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Thread: Will Barbosa be a good fit for our young guys?

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    Default Will Barbosa be a good fit for our young guys?

    He is not happy with not playing in Boston and stated that on a radio station according to espn rumour central. I think his style of play will work great with kyle and will be a great roll model for the young guys.

    Also when he was let go, I thought the idea was to eventually get him back.

    What do you guys think?

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    While I did like Barbosa being our spark off the bench having him would seriously destroy Ross's minutes. Im hoping we get something going towards that Wilson Chandlet rumor Feb has to hurry up and get here.

    Seriously he isnt happy in Boston? you know despote record a lot of players that come here tend to like it Toronto is a great place just need to get a winning culture started.

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    Didn't hear about the Chandler rumor. But yeah, Feb. do need to get here soon.

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    Chandler rumor?
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    He's going to eat Ross' minutes, no thanks. A team like this with Toronto's record, it's time to start developing the young guys. Unlikely playoffs are to happen for Toronto, for the teams in the East playoff picture are above .500.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    He's going to eat Ross' minutes, no thanks. A team like this with Toronto's record, it's time to start developing the young guys. Unlikely playoffs are to happen for Toronto, for the teams in the East playoff picture are above .500.
    Was watching the hockey central last night where they were talking about Edmonton Oilers. They were saying that now that they have been in rebuild mode for 5-6 years now, it's time to stop the rebuild mode and start the win mode. I think that needs to be the mentality of the Raps now. Seems like they have been in rebuild since Carter left. That's a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG tIME

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    Oilers have a TON of talent. Raptors don't.

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    yeah the oilers have rebuilt with very good lottery picks. Not picking 9th-12th range for the past few years.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    Oilers have a TON of talent. Raptors don't.
    Don't you mean " Oilers have a better GM?"

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    there's that too
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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Was watching the hockey central last night where they were talking about Edmonton Oilers. They were saying that now that they have been in rebuild mode for 5-6 years now, it's time to stop the rebuild mode and start the win mode. I think that needs to be the mentality of the Raps now. Seems like they have been in rebuild since Carter left. That's a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG tIME
    +1.

    I think we need to pull off a trade, let go some of our young good players and get back a star or two. We have a whole lot of young good players (DeMar, Ross, JV, Amir, Ed, Fields, Lowry) so losing some to get a star back is not that much bad. Win now mode.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Don't you mean " Oilers have a better GM?"
    If by better you mean got lucky in the lottery, repeatedly, if you care to investigate.

    Just like those that shout out about following the OKC "model". Do they realize:

    1. That if the NBA doesn't change the eligibilty rules, KD would likely have been in the draft we got Bargs. OKC lucked out and that part of the model can't be replicated.
    2. Portland took Oden at #1, and KD fell to them. Because of the general "ya gotta draft big" concept, if Seattle (OKC) wins the lottery, they likely have taken Oden. They actually lucked out getting the #2!
    3. Tanking, as many propose the Raps should do for as long as it takes to get lucky in the lottery, and get lucky to draft the next superstar, cost Seattle it's team. That is to say, tanking so badly got them KD and Westbrook, but the benefit didn't go to the city that tanked. Which city would you like your tanked Raptors to move to?

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    Barbosa is never a good fit with young players. It's why we traded him. He doesn't pass, he's undersized, and playing him meant taking minutes from Demar, and now would also mean Ross getting less run. I see no benefit to getting Barbosa unless you have season tickets and he attracts hot Brazilian women to the games.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Was watching the hockey central last night where they were talking about Edmonton Oilers. They were saying that now that they have been in rebuild mode for 5-6 years now, it's time to stop the rebuild mode and start the win mode. I think that needs to be the mentality of the Raps now. Seems like they have been in rebuild since Carter left. That's a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG tIME
    Come on now, you do remember Bosh and the playoffs right? We scrapped rebuilding (some say too early) and did the win mode, if you follow the team, this is what they call the treadmill analogy. Going into win mode to early cost us talent, we traded picks for win now players(who did not always pan out), or got to select only when the good ones were off the board.
    Last edited by BasketballCrush; Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote charlesnba23 wrote: View Post
    +1.

    I think we need to pull off a trade, let go some of our young good players and get back a star or two. We have a whole lot of young good players (DeMar, Ross, JV, Amir, Ed, Fields, Lowry) so losing some to get a star back is not that much bad. Win now mode.
    All the teams that want to trade stars for the Raps good young players, please form a line to the right.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    He is not happy with not playing in Boston and stated that on a radio station according to espn rumour central. I think his style of play will work great with kyle and will be a great roll model for the young guys.

    Also when he was let go, I thought the idea was to eventually get him back.

    What do you guys think?
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    Bumping this old thread because I am watching last night's Warriors game and LEANDRO BARBOSA just keyed a second quarter comeback.

    He's an easy player to like and it is great to see him playing a meaningful role on a great team after he was looking for a contract during the World Cup this summer.

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    Quote symbot wrote: View Post
    Bumping this old thread because I am watching last night's Warriors game and LEANDRO BARBOSA just keyed a second quarter comeback.

    He's an easy player to like and it is great to see him playing a meaningful role on a great team after he was looking for a contract during the World Cup this summer.
    Plus he'd be a great role model for our young brazilians to learn from
    A key that opens many locks is a master key, but a lock that gets open by many keys is just a shitty lock

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Barbosa is never a good fit with young players. It's why we traded him. He doesn't pass, he's undersized, and playing him meant taking minutes from Demar, and now would also mean Ross getting less run. I see no benefit to getting Barbosa unless you have season tickets and he attracts hot Brazilian women to the games.
    You make it sound like there are zero benefits to signing him

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Barbosa is never a good fit with young players. It's why we traded him. He doesn't pass, he's undersized, and playing him meant taking minutes from Demar, and now would also mean Ross getting less run. I see no benefit to getting Barbosa unless you have season tickets and he attracts hot Brazilian women to the games.
    There's no woman as Brazilian woman! most beautiful women on the planet mm.

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