Typically the clutch shooter is the best guy on the team.. however one guy that seems to always have huge clutch stats is Lou Williams. He doesn't play a lick of defense, but I'd take a shot at him to be our 6th man.
Jason Terry is another guy with some pretty good clutch stats - especially in the playoffs. Although his age worries me.
Back to the topic, if we go out and get redick, he is just as capable as klieza as making that one shot when he's open. How much more are we going to gain if he takes the shot rather than Jose or Bargs? That's why we need guys like Batum who are good in many facets of the game and can also shoot.
man i'd be all over lou williams. kid is a pure microwave. when he gets going no one can check him.
He's sort of a tweener though. Do they really want to pay six or seven million for a guy destined to be a sixth man? I also fear the dreaded contract year affect. I think there are better value options on the market.
I'd rather Barbosa back than Williams. Barbosa is loved by all on roster and would come cheaper than Williams.
I want to sign Novak for the Colangelo, Lulz. Kapono redux part 2.
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For example, if we get Reddick for a "good price", we know what we have, and that's a guy whose not going to be a difference maker. At the same time, if we made a push for Batum at slightly more expensive, we have a guy who can do a bunch of things, and is getting better. We have to get players like that no matter the cost if we want to win
i agree. just pay the man.
I'm not suggesting passing on Batum. I'm just presenting the "cons" to go along with the "pros".
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Someone from the Spurs. They can all shoot. lol
In all seriousness, I wouldn't want the Raptors to just bring in 3 point specialists. They at least need to have some other dimension the team can work with.
George Hill, Randy Foye, Patty Mills, J.J Redick, Alan Anderson, James Anderson, Brandon Rush, Danny Green, & Anthony Parker are some options.
Maybe the Spurs comment was a little accurate, now that I think about it.
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Marvin Williams is someone the Raptors could definitely get and may be the type of player Colangelo is targeting with our extra cap space. We could trade the Barbosa TPE for Marvin straight up, and probably get them to send us their first round pick next year (they have to keep this years) for taking on Marvins contract. Atlanta desperately needs to clear cap in order to try and resign Josh Smith, and outside of Joe Johnson, Marvin has the worst contract on the team. Marvin is one of the best defenders at SF in the league, and he is also an excellent shooter. While I don't think he will play up to his full contract value, he would be a solid starter on the Raptors squad, and he is actually get-able, unlike a lot of the guys that are being thrown around. Marvin is also still fairly young and I think his growth as a player was stunted by the horrible coaching in Atlanta (Woodson and Drews are both awful). He could blossom a bit in Toronto, especially if we get Nash as well. The goal for next season is the playoffs, and this definitely looks like a playoff team to me.
PG: Nash, (Marshall/Lillard/Bayless?)
SG: Derozan (Barbosa?/Beal/Lamb?)
SF: Williams, Johnson, Kleiza
PF: Bargnani, Davis, Amir
C: Jonas, Gray, Alabi
The team also maintains good cap flexibility in this scenario. It's not ideal but it is realistic.
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