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bagelred 08-11-2010 04:33 PM

TRADE: Raptors send Marco Belinelli to Hornets for Julian Wright
 
Quote:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5455472

The Hornets didn't stop there. NBA front office sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that in a separate deal, the team agreed to send swingman Julian Wright to Toronto for Raptors guard Marco Belinelli. That deal, like the four-team trade, was also expected to be completed Wednesday.

It's a Blockbuster.

stalf 08-11-2010 04:34 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
**** sakes i liked belinelli

boozehound 08-11-2010 04:35 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bagelred
It's a Blockbuster.

yeah, I saw this on espn embedded in the other trade story. Meh. I guess it gives them a 2 guard to go along with ariza on the wings, but meh nonetheless.

Droid101 08-11-2010 04:37 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
...what?

Why does Toronto do this deal? Aren't they both on rookie contracts? Both third year players? Wright makes a bit less but come on, Belinelli is shooting almost 40% on threes for his career.

boozehound 08-11-2010 04:41 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Droid101
...what?

Why does Toronto do this deal? Aren't they both on rookie contracts? Both third year players? Wright makes a bit less but come on, Belinelli is shooting almost 40% on threes for his career.

I guess they think derozan and weem are better suited at the 2 (as was marco). Wright gives them more length.

DaniloGallinari 08-11-2010 05:10 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
I'm excited. This might mean that Belinelli actually gets a chance to show his stuff. Come on now! He's lean, long, pretty quick for his height and he can shoot the lights out. He never gets playing time, so he never gets consistent confidence to back his game up.

He might be weak defensively, but he's better than Peja at this point.

gasolina 08-11-2010 05:20 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Well at least the Raps gain someone who could defend.

sipitri 08-11-2010 05:49 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Belinelli is a great player when he's on, not a good defender but a good overall offensive player. He never had the chance of play heavy minutes though. I hope he can be at least part of the NO rotation.

qrich 08-11-2010 05:50 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Wasn't Juju thought to be a fast paced player that does nothing but dunk? Should be fun to watch him with Demar & Weems

Rowe 08-11-2010 05:52 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qrich
Wasn't Juju thought to be a fast paced player that does nothing but dunk? Should be fun to watch him with Demar & Weems


Yep.

Hes trying to make his mark as a defender, but you can only be on the court for so long if you can't do anything on offense.

If you put a great passing PG in Toronto, they're going to be finishing alley oops all game.

Dolphin 08-11-2010 05:53 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Had a man crush on Wright when he was at Kansas. Thought he was a top 5 draft pick based on ability....now he has a chance to prove his worth.

Rendezvous32 08-11-2010 05:54 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Chris Paul could use some more shooters, especially since Peja is washed up.

sipitri 08-11-2010 05:54 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
He plays good defense on himself too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTqVjbEFh_s

Kujo 08-11-2010 06:03 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Julian Wright has been a horror show in the NBA so far. He should have stayed in college longer. He hasn't improved one bit.

As a Raps fan, I would rather have Belinelli. At least he's shown more promise.

Man, if we could have only gotten Collison. I'd feel a lot better about this team.

PowerGlove 08-11-2010 06:07 PM

Re: TRADE NEWS: Raptors/Hornets trade
 
Marco is about to tear up the west, now paul has a legit shooter to kick out to.


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