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Old 07-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Raptors sign Rasho Nesterovic

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed free-agent centre Rasho Nesterovic (RAH-show Neh-STARE-oh-vitch). Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.


"Rasho brings us back a great veteran presence who has a familiarity with our coaching staff and several players. His leadership and personality will be great assets for this team," said Bryan Colangelo, Raptors President and General Manager.


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Old 07-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Good signing for the Raptors, they need a big man that can guard Centers and anchor a defense because Andrea Bargnani and Chris Bosh are both bigs that get pushed around in the post by many many players and they are incapable of anchoring anything defensively.

Not to mention, Rasho brings tons of playoff experience for the Raptors.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #3
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Good signing for the Raptors, they need a big man that can guard Centers and anchor a defense because Andrea Bargnani and Chris Bosh are both bigs that get pushed around in the post by many many players and they are incapable of anchoring anything defensively.

Not to mention, Rasho brings tons of playoff experience for the Raptors.

Bosh > Guarding Centers than Rasho... and that's not saying alot. Rasho's forte was never defense.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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My all time favourite Rasho moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kASqfmnXSJg
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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On April 2, 2008 at 7:34PM EST, Nesterović hit his first three point shot ever in the regular season, with a pump fake, for a buzzer beater against the Atlanta Hawks, in Atlanta. Watch this historical moment, its importance paralleled only to the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:50 PM   #6
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Bosh > Guarding Centers than Rasho... and that's not saying alot. Rasho's forte was never defense.

Do you watch basketball? Do you know what defense is? That was one retarded statement by you. But I guess it's expected...
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Bosh > Guarding Centers than Rasho... and that's not saying alot. Rasho's forte was never defense.
Funny when defense is pretty much the only thing Rasho has been known for. It's not like he was a rebounding and offensive juggernaut.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
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Haven't seen Rasho play in a while. But he was pretty valuable in his time with the Raps then....

Good lord he's already 33.... damn I feel old.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:08 PM   #9
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Rasho's defense is overrated he's getting older and was never quick or athletic to begin with. He's good at positioning himself and wacking the ball away before the offensive player can make a move but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets some DNP- CD this year. Shoulda brought Pops back, IMO.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:12 PM   #10
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Rasho's defense is overrated he's getting older and was never quick or athletic to begin with. He's good at positioning himself and wacking the ball away before the offensive player can make a move but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets some DNP- CD this year. Shoulda brought Pops back, IMO.

How is it overrated? Players rave about it. Coaches talk about it. And more importantly, stats prove it as well. So how exactly is it overrated? Just because you don't understand how to play defense and what positional defense actually is, doesn't mean he is not good at it. God, you're one ignorant prick! Learn the game before you comment on it...
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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Air Rasho is back to Canada! I want to see all these old avatars back in the forum :)
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:36 PM   #12
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My all time favourite Rasho moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kASqfmnXSJg
ALMOST AS GOOD AS THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNwrfwi0JLE
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:43 PM   #13
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Rasho! Rasho! Rasho!

Great signing. The Raptors are having a good offseason, more or less.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:49 PM   #14
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And the Raptor train keeps chugging along ...chooo chooo...
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:06 PM   #15
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Back to the playoffs for sure, last year was a fluke for Rasho
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