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  • Stein: Raptors looking to sign Pietrius?

    Just saw on hoopshype that the raps may try and sign Pietrius. I think its a great idea with fields out for possibly 2 months. Pietrius can hold the fort down at SF, something we desperately need.

    Mod Edit - Source is Stein:

    Injury-ravaged Raptors, I'm told, have pondered making fresh run at Mickael Pietrus but, w/15 guaranteed deals, lean toward staying course
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/st...04013089030145
    Last edited by Arsenalist; Fri Nov 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM. Reason: S

  • #2
    I agree, I'd be happy with this. Can shoot and play D. I know BC is hesitant to do this because he has 15 guaranteed contracts, but could he not send Acy down to the DLeague to open up a spot?

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    • #3
      phillythekid wrote: View Post
      I agree, I'd be happy with this. Can shoot and play D. I know BC is hesitant to do this because he has 15 guaranteed contracts, but could he not send Acy down to the DLeague to open up a spot?
      No. Acy would remain a used roster spot.

      He'd have to cut someone with McGuire being most likely.

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      • #4
        Last season
        PER: 8.58
        3 point %: 33%
        FG: 38%
        FT: 65%


        FG attempts: 270
        3 point attempts: 182


        He loves shooting 3's but can't even do it efficiently. Look at his playoff numbers with the Celtics. Absolutely dreadful.

        http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nba/playe...RgU6?year=2011

        Just give the playing time to Ross who is better than Pietrus (thats how bad he is). Do not sign!
        Last edited by BD12; Fri Nov 16th, 2012, 11:40 AM.

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        • #5
          BD12 wrote: View Post
          Last season
          PER: 8.58
          3 point %: 33%
          FG: 38%
          FT: 65%


          FG attempts: 270
          3 point attempts: 182


          He loves shooting 3's but can't even do it efficiently. Look at his playoff numbers with the Celtics. Absolutely dreadful.

          http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nba/playe...RgU6?year=2011

          Just give the playing time to Ross who is better than Pietrus (thats how bad he is). This signing makes no sense at all.
          This is the answer.

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          • #6
            Matt52 wrote: View Post
            This is the answer.
            I wish they would play some more T Ross, I just don't see it happening. I saw a Casey interview from yesterday and he said Ross will have to play more time with the injuries we have. Hope he does play over Mcguire, we should feed him as much playing time as possible

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            • #7
              Pietrus would have been a good signing a few years ago when the Raps were rumoured to be interested, but at this point I'd rather see Ross get the bulk of the minutes with McGuire playing the back-up role until AA is back healthy. Even some big lineups with a trio of Davis, Jonas, Amir and Bargs would pose match-up problems (would likely have to play some zone D though).
              Heir, Prince of Cambridge

              If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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              • #8
                I saw yesterday a tweet from Stein saying the RAps were considering taking a run at Pietrus but are probably gonna stay the course since the already have 15 guaranteed spots. I thought DM wasn't guaranteed but what do I know. I'd rather have Dom anyway.
                Eh follow my TWITTER!

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                • #9
                  your pal,
                  ebrian

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                  • #10
                    I agree with you but Colangelo and Casey both want to WIN now even though the makeup of the roster is not constructed to be a win-now team. A young team like the Raptors need a veteran presence in the locker room although I think the Raptors signed the wrong "veterans" this offseason considering John Lucas and Anderson haven't been in the league that long and are major scrubs. Honestly, we should make a run for Kenyon Martin. The guy is pretty much begging any team to sign him and he fits the culture that the Raptors are trying to instill (hard-working, intensity, grit, etc.).

                    Once the playoffs are out of the picture, they should start trying out young guys but not right now.

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                    • #11
                      Didn't Pietrus fail a physical in Toronto last year, hence the reason we didn't sign him? Then the Celtics scooped him up, and he played relatively well for them.

                      Wonder if Pietrus would even consider signing in Toronto, or if he holds some animosity over last year.

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                      • #12
                        BD12 wrote: View Post
                        I agree with you but Colangelo and Casey both want to WIN now even though the makeup of the roster is not constructed to be a win-now team. A young team like the Raptors need a veteran presence in the locker room although I think the Raptors signed the wrong "veterans" this offseason considering John Lucas and Anderson haven't been in the league that long and are major scrubs. Honestly, we should make a run for Kenyon Martin. The guy is pretty much begging any team to sign him and he fits the culture that the Raptors are trying to instill (hard-working, intensity, grit, etc.).

                        Once the playoffs are out of the picture, they should start trying out young guys but not right now.
                        +1. Even the youngest teams need solid veteran presence, as cliche as it sounds. People always look at the success of OKC and think that they were just a bunch of young guys who grew into stars together. Look at te vets they had along the way though: Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolosha, and even Nenad Krstic. You need those guys too.

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                        • #13
                          I think that's the problem though. Of course everyone wants to WIN NOW. But you have to look at your roster and realistically manage expectations. My opinion is that playoff talk was always premature. I obviously couldn't have predicted Lowry and Fields getting hurt, but I really didn't expect us to make the playoffs this year. Mind you it would be NICE to squeak in, but when you have the GM and coach telling people that's what they're looking towards you're putting yourself in a situation to fail.

                          Colangelo SHOULD have gone out and said we're rebuilding but we expect to make major improvements. The problem was that he traded away our lottery pick so he couldn't use that language or his bosses would get really pissed off, especially after they just extended his contract. With Casey, I forgive him only because you can't tell your guys to work their ass off if you just told the rest of the world that you're in a rebuilding year.
                          your pal,
                          ebrian

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                          • #14
                            Well I don't see Ross getting a lot of minutes unless he starts going crazy in a good way. Two biggest reasons: BC's contract and no lotto pick. I don't see them letting Ross play through his mistakes. They need to win.
                            Eh follow my TWITTER!

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                            • #15
                              ebrian wrote: View Post
                              I think that's the problem though. Of course everyone wants to WIN NOW. But you have to look at your roster and realistically manage expectations. My opinion is that playoff talk was always premature. I obviously couldn't have predicted Lowry and Fields getting hurt, but I really didn't expect us to make the playoffs this year. Mind you it would be NICE to squeak in, but when you have the GM and coach telling people that's what they're looking towards you're putting yourself in a situation to fail.

                              Colangelo SHOULD have gone out and said we're rebuilding but we expect to make major improvements. The problem was that he traded away our lottery pick so he couldn't use that language or his bosses would get really pissed off, especially after they just extended his contract. With Casey, I forgive him only because you can't tell your guys to work their ass off if you just told the rest of the world that you're in a rebuilding year.
                              I didn't think they would make the playoffs either even with Lowry and Fields healthy. Look, Colangelo is trying to cover his own ass and just wants to get his contract extended. By fastening the "rebuild", he really has hurt this team in the short-term and long-term. We don't even play our rookies in crucial moments of the game even when they're playing well and when we play our veterans, we still lose. Long-term, we don't even have a draft pick and how are we supposed to develop Ross when he's playing behind our #1 option right now? This means that we're solely relying on Val to turn this team around and we know that won't happen since he'll always be the #4 option on offense with Lowry/Bargnani/DeRzoan in the lineup. Colangelo should just resign and let another GM take over because everything he did in the offseason reeks of desperation to save his job.
                              Last edited by BD12; Fri Nov 16th, 2012, 02:22 PM.

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