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Old 02-17-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Educated guess - big men available? Not only specific to Raptors

So I keep reading the rumors and hearing the noise. Usually big men are at a serious premium. Just a few years ago a legit big man like Ben Gordo commanded serious dollars.

Whether its the cap / the CBA / the injuries / or perhaps the changing of the game to an outside in / zone d sort of tempo there really is more than above average rumors and potential available. Maybe a combo of above.

My estimate would be there are legit 4-5 big men in serious discussions to be moved. I wouldnt mind seeing the Raptors grab one as opposed to drafting one of the two highly rated C's (the Lithuanian and the Turk). Big men take time to develope so a proven C even with some flaws is something you can coach around.

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So what would be your educated guess ?

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Kaman - Clippers - available ? I guess yes

Nene - Nuggets - available ? I guess yes but depends on Melo move

Thabeet - Griz - available ? yes!

Oden - Blazers - available ? With LaMarcus' performance I say yes.

Pryzbilla - Blazers - available? Yes as per above if he wants to move.

Bynum - Lakers - available ? I guess no.

Curry - Knicks - available ? Yes!

Ming - Rockets - available? Yes I am pretty sure Rockets need to move his deal.

Cousin's - Kings - available? Maybe. I will hedge on this one to say it will take a lot.

Bargnani - Raptors - available? Maybe. I will hedge on this one and say it would take a lot.



None of these guys are the calibre of our Orlando superstar but there is some serious talent among this bunch (and some flaws).
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Educated guess - big men available? Not only specific to Raptors

Yao's contract is an expirer so there is no need for the Rockets to move him.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Educated guess - big men available? Not only specific to Raptors

Yes and its insured.

No the Rockets dont have to move him.

The question is will they ; I would say there is at least a 50 50 chance on it.

The Truth and Rumors website suggests the Golden State Warriors are taking serious looks at Ming and Oden ; I wonder if the Raptors are doing the same?
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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So I keep reading the rumors and hearing the noise. Usually big men are at a serious premium. Just a few years ago a legit big man like Ben Gordo commanded serious dollars.

Whether its the cap / the CBA / the injuries / or perhaps the changing of the game to an outside in / zone d sort of tempo there really is more than above average rumors and potential available. Maybe a combo of above.

My estimate would be there are legit 4-5 big men in serious discussions to be moved. I wouldnt mind seeing the Raptors grab one as opposed to drafting one of the two highly rated C's (the Lithuanian and the Turk). Big men take time to develope so a proven C even with some flaws is something you can coach around.

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So what would be your educated guess ?

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Kaman - Clippers - available ? I guess yes

Nene - Nuggets - available ? I guess yes but depends on Melo move

Thabeet - Griz - available ? yes! GONE

Oden - Blazers - available ? With LaMarcus' performance I say yes.

Pryzbilla - Blazers - available? GONE

Bynum - Lakers - available ? I guess no.

Curry - Knicks - available ? Yes!

Ming - Rockets - available? Yes I am pretty sure Rockets need to move his deal.

Cousin's - Kings - available? Maybe. I will hedge on this one to say it will take a lot.

Bargnani - Raptors - available? Maybe. I will hedge on this one and say it would take a lot.

None of these guys are the calibre of our Orlando superstar but there is some serious talent among this bunch (and some flaws).

2 gone and a couple moved I didnt expect.
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