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  • Would Josh Smith be a good fit in T.?

    Joe Kaiser thinks so

    Toronto Raptors: Smith for Andrea Bargnani, Ed Davis and a first-round pick

    Some would argue about Toronto being a "contender," but Raptors coach Dwayne Casey is known for his defense and the franchise spent the offseason restructuring its team to fit that approach. The Raptors also have the pieces to make such a deal. Smith would give Casey more of an athletic rebounder at the 4 to put next to highly touted rookie center Jonas Valanciunas and enable the team to move on from the perimeter-oriented Bargnani and still unproven Davis.

    Where Atlanta is concerned, it would add yet another shooter and scorer in Bargnani, who is signed through 2014-15, a big man with promise in Davis, and potentially a solid draft pick who would likely be somewhere in the middle of the first round.
    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story...ard-josh-smith

    I personally think AB is the better fit.
    @Chr1st1anL

  • #2
    People actually pay for Insider?

    And not that I care (AT ALL), but isn't this considered stealing?

    OT: I would love to have Josh here.

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    • #3
      Raps can't include a pick unless it is on draft day.... then Smith is a free agent.

      Hmmmmmm.

      Raps should just wait for off season when they can sign him as an UFA and keep Bargnani, ED, and any pick(s).

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      • #4
        Matt52 wrote: View Post
        Raps can't include a pick unless it is on draft day.... then Smith is a free agent.

        Hmmmmmm.

        Raps should just wait for off season when they can sign him as an UFA and keep Bargnani, ED, and any pick(s).
        What's the point of having both? I really don't see Josh Smith as anything but a 4 in this league.
        @Chr1st1anL

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        • #5
          Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
          What's the point of having both? I really don't see Josh Smith as anything but a 4 in this league.
          Same here. I'm guessing he's much more effective at the 4

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          • #6
            No way man...
            Peace. Positivity. Prosperity.

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            • #7
              remove the pick and sign me up. Smith is 26 an all-star and one of the best defenders in the league. A front court with him and JV would be unreal.

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              • #8
                Smith is actually really effective at the 3, you just need to understand that he doesn't have range on his shot. He could work with Bargs as a stretch 4. Unfortunately Bargs is the key to this deal. Bargs and Jonas are the only 2 players on the Raptors roster that I could see the Hawks possibly biting on in a trade for Smith.

                I also think better deals could be had for Smith. Denver could offer Gallinari and Mozgov since they now have Iggy at the 3. Mcgee, Smith, and Igoudala could be pretty lethal on the defensive end.
                Houston could offer a better package with rookie contract players like Motiejunas, Parsons, and Terrence Jones, plus Kevin Martin thrown in to make the money work. The Hawks get a C so they can move Horford to PF where he belongs, and they get 2 SF where they basically currently have none. This is assuming all those rookies look promising this year.

                Lots of other possibilities come to mind too. Not to mention I think Atlanta really wants to hang onto Smith, and it sounds like Smith likes the change of culture Danny Ferry brought. If we could get Smith for Bargs and Davis it would be criminal.

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                • #9
                  I don't like him on this team as it is constructed in a spursish "play the right way" mold and too often jsmoove would rather play his way.

                  That being said, for Andrea and Amir or Ed. Possibly, but no pick.
                  LET'S GO RAP-TORS!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
                    What's the point of having both? I really don't see Josh Smith as anything but a 4 in this league.
                    That is fair enough.

                    There are those who see him as a SF. I am on the fence. It would depend on the lineup around him. I don't see Smith as being the issue in the lineup, it is DD. Bargnani needs to relocate his 3pt touch, Lowry/Jose are fine but DD would need to be a deep threat or be replaced.

                    My only point is Bargnani and ED are assets. Why give them up for Smith who could leave 3 months later? If the Raps really wanted Smith, free agency is where they should get him as he is unrestricted and they will have the ability to sign him.

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                    • #11
                      He's a good all around player, but IMO he wouldn't resign in To, and Bargnani fits the offensive system much better

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                      • #12
                        I'd pull the trigger on the trade as long as it was a second round pick, I think giving up a first is too much. I also would have a hard time letting go of Bargnani, I've become too much of a homer for him and think he's as valuable as a lot of these marquis players (although I'm wrong and he likely isn't). Josh Smith would thrive under Casey, I don't have much doubt, and I also think his intensity along with Lowry is what would push this club in the right direction.
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                        • #13
                          Hmmm a perimeter oriented big that can actually make shots? or one that thinks he can?

                          No Brainer. No Way.

                          Im not saying Josh really perimeter oriented, but watching him shoot that long two possession after possession would be painful.

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                          • #14
                            SitnonDfence wrote: View Post
                            Hmmm a perimeter oriented big that can actually make shots? or one that thinks he can?

                            No Brainer. No Way.

                            Im not saying Josh really perimeter oriented, but watching him shoot that long two possession after possession would be painful.
                            Seriously, we'd become worse on offense than last year....we don't need more defensive-minded players. I mean we may in the future, but our D improved a lot last year, and with JV and Lowry, that should help provide a minor upgrade, with our only real hole at the 3...which I'm not convinced Josh Smith can defend full time. This article makes no sense to me. It clearly is a situation where both deals benefit the Hawks more. George may be the most talented player out of all mentioned. He's nearly as tall and just as athletic as Smith. Also, he actually can guard both wing positions well, and with his size could easily guard PFs in a couple of years (for spot minutes). In any case, both deals improve the Hawks depth and scoring by a lot, while they take those same things from TOR/INDY without significantly improving D or overall athleticism. He may be a better leaper than Bargs, but I think Bargs is actually better at using his quickness to score.

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                            • #15
                              Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
                              What's the point of having both? I really don't see Josh Smith as anything but a 4 in this league.
                              You keep all of your assests and that gives you the ability to trade some of them for the stud 3 we have all been crying for.

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