View Poll Results: Which Power Forward goes?

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  • Ed Davis

    14 21.54%
  • Amir Johnson

    39 60.00%
  • Linas Kleiza

    4 6.15%
  • Quincy Acy (D-League?)

    5 7.69%
  • Andrea Bargnani

    3 4.62%
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Thread: The lingering question... Which PF goes?

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    Raptors Republic Starter theycallmeZZ's Avatar
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    Default The lingering question... Which PF goes?

    We all know about the logjam at PF... so who goes?

    I personally think it's Amir...


    Ed has more potential, Jonas is a better hustle big with size (at C), and Acy has Amir's energy and leadership...

    And all three are BC's picks... not to mention Amir's contract.
    Last edited by theycallmeZZ; Thu Aug 23rd, 2012 at 11:12 AM.
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    Had to vote Amir. I don't think Ed has reached his ceiling, especially after the way he was showcasing his improved offensive game in the summer league. He could probably be a double-double guy off the bench and is more valuable than Johnson at this point

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    I feel like Ed Davis' ceiling is only a little better than what Amir is right now. So I'd take Amir over Ed

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    Well at least this debate should be over by season's end. I personally think Amir will make good this year, but I don't foresee the team giving up on Ed Davis. If Amir plays well perhaps he becomes tradable.

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    I think this question will be answered by comparing what each player will net the Raptors in return. Unfortuantely, we have absolutely no idea. We'd have to know what each of them would bring back in trade on their own, or as part of a bigger multi-player deal. We're not BC, so we don't know. All we can do is assume.

    As far as the players themselves, I was adamant in here last offseason that they were very similar players, who made each other redundant. I still believe that. Neither of them has the size to play C, unless they're going small-ball on the 2nd unit (with Kleiza at PF). Given their ages, the beating Amir has taken during his career (he's only 25 but has 7 years experience in the league), their current skill level and potential, as well as their salary, I'd much rather keep Davis and trade Amir.

    However, all the reasons why I'd prefer to keep Davis, are all the very same reasons why any GM would likely prefer him in trade as well. As a trade chip, I would assume that Davis has way more value than Amir, straight-up. The only way I could see Amir being traded, is if his salary ($6M vs $2.2M) is needed to balance the total salaries in a big trade.

    Who I'd prefer to be traded: Amir
    Who I expect to be traded: Davis --> why I voted for Davis
    Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Thu Aug 23rd, 2012 at 11:34 AM.

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    Will Quincy Acy be an above average backup-quality player? I would place a large wager on no.

    Will Ed Davis learn to play within a defensive system and not be lost in rotation like he was all year last season? I hope so but it has yet to be shown he can. Will he