... also why bring up Calderon? Isn't this thread about Dragic?
Chris Broussard just said that Toronto has a good shot of getting Nash at the :33 second mark of this video while talking about Jason Terry and the Dallas Mavs. Don't know where he got that idea about Nash and the Raps from but I like hearing that instead of all the other people saying that Nash is not going to Toronto. Just thought I would throw that out there. Peace! http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/story/...ct-sources-say
i8theball.com it's a website...about, you know....basketball.
Sam Amick: Source confirms Brooklyn is nearing a sign & trade deal with the Clippers for F Reggie Evans. Nets would send future 2nd rounder to Clips. Twitter
I guess we will have to sick Acy after him
ason Terry on why he likely will sign with Boston: “I just love that they have a championship pedigree. And I think their point guard (Rajon Rondo) is the best in the business at controlling both ends of the floor. And they’ve got Hall of Famers.’’
25 minutes agoAlex Kennedy: Boston was zeroing in on O.J. Mayo, but he wanted more than the mid-level exception. Celtics couldn't afford Mayo so Jason Terry was Plan B. TwitterTerry to BostonAdrian Wojnarowski: As @Marc J. Spears reports, Celtics finalizing deal with Jason Terry. Boston is still determined to keep Ray Allen too, sources say. Twitter
Hurts Dallas's chance for Nash?
Last edited by jbml; Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 at 05:18 PM.
if anything its better, they have mo money
planetmars wrote"For those wanting Dragic.. are you seeing him as the PG of the future.. the guy that we can eventually win a championship with? Or do you just see a guy running the ship for a few years until we find that guy?
Nash is a perennial all-star, a two time MVP, and possibly future HOFer. He has not regressed even at his age. He like Chris Paul (and possibly Rondo) make guys around him better. No other PG really does that. Nash is a team-first guy and is a true leader that we haven't had for years (possibly since Oak was here). Remember, Nash is the guy that lead a mediocre Phoenix team to the conference finals in 2010 before losing out to the Lakers. They nearly made the playoffs in the West last year when they have essentially nobody except Nash. Nash is not just good, he's one of the best.
If the goal is to continue to tank then yes, Nash is a bad move - but as this past year showed us - we suck hard at tanking. Plus next years draft is supposed to be really bad.
If the goal is to get a young PG that can become an all-star then IMO Dragic is not the guy. He's good but I'd rank him as maybe above average. I don't see him ever being an all-star. He can carry a team, but you won't get anything spectacular out of him. Plus he'd be commanding about $10M a year as well. I'd rather give that money to Nash. It's kind of ironic too, because I don't think Dragic would be commanding $10M a year if it wasn't for Nash.
My opinions have nothing to do with Nash selling seats. I don't give a rats ass if Toronto sells out its games. I want the Raps to become champions, and even though I don't see it happening in the next 3 years - I do see a winning culture shift with Nash on board - and that's the direction I want this team to head towards."
I absolutely do see Dragic as a possibility for PG Of The Future. There is no way to look at a guy that young who has just auditioned for a starting job by posting solid points/assists/percentages during his stint as the starter in Houston as a 2 year, stop gap solution. That's the kind of response to being thrust into a starting role that you look for.
If you sign Nash to that big deal are you not also resigning your team to continuing the search for your PG of the future?
Last edited by camanda; Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 at 05:32 PM. Reason: adding quote from another poster
I would rather take a chance on Bayless than on Dragic. I still like what Bayless can bring and would take a chance on him for say 4-5 mil/year then Dragic at 10. Calderon is a decent PG but lets look at Bayless. he was solid as a starter.
Another possibility is Jonny Flynn. He really impressed me in his college days and I want to see what he can bring at the NBA level given a ligit chance. He has some canadian fans too considering he grew up in Niagara
i for one am hopeing for nash but if that falls through i hope they decide to stay with Jose rather then the others avail to us at the moment. other then D.Will Nash is the only other PG avail. right now that is better then Jose..IMO
Last edited by DoNDaDDa; Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 at 06:18 PM.
Yes you are right in that we would still need to find a PG for the future. But why is there such a hurry? I think if we can get Nash, he can help change our culture, and then in a year get a young PG (maybe via the draft) to work with Nash so that he could eventually become our guy in 2-3 years. Wall for example has a lot of potential to be great, but leading a bunch of young guys with no experience did nothing for Washington. Irving won ROY and has shown to be an excellent player, but again Cleveland ended up with a horrible record last year.
If the intention is to continue to tank, then yes Dragic is a good choice. Maybe even Bayless for a season. Personally I would rather keep Jose for a year then. But if the intention is to help change our identity and shift our culture into one that is no longer the laughing stock of the league, then I go for a guy that can do that. Nash is one of a handful of guys in the league that has that capability, even at his advanced age. I think it would be a mistake not to go after him.
Again my endorsement has nothing to do with how many tickets MLSE can sell.
I think that at the very least we can all agree that it's nice to be able to start having these options and possible outcomes to discuss! Maybe, finally, we're about to become a threat in the NBA!
Is there a way to keep calderon and sign dragic? Salary experts please find out!
That would be potent.
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