Mon May 14th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Raptors Republic Starter
If we won't get 1st 2nd or 3rd draft pick, i would be not against trading our pick to land star player for example Josh Smith. Atlanta should be given up on him and the team lack of motivation, they need changes, so we could offer our pick and maybe Jose, ED/Amir and/or JJ for Josh, and after that sign Nash as free agent
Bargnani/Amir (or ED)
J. Smith/Kleiza (JJ?)
Then we could draft SG/SF with our second round pick or take a vet shooter (not Butler), or even Sonny Weems.
Last edited by japetas; Mon May 14th, 2012 at 11:39 AM.
(Sorry for poor English
Mon May 14th, 2012, 11:57 AM
I'm not with the program for Nash (the second best point guard in the league last year), especially if you simply amnesty Calderon (the fifth best point guard in the league last year).
You're trading a 38 year old for a 30 year old.
The 38 year old has 4 more assists per game ... but 3 more turnovers.
Both are above average shooters; the 38 year old being better.
If you were trying to win this coming year, you might take a one year gamble on the 38 year old to push an otherwise strong team over the top. If your window is 2-3 years out, and you already have a strong PG, why look to do a marginal upgrade to fix what isn't broken?
Sorry Nash - go get your championship somewhere else - and come back here when you retire!
Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:14 PM
I always forget about sonny...I think hes worth another look
Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:18 PM
I'd be okay with Batum at 7 - 8 million
and Green at 6 - 7 million
Mon May 14th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Raptors Republic Veteran
Why is Batum a gamble? He's gotten better every year. It's not like he played sensationally in a contract year after a bunch of mediocre ones. I'd throw series cash at him.
Mon May 14th, 2012, 01:56 PM