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Re: Barnes hanging out in downtown with.... 

Post#41 » by Gavin_TDThree » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:21 pm

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tecumseh18 wrote:The office district is a weird place to "hang out", but the weather last night was perfect - until the rains game.

I really don't see how Freddie G (unguaranteed) and Dekker can make this roster, but they're fun guys to have around. "Scotland" Barnes indeed. :lol:


It's not like some massive district :lol: You clear it in 10 minutes.


Plus he lives in a condo near John and Front (my buddy bumped into him in the elevator), so walking towards Bay and stuff is at least a nice walk. Couple solid restaurants
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Post#42 » by OakleyDokely » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:24 pm

I'm sure that buyout is happening any second now....
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Post#43 » by Tor_Raps » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:38 pm

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MadDogSHWA wrote:Dragic can help us. Glad to see him acclimating.


Help us with what?


Building winning culture.
Shooting.
Scoring.
Mentorship.

Tor_Raps wrote:We would have tried harder to keep Lowry around if we were thinking in that direction


That's an assumption.


What's an assumption? Lol

Dragic is gone the first offer that satisfies Masai. I'm happy that he's being a pro about this situation though. He could have easily sulked.
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Post#44 » by djsunyc » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:49 pm

dragic wearing a sweater around his neck like a 1980's movie villian.
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Post#45 » by Rapsalot » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:56 pm

I like this but think a couple of these players won’t make roster.
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Post#46 » by PerfectJab » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:01 pm

djsunyc wrote:dragic wearing a sweater around his neck like a 1980's movie villian.


More like Carlton Banks
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Post#47 » by VanWest82 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:04 pm

ATLTimekeeper wrote:Team Negative will have to change tactics from Goran not wanting to be here to Goran is partying too much and a bad influence on our young players.


Could be though I'd put money on "Goran's stealing touches from Scottie and hurting his development" with casual mention of "fake wins" while we battle for a lower playoff seed.
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Post#48 » by lobosloboslobos » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm

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ATLTimekeeper wrote:Team Negative will have to change tactics from Goran not wanting to be here to Goran is partying too much and a bad influence on our young players.


Could be though I'd put money on "Goran's stealing touches from Scottie and hurting his development" with casual mention of "fake wins" while we battle for a lower playoff seed.


If he plays well we'll probably have a Freddie vs Goran deathmatch like the old Jose vs TJ days instead of 'wow our PGs are really good'
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Post#49 » by C_Money » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:28 pm

Mack11 wrote:some are surprised at seeing Goran there.. personally Im surprised to see Freddie there.. thought that dude is getting cut for sure

He could end up making the team just because he’s a Center and we only have 3 of them.
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Post#50 » by MadDogSHWA » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:37 pm

Tor_Raps wrote:
MadDogSHWA wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:
Help us with what?


Building winning culture.
Shooting.
Scoring.
Mentorship.

Tor_Raps wrote:We would have tried harder to keep Lowry around if we were thinking in that direction


That's an assumption.


What's an assumption?


The sentence I quoted.


Tor_Raps wrote:Dragic is gone the first offer that satisfies Masai.


That's an assumption.

I'm not saying these aren't perfectly logical and highly likely. I'm saying from a standpoint of actual evidence and critical thinking these are nothing more than assumptions.
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Post#51 » by C_Money » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:41 pm

Harcore Fenton Mun wrote:Tbh, I wouldn't be shocked if Dekker made the rotation. If he starts making shots, it's going to be hard to say no.


I think he’s probably getting cut. We signed Svi Mikailiuk to a 2 year deal. Ishmail Wainwright has “Nick Nurse player” written all over him and probably makes the team as well.
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Post#52 » by B-Ball Freak » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:45 pm

Barnes really looks like he will be Raptor fan favorite for a loong time and he'll love the city like Derozan did.
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Post#53 » by Basketball_Jones » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:53 pm

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ATLTimekeeper wrote:Team Negative will have to change tactics from Goran not wanting to be here to Goran is partying too much and a bad influence on our young players.


Could be though I'd put money on "Goran's stealing touches from Scottie and hurting his development" with casual mention of "fake wins" while we battle for a lower playoff seed.


That’d be funny. I’d say it’s more likely he takes minutes from GTR, who most aren’t too high on anyways. Drag will likely be annoying when he’s helping us win games when we are out of the playoff hunt. If he’s still around, if we don’t sit a bunch of players like we did last season.
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Post#54 » by Dalek » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:05 pm

Basketball_Jones wrote:
VanWest82 wrote:
ATLTimekeeper wrote:Team Negative will have to change tactics from Goran not wanting to be here to Goran is partying too much and a bad influence on our young players.


Could be though I'd put money on "Goran's stealing touches from Scottie and hurting his development" with casual mention of "fake wins" while we battle for a lower playoff seed.


That’d be funny. I’d say it’s more likely he takes minutes from GTR, who most aren’t too high on anyways. Drag will likely be annoying when he’s helping us win games when we are out of the playoff hunt. If he’s still around, if we don’t sit a bunch of players like we did last season.


While him being in Toronto is a positive as well as hanging out with the team, nothing is guaranteed that he is staying around. He could have been here to meet with his agent and the FO to work out the plan.

It is really hard to envision him as a starter considering the spend on GTR. As a bench SG he would have chemistry with Precious but Flynn's dad will be "MAD".
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Post#55 » by HangTime » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:09 pm

When was the last time training camp was actually in Toronto?
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Post#56 » by Son Goku 25 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:10 pm

Would be absolutely hilarious if Goran impresses and stays and we end up in the playoffs. Then you have massive threads discussing Fred Flintstone vs Goran threads would be classic Raptor material.

Thankfully our FO is beyond that and will manage and prevent this lol
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Post#57 » by bongmarley » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:16 pm

stop with the buyout crap. he is here for now just enjoy, he will help the team
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Post#58 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:21 pm

C_Money wrote:I think he’s probably getting cut. We signed Svi Mikailiuk to a 2 year deal. Ishmail Wainwright has “Nick Nurse player” written all over him and probably makes the team as well.

I kind of see Ish as G league fodder until he's up to speed. Dekker's got that height, if he's over 34% from three he's going to be hard to supplant.

I love Ish long term though, he's a steal machine. He's just probably on a different path. Maybe after we figure out the Goran situation, by the second half of the year.
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Post#59 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:48 pm

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Post#60 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:55 pm

The only people surprised at Goran showing up are the ones who believe made up rumours. He was always showing up and cleared the air on his slovenian comments weeks ago.

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