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Thread: OFFICIAL: Raptors Sign Pietrus; Waive McGuire

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post


    Pietrus is an exceptional shooter. Very solid defender, and he is a very good character.

    This is an upgrade in my opinion over McGuire and Anderson. Watched quite a bit of Boston last year, and he was solid. Injuries was something that got in his way though, hopefully he can stay healthy, because we can't afford 3 wing players out.
    Last year in Boston he shot the ball below his unimpressive career average. 21 mpg 6ppg 33 percent from 3pt range

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    Not even confirmed yet guys....

    Any of you read the @RaptorsPR twitter account?
    TORONTOOOOOO RAPTORSSSSSS

    NEVER FORGET... NUMERO OCHO 👌 #saluteJose

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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    You can only amnesty during a short window in the offseason, so we won't get the chance until July, at which point he will have already opted into his final year (presumably), and the Raptors will pay for it. However, my understanding is that had they amnestied him last summer, the Raptors would only be on the hook for the current year, since the option year doesn't count as guaranteed salary at that point.
    thank you. should have done it last year.

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    http://youtu.be/8HBe8lDqGr8

    You know I was liking this signing already, but based on the video above I'm now LOVING it. Regardless of whether he adds anything on the court, if at the very least he can bring that attitude and have it rub off on our young raps, then this signing will have been a success.

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post


    LOL. this guy sounds like he smokes more weed than ed davis and james johnson combined.
    I had a dream last night I saw Amir Johnson smoking weed at a party. Ed Davis was next to him not looking impressed.

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post


    LOL. this guy sounds like he smokes more weed than ed davis and james johnson combined.
    Ed Davis doesn't smoke weed bro. Don't be putting false accusations on my man Eddy D
    "You never heard of DeMar just google him, the defense don't know what to do wit him"

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    "You never heard of DeMar just google him, the defense don't know what to do wit him"

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    http://blogs.thescore.com/raptorblog...lease-mcguire/

    Looks like it's confirmed: 2 Canada sources, Real GM and USA Today...

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    As useless as I think Pietrus is for the long-run, I think having him in the starting lineup could actually benefit Lowry, DeRozan and Bargnani, assuming he can consistently knock down open 3's (or at least be enough of a threat to do so).

    Bargnani - having another player to spread the floor should (are you listening DC?) allow him to play inside more often, posting up more than we've seen him do lately, which should enable his offensive efficiency to improve.

    Lowry & DeRozan - having a constant 3pt threat (and Bargnani as a 2nd threat) on the floor should open up more driving lanes for both players to penetrate off the dribble and get to the basket (and/or the free throw line); the defense will actually have to account for Pietrus, something they didn't have to worry about with McGuire in the lineup.


    I think Pietrus can potentially come in and give the starting lineup everything that we expected Fields to: above average perimeter defense, good 3pt shooting as a #4/5 option on offense, decent peripheral stats (ie: rebounding & assists), while bringing more of a veteran presence than Fields could offer as a 3rd year player.

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    Think I might've had the link wrong the first time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HBe8lDqGr8&sns=em

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    Optifan, both links work


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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    As useless as I think Pietrus is for the long-run, I think having him in the starting lineup could actually benefit Lowry, DeRozan and Bargnani, assuming he can consistently knock down open 3's (or at least be enough of a threat to do so).

    Bargnani - having another player to spread the floor should (are you listening DC?) allow him to play inside more often, posting up more than we've seen him do lately, which should enable his offensive efficiency to improve.

    Lowry & DeRozan - having a constant 3pt threat (and Bargnani as a 2nd threat) on the floor should open up more driving lanes for both players to penetrate off the dribble and get to the basket (and/or the free throw line); the defense will actually have to account for Pietrus, something they didn't have to worry about with McGuire in the lineup.


    I think Pietrus can potentially come in and give the starting lineup everything that we expected Fields to: above average perimeter defense, good 3pt shooting as a #4/5 option on offense, decent peripheral stats (ie: rebounding & assists), while bringing more of a veteran presence than Fields could offer as a 3rd year player.
    +1. Good move, but only for now. Depending on how he may perform for the year, I wouldn't mind having him on the roster for a bit longer. Has some serious veteran experience, and unlike Butler, Carter, Magloire, etc. He is a guy that can actually play and give a good contribution, without being a liability.

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    I'll hold off judgement until I see him play, but I think it's a solid signing.
    Inexpensive and if he can chuck in a couple 3's and play even average defense, it's a good deal.

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    Pietrus is not really going to add anything. Yes, he's better than McGuire, but the dude is constantly injured. Meh on this signing. I would much rather see the sign some someone younger. There's gotta be some decent dude in the D-League worth a look right?

    I'm kinda surprised Pietrus didn't wait for a contender to make an offer.

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    He's even younger than Jose (by 4 months) but looks a lot more experienced because he played in some really good franchises . If he's not Butler 2.0 then it's bad news for Anderson...
    (Sorry for poor English )

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    Quote GhostDog wrote: View Post

    I'm kinda surprised Pietrus didn't wait for a contender to make an offer.
    He got offer from Spurs, but they only wanted him on 30 days contract so he chose more guaranteed offer
    (Sorry for poor English )

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    LA Lakers also wanted him glad we managed to snag him goodbye Mcguire.

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    This is an OK upgrade. It's like trading in a handful a pocket lint for a nickel.

    We went from a guy who shouldn't be playing in the NBA to a player who once did but not one single team in the NBA team wanted him. Basically, it's like a 10000% upgrade, but the end result is someone who nobody wanted.

    Edit: I stand corrected.. looks like other teams did want him, just not as badly. Analogy still applies though.
    Last edited by ebrian; Fri Nov 30th, 2012 at 09:11 AM.
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    Quote GhostDog wrote: View Post
    Pietrus is not really going to add anything. Yes, he's better than McGuire
    If he is better than McGuire...he is already adding something

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    This is an OK upgrade. It's like trading in a handful a pocket lint for a nickel..
    Since we lost 6 tough games against playoff teams by a Pennie, I'll take the nickel

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