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    https://twitter.com/shamscharania/st...591652866?s=21

    Mind as well start this thread.


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      Worse version of JV to backup JV. Not a terrible idea.

      Would've rather gotten a defensive big but that would've required a trade which is complicated. None of the guys on the market are great on that end.

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        Shaolin Fantastic wrote: View Post
        Worse version of JV to backup JV. Not a terrible idea.

        Would've rather gotten a defensive big but that would've required a trade which is complicated. None of the guys on the market are great on that end.
        Yeah, from a system standpoint, you can plug Monroe in offensively for a lot of the stuff they would use JV for, just less range (still a good midrange shooter though).

        Defensively he's worse, but that shouldn't matter as much this year with our better perimeter defenders.

        Still kind of surprising, though. Not sure how many minutes will be open for him on a nightly basis.

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          white men can't jump wrote: View Post

          Still kind of surprising, though. Not sure how many minutes will be open for him on a nightly basis.
          Similar to what he got with Boston. Just under 20 minutes in a season and just under 10 in the playoffs.

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            white men can't jump wrote: View Post
            Yeah, from a system standpoint, you can plug Monroe in offensively for a lot of the stuff they would use JV for, just less range (still a good midrange shooter though).

            Defensively he's worse, but that shouldn't matter as much this year with our better perimeter defenders.

            Still kind of surprising, though. Not sure how many minutes will be open for him on a nightly basis.
            It's kind of like the Raps Biyombo FA signing, and Cousins to GSW this year. The rationale is probably that you sign on to a guaranteed playoff contender and hopefully get a chance to strut your stuff during the playoffs when all the NBA GMs are watching. Raps are poised for a deep run and Monroe is basically replacing Jakob, who got consistent minutes, so I think it's a pretty good gamble by Monroe & his agent.

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            • #7
              You deserve to start the thread. Good call.

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                Jclaw wrote: View Post
                You deserve to start the thread. Good call.
                Thank you lol


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                  I'm fine with the signing even if I kind of hope that Monroe won't find himself in the night in/night out rotation. The roster did have something of a hole for another big banging type of centre to prevent us from having to play Ibaka/Siaka exclusively against the bruisers of the league if JV ever finds himself in foul trouble or injured.

                  JV is better than Monroe offensively/defensively at this point but their strengths and weaknesses are pretty similar so in theory you should be able to plug and play Monroe with certain line ups and not worry too much about big changes to the scheme.

                  I'll withhold my final decision until I see the term & price but this seems like a pretty good depth pick up for the Raptors.

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                      I think if you put either JV and Monroe next to OG playing PF, you can hide some of their defensive limitations.

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                        Hotshot wrote: View Post
                        Similar to what he got with Boston. Just under 20 minutes in a season and just under 10 in the playoffs.
                        Not sure there's near-20 minutes every night. That would basically mean Ibaka playing little or no C. That would mean crunching minutes at the forward and wing spots to get Ibaka minutes.

                        More likely the opposite. Low minutes in the regular season, and possibly more in the playoffs depending on the matchup in a series.

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                          golden wrote: View Post
                          It's kind of like the Raps Biyombo FA signing, and Cousins to GSW this year. The rationale is probably that you sign on to a guaranteed playoff contender and hopefully get a chance to strut your stuff during the playoffs when all the NBA GMs are watching. Raps are poised for a deep run and Monroe is basically replacing Jakob, who got consistent minutes, so I think it's a pretty good gamble by Monroe & his agent.
                          Yeah, but even that is a gamble. If Monroe doesn't end up playing much in the regular season or playoffs, he doesn't help his stock at all going into a money-filled summer.

                          Maybe he actually just values winning because of all the shit years in Detroit early in his career.

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                          • #14
                            Masaii already looking ahead to that match up with GSW and Cousins in the finals LOL

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                              He offers high value considering what they paid vs. his talents. Sure, he's not perfect but that doesn't mean he's not useful.

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