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  • jimmie
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    Chandler is probably the best overall talent option on that list, and he fits a need in Toronto, but I'd still be wary of planning around him as the long-term starting SF, which is essentially what you'd be doing, because I think he's going to command a pretty decent salary. He looks pretty good at 14/5/2, but if people are looking to make the SF spot one of the top producers/franchise-type spots on the team, I don't know that Chandler's the guy. Might be better gambling on a Barnes, Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones type on a rookie contract and hope they end up being a 20/5/5 guy. I'd definitely do both (sign Chandler and draft a SF) but I don't think that would be economically wise.

    Patty Mills at the right price would be way better as a backup PG than either Bayless or Carter.

    I think more and more that Weems will be back with the club before this season is over. I know you can't take production in the Euroleague as proof that he'll be improved in the NBA, but he looks like he's playing more of a team game and taking more leadership over there. If nothing else, he's as good as Butler or Forbes, and will still probably come at a reasonable price. Just no more than a 3-year contract, please.

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  • ceez
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    We need more talent and just about every position. The idea of signing chandler but not drafting a stud SF if they're there is silly. A big reason we're not winning many games is because our bench is so meh.

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  • NoPropsneeded
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    i'd rather draft an SF then sign chandler. Chandler, Jv, DD, Bargnani will make us a mediocre team again, we need to score big in the draft with a superstar SF to push us over the edge.

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  • TheGloveinRapsUniform
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    I actually dont mind having JJ as the starting SF PROVIDED they get a scoring PG, Demar ups his avg to 20-25 a game, and Bargnani and JV at the frontcourt.

    JJ is a hard-nosed defender, like a young Battier, with more athleticism. I dont mind him not scoring, as long as the other 4 are.

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  • Bendit
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    Yes to Chandler and as has been suggested the Raps can do creative things with their draft pick. I dont understand this need to sign Weems as some crutch for DD. The relationship didnt do anything for Weems last year and if DD needs daily emotional uplift then we may have the wrong guy. This is the big time and his third year.

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  • Nilanka
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    Definitely sign me up for Chandler. No need to use our lottery pick on a SF if we nab Chandler. He'll easily be our starter of the future, with either Kleiza or Johnson backing him up.

    Our top 10 pick can then be packaged for additional pieces, or maybe even traded down in hopes of drafting Kabongo.

    I'd like to see Weems back, mainly because I'm curious about his new found abilities (his friendship with DeRozan helps too). But I'd want both Barbosa and Bayless gone. Weems is a SG, not a SF. So if he's retained, he should be splitting minutes with DeRozan.

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  • NoPropsneeded
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    it would be good to have weems back for DeMar's sake.

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  • saints91
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    How about Aaron Brooks? Might be a nice pairing with Calderon

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  • Maleko
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    Chandler definitely, I would be open to Weems coming back in if the rumours of game development are true, and I like Patty Mills, but I don't see BC waiving current players to get any of them BESIDES Chandler, unless he is freeing up slots via trades.

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  • Mack North
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    Chandler is the only one I'd like to see here, but I'm not sure I want it to happen.

    Patty Mills? I never saw her play college ball. Is she trying to be the first woman in the NBA?

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  • mcHAPPY
    started a topic HoopsWorld.com: Free Agency, Round 2

    HoopsWorld.com: Free Agency, Round 2


    Source: HoosWorld.com


    This touches on a topic discussed in the Small Forward Discussion thread.


    The only teams with any significant cap space to offer a contract would be Indiana, Sacramento, and Toronto.


    Any of these players interest you?
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