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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    If we trade for Josh Smith, will he still be an RFA? Meaning the Raptors can match any offer he gets next season?

    Jose and Bargnani for Pau
    Demar and Amir for Smith
    Josh Smith is unrestricted.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Josh Smith is unrestricted.
    Thanks.

    So if next season the Raps offer this much and ATL decides to match, he doesnt necessarily have to go back to ATL?

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    Thanks.

    So if next season the Raps offer this much and ATL decides to match, he doesnt necessarily have to go back to ATL?
    Correct. He's free to go where ever he wants, for whatever salary he wants.

    So if we trade for him this season, we could lose him this summer for nothing.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Correct. He's free to go where ever he wants, for whatever salary he wants.

    So if we trade for him this season, we could lose him this summer for nothing.
    If we acquire him, can't we offer him to sign a max extension?

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    Sure but whether this would be wise is still open to debate.

    I for one, would not offer him a max contract.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    If we acquire him, can't we offer him to sign a max extension?
    We could offer, but he doesn't have to accept the offer.
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    I don't think we qualify as a tread mill team. We have okay-good financial flexibility, and a bunch of young players that could amount to something. However, I could be argued that building around bosh was a recipe for the treadmill.
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    Quote ezz_bee wrote: View Post
    I don't think we qualify as a tread mill team. We have okay-good financial flexibility, and a bunch of young players that could amount to something. However, I could be argued that building around bosh was a recipe for the treadmill.
    I would have agreed with you 100% at the start of the season, but I worry that the big contract handed to DeRozan is a sign that once again BC is building around a false-star player (Bosh, Bargnani and now DeRozan). If DeRozan becomes the face of the franchise and is hailed as a cornerstone to build around, then I think this team will be stuck on the playoff bubble treadmill for the next few years. I'm worried the average Raptors fan will drink the BC kool-aid and buy into the DeRozan hype... we already see quite a bit of it around these parts!

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