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Old 09-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

Currently our depth chart is as follows.
1. Lowry/Augistin/Buycks
2. Derozan/Ross
3. Rudy Gay/Fields/Novak
4. Amir/Hansborough/
5. Val/Gray/Acy
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

Trading Rudy Gay, tanking, drafting Andrew Wiggins.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Trading Rudy Gay, tanking, drafting Andrew Wiggins.
Im on the same page, you can add trading Lowry and Demar to that list.

This team will always be average/below average if they keep on this path. I'd like to see a complete overhaul, with the only two players remaining are Val and possibly Amir.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

A part of me wants to see how this would play out with a Val/Gay/Lowy core. Trade Amir for picks, and grab a big off the waivers if needed. Because as we all know, this is no longer a big man's league so you can survive with just one (in our case Val) as long as you are strong enough in the SG/SF positions. Having said that, trade Demar at all costs. Perhaps package him up with Amir for a legit 2 guard. With what we currently have on the roster it would take a whole hell of a lot more than a move or 2 to make us a contender, so I won't even rack my brain up by going on trade machine to try and figure it out. lol
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

To make the Raptors a contender, they'd have to trade Aaron Gray for LeBron.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

^^ Even THAT might not be enough. Put Lebron in there and we'd probably be a 4-5 seed. And a very beatable one at that.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

Sad but true.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:01 AM   #8
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

I think we could be title contenders with Lebron. He is that good. But that is the only player in the league that could make this team a true contender.

With the current roster I would play bron at the 4.
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

There is no 2 or 3 players currently available that would make this team a "contender" - I assume the reference is to Championship only...i.e. Miami Heat.

There are a number of players available that would make this team a "contender" in terms of 5th perhaps 4th in the east not only this year but for a number of years.

The question is would the trades ever happen with the talent in return ? Would the organization be willing to pay luxury tax ? Could the deals work out based on cap rules ? I doubt it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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Lebron and Drake are tight........
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: What trade(s) would make us a title condender.

I think that realistically we should feature Val in the paint this year and have everyone else on the trading block. We are once again (on paper) a fringe playoff team/first round elimination.
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^^ Even THAT might not be enough. Put Lebron in there and we'd probably be a 4-5 seed. And a very beatable one at that.

Lol that's so stupid. You're obviously an idiot. Did you not see the cavs team Lebron brought to the finals??

Nowhere near players of Gay and Lowry's stature. A great player like Lebron makes everyone around him so much better.

You're telling me a lineup of

Lowry
Derozan
Gay
Lebron
Valanciunas

with Hansborough, Novak, Amir and Ross off the bench isn't at least a top two team in the East?

I would take that team over the nets and definitely over the Heat without Lebron.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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Lol that's so stupid. You're obviously an idiot. Did you not see the cavs team Lebron brought to the finals??

Nowhere near players of Gay and Lowry's stature. A great player like Lebron makes everyone around him so much better.

You're telling me a lineup of

Lowry
Derozan
Gay
Lebron
Valanciunas

with Hansborough, Novak, Amir and Ross off the bench isn't at least a top two team in the East?

I would take that team over the nets and definitely over the Heat without Lebron.

Exactly, but what we should talk about realistic trades ^^
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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Exactly, but what we should talk about realistic trades ^^
Wha? so we're not getting LeBron? ...

Wiggins imo is our way out of this mess. We need to drop all this dead weight (that's not getting us anywhere), and rebuild around a young star like Andrew.

AND, the fact that he's from the gta and WANTS to play for the Raptors, makes it such a rare opportunity for this organization.
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"snip".....AND, the fact that he's from the gta and WANTS to play for the Raptors, makes it such a rare opportunity for this organization.

This is a really interesting question. I dont know how to answer this.


For 20 years it "seemed" like the Toronto Blue Jays went out of their way to avoid bringing in the "Canadian home-boi" to the team despite the constant rumours and potential wishes of the fans. Larry Walker ? nope. Shawn Hill in the early days ? nope. Erik Bedard ? Nope. Paul Quantill ? Nope.

Did it serve them well ? I dunno - mixed bag at best I guess.

The Maple Leafs have always said they "want those hoemgrown southern Ontario Superstars ala Gretzky.. but could never get the timing just right.

Would Wiggens really work here in the Toronto Market or would it be way too much pressure to be "the man" from rookie day one onwards.... ???
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