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Old 06-13-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting positions!

Well, we're probably not re-signing Delfino. So we have a chance to spend part of our MLE on Pietrus or Azubuike. I don't know if either will come within our range, but they are a couple of the possible options...
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

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Well, we're probably not re-signing Delfino. So we have a chance to spend part of our MLE on Pietrus or Azubuike. I don't know if either will come within our range, but they are a couple of the possible options...

pietrus would be a nice acquisition, however, i think he'll be looking for more than the MLE. It wouldn't surprise me if he stays in GS, he seems to thrive off the crowd there.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

I like moon better than pietrus, but i would liek azubukie...

he got an offensive mentallity..
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

We need guys that can play d....
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:47 AM   #5
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And Piertrus has the ability to do that.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting positions!

Very little interest in Pietrus, I don't think he's any kind of significant upgrade over Delfino yet he'll probably cost twice as much. Azubuike is a nice offensive player, but some team desperate for a scorer will like him enough that he'll be even more out of the Raptors' range.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:12 AM   #7
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting positions!

We need a major shakeup in the starting rotation to go deeper in the Playoffs next year. I don't see either of those as significant enough to do that taking into account what they would cost in salaries.
The Small forward and Center positions is where we need to land very good starters at. CB4 is untouchable and I'd keep Jose or TJ. After that, no one is safe on that roster IMO.
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Very little interest in Pietrus, I don't think he's any kind of significant upgrade over Delfino yet he'll probably cost twice as much. Azubuike is a nice offensive player, but some team desperate for a scorer will like him enough that he'll be even more out of the Raptors' range.

Barely an upgrade over Delfino is right.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

I think the Warriors will re sign Azubuike for sure. He can give good production for a backup swing for a good price. Pietrus is alright but I won't be wetting myself if Toronto signs him.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting positions!

Pietrus would be an upgrade over our wings....but he's not the total answer that's for sure. Good defender and athletic. Look at what Delfino did with opportunity and mins.....same jump you'd see with Pietrus if he got mins. We had to have close to the lowest production from our starting SG, SF and C in the league! Three freakin' positions. Looking objectively at this team, we need a lot of work.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting positions!

The defense that Pietrus brings is something that could be a huge upgrade for the Raps. He would instantly become our best defener.
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

If we get Pietrus, and assume that's he's a starter for us, we can start Kapono ahead of Parker at SG.. that way scoring and defense will be balanced
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Default Re: A couple of Warriors are available for backup slots or possibly starting position

According to some of the rumors floating around, AP is one of the guys we're looking to get rid of.
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According to some of the rumors floating around, AP is one of the guys we're looking to get rid of.


I haven't heard that at all.
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If we get Pietrus, and assume that's he's a starter for us, we can start Kapono ahead of Parker at SG.. that way scoring and defense will be balanced

Parker is a better scorer than Kapono.
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