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stoopidraptor 06-07-2006 10:48 PM

Some more Trade Rumors..
Okay, word out of Washington is...that they are willing to part ways with Brendan Haywood, Jarvis Hayes and Ethan Thomas...okay...who wouldn't want these guys on their team...Ethan and Haywood can bang...and Hayes is a baller...I would take him over Joey Graham anyday..

Chamberlain 06-07-2006 11:33 PM

I'd be okay with any of those players joining the team. I'm not sure about Haywood/Thomas' contracts, but if there reasonable they could be good pickups. It all comes down to what kind of team BC is trying to build. It seems as though he enjoys the uptempo pace and small lineups, but any team needs bigs right?

I could see Etan Thomas fitting in, with a role similiar to that of Kurt Thomas/Brian Grant on the suns. He's strong as a bull, can run the floor, and can rebound(not to mention a little bit of scoring from offensive rebounds).

Haywood on the other hand isn't as athletic, but he is a 7footer with a big frame. I just don't see him fitting in with the Raptors. If they were to acquire a big from the Wizards, Thomas would be the better fit.

As far as Joey Graham vs Jarvis Hayes goes, I think Hayes is the better all around player, as of right now, but I'd rather Joey for the Raps. I think he has more time to develop, and while his offense isn't up to par with Hayes, his defense is, and thats what Toronto needs. Not taking anything away from Hayes' defense, it just isn't on the same level as Grahams. Joey is a true defender and will be for the next 10+ years.

T-Low 06-08-2006 11:55 AM

Etan Thomas and Brendan Haywood have huge contracts right now. That is the basic reason why Wizards payroll is overr the salary cap. The hard part is if I HAD to take one of them, I would prolly take Haywood cause he is more experiences to pressure situations and it brings us someone who can make a run at Shaq when he is playing. But Etan Thomas is younger. I Don't know. I guess it depends on the contract.

Dr.Funk 06-08-2006 01:38 PM

I like Hayes but I'll stick with Graham and Thomas and Haywood have shitty contracts so no thanks.

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