a huge Jose fan, but right now he's playing at an elite level and will have a high trade value. If I was BC I'd market Jose and Barbosa, for a back-up point guard and improvement over Barbosa. As an example, Jose + Barbosa for Duhon+ Redick.
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nope i'd rather have kabongo this year.
No I'd rather have him on the raptors
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