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Thread: Rudy Gay vs Josh Smith....whom would your want the Raps to target?

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    Watching this team, i think what they need is an old school low post big man. A guy that would put up points, rebound the ball and be a defensive presence inside.

    Al Jefferson in my opinion is the type of player this team needs.

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    By the way, i did a little research and found out that Jefferson is a UFA after this season. He should be Raps #1 target in my opinion.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Watching this team, i think what they need is an old school low post big man. A guy that would put up points, rebound the ball and be a defensive presence inside.

    Al Jefferson in my opinion is the type of player this team needs.
    Might want to keep your eye on this young kid, Valenchewanus, that the Raptors have picked up. :-)

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I'm loving the AA love of late but, seriously, he is a really great role/depth player. Every dog has his day and AA is having his right now but I don't think that is consistent production moving forward.

    Here is an idea: jose/ross/davis/2nd round picks for Gay. Then: Bargnani/2nd round pick for Smith.

    Lowry
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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    +1

    That lineup can contend against any team in the East (well maybe minus Anderson and sub in T. Ross keeping in mind that they'll need atleast a year to gel), in a seven game series with the exception of Miami and a healthy Chicago. You put Gay in at SF and keep Bargnani at PF and you become suceptible against every defensive minded team in the East (Indiana, Boston etc..), especially in the playoffs when the game slows down and teams start focusing on D.
    I have to ask you how a team with only one guy that can hit a 3 could possibly win a playoff series. All you'd have to do to stop the Raps with Smith instead of Bargs would be to pack the paint and watch those long 2s clang off the rim all day. I'm assuming Fields continues to play the 3 in that scenario - we have no idea when Ross will be ready to play the wing.

    To win in the playoffs you need both good O AND good D. I have more faith in Casey's ability to get guys like DD and Gay to defend than I do in his ability to design an offense that could compensate for a lack of scorers.

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    Quote c_bcm wrote: View Post
    with no bench. no thanks.
    Amir, Lucas, Anderson and Gray would be more than capable of relieving the starters. With a starting unit like that, a deep bench is much less of a concern. The starters would be playing 35+ minutes per night.
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    Quote Lark Benson wrote: View Post
    I have more faith in Casey's ability to get guys like DD and Gay to defend than I do in his ability to design an offense that could compensate for a lack of scorers.
    A big +1
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