Nash to the raptors and the ripple effect
Seems to be an increasing possibility that the Toronto Raptors may sign Nash, maybe just rumours, but if it is the case and they do bring him for 3 years and let him retire in Toronto, what are the raps looking at in terms of the draft, and then what do they do with Calderon. I feel like their style's of play are pretty similar, nash plays faster and is more creative, but they would certainly not be much of a change of pace.
I'm torn as I love Nash, and it would certainly be huge for attendance, fan hype etc. I also like Calderon and the fact that he is an expirer next year. He had a very good year and maybe the raps could get somebody good for him. I feel like if the raps get Nash then calderon is sure to leave and they probably keep bayless as he is so young, though inconsistent and injury prone. They need to let bayless be the Barbosa type role player, let him score and be the combo guard he is.
I also really like the idea of Dragic, as I feel he is actually the best fit as the starting point guard.
Anyway, if we bring in nash and he takes the reigns who do we draft, Lamb, perry III? Who's skillset fits best next to Nash's.
Which players in particular on the squad would benefit the most from playing with nash. lamb at 2 and move Derozen to 3
A line-up of
nash, bayless Forbes
Lamb bayless Derozen Forbes
Bargs Ed Davis JJ/ Kleiza
Val Amir Gray
Or draft Perry III and play him at 3, as his star potential is probably higher than Lamb, but then again, so is his bust potential.
Val and Derozen would really probably really see huge benefits from playing with Nash
Nice to speculate as the draft is getting near.
Last edited by barkleynash : 05-18-2012 at 11:51 AM.