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Old 06-08-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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I have a question for all the T.O. fans out there. What would you think of Toronto picking up Marcus Banks? He would be about 3-years/12 Million. It is a good deal considering he was traded to the Minnesota franchise supposedly being a "bad pick" and he comes out and averages 12 points and 4.7 assists in 40 games with the the T'Wolves. Lets get the views...
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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I'd love to see Banks in a Raptors uniform. He fits the umtempo style of play of the team he's a good drive-and-dish kind of point guard, which would benefit Bosh, Charlie, and the newly acquired Humphries. He steps up from time to time in terms of scoring as well. The best part about Banks' game is his defense, he has pretty long arms and he's very quick(the year he got drafted one scout said that whoever drafts him will automatically get the second quickest player in the league behind AI, which may have been a stretch but speaks volumes about his athleticism). I think he's a perfect fit.
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I don't understand this hype all of a sudden aaround Marcus Banks. I liked him when he was with Boston, then he gets traded to MInnesota plays decent and now he's the guy everybody wants.
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The hype is mainly because he's a young guy who's shown improvement every year, and now he's a free agent. He's not gonna have every team after him and start a bidding war, but there will be proably 6-8 teams who will at least give him some serious consideration.
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He'd be a good backup PG mainly due to his good aggressive defense but I don't see him ever becoming a good starting option. He isn't too good of a playmaker and he is prone to having some major brainfarts with shot selection.
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At this point in his career yeah, definetly a backup. Maybe the rest of his career, nobody knows for sure. He does have the potential to be a starter though, not necesarily one of the top points in the league, but a starter.
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Would rather spenmd the money on Jay Williams
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i've liked him since the draft..hes a solid pg IMO
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Would rather spenmd the money on Jay Williams

OK this is the problem with Jay Will.....

1. We don't know if he will be fully good enough for NBA play again. They said in workouts that he has a few things wrong still with his game.

2. Jay Will had the chance to come back near trade deadline and basically blew Toronto off. He could have came back but he wasn't ready but he obviously doesn't like Toronto very much and he is only coming back because of our new management. Not saying that is a bad thing that he is coming back, but I think we need to have heart right from the start.

3. With Marcus Banks, in Boston, he didn't get the min utes he expected to have. But since he joined Minnesota and took the starting role from Marko Jaric, he has displayed numbers no one thought he could.
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Jay Will had the chance to come back near trade deadline and basically blew Toronto off. He could have came back but he wasn't ready but he obviously doesn't like Toronto very much and he is only coming back because of our new management.

Actually he worked out for a couple of teams and his agent said he wasn't ready at that time. His agent said he would sit out till next year. SDo what if he's excited he see's a good oppurtunity. Just like the rest of us would jump at an oppurtunity top play for an up and coming team. I take Jay Will ove banks any day...b/c he's cheaper and could still fill the role just as well.
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I have a question for all the T.O. fans out there. What would you think of Toronto picking up Marcus Banks? He would be about 3-years/12 Million. It is a good deal considering he was traded to the Minnesota franchise supposedly being a "bad pick" and he comes out and averages 12 points and 4.7 assists in 40 games with the the T'Wolves. Lets get the views...


truth be told, he's already issued a statement through his agent that he will be seeking more than the MLE. He's hoping to get a 4-5 year deal at 24-26 mill.
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A healthy Jay Williams is better than Marcus Banks for sure. But its true that we don't know just how healthy he is. The fact that he has said he feels ready to play and he loves everything about Toronto tells me he's at least ready to join the team, because last year he didnt "blow off" Toronto, he just wasn't ready to return. Obviously it was the right move because he still isn't 100% right now. I think that the Raptors staff or any other staff of a team he works out for can do a pretty good job deciding whether he's ready or not.
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Hes a Shoot first 2nd pass point guard...has trouble finishing at time to the basket no thanks..i prefer to get telfair over him ..atleast he can pass.
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