It would be worth looking into Deng, Iggy and Gay (though I'm certain Gay at least would require DeRozan in return, which I would do in a heartbeat).
Wow ... Deng at this point would be perfect.
A deal of Jose (cover for Rose as a quality starting PG, big expiring deal), and Ed (rookie scale $, Asik likely gone)
We can then utilize JJ or Kleiza more at the PF spot and play very fast, using Amir as the bench C.
On top of all this, Deng's surgery is much less of a big deal - considering Fields ability to play big SF minutes.
The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... and see if she likes the goods.
We CANNOT take on such a contract (unless it is a proven, solid all star. I am sorry but Gay is a very good player, but marginal all star IFF that).
How far did Gay lead Memphis (much better rest of the team than us) to?
Neither Iggy nor Gay is worth it.
It's not entirely fair to compare Gay to Joe Johnson.
Gay: 26 years old next season, average $17.9M over next 3 seasons
Johnson: 31 years old next season, average $22.3M over next 4 seasons
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Fri Jul 6th, 2012 at 01:36 PM.
1. Deng is much better scorer than Iggy.
2. Deng is a much better defender than Gay.
In both cases Deng makes a lot less money (esp as compared to Gay).
Bulls might be desperate enough to go for this (they get a salary break in 2nd year & an adequate temporary replacement at PG till Rose gets back, as well as more than adequate replacement for Asik)
Last edited by Mapko; Fri Jul 6th, 2012 at 01:46 PM.
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Philly needs a PF and PG now... if only we knew a team that had depth to possibly address both areas of concern via trade, for a team that is now over the cap...
1 or 2 or even 3 of those guys might be spare parts -but you need to replace (and pay) the rest.
Still think it makes sense?
Don't get me wrong. Rudy is a clear upgrade at SF, but $18 mil annually simply makes no sense (and yes it is fair to compare Gay to JJ: JJ might be older but he still contributes and is an all star).
Second comparison: Compare above 6 guys to players Nets sent to Hawks -You don't think they are not worth $4.4 mil (diff between Gay's & JJ's salary)?
Last edited by Mapko; Fri Jul 6th, 2012 at 01:50 PM.
Bargnani - $10.0M
Fields - $6.2M
Amir - $6.05M
Lowry - $5.75M
Kleiza - $4.6M
Toronto would have the cap room to afford Rudy Gay, so I don't really care how much he costs - I'm not paying him. Is he perhaps a few million overpaid? Probably. But he is young and would be a part of the Raptors' young core group of players for the next 5-8 years.
A Toronto wing rotation of Gay/Kleiza at SF and Fields/Ross at SG would be fantastic. DeRozan and JJ wouldn't be the least bit missed.
And remember, DeRozan and JJ both expire after next season, meaning they'd both be in line for big paydays. DD's qualifying offer is a little over $4.5M and JJ's is a little over $3.95M. Davis' contract also expires after next season, but the Raptors have 1 more option year ($3.15M) and then after two seasons his qualifying offer is a little over $4.36M. That is 3 big paydays for the young/cheap players that many seem reluctant to trade for a proven borderline all-star like Rudy Gay, so those 3 big paydays need to be factored into any financial comparison as well.
I understand reluctance to go after Iggy or Deng, given their age, injury history and contract size. However, I think Gay is one SF that is a no brainer to go after, offering up Calderon & DeRozan & Davis & JJ.
I wonder if Calderon & Davis would be enough for Iggy, allowing Toronto to upgrade the starting SF position and add veteran leadership, without having to giveup DeRozan. I'd even throw in JJ.
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Fri Jul 6th, 2012 at 02:05 PM.
I don't really mind which way we go, I'm easily satisfied. I do think Iguodala is a better fit with Lowry because of his passing (compared with Deng). I'm actually not minding any talk about the treadmill of mediocrity and stuff; I think there is upside, but more importantly, I'd like to get mediocre for once!
Were a deal for Iggy to materialize, would you prefer it to be:
I would personally like to see Davis stay and develop another few years with the Raps more than I would Derozan.
The trade being discussed has about as much ground as this trade:
Even though BC is in "win-now mode", I don't see him giving up on DeMar anytime soon, and especially not for an injury-prone player on the decline.
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