dalton749 wrote: Rapsfan07 wrote: polo007 wrote:
Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill are joined by TSN Basketball Insider Jack Armstrong to get his take on what the future is for some of the Raptors major free-agent players.
If Vanvleet isn't taking $15M per then its better to sign and trade him. I really don't want to waste time with one year deal for Ibaka either. This team needs a C for the present and future and I don't think its worth the risk for Ibaka to not cash in on what has been the greatest couple of years in his career. The only way you bring back Ibaka and Vanvleet is if they're signing reasonably priced deals AND the intent is to trade them.
Marc is done and if we're going to try to keep him on a cheap deal, we would be better served making that offer to Giles, Noel or Hernangomez. Really, the only thing I'd be offering Gasol is the veterans minimum as a third string C.
I really, really think we should be exploring the trade market seriously for Turner, Oladipo and Holiday.
I'd also think really hard about that TOR-GSW-PHI deal. We aren't going to get more than that for Lowry, he gets to finish his career at home and we have a pick and scoring wing to help us through the rebuild OR to be traded for the next available superstar.
I really don’t want to take on wiggins. I would rather just deal with philly directly and do Lowry for horford, thybulle, 21st pick or something along those lines.
Lowry is happy going to philly and maybe they consider hiring Adrian Griffin or one of our guys as the next coach.
We get a solid Center to fill in the hole, can pay fvv and hopefully ibaka then take the training wheels off of norm, TD, OG And see what we’ve got, along with a few other draft picks that would be coming in.
My brother, you would rather:
1) take on Horford who is almost a full decade older than Wiggins and is declining, AND
2) take the 21st pick instead of the 2nd overall pick? Thybulle does not come close to covering the gap between those two picks
Not to mention, a scoring wing will always have some kind of value in the league, not mention the chance he may increase his value here. Teams like Charlotte, NYK, Chicago & Detroit could use a guy like that, should we choose to move him down the road.
Idk. I'm not a huge fan of Wiggins but there's way too much potential upside to a deal like this, which is really what we should be focusing on since there's a very real chance we'll be rebuilding soon.