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

Voters
39. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 39 of 80 FirstFirst ... 29 37 38 39 40 41 49 ... LastLast
Results 761 to 780 of 1585

Thread: Free Agency 2012

  1. #761
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ancaster, Ont (Via Serbia)
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    "Kevin Love and guard Ricky Rubio moving forward. Kahn said beyond those two players, any possibility to make the team better is on the table and all potential moves will be explored. "

    don't know about you guys but I would ship out quite a bit if it could land us Derrick Williams and Nicola Peckovic
    I think you are dreaming. The way djetic (Pekovic) played this year, he is all but untradable.

  2. #762
    Super Moderator Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,423
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Mapko wrote: View Post
    The way djetic (Pekovic) played this year, he is all but untradable.
    I'll have to agree with this.

    If Pekovic is as good as the TWolves think, he'll have to prove them wrong before they let him go.

    A guy that big, putting up the numbers that he did? Rare commodity.
    In Masai we Trust.

  3. #763
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ancaster, Ont (Via Serbia)
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    if williams could be had for ed or amir wouldn't you do it? he would be an immediate upgrade at the 3 to what we have, he didn't have a horrible rookie year, came off the bench a couple times shooting lights out. is two years removed from being the best player in college ball. he is one of the few from last years draft that didn't artificially get bumped up from others dropping out. only barnes might have gone higher than him last year.
    By all means. If we could get him for Ed and/or Amir -I'd say yes. If our draft choice is involved....click.
    Lets face it. He did not have a defined role. Back and forth with Beasley...
    However, since Minnie if set to part ways with Beasley, Williams is not going anywhere.

  4. #764
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ancaster, Ont (Via Serbia)
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I'll have to agree with this.

    If Pekovic is as good as the TWolves think, he'll have to prove them wrong before they let him go.

    A guy that big, putting up the numbers that he did? Rare commodity.
    In addition: Pekovic does not require (yet) too many plays for him. Most of his points are on putbacks & broken plays.

  5. #765
    Super Moderator Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,423
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Mapko wrote: View Post
    The way djetic (Pekovic) played this year, he is all but untradable.
    Apologies if this is a silly questions, but I'm just a wee bit curious; is djetic his actual name? Or something along those lines?
    In Masai we Trust.

  6. #766
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ancaster, Ont (Via Serbia)
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Apologies if this is a silly questions, but I'm just a wee bit curious; is djetic his actual name? Or something along those lines?
    Djetic - a nickname for any brave, good looking, proud young man from Montenegro (only 99.8% qualify).
    Last edited by Mapko; Tue May 15th, 2012 at 08:15 PM.

  7. #767
    Raptors Republic Veteran LBF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hamilton,ON a.k.a. The Hammer!
    Posts
    5,307
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Well, he may be young, talented, rich, and good looking. But, you know what... Fuck him!

  8. #768
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ancaster, Ont (Via Serbia)
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Well, he may be young, talented, rich, and good looking. But, you know what... Fuck him!
    Personally not my type, but he can play.

  9. #769
    Super Moderator Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,423
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Well, he may be young, talented, rich, and good looking.
    Have you seen Pekovic?? haha

    In Masai we Trust.

  10. #770
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    He went into his barber shop and asked for the "Vlade Divac".

  11. #771
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    18,896
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Grain of salt needed

    I found these tweets in Canada.com Raptors blog by Hasan Alanain suggesting Toronto is going to be the one pushing Portland's hand when it comes to signing Batum:

    Mike Rice ‏ @mikerice6

    Rumor has it that team that will give blazers run for nic wont be S.A.(no money) but will be raptors. Lots of money& love euro players
    Mike Rice ‏ @mikerice6

    "@CHold: @mikerice6 there's more teams than that"not with money & desire to sign. It will be raptors & blazers in 3 day war

    Btw, Mike Rice is the Trailblazers TV announcer so this is like getting a rumour from Matt Devlin on the Blazers. This is why I titled the post "Grain of salt needed".

    In discussing Raptor options this summer, here is Alanam's write up on free agency:

    If the Raptors waive the trade exception and everyone’s cap hold, excluding Bayless’, they would have roughly a little bit over $4 million in cap room along with the new Mini-Mid Level Exception. If they waive Bayless’ cap hold, they would have close to 12 million in cap room along with the mini exception. They can increase that number to a bit above $22 million if they use the amnesty provision on Jose Calderon, which the Raptors most likely won’t.
    That number is big enough to bring in two difference makers this summer. One of them could be restricted free agent Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trailblazers. His name has been linked to the Raptors and it will certainly take a big offer to pry him away from the Trailblazers.

  12. #772
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If they were to do a S&T then maybe they could include Amir or Kleiza. If they signed Batum for say $10M/yr that would offset the contract by $4-6M, leaving them with enough flexibility to pursue one more guy who fits in with the changes. Assuming they have the $12M cap space scenario and Batum comes in at $10M, the offset of Amir outbound would leave them with $8M in cap space. That's enough to also sign a guy like possibly Nash, Dragic, Lin, Lee, Mayo, Fields, Meeks, Augustin, Fernandez, etc...

  13. #773
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    18,896
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    If they were to do a S&T then maybe they could include Amir or Kleiza. If they signed Batum for say $10M/yr that would offset the contract by $4-6M, leaving them with enough flexibility to pursue one more guy who fits in with the changes.
    That would be ideal but I don't see the Blazers helping out the Raptors in acquiring Batum.

    What I would like to see is a situation where the threat of the Raptors thwarting the Blazers plans see them make a trade with Toronto whereby the Raptors could move up or down in the draft and acquire Wesley Matthews.

  14. #774
    Raptors Republic All-Star Soft Euro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Utrecht, The Netherlands (Yes, that's Europe!)
    Posts
    1,920
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I found these tweets in Canada.com Raptors blog by Hasan Alanain suggesting Toronto is going to be the one pushing Portland's hand when it comes to signing Batum:
    Sometimes when I read post's like this (like the one about the interest in Nash) I'm wondering if the writers of those tweets and articles visit this forum and use your posts as a 'source' about what the Raptor's are going to do

  15. #775
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It would be better than the NY media who apparently use a Magic 8 ball as their primary source.

  16. #776
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    18,896
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Soft Euro wrote: View Post
    Sometimes when I read post's like this (like the one about the interest in Nash) I'm wondering if the writers of those tweets and articles visit this forum and use your posts as a 'source' about what the Raptor's are going to do
    Too funny - and hopefully far from the truth.

  17. #777
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    281
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Too funny - and hopefully far from the truth.
    Apparently some ESPN writer was just caught plagerizing a poster from a Spurs forum....
    Would not be surprised if anyone reads these forums for ideas...

    Edit:
    Here is the link:
    http://deadspin.com/5910612/?utm_cam...ium=socialflow

  18. #778
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    18,896
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Hello wrote: View Post
    Apparently some ESPN writer was just caught plagerizing a poster from a Spurs forum....
    Would not be surprised if anyone reads these forums for ideas...

    Edit:
    Here is the link:
    http://deadspin.com/5910612/?utm_cam...ium=socialflow
    Wow.... just wow.

  19. #779
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We need to start copyrighting our post before somebody gets a radio show thanks to "Everything Bargnani".

  20. #780
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,966
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Hello wrote: View Post
    Apparently some ESPN writer was just caught plagerizing a poster from a Spurs forum....
    Would not be surprised if anyone reads these forums for ideas...

    Edit:
    Here is the link:
    http://deadspin.com/5910612/?utm_cam...ium=socialflow
    BAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAAAAAAA! Wow! What an absolute moron, hahahahahaa.

    Best abdominal workout in a long while.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •