1. Use the pick for solid bench;
2. No need to "rush" new player (or Val);
3. Can use 2012 draft choice + existing player(s) for another major signing/trade (Eg Calderon+1st for Parker or Rondo or Mayo or ?????????);
4. IF we make solid improvements (& a lot stars align -Eg Howard to LA or GS) -would this appeal to Deron Williams?
I know I am dreaming, but beats the hell out of planning for 2013 lotery.
Nash from 5 years ago for sure. Nash in 2012 at the age of 38, not really. Also is it really fair to Nash to put pressure on him (at 38) to lift this team to a playoff team. I think Nash deserves to go to a contender (if he wants to).
Last edited by Mapko; Thu Mar 1st, 2012 at 12:33 AM.
So now that we're out of the WC race we shouldn't expect anything to happen today right?
Somebody wake me up on march 15
Calderon is a great person, a loyal teammate, a consummate professional, and all those rosy stuff, but since this is a business, they're not reasons to hold onto an aging $10 million man in the final year of his contract, while fully knowing he's not the PG of our future. If there are offers of 2012 first round picks involved with Calderon, we need to seriously consider them.
You can eventually have too much youth on a team, to the point where it is a detriment to the development of said youth. (See Washington Wizards)
A Top 20 pick could net us a quality player. Or it could net us a complete bust, and then we traded our second best player for nothing. Bummer.
I'm not saying don't trade Jose. And I'm not saying not to trade him for a pick.
What I am saying, is make sure we get the absolute best deal possible for a Guaranteed Starter in the NBA. And a Top 20 pick is NOT the best deal we can get for him. I promise you that.
If we wait until next season to address Calderon's future in Toronto, I would assume he'd be worth less in trade talks since he'd be considered a rental player. Or if we don't trade him at all next season, we run the risk of losing him to free agency for nothing.
I definitely agree with Joey that he's worth more than a mid/late 1st-rounder, and I think it's pretty obvious that Raptor management feels the same way, or he'd have been gone long ago.
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Bosh's situation was horribly mishandled by Colangelo (in hindsight, of course). I'd hate to see that happen again.
A sign-and-trade on Joses expired contract is always an option as well. So even once he's expired and we get the Cap Space, we can still capitalize on his leaving. If that is the situation.
To just move him for the sake of moving him will NOT do justice to what Jose means to this team, nor will it do justice to what Jose is as a player.
Bosh and Calderons situations can't even be compared, in my opinion.Bosh's situation was horribly mishandled by Colangelo (in hindsight, of course). I'd hate to see that happen again.
But yes, in Hindsight, thats VERY easy to say.
man i was so pumped for today and now its just dragging on zzzzzzzzzzzz
The difference with Bosh's situation is that I personally believe Colangelo wanted him to re-sign. But in Calderon's case, it seems obvious that Colangelo doesn't see him as our long-term PG.
As for the quality of the draft, I heard about some scouts recent opinions, but I wouldn't call it a league-wide consensus opinion. There is still a TON of college ball left to be played before any concluding statements can be made. But based on the influence of the lockout alone, it's fair to assume that the 2012 draft will be deeper than 2011 and 2013.
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