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Morning Coffee – June 14


Toronto Sun

Love the Reggie Evans for Jason Kapono deal by Bryan Colangelo. That’s getting something for nothing. Kapono is fine if you want a skills competition shooter. Evans is just about the meanest big body the Raptors have had since Charles Oakley …

Super shooter Stephen Curry won’t work out for the Raptors. He is expecting to be picked in the NBA draft before the Raps choose ninth …


?Toronto officials maintain they will do everything possible to re-sign Chris Bosh, one of the coveted free agents of 2010. Miami, though, might be willing to offer Michael Beasley for Bosh if the Raptors are interested.

Miami Herald

The Heat’s interest in Chris Bosh apparently is mutual. A friend of the Toronto power forward said Bosh has interest in playing for Miami, which would love to add him via trade this summer or free agency in 2010.

Bosh assuredly will dismiss any report linking him to another team because he doesn’t want to upset the Raptors and doesn’t need to decide his future for 13 months. But the friend said playing in Miami appeals to him.

With Bosh announcing he will test free agency in 2010, a competing executive who spoke to Raptors president Bryan Colangelo said Toronto appears open to considering offers for Bosh and likely would consider a package that includes Michael Beasley — if the Heat overcomes reluctance to trade Beasley.

Lancaster Online

Ray Allen he’s not, but the Sixers took a major step toward improving their anemic outside shooting by trading Reggie Evans to the Toronto Raptors for Jason Kapono. A 6-8 small forward, Kapono makes three-pointers at a 45.4 percent clip, tying him with former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr for the best career percentage. He also won the three-point shooting contest at the 2007 and 2008 NBA all-star games.


The Toronto Raptors are a team with too many questions. Because they finished the 2008-09 season finished so well for them, the front office seems pretty convinced that the current roster has the capacity to win some games. The only problem is that because the Raps started—and continued on for most of the year—so poorly, it’s hard to gauge whether Bryan Colangelo’s got himself a Dr. Jekyll or a Mr. Hyde. That’s why this summer he’s got so many decisions to make. We could see an almost identical team return to the court next season, or there could be half a roster’s worth of new guys.


From Colangelo’s perspective it would allow him to extra good, albeit not equal value, for CB4 all the while moving Bosh to the Western Conference. It also addresses the Raptors dire need for a 2/3 who can play defence and also attack the rim and create off the bounce. Be it Bowen, Oberto or the Red Rocket, each guy would add something to this current Raptors team. Originally when I thought of this idea I pictured Oberto in a Raps uni as I viewed him as a serviceable veteran big man who could easily develop some chemistry with Bargnani. After a little research however, I discovered that Oberto just recently underwent a procedure on his heart to correct his irregular heartbeat. I’m no doctor but to quote the Clipse, this sounds “kinda like a big deal”.

Arin It Out

9th overall – Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke – Henderson would definitely be a shot in the arm to this team.  Is he the 9th best player in this draft class?  No, probably not, but who’s to really say with this class.  Henderson is the child of a former NBA player, so he knows how to carry himself and would be a great addition to the Raptors.

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