Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 63

Thread: Aaron Gray Resigned

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Veteran white men can't jump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    7,769
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Aaron Gray Resigned

    Just saw this from Wojnarowski

    Adrian Wojnarowski: Gray will sign a two-year agreement with the Raptors, source says.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/stat...78800382447618

    Hope it's official soon!

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic All-Star wallz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    2,244
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sweet! thanks for the update

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic All-Star tucas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    1,341
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lol just about to post this. MVP!!!

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic All-Star Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,095
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Good resign, Gray is a solid back-up C.

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    55
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Gray, statistically was one of the worst players in the NBA last year according to 82games.com mostly due to his propensity to foul. http://www.82games.com/1112/11TOR17.HTM
    There's a reason he was available last year and again this year. A 2 year contract for someone like that is a mistake.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Rookie G-locity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    are u kidding me? cant the raps do better than gray? WTF!!! His contract better be dirt cheap cus there are better FA centers out there.

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic Starter torch19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    713
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Haters. Aaron Gray is MVP
    “I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.”

    -- Charles Barkley

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic All-Star Miekenstien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,863
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    you guys are kidding yourselves calling gray a "backup center" he is 5th big off the bench. bigv, bargs, ed, and amir are all above him in the depth chart. he fights with the big cat for garbage minutes and either one of them can foul out being big on howard and bynum. this is a good signing and i doubt it is for much money

  9. #9
    Super Moderator CalgaryRapsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,286
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote G-locity wrote: View Post
    are u kidding me? cant the raps do better than gray? WTF!!! His contract better be dirt cheap cus there are better FA centers out there.
    Which free agent C more effectively fill a backup role without expecting more than part-time minutes? Even if there are better free agents, they have to want to come here. Guys like Camby want to play for contenders in their twilight years, not come to a rebuilding team like Toronto. I like Gary re-signing, as an ideal compliment to Valanciunas.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Richmond Hill, ON
    Posts
    2,800
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Haters! Aaron Gray was our starting center last year and Gray will be our starter next year for at least a month or two until Casey is comfortable with Val starting. He's a solid backup center in the NBA who will rebound and doesn't foul out. As long as it's a cheap contract, I would love Gray back as a backup to Val.

  11. #11
    Super Moderator CalgaryRapsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,286
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    you guys are kidding yourselves calling gray a "backup center" he is 5th big off the bench. bigv, bargs, ed, and amir are all above him in the depth chart. he fights with the big cat for garbage minutes and either one of them can foul out being big on howard and bynum. this is a good signing and i doubt it is for much money
    He's an ideal backup 'traditional' C, to play whenever there's a matchup issue against other traditional C (tall/big/heavy/strong) for Amir/Davis/Kleiza/JJ/Acy on the 2nd unit. He knows his role and knows he might play 5 mins per game for a few games straight, then be asked to come in an play 10-15 due to matchups.

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic All-Star Miekenstien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,863
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    He's an ideal backup 'traditional' C, to play whenever there's a matchup issue against other traditional C (tall/big/heavy/strong) for Amir/Davis/Kleiza/JJ/Acy on the 2nd unit. He knows his role and knows he might play 5 mins per game for a few games straight, then be asked to come in an play 10-15 due to matchups.
    exactly. but some people on here write "backup" and think he is first off the bench. he knows his role and plays it.

  13. #13
    Super Moderator CalgaryRapsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,286
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    exactly. but some people on here write "backup" and think he is first off the bench. he knows his role and plays it.
    I suppose that positionally he's the 2nd C, but he's probably in the 9-11 range for minutes played. I think that speaks to the flexibility BC likes, especially on the 2nd unit - basically have 6 players for 5 spots: pure C (Gray), C/PF (Amir/Davis), PF (Acy), PF/SF (Kleiza), SG (Ross), PG (Calderon). Depending on matchups and whether they want a bigger lineup or smaller lineup, they have lots of versatility.

  14. #14
    Raptors Republic Superstar enlightenment's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3,062
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Wheres Rasho when you need him?

  15. #15
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    68
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Perfect

    He is perfect for the job - cone in and push hard on the other team's big, foul him 5 times and tire him out so our small bigs can survive. 82games is missing the point if he is a weaker player because he fouls. That's like calling your goon a bad player because he gets in fights!

  16. #16
    Raptors Republic Rookie Ion66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Oshawa
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Exactly. In many ways, his job IS to foul out! It may not look like anything on a stat sheet, but it can change the tone and outcome of a game. he's more about sending a message and clearing space than anything you'll see on a stat sheet. I'm happy to have him back.

  17. #17
    Raptors Republic Rookie swingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    152
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Gray fits the team well, and now that he's staying BC won't have to overpay someone else to come play behind JV.
    Besides, in interviews he always struck me as nice, and as someone who gets along with everyone.

  18. #18
    Raptors Republic Starter draftedraptor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    603
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    we need a genuine 7-footer against other team's bigs. Gray can provide some nuisance factor but he is not much of challenge against the likes of Cousins, Munroe and Hibbert.

    Why are we not trying to sign the -filipino- Mcgee? His attitude was in question but he seems to have improved and will continue to do so under Casey. For a skinny guy he managed to keep Bynum very quiet. His athleticism was never in question.

  19. #19
    Raptors Republic Rookie swingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    152
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Javale Magee? Doesn't he want $10mil a year from Denver? No way in hell would we pay him that. Good point though, brain farts aside he is very quick and a strong defender, but it would never happen.

  20. #20
    Raptors Republic All-Star Miekenstien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,863
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote draftedraptor wrote: View Post
    we need a genuine 7-footer against other team's bigs. Gray can provide some nuisance factor but he is not much of challenge against the likes of Cousins, Munroe and Hibbert.

    Why are we not trying to sign the -filipino- Mcgee? His attitude was in question but he seems to have improved and will continue to do so under Casey. For a skinny guy he managed to keep Bynum very quiet. His athleticism was never in question.
    Quote swingman wrote: View Post
    Javale Magee? Doesn't he want $10mil a year from Denver? No way in hell would we pay him that. Good point though, brain farts aside he is very quick and a strong defender, but it would never happen.
    at one point i think he was talking max deal too. a lot of our guys are rail thin and big cat and gray are meaty guys. need the weight and muscle more than anything against some of the giants that play center

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •