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Old 07-16-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

As expected, James Johnson is no longer on the team.

as per Marc Stein via twitter...
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

What a joke. We trade a first rounder to get the guy, and we trade him away for a 2nd rounder.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder



HE WAS OUR BEST SF

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

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HE WAS OUR BEST SF

Not only that, he was our best defensive player. Seriously, **** this team.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

Hey look, another case of mismanagement of assets!

Shouldn't a bad young team with no star talent try to hang onto solid cheap rotation guys like Johnson and Bayless?

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Old 07-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

So, we traded a first rounder for a meaningless year and a half of James Johnson and a 2nd round pick?



edit: to be fair, apparently this move was to "free up cap space", so I guess I should hold off on judging this move too harshly until we see what the next move is. But as of now, it gets a big pee-ewwww from me.
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

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PG Bayless (23 yrs) - 3 mil, 6 mil total commit, 17.7 PER
SF Johnson (25 yrs) - 2.8 mil, 14.5 PER
SF Weems (26 yrs) - 2 mil, 4 mil total commit, 10.2 PER

Combined 7.8 mil next season, 12.8 mil total commit, average age 24.66, average PER 14.1

PG Calderon (31 yrs) - 10.5 mil, 16.7 PER
SF Fields (24 ys) - 6.3 mil, 19.9 mil total commit, 12.0 PER,
SF Kleiza (27 yrs) - 4.6 mil, 9.2 mil total commit, 12.4 PER

Combined 21.4 mil next season, 39.7 mil total commit, average age 27.3, average PER 13.7

saw this on realgm, lol...
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

It's so stupid. And everyone said they'd rather have James Johnson than Norris Cole (who the pick turned out to be), but i'd rather have Norris Cole than some random 2nd rounder who will likelynever amount to anything.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

I wasn't in favor of trading the 1st round pick for James Johnson either, but I was pleasantly surprised with his game last year. But now flipping him for a 2nd rounder is just laughable.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

I'm not mad that JJ is gone but i'm disappointed we could have only flipped him for a 2nd rounder...was his value that low?? Or maybe this is part of a plan that brings over a more established SF?

I wouldn't think too much of this trade though...Yeah JJ was our best perimeter defender but lets be real who else did we have on the roster? Kleiza?? Forbes?? JJ's a dime a dozen player that was noted for his D cuz his offense was a complete train wreck

JJ's a scrub who plays hard...i'm sure if Casey saw real talent in him he'd still be here regardless of whats happened in the past
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

So we trade a 1st for him, he improves and then we trade him for a 2nd?


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So we trade a 1st for him, he improves and then we trade him for a 2nd?


exactly what i'm saying. I was also one who was against the initial trade to bring him here. But then he proved himself to be a solid piece for us, and being that we are a young rebuilding team a guy we could've held on to for a little while. Instead we overpay a guy who is only 1 year younger, being paid twice as much and marginally better overall, at best.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #13
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

what is up with us and 2nd round picks. FIrst barbosa and now this, freaking dissapointing.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 AM   #14
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what is up with us and 2nd round picks. FIrst barbosa and now this, freaking dissapointing.

Its the raptors...deal with it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #15
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Default Re: Raptors trade James Johnson to Kings for a 2nd rounder

Defense in todays game is all about team play. Who cares what you can do individually, it takes a team to be effective.

JJ was very good as an individual defensive player. He was fun to watch swatting balls away and coming from no where. But he was a rogue player. As casey Said, he was just good enough to have a coach fired.

So as flashy as JJ was he was a problem for a defensive coach trying to establish a system. So though I liked seeing those blocks, at the end of the day it was all flash and nobody wins with flash. It entertains. And from fans here I would hope that most of you would see that.

So from my perspective I don't care about what he gets paid so much as I care about allowing Casey to develop a strong defensive core that will actually result in wins.

Watching Fields play I think he fits the mold as a defensive systems guy who has some offense. A balance is needed, so regardless of what we all consider a certain player is worth, it can only be measured by how he fits into the system.

This years MVP will actually be Casey. A coach who knows what he wants, knows what he needs to see his vision come to fruition.

JJ did not fit, and it's always a good move to find a better fit. And good luck to JJ.
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