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  • #46
    But given the sudden depletion of the roster, you'd think some playing time would be on the table.

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    • #47
      golden wrote: View Post
      That's the drawback with the Raptors having too much, so-called depth. The buyout guys want guaranteed PT as a top priority since they're playing for their next contract. Teams like Detroit, Philly, Pacers have obvious spots they can fill.
      And yet Cleveland and golden state had no problem with end of bench guys signing the last 4 years..the "ring chasers"

      I guess those teams were guaranteed finalists whereas we're in an absolute dogfight
      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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      • #48
        SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
        But given the sudden depletion of the roster, you'd think some playing time would be on the table.
        Yeah but you can't get starting minutes in Toronto. You can in Indiana and Detroit.

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        • #49
          Ugh...

          Matthews and Ellington are the kind of players who would perfectly fit the Raptors system. Not good news.

          Hopefully the ones left and available would prefer the Raptors with aspirations for a title run vs. their playing time in preparation for their next contract.

          Masai stated that he would be aggressive in pursuing players from the BO, he is on clock.

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          • #50
            Sign Randolph and Melo.

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            • #51
              The Claw Reborn wrote: View Post
              Ugh...

              Matthews and Ellington are the kind of players who would perfectly fit the Raptors system. Not good news.

              Hopefully the ones left and available would prefer the Raptors with aspirations for a title run vs. their playing time in preparation for their next contract.

              Masai stated that he would be aggressive in pursuing players from the BO, he is on clock.
              He can be as aggressive as he wants, players make their own choice and both of them went to non-contenders.

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              • #52
                A.I wrote: View Post
                He can be as aggressive as he wants, players make their own choice and both of them went to non-contenders.
                Same narrative (not you) but some stating that Masai will stand pat because trades may not be available. Next thing we know, he was more than just counting his gray hair in front of a mirror.

                Masai is not you and me, he has clout with some of these players. Its a matter of how aggressive he is convincing them to join the Raptors title run

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                • #53
                  KeonClark wrote: View Post
                  And yet Cleveland and golden state had no problem with end of bench guys signing the last 4 years..the "ring chasers"

                  I guess those teams were guaranteed finalists whereas we're in an absolute dogfight
                  Those ring chasers are usually pretty washed. Useful guys like Bellinelli and Ilyasova went to Philly for playing time last year and they got lots of it. It helped them both get multi-year contracts.

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                  • #54
                    With Ellington out.. how about Sauce?

                    Only 34.4% from 3 this year, but shot 40% last year.

                    44.8% on wide open 3's.. and he'll get plenty of those opportunities on Toronto.


                    Bring him home?

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                    • #55
                      I'm a fan of Malcolm Miller. Loved what i saw from his last year. He would've been a rotation player this year if not for the injury. Glad that hes back and healthy.

                      As for the buy out market - there's not a lot out there. They need a big and a couple more shooters.
                      What it do baybeeee!!

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                      • #56
                        I also think they need a Point-Guard big time. Lowry and Freddy can be brittle and if we lose one of them to injury we're in trouble.

                        Should go get Teodosic
                        ==Glad to have doubted the doubters==

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                        • #57
                          planetmars wrote: View Post
                          With Ellington out.. how about Sauce?

                          Only 34.4% from 3 this year, but shot 40% last year.

                          44.8% on wide open 3's.. and he'll get plenty of those opportunities on Toronto.


                          Bring him home?
                          Sure to play the cj miles 11th guy role..but I'd prefer basketball players over specialists. Hes a glorified Brady heslip
                          It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                          • #58
                            KeonClark wrote: View Post
                            Sure to play the cj miles 11th guy role..but I'd prefer basketball players over specialists. Hes a glorified Brady heslip
                            Lots of slim pickings now for shooters.

                            Lots of nice bigs though: Kanter, Gortat, Lopez, ZBO.

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                            • #59
                              None of those guys really interests me.

                              Lee is an inconstent shooter.

                              Casspi is a terrible shooter. McLemore is meh. Morris from i've heard suffered a spinal injury or somethi g.

                              The Hawks the other day said that they're not waiving anynof their veteran players.

                              So there's not a lot of options.
                              What it do baybeeee!!

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                              • #60
                                inthepaint wrote: View Post
                                I also think they need a Point-Guard big time. Lowry and Freddy can be brittle and if we lose one of them to injury we're in trouble.

                                Should go get Teodosic
                                Yep. You need 1 extra PG and 1 extra big in case of injury. A combo guard and 4/5 who can rebound would be nice, in addition to the proverbial 3-pt gunslinger.

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