I'd like to see a draft pick coming back... Just for the principle of it all. (Colangelo burned a first rounder to get him and dump J.O.)
After that, move the pick again, I don't care but I thought it was pretty dumb to burn a pick to get O'Neil and then a half year later burn another pick to dump him. Ugh...
Marion still has game left, but I question how motivated he'll be going from a contender to a rebuild. His game relies heavily on hustle and effort, and I wonder how much of that is left in the late stages of his career (without that championship carrot dangling in front of him).
I'd rather them roll the dice on Josh Smith in a trade or see if Gerald Wallace really hates Toronto. Those two would deliver something on par or better than what Marion offered in his prime. Nash could make either of those guys look a lot better than they do right now.
I say no to Marion.. I like the idea of DWill and possibly Howard going to the West coast.. but for me it's a been there, done that. I'd put my money towards a top end SF if possible like a Granger, Gay or Josh Smith.
I would take Barbosa back though if it helps convince Nash to come on board
If you are just taking back Marion, then it is an absolute no-no. However, if you are getting back Marion and Roddy/#17 I think it is worth it (and heaven help me if you get the rights to Nick Calathes!). It is a win-win in terms of trying to win now and building for the future as the cost of Marion's contract is off set by 24 year old Roddy, #17 pick, and 23 year old Calathes. This would clear $12.2M of cap space for Dallas and then they could use their amnesty on Haywood creating another $8.3M next year.
So in summary:
Marion, Roddy, #17, and rights for Calathes for 2 second round picks.
Likely.... probably not.
Marion has always been the answer to our problems. The fact is he was already here and we let him go.
From a New York rag.... grain of salt needed.Toronto will be in direct competition with the Knicks for Steve Nash. But Nash is expected to look to sign with a bona fide contender, and the Knicks and Raptors don't fit that description. The Raptors are also a potential landing spot for Jeremy Lin. They like him and what he'd do for their attendance, but Toronto would have to "back-load" an offer to the restricted free agent, paying him gazillions in the final couple of years of a deal, and hope that the Knicks would not match. According to league sources, that's what the Raptors just might do if their Nash plan falls through. But considering that the Knicks have no other viable options at point guard, and Lin has been nothing short of a marketing dream, they're seen as a lock to match any offer.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...#ixzz1ukOj4CKd
I'm not sure where all these comments about playing for a contender are coming from. It makes a lot of sense, however, unless really close 'sources' to Nash are saying these things, it does not jive AT ALL with any comments Nash has publicly made about where he might play.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sun May 13th, 2012 at 07:21 AM.
It doesn't make sense for the Raptors to do that unless they suddenly like the idea of paying luxury tax.
IMO Jerryd Bayless and Ed Davis/Amir Johnson(hoping it's Amir) will be sent to the Suns for Nash.
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