With Amir, the hope is that he stays healthy, and produces at the same efficiency he showed last year.
With Evans, the hope would be that he improves his shot.
With Cousins, the hope would be that he matures mentally.
So when evaluating this trade, how is one set of "hopes" less of a gamble than the other? In both scenarios, if they work, they're great. If they don't, they're terrible.
But when you add in the talent factor into the evaluations, the combination of Evans and Cousins have far more talent than Bargnani and Amir.
Last edited by Nilanka; Tue Apr 24th, 2012 at 11:29 AM.
One of the biggest knuckleheads in the league (Rasheed Wallace) was able to control himself to the point where he was a legit asset on a championship calibre team.
Bargnani shouldn't be traded. He's got the most talent of the whole team. Unless we get an all-star back, or a high lotto pick along with a starter, I wouldn't consider it. Bargnani is aiming for an all-star season. He's got high basketball IQ and would pair up well with Jonas.
Derozan is an athletic scorer that doesn't do much else. I actually value James Johnson higher than Derozan simply because Johnson brings in a whole game package (rebounds, steals, blocks). Neither are good passers. But Derozan has more value as the 1st/2nd option of this team towards other teams.
I think Ed Davis just needs minutes. That's by trading Amir.
To Sacramento: Demar Derozan + Amir Johnson
To Toronto: Tyreke Evans + Mid-Late Orlando 1st rounder
To Orlando: Jimmer Fredette
and then flip Jimmer F. to Orlando or Miami for their late first rounder. If this allows us to draft a guy like Royce White or Tony Mitchell, that'd be a great value pick.
Last edited by changv10; Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 10:17 AM.
Tyreke needs to get out of Sac-town,,,but he's way too overrated. Thinks about this, Thornton is a better 2-guard and Thomas is a better 1-guard than Tyreke. He's not even a starter caliber talent on one of the worst teams in the league and you want him in T.O.?
-"You canít run from me. I mean, my heart donít bleed Kool-Aid."
-"ďI ainít no diva! I donít have no blond hair, red hair. Iím Reggie Evans.Ē
i'd flip bargs for cousins in a heartbeat
What would it take to get Evans from Sacramento if Toronto was including Derozan, would Toronto want to take a chance on Evans?
Evans value is really lowÖ I donít think Toronto gives up DeMar for EvansÖ I think they have the better guy.
If it was just based on basketball, I'd take Evans hands down.
Unfortunately, there are other issues to consider when looking at Tyreke.
If it was 1 for 1 trade, I think I'd take Evans.
Sacramento is a really toxic environment. A change could do Evans a world of wonders. That would be a judgement BC and co. would have to make.
But from a strictly basketball perspective I think it is a no-brainer.
Factoring in the 'other' elements, it becomes cloudy.
This is just my opinion, of course.
Tyreke Evans contract isn't being renewed by Sacramento. Although it's been a bumpy ride for Evans, he was the roy 2 years ago and he has shown flashes of brilliance along with some not so brilliant moments. If we can pick him up, our back-court will be set for the next 10 years. Then possibly draft a sf or sg in the draft and see what happens next season. So my question to you guys is would you want Evans in a raptors uniform next season? And if so, what do we need to give up to get him?
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