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    By waiving McGuire, Toronto lost his only pure SF in the roster. Pietrus, Field, Anderson, DeRozan and Ross are all SG. They can give you some minutes at the SF but none of them are the answer.

    Kleiza has the body and the skills to be a SF, but he's been used also as a PF.

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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    I wonder how long this "honeymoon" lasts?
    When's our next game?

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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    I wonder how long this "honeymoon" lasts?
    +1 They'll be a Pietrus witch hunt before the end of this season. Book it!

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    I think Pietrus can be a regular in the rotation and should start until Fields comes back. It was nice to have a capable 3 point shooter on the floor and also to have a solid defender. He isn't the athlete he once was but he still have great hands and he's a very good team defender. 4 man rotation at the wing of Demar, Ross, Pietrus and Fields is fine until we can get a real long term SF.

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    Pietrus sucks, that's why nobody signed him. Give him a few games.

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    Quote b2kelly wrote: View Post
    Pietrus sucks, that's why nobody signed him. Give him a few games.
    Doesn't have to be amazing just has to stretch the opposing teams defense with them having to respect the fact that Pietrus left open could drain a 3 in their face. Dominic never did that at all nobody guarded him at all actually.

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    I"m not sure why everyone isn't more excited about this. Peitrus, even old Pietrus, is way better than some of the D leaguers we've been putting out there. If nothing else he is a guy who is used to winning and who can shoot threes. We don't need much from him, we just need a guy who can be a threat from the corner to open up some space and who can play average D. Pietrus brings that and may even be a good veteran voice in our very inexperienced locker room: he did go to the conference finals last year with the Celtics and played in the finals with the Magic. That's a good resume on a team with a bunch of guys who have made the playoffs. Great signing in my opinion, hopefully this will mean the end of Kleiza seeing heavy minutes too.
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    Quote Raśl wrote: View Post
    By waiving McGuire, Toronto lost his only pure SF in the roster. Pietrus, Field, Anderson, DeRozan and Ross are all SG. They can give you some minutes at the SF but none of them are the answer.

    Kleiza has the body and the skills to be a SF, but he's been used also as a PF.
    Thats not true. Look at Iggy, he's 6'6" and he plays SF. Double A can play both positions, Pietrus has played the 3 for many teams and it hasn't been a problem for him, Fields can play both positions as well(better suited as a SF tho), and Derozan and ross are mostly SG's that can play some SF occasionally.

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    Quote b2kelly wrote: View Post
    Pietrus sucks, that's why nobody signed him. Give him a few games.
    He doesn't suck. He's a Vet that can knock down 3's and defend. He's made some huge shots in the playoffs in the past. Just cause no one signs a certain player doesn't mean he "sucks". It just doesn't work like that

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    I agree, I still feel if Landry comes back to his regular shooting form, plays AT LEAST like he did in pre-season, we'll get some really good minutes out of him. I still expect him to be the starter.
    Real competition for minutes at that spot will be positive. Perhaps ross and Landry can get some minutes at 2 also. kyle and Jose playing pg and sg does not work over extended minutes.

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    i've warmed up a little to the idea of pietrus, tho i still think BC should have made a trade rather than scour the bargain bin. i do like pietrus' attitude towards playing here and you can't really argue that he isn't better than any of our other SF's tho there's a joke in there that i won't bother touching.

    i think the thing i like about the signing the most is the locker room presence he brings and what having him there will do for Ross. pietrus is your typical "3 and D" player much like what they have envisioned for ross. i think ross has more potential offensively than just a guy wandering the 3 point line, but i digress. Ross can learn a lot from Pietrus and i hope air france takes him under his wing a little.
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    Pietrus is the smartest idiot at the small forward position. Was there really a point to this move, or is it necessary for Colangelo to appear active in his contract year?
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    He doesn't suck. He's a Vet that can knock down 3's and defend. He's made some huge shots in the playoffs in the past. Just cause no one signs a certain player doesn't mean he "sucks". It just doesn't work like that
    Agreed. Barbosa took awhile to get signed, and still has so much left in his game.

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    Signing Barbosa would destroy Ross's minutes.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Signing Barbosa would destroy Ross's minutes.
    no one said to sign barbosa...

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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    Lets not get carried away by his 1 st game. That being said though, the fact that he is calm and composed(things people attribute to experience) could mean that it's because he hasn't been on the Raptors team. It'll be interesting to see how he behaves after maybe 10 games.
    Good point.

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    Mind you, that I wasn't praising him. It's just it seemed like his presence had this team playing at a calmer pace. I had sensed the raptors were going to win the game from the last couple minutes of the fourth.

    I think, he is a keeper for he is a respectable 3-point threat, a solid defender, and a veteran - a useful one at that, compared to Magloire, Carter, Butler - bringing things to this team it most obviously lacks.

    Also, I do agree with Raul and his comment on, by waiving McGuire, he was our only 'pure' small forward. Now, obviously if injuries weren't the case, Anderson, Fields, Kleiza all capable playing at that position, but they aren't guys who started out playing at that position, or are ONLY capable of playing there. Casey has mentioned over time though that these players are just playing position, the guard, the wings, and the bigs. Only one wing has been producing so far this season.

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