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Old 06-28-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Garbajosa to sign with The Raptors

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Yahoo! Sports - Jorge Garbajosa has confirmed that he will come to the NBA next year and is expected to join the Toronto Raptors .

The Spaniard states that he will sign the contract on July 1.

The 6-8 forward spent four years with Benetton and collected the MVP award in the Coppa Italia.

Possible drafting of Andrea Bargnani will give us a log jam of front court players.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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quik catch GoRapz... c'mon man give other people a chance... lol... but whatever, he'll play the Bonner rule...
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:35 AM   #3
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Creating a logjam or not, it's a solid pickup. He can do the dirty work downlow and has a good outside game.
Nesterovic/Garbajosa/Sow
Bosh/Bargnani/Humphries
Pretty good, plus some room to make trades if desired.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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It sure looks like Pape Sow is being phased out of this team. Colangelo really wants no Babcock scrubs on this team.

Hopefully Garbage can have some kind of Nocioni-like impact on the Raptors. I see him as more of a JYD player who should get some decent minutes.

Kris Humphries and Pape Sow will likely have their asses glued to the bench for most of the season.


Charlie - Graham - Garbage
Bosh - Bargnani - Garbage - Humphries
Rasho - Bargnani - Sow

That's kind of how I think they will be used.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:36 AM   #5
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I have no idea about this guy so I'm not going to pretend like I do, hopefully he will come over cheaply and will make an impact. I don't really know anything else about him so I can't really even input my opinion about where his style of play will fit. I am hopeful that he can adjust to the NBA and help off the bench.

As for the drafting of Bargnani, he would play the center position, even if he isn't a natural center, he will still play it because of his size. We would have Rasho and Bargnani at center. Chris Bosh and Garbajosa seemingly at the power forward position. Charlie Villaneuva and Joey Graham at the small forward position.

It's not a log jam, it's just proper depth, that all good teams have, that we as Toronto fans are probably not used to. It is probably nice to have capable backups at each position for once.
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Colangelo=Gm of the century
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:37 AM   #7
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Possible drafting of Andrea Bargnani will give us a log jam of front court players.


I say they will draft Bargani, sign this chump and trade Villy.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:38 AM   #8
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Do the Raptors have any guards on their team?
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Do the Raptors have any guards on their team?

Jose Calderon is currently the starting point guard, Morris Peterson is the starting two guard. At backup point, we have Andre Barrett. Behind Peterson, I can't even think of whom we have, I don't think anyone, but I am very tired, so there is probably someone I am forgetting.
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I thought sham was just being sarcastic...
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #13
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I thought sham was just being sarcastic...

That's probably the case, but I am way too tired to figure that stuff out right now.
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The Raptors will definetly draft a backup 2-guard in the 2nd round. Whether it's James White, Bobby Jones, Denham Brown, Mike Gansey or whoever... one of them will get decent minutes with the Raptors next year.
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