Salmons would be our best wing player if he was on our team, but to give up a first rounder and Bargs for him would be a bad trade.
Bargs straight up, simply to fill our needs for a wing player would be good.
Id rather give up JK and something else though.
Why are we talking about this? Salmons doesn't want to play in Canada and Colangelo won't trade for people who don't want to play here. He's a good player and would help us a lot, even if he is playing over his head, but it will never happen unless he miraculously has a change of heart. Imagine we had him instead of Fred Jones, we would be in a different situation right now I bet. Anyways it will never happen so let's stop talking about it. /thread.
He looks o.k, but i don't really see him being the answer unless you get him without costing your team someone like Bargnani and a first rounder. Sure Bargnani is looking lost in the offensive zone at this time, but there's no denying his value in the defensive zone. I think he can grow into a real game changer in the defensive zone and because of his mobility is becoming more valuable with our new commitment to defence. Lack of practice time is messing up his offence right now and you wouldn't get true value if you were to shop him. If he were to stay off the 3 point line and start playing more on the blocks his value would increase tremendously and no one would be talking about his failings. Hopefully with practice time he gets back to playing in the paint like earlier in the year. That's where he belongs.
Bargnani + 1st I wouldn't do unless it's Salmons and Thompson coming back. No way for Salmons alone especially since that 1st round pick might end up being in the lottery.
Bargnani alone though? I'd strongly consider it and probably do it. Below-average big man for slightly above-average swing man? Why not? The only reason not to do it is if you think the Raptors can either get something better (plausible) or Bargnani still can become something good (yea right).
BC needs to keep some of those draft picks. Even if he has trouble using them, we need to keep some of them. Every year their are diamonds to be found. I don't want BC shopping on the other side of the Atlantic because we have no picks to use on this side.
BC needs to keep some of those draft picks. Even if he has trouble using them, we need to keep some of them. Every year their are diamonds to be found. I don't want BC to shopping on the other side of the Atlantic because we have no picks to use on this side.
Yes it seems like so long since Raptor fans have looked forward to a meaningful draft. Obviously you would deal the pick for a significant upgrade now but I'd prefer some more young talent on the team.
I would not trade Bargnani for Salmons straight up. 7'0, highly skilled first overall draft pick, 23 years old, always regarded as a project, showing a lot of flashes of quality 3 seasons into his career, for a 29-year-old journeyman swingman having the only impressive season of his career? That's the kind of deal that would get us laughed at around the league. Salmons for Bargnani and a first is a pure insult and should have been rejected out of hand with as many swearwords as possible. Maybe I'd give a second look to Salmons and a first for Bargnani, but I'd rather be looking elsewhere.
Perhaps so. But that's what the Raptors should be selling, not some schmuck who would need to be bundled with a first round pick to even be maybe worth John Salmons. It damages the Raps to even have such stupid rumours out there.