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    Your ideas for a high risk - high reward move?



    Mine....sign Greg Oden to 4 years 10million/2.5 million per year (2nd year team option, 3rd year team option, 4th year team option)


    But Tim, that's crazy! you are saying. To which I would reply, yup.

    BUT

    playing in a reserve role 10-15 minutes a game and working with a real
    medical team (headlined by Alex McKechnie) Could give us a solid serviceable big
    for three years.

    HIGH REWARD - this has disaster written all over it. But some part of me expects that Oden, while not having the perennial all star career many thought, could still turn into a 12pts 10 boards 2blcks centre. The team that gambles on him will likely be flushing millions down the shitter. But in the off chance he actually recovers and has what will probably be a solid 10 - 12 years, the team that takes that chance could be pleasantly surprised


    Feel free to comment on this crazy move or craft one of your own for discussion.

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    I am all for risk/reward type moves, but don't really see the point of this Oden move. The Raptors already have Valanciunas coming in next season as a rookie, to become the team's C of the future. I would much rather have a solid veteran backup C, who is content in a backup/mentor role, works hard, focusses on defense/rebounding and would be an ideal role model for JV. I want this type of backup C to be the unsexy, non-glamorous, solid, reliable C; the exact opposite of a risk/reward type player.

    On the flip side, the type of risk/reward move I'd like to see BC make is one where he overhauls the roster by trading away a piece or two that has long been considered a future cornerstone of the roster, for a more proven veteran. Something like the #8 pick & DeRozan for Gay. The reward would be Gay coming in and being a consistent contributor on both ends of the court and finally solidifying the SF position, becoming a true young veteran piece to build around. The risk is that Gay has peaked, DeRozan improves significantly and the #8 pick turns into a stud player.

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    Greg Oden has played 82 games in 5 years. He hasn't played in two full seasons. Where is the evidence he can even step on a floor anymore and practice, let alone play in the NBA? If you're going to take a flyer on a guy, take one on a player that might actually be able to, you know, play.

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Greg Oden has played 82 games in 5 years. He hasn't played in two full seasons. Where is the evidence he can even step on a floor anymore and practice, let alone play in the NBA? If you're going to take a flyer on a guy, take one on a player that might actually be able to, you know, play.
    I'd be willing to bet a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken that Oden plays again most likely in a reserve role

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    I don't see the point, we have Pf's and C's coming out our wazooo right now. why would we fill our team with rif raf, or players who we know are going to be bench players long term, before we have a real core that can get us to the playoffs.

    let's take a risk on building our core and go after some real starters in the league, and then fill up our bench i.e. like Miami

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    Maybe we take a flyer on someone like Gerald Green (low risk, high reward)?
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    High Risk, high reward? Draft PJ3.

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