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.
So what would be your educated guess ?
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).