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    I know for most of the season since Jose was injured most of us thought we might benefit from trading Jose for a starting shooting guard (of which untill recently I was all for it!)

    I'm saying now we should hold on to these young wings Beli, Wright, Weems & DeRozan are an exellent group of young talented wing players! Let them play through it! (meaning there mistakes) lets sign all 4 to cheep long term deals!

    Turk is another story even though he had a great game against NY...If I had it my way, BC would have him on the trading black ASAP just so the 4 wings would get more PT!

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    I agree with keeping them, SG/SF by committee is FTW. They all provide different positive attributes, and don't use up too many touches.

    Belli = Poor man's Ginobili
    Wright = Poor man's Bowen
    Weems = Poor man's Wade
    Derozan = Poor man's ..Josh Howard?

    Let's let them hold the fort, rather than overpaying for Caron or something. I'm really impressed by all of our wings. Wright in particular, if he can continue playing under control on offense can have a very long career in the league.

    I'd rather not trade Turk, he is one of the better SFs in the league, and has lots of quality playoff experience. You need someone like this to provide veteran leadership. 10 mil a year for him if he can average 15/5/5 and play hard is good value.

    Calderon..he runs the second unit well and has amazing chemistry with Amir. Still, if the opportunity comes to clear him off our books and get a good asset back, I think it would be wise to do so.

    One mistake we must NOT make this offseason is to overpay roleplayers. We can spend the offseason signing the equivalent of any of Belli, Wright and Weems, then give them a season to develop. Gotta keep the books balanced..

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    if Bosh resigns then the raps may be stuck resigning their own free agents cause they will be over the cap and can't sign free agents except on minimum deals. BTW only Wright, Johnson, Rasho, and POB are actually free agents this offseason. Weems they can sign for another year for a measley 800k which they probably will, Bellinelli is on the books till 2011 and he becomes a restricted for 2011-12, derozan is on a rookie contract till potentially 2013-14. I think Wright will bolt cuz he is not getting the minutes he wants. The million dollar question that should be on everyone's mind is what will O'bryant do? Maybe they should trade him before the deadline cuz he hates canada...
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    Wright has bounced around a lot in this league (NJ->Dallas->Toronto), and best case will turn himself into a Bruce Bowen type. Such people don't get massive playing time, or at least he won't get more elsewhere than he gets here.

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    Quote Prophet2k wrote: View Post
    if Bosh resigns then the raps may be stuck resigning their own free agents cause they will be over the cap and can't sign free agents except on minimum deals. BTW only Wright, Johnson, Rasho, and POB are actually free agents this offseason. Weems they can sign for another year for a measley 800k which they probably will, Bellinelli is on the books till 2011 and he becomes a restricted for 2011-12, derozan is on a rookie contract till potentially 2013-14. I think Wright will bolt cuz he is not getting the minutes he wants. The million dollar question that should be on everyone's mind is what will O'bryant do? Maybe they should trade him before the deadline cuz he hates canada...
    No way POB' futures deserves a million dollar question

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    I like our combination of wing players, but I still feel we would be better off with Wright starting in place of Derozan. Wright is by far our best perimeter defender, and should be seeing the majority of the minutes against other teams top players. His ability to hit the corner three will also provide a little more spacing then Derozan does. I like Derozan in a backup role, coming off the bench to play with Marco, Amir, and Jose, and hopefully they can get up and down the court, where they can all be so effective.
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    I agree that Demar isn't a starting caliber wing. But we need to get 20 minutes a game of PT so he can develop. The 20 minutes of PT against starters is higher than 20 minutes against bench players. Moreover, as a 5th option he can focus on defense and getting points opportunistically w/o using too many possessions. There is no point in him playing as the first option against bench players when he will be at best a 4th option with the starters.

    With 20 minutes for Demar, 35 for Hedo, there are 41 wing minutes remaining. Wright and Belli should be seeing the lion's share of the minutes, with spot minutes for Weems situationally.

    Tbh, much as I like Weems, he will need to put in massive effort in the offseason to stick around. Great defender, but huge liability on offense. I hope he realizes how much work he will have to put in this offseason..

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