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 thead wrote: View Post
    If he is cleared by doctors and passes all his physicals I don't see any reason not to sign him
    I agree. Plus, last time I checked he didn't retire and was a damn good player.

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    Dude, you can't just stay away from players because they have disagreements with a coach. You wouldn't have enough to fill the roster then.

    Taking Gray over Camby makes as much sense as it doesn't.

    Plus, Camby doesn't even play in portland anymore and he isn't known for beefs.

    His declining production fits perfectly with his declining role on a team. Nobody is talking about him being a starter or a long term fix, so if anything his age is a positive because of the experience he can share. His Injury history, i'd be shocked if a late 30's 7 foot man didn't have an injury history. Never mind one that has played basketball for the past twenty something years.

    But, I do agree that he shouldn't be coming here nore will he. He's at the age where he just wants to settle in and play out his last few years. If he does move, he wants it to be to a legit contender and wants a guaranteed role where his minutes don't constantly fluxuate.
    He wants to play in Houston where he plans to retire and just built a house.

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    Ya, I know that.

    But, I imagine that would be what he wants if Houston doesn't want him.

    I was just arguing your reasons of him not being a good signing.

    I guess something got misinterpreted.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Ya, I know that.

    But, I imagine that would be what he wants if Houston doesn't want him.

    I was just arguing your reasons of him not being a good signing.

    I guess something got misinterpreted.
    I think my reasons were legit.

    38 year olds should be past the point of beefing with coaches or in this case they should give a sh!t and step forward to be a leader - especially when looking at a candidate for a rebuilding team such as Toronto.

    His injury history is brutal regardless of his age.

    Taking Gray makes more sense if he gives you better production and is cheaper. The declining role is a good point though.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    If he is cleared by doctors and passes all his physicals I don't see any reason not to sign him
    That's a massive if. Aortic aneurysms are nothing to take lightly. One of the recommendations for post Aortic aneurysm surgery patients is that they avoid heavy lifting. I assume Green will attempt to make a comeback, but jeez, it's really iffy and how effectively and how much of a contribution he would make I would assume would be limited.

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    Just to make it clear AK47 is one year older than Gerald Wallace and has way more playoffs experience. Is to contributing to winning unlike GW. AK47 shoots the ball better(a need like DC BC said) than GW

    Also it's the first time that Andrei has been actually healthy in the last couple years.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    Just to make it clear AK47 is one year older than Gerald Wallace and has way more playoffs experience. Is to contributing to winning unlike GW. AK47 shoots the ball better(a need like DC BC said) than GW

    Also it's the first time that Andrei has been actually healthy in the last couple years.
    I think Wallace, AK47, and Ilyasova would all command around the same amount of money.

    Given age and shooting and rebounding ability, I'd really like to see Ilyasova over the other guys.

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    Batum and Mayo are certainly on my list. Now that the Raptors aren't signing Sasha they should have the cap space to land one of these guys.

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    A definite "HELL YES" to Mayo. He's everything we're hoping DeRozan one day turns into.

    And if it's a choice between Wallace or Kirilenko, I'd go with Kirilenko. He provides almost as much value, but at a noticeably cheaper price (I assume).
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    What about Courtney Lee? he's no mayo or batum, but a capable wing (starter or bench) with good IQ and all around ability (and a finals run under his belt)

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    Yeah I'd sign Lee to shore up the bench

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    Yeah I'd sign Lee to shore up the bench
    I think the Raps biggest need is a starter, not another bench guy. Lee is okay, but I actually like Kleiza more. Kleiza averaged 9pts and 4rbs in 21 mins. Lee averaged 11pts and 2rbs in 30 mins. I like Kleiza's output better, and he's a bench guy. Also 2.8 career rbs for a SF is pretty weak.

    And I also think Kleiza's defense is underrated.

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    a healthy Jeff Green is the answer with Wilson Chandler as the 6th man spelling off both Green and DeRozan.

    I think Jeff Green is obtainable. I think Chandler was signed by Denver solely because other teams want him and they know he could be a valuable trade chip especially at 6.5 million

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    a healthy Jeff Green is the answer with Wilson Chandler as the 6th man spelling off both Green and DeRozan.

    I think Jeff Green is obtainable. I think Chandler was signed by Denver solely because other teams want him and they know he could be a valuable trade chip especially at 6.5 million
    Green is a UFA (Boston withdrew their QO in December when he failed his physical). So he is available but I'd be worried about him going forward. A heart condition cannot be taken lightly. I could see him going for $9M a year, and that's a lot of money for a guy coming out of heart surgery. If he can return to form like he was in OKC then its a no brainer for me, but that's a big if.

    Wilson Chandler I think will be available too (for the right price).. however he had a big hip injury and I hope he can recover from that.

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    I'd stay away from Green at all costs. I'd feel more comfortable signing Stephen Hawking as our SF.
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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Green is a UFA (Boston withdrew their QO in December when he failed his physical). So he is available but I'd be worried about him going forward. A heart condition cannot be taken lightly. I could see him going for $9M a year, and that's a lot of money for a guy coming out of heart surgery. If he can return to form like he was in OKC then its a no brainer for me, but that's a big if.

    Wilson Chandler I think will be available too (for the right price).. however he had a big hip injury and I hope he can recover from that.

    I think we could have Green at below market value. His heart condition if it is the result of a defect is actually an arterial birth defect. If corrected properly he has a long life left in the league with no drop off. IF it is the result of an underlying condition, which is even more RARE than the birth defect itself, then yeah it could be a problem. There are only two causes of his condition though, and I never heard which one that was from any articles I read. So THAT is the question mark on him. If its the defect I sign him at below market value and laugh all the way deep into the playoffs

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I'd stay away from Green at all costs. I'd feel more comfortable signing Stephen Hawking as our SF.
    I hear he has a decent 3...on his keyboard

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I'd stay away from Green at all costs. I'd feel more comfortable signing Stephen Hawking as our SF.
    The Raptors have enough wings with no dribble drive.

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    Do we know for a fact he doesn't have that? He played 4 most of his career thus far

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    Yeah, I think he can dribble drive:

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