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    Default Gerald Wallace to become UFA

    Of the rumours out there how to people rank the possible options at shooting guard/small foward...
    • Gerald Wallace
      Rudy Gay
      Tyreke Evans
      Luol Deng
      Andre Iguodala


    I realize the 'costs' for getting each player will be totally different, but regardless of how they are acquired and what the contract will be - who would you most like to see in a Raptors uniform?

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    GW is another good small forward. He can get rebounds and play defense. Plus, he can score as well. When he was in Portland, he was not in the right system unlike when he was playing with the Bobcats under coach Brown.

    He matches with the Raps better than Gay and Iggy.

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    although I would love to have him here...I suspect he is opting out in order to get one last big long term contract. It makes a lot of sense for him to stay right where he is

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    He doesn't want to play in Toronto, so let it go. Dude is insanely overrated anyways.

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    Out of all of them, I want to see the following players in a Raptors uniform in order from "want to see" to "don't want to see":

    Rudy Gay
    Andre Iguodala
    Tyreke Evans
    Luol Deng
    Gerald Wallace

    I don't really want Wallace on our team mostly cuz he's way past his prime. He will still give you good defense and some scoring, but one of his greatest assets, his athleticism, is slowly degrading as he ages. That and he's a horrible influence to our youth core. He has already expressed his unwillingness to play in Toronto, so I don't want Wallace if that's what you're asking. Weirdly enough, I feel kinda bad for the Brooklyn Nets. They're most likely gonna lose both Wallace and Williams. Even from the very beginning, I always knew that the trade for Wallace was easily the stupidest trade during trade deadline.

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    Wallace if we must...he costs no body assets and he is opting out of about 11.5 mill. He'll probably want a 4-5 yr @ 14-15 mill per.

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    Gay is the only player I'm interested in from the OP's list.

    As for Deng, it wasn't a rumour at all. Just a random thought by Chad Ford from an internet chat.
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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    Out of all of them, I want to see the following players in a Raptors uniform in order from "want to see" to "don't want to see":

    Rudy Gay
    Andre Iguodala
    Tyreke Evans
    Luol Deng
    Gerald Wallace

    I don't really want Wallace on our team mostly cuz he's way past his prime. He will still give you good defense and some scoring, but one of his greatest assets, his athleticism, is slowly degrading as he ages. That and he's a horrible influence to our youth core. He has already expressed his unwillingness to play in Toronto, so I don't want Wallace if that's what you're asking. Weirdly enough, I feel kinda bad for the Brooklyn Nets. They're most likely gonna lose both Wallace and Williams. Even from the very beginning, I always knew that the trade for Wallace was easily the stupidest trade during trade deadline.
    Among all the teams in the NBA that has cap space, Toronto is the least attractive to players in their prime. Getting a good second tier SF is our best bet. Anyways, Colangelo has said that he always needs to slightly overpay players to come to Toronto.

    So, inversing the list to

    Gerald Wallace
    Luol Deng
    Tyreke Evans
    Andre Iguodala
    Rudy Gay

    makes more sense for both sides.

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    I'd do Wallace at 8 over 4 years but again he probably isn't coming here

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    My order is:

    Gay (shot creator)
    Tyreke (shot creator)
    Deng (ability to knock shots down)
    Igoudala (great D)
    Wallace (old, mega injury prone)
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    Can we just offer him the vet's minimum just to mess with him a bit?

    He does not want to play for Toronto.

    I think the majority of fans do not want him to play for Toronto.

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    G. Wallace has loosing mentality, I don't want him here
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    Quote black angus wrote: View Post
    Of the rumours out there how to people rank the possible options at shooting guard/small foward...
    • Gerald Wallace
      Rudy Gay
      Tyreke Evans
      Luol Deng
      Andre Iguodala


    I realize the 'costs' for getting each player will be totally different, but regardless of how they are acquired and what the contract will be - who would you most like to see in a Raptors uniform?
    There was a GW trade rumor a few years ago that Colangelo wanted him and GW let it be known he would not show up.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    There was a GW trade rumor a few years ago that Colangelo wanted him and GW let it be known he would not show up.
    Doug Smith has his ear to the ground when it comes to the Raptors, and if Wallace did not want to come to Toronto, I'm sure he would have know about it. This is an assumption made by me, but with that said, in one of Doug Smith's blogs he had indicated that he'd love for Wallace to come to Toronto, and if that rumour was true I believe he would have let it be known.

    http://thestar.blogs.com/raptors/201...nd-mail-2.html

    Q: Hi Doug! Thanks for all of your work. You provide a great insight into the world of the Raptors. So I have been a Gerald Wallace fan for years now, and THIS year he is a free agent. I believe that the addition of Wallace would be a massive upgrade over James Johnson at the Small Forward position. Wallace has all the attributes that Toronto fan favorites traditionally have. Hard nose defensive player, rebounds, hustles, blocked shots and high energy. He could be next in line after Garbojosa and Evans.

    There seems to be a lot of talk about upgrading at the Point Guard for the Raptors, yet I feel as though we would get a greater bang for a buck by upgrading at the Small Forward.

    Thoughts?

    Cody G, Burlington

    A: Oh, Im a big Gerald Wallace fan and think he would be just the kind of guy Dwane would love and get the most out of it. Word around the league is that New Jersey is not going to let him get away but hed have to be on the list of guys the Raptors call right off the bat.

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    Quote montreal06 wrote: View Post
    Among all the teams in the NBA that has cap space, Toronto is the least attractive to players in their prime. Getting a good second tier SF is our best bet. Anyways, Colangelo has said that he always needs to slightly overpay players to come to Toronto.

    So, inversing the list to

    Gerald Wallace
    Luol Deng
    Tyreke Evans
    Andre Iguodala
    Rudy Gay

    makes more sense for both sides.
    I much rather overpay a player that is hitting their prime than overpaying a player that's WAY past their prime. Gerald Wallace wouldn't even think about coming to Toronto unless we give him a huge long-term contract. I don't see the upside of wasting an insane amount of cap space for player who is slowly declining. That would just set us back even further. We're not looking for a quick fix like Wallace.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Doug Smith has his ear to the ground when it comes to the Raptors, and if Wallace did not want to come to Toronto, I'm sure he would have know about it. This is an assumption made by me, but with that said, in one of Doug Smith's blogs he had indicated that he'd love for Wallace to come to Toronto, and if that rumour was true I believe he would have let it be known.
    Doug Smith says nothing in that quote which suggests anything more than speculation. He cites no source, not even a "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy". Perhaps Doug Smith forgot the rumor about Gerald Wallace not wanting to be a Raptor?

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    There was a GW trade rumor a few years ago that Colangelo wanted him and GW let it be known he would not show up.
    i think when this happens the cba should force players here. i think giving them the option to just say "not going there" is ridiculous. fuck kenny anderson, fuck gerald wallace and super fuck with some kind of medieval sex/torture stick alonzo mourning

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    I don't think forcing someone to play somewhere is going to lead to a good situation. Do you think he would play hard for his coaches if he didn't want to be there? Look at Lamar Odom. He was practically useless to the Mavs.

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    Bunch of cry baby bitches. I want nothing to do with overrated dicks like Gerald wallace and Gerald green

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I don't think forcing someone to play somewhere is going to lead to a good situation. Do you think he would play hard for his coaches if he didn't want to be there? Look at Lamar Odom. He was practically useless to the Mavs.
    i know exactly what youre saying and you are right. i just hate that they can do it. professional basketball players should still be professionals. it just irks me that people this lucky in life can be so petty and stupid

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