View Poll Results: Who should be #1 on the Raptors' list to sign?

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  • Nash

    13 33.33%
  • Batum

    15 38.46%
  • Mayo

    2 5.13%
  • Lin

    2 5.13%
  • Lee

    1 2.56%
  • Fields

    4 10.26%
  • Hinrich

    1 2.56%
  • Kidd

    0 0%
  • L.Williams

    0 0%
  • Green

    1 2.56%
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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    The only FA we might have a shot at is Nash. But even with that being said, I think he'll either re-up in Phoenix or sign on to play with his BFF in Dallas. We should be saving cap space for next year's FA group.
    The time to spend money is this summer if free agency is a big part of the master plan.

    Any cap space next year will be spent on re-signing DD (or letting him walk for nothing) and JJ (or letting him walk for nothing) first.

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    Default Goran Dragic

    Hope the Raptors get him this summer Raptors have alot of money to spend this offseason + Daron willaims is not a realistic PG options + No good PGs in the draft that we can target with our pick + Huston already has a decent PG in Lowry.


    He's a tough, gritty PG who can use his speed in the open floor AND in the half court set. Not a bad set shooter either, and has some underrated passing skills. He's really stepped in nicely for Lowry since he's went down with some type of STD (joke).

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    Dragic is a solid player, but would he really be any different than Calderon? numbers are pretty similar and Dragic isn't going to get much better in all likelihood, he'd be a nice pickup but wouldn't improve the Raptors from where they are now in my opinion

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    In Phoenix he appeared to be the perfect backup,he was good in transition,he hit some clutch shots,he wasnt a great defender,but he was perky & relentless,has good size....So why did the Suns trade him? Did they feel he was an overachiever,that was only playing well becuz of their system? That couldnt be the reason,becuz he's still doing the same thing in Houston..

    As a fan seeing how successful he was in limited minutes in Phoenix and Houston,i have to say alot teams should go after him..There was a rumor during the trade deadline, that the Lakers were trying to get him....

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    GP MPG FG% RPG APG BLKPG STPG PFPG PPG
    10 36.3 .514 3.7 8.8 0.1 1.8 3.2 16.7


    Last 10 games he's played

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    I have always liked Dragic since his Phoenix days. Phx made a mistake doing this and they even sent a first rounder along for Aaron Brooks who is not a pure point guard and wasnt getting along with coach Adelman in Houston. Dragic is probably one the most signable ufas available to the Raps for a position of need. We can still keep Jose but it also provides flexibility and better defense at the position. I have never seen a game where he hasnt played hard. He has just an all around game, is young, experienced now and stable personality (like Jose). As a Euro he may like what is happening in TO as well.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    I have always liked Dragic since his Phoenix days. Phx made a mistake doing this and they even sent a first rounder along for Aaron Brooks who is not a pure point guard and wasnt getting along with coach Adelman in Houston. Dragic is probably one the most signable ufas available to the Raps for a position of need. We can still keep Jose but it also provides flexibility and better defense at the position. I have never seen a game where he hasnt played hard. He has just an all around game, is young, experienced now and stable personality (like Jose). As a Euro he may like what is happening in TO as well.


    All he needs is (mins) and we could give him that next year and we could end up with a good pg going forward with the youth we got.

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    I'm on a boat to sign Goran Dragic.

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    Default GD vs JB

    So the question becomes how do you weigh Goran versus Jerryd?

    Is JB a better defender? Does Goran's better ability to facilitate the offense outweigh JB's ability to get his own?


    Goran Dragic's Career Stats
    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/goran_...eer_stats.html


    Jerryd Bayless' Career Stats
    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jerryd...eer_stats.html

    Hint: you can click on any one of those, and use the nifty auto-trader compare a player feature, for a 2011-2012 comparison.

    Nothing really jumps out at me, they both have similar numbers. JB turns the ball over a bit more, and scores a bit more, with better efficiency. Goran assists more.

    I'm hanging with JB for now, hopefully we get to see more of him in the remaining games.

    Edit: JB's out for the season - per Matt Devlin's tweet (Brought to my attention by RaptorsFan4Life).
    https://twitter.com/#!/MattDevlinRap...90814344482816

    Sooo I guess disregard this post, lol.
    Last edited by Absinthe; Tue Mar 27th, 2012 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Absinthe wrote: View Post
    So the question becomes how do you weigh Goran versus Jerryd?

    Is JB a better defender? Does Goran's better ability to facilitate the offense outweigh JB's ability to get his own?


    Goran Dragic's Career Stats
    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/goran_...eer_stats.html


    Jerryd Bayless' Career Stats
    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jerryd...eer_stats.html

    Hint: you can click on any one of those, and use the nifty auto-trader compare a player feature, for a 2011-2012 comparison.

    Nothing really jumps out at me, they both have similar numbers. JB turns the ball over a bit more, and scores a bit more, with better efficiency. Goran assists more.

    I'm hanging with JB for now, hopefully we get to see more of him in the remaining games.

    Edit: JB's out for the season - per Matt Devlin's tweet (Brought to my attention by RaptorsFan4Life).
    https://twitter.com/#!/MattDevlinRap...90814344482816

    Sooo I guess disregard this post, lol.
    Goran Dragic is a better point guard than Bayless is, and the thing we need to address is the future point guard. Stats don't always tell the story, and that's always been the problem for Bayless. It's just his on-court game as a point guard isn't as reliable as a real point guard is. Hell he is one good scorer, defender and everything else. But he's not the point guard that is Goran Dragic who delivers about the same defense (system, and on-ball) good shooter, great quickness, very good passer, great court vision, great awareness, and those last two things are what Bayless struggles in deeply.

    Overall greatly skilled, underrated athleticism, and still much potential left within' the guy.

    IMO, whoever is the point guard, they're behind Calderon, and either of them I'm fine with.

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    Batum interview

    As your contract expires this summer, we have to ask : would you rather play for a contender with a minor role or for a team trying to reach the playoffs with a major role ?

    I was expecting this one. I'll be honest : both. And I'll consider the offers when it's time, right now it's too soon. You want to win and play for a "win now" team. But if that means being benched, no thanks. A winning team with a big role, I'm ok. An average team that I help winning, I'm fine too.
    Source : http://www.basketusa.com/news/103929...de-basket-usa/

    That's us !

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    Quote Fanchie wrote: View Post
    Batum interview



    Source : http://www.basketusa.com/news/103929...de-basket-usa/

    That's us !
    Unfortunately that also means Portland.. and Portland has his RFA rights. He's most likely going to be staying in Portland as he doesn't really have much say as to where he will be playing (unless if Portland no longer wants him - but once they traded Wallace that seems less likely).

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    Gilchrist > Batum

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Gilchrist > Batum
    +1

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Gilchrist > Batum
    +2

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    You're going to need a top 3 pick to possibly get MKG though

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    Batum is interchangeable between the 2 & 3. No need to be selective...if both are on the Raps!

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    That'd certainly be a wet dream. Imagine what the team could do defensively?

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    Neither Dragic or Bayless is the answer. Guys, seriously, the Raptors have money to spend and they can do better than this. Or they can wait as they currently have a starting PG after all.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Neither Dragic or Bayless is the answer. Guys, seriously, the Raptors have money to spend and they can do better than this. Or they can wait as they currently have a starting PG after all.
    what about from the draft? Maybe we can pickup a second round steal

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