Raptors + Nash + THE DREAM TEAM = CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Not gonna happen. Unless its Nash + Westbrook, with nash coming off the bench.
As we've seen in his days in phoenix, you cannot win championships by *JUST* outscoring your opponents.
It starts and ends with defense
Last edited by DaveKim; Tue Jun 26th, 2012 at 09:08 AM.
For the Raptors to be compete and be successful next season, we should trade the 8th pick to Houston for Lowry and the 16th pick. With that pick we should draft Harkless (big time sleeper) or take a Gamble on some guys like PJ3 or Sullinger if they are still on the board to fill in the SF position. Also, I would look to sign a free agent shooting guard, such as barbosa etc. Eventually with a few minor adjustments next years squad would look quite formidable amongst the best teams in the league.
Nash+Batum+R.Allen= 2nd round at worst
Can we get Nash AND Batum cap wise?
For example, if Calderon were traded for Nash, it would have pretty much no impact on cap space, assuming Nash is to make $10M/yr (since Calderon makes $10M this season and $10.5M next season). Toronto could theoretically offer up to about $12M to Batum. I believe if they were to sign Batum (as opposed to trading for him or trading for a different high priced player like Gay/Iguodala/Deng), they would lose their TPE and MLE. If the did trade for him at $12M per season, they'd be at the salary cap, but could then use the TPE and MLE.
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Tue Jun 26th, 2012 at 01:39 PM.
If they've got an ability to free up a pile of cap space, I'd rather try and trade for Howard for a single year and try to make a run with him and Nash.
In all of these scenarios people are coming up with, I see not a one that nets us a superstar. Without a superstar they can't win, so all these other machinations seem to me to be immaterial. Not quite busybody work but not much better.
The genie from Aladdin.
A cryogenic chamber, so that Nash stays at his prime for the next 30 years or so.
I'm with you on that tbihis. I don't understand it at all.
I'll complete this equation once and for all:
CHAMPIONSHIP - HAPPY FANS
RAPTORS + NASH + CHAMPIONSHIP - HAPPY FANS = CHAMPIONSHIP
--the two Championships cancel eachother out, leaving:
RAPTORS + NASH = HAPPY FANS
High risk, high reward. But a big risk.. and that's why many GM's wouldn't do it.
Morey has balls.
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