If Bargs comes back healthy before the deadline and a team is desperate I would rather just get a draft pick or 2 for him. Calderon as well. I don't really don't like the names that are floating around right now as a return. Most are either terrible contracts or come with their own baggage. Sometimes the best return you can get is a clean slate. Amnestying Kleiza, and then retooling around Lowry, DD, Ross, Davis and JV with a few draft choices may be a better return than an overpriced veteran. Unless better options become available, I would go this route. Just my opinion though.
Bargnani/Ed Davis + Caldy + 2nd rounder for Zach Randolph (according to rumours he is available)
Randolph would do more for this team than Gay could ever (if we to select either player)
I think Randolph will help our team emmensely due to what he does close to the rim. If somehow Bargnani doesn't get traded, he will be great off of the bench or even complimentary to Randolph to some extent.
I think that could be scary if Memphis had Bledsoe off the bench. They get depth at the 4. Someone who can replace Gay in the wing rotation somehow.
Odom expiring at the end of the season keeps them out of the luxury tax next year and they can compete this year.
Do the Clippers really want to mess with that chemistry right now?
just random thought.
raptors gets : rudy gay, j. bayless, T. outlaw
raptors sends: andrea bargnani, d. derozan, k. lowry
kings gets: a. bargnani, k. lowry
kings sends: T. outlaw, james johnson, tyreke evans
memphis gets: tyreke evans, d. derozan, james johnson
memphis sends: rudy gay, j. bayless
if Kings are not getting enough for tyreke evans, then add picks from memphis..
T. Outlaw is for salary dump for kings. (not sure if he is considered as salary dump, but just threw in there..)
we don't break our main core with calderon and ed davis. resign with calderon for cheaper and longer.
memphis will save money from gay to derozan and gets an asset (tyreke) as well.
Last edited by coolmo; 01-11-2013 at 11:47 AM. Reason: double posts.
So the Raptors give up DeMar, Andrea (albeit currently useless), and Lowry for basically just Rudy Gay? Haven't we seen Bayless and Calderon before? And Travis Outlaw? I think I just threw up in my mouth.
and even if he doesn't, we have to pay a lot to keep him here.
and I am concerned about his injuries as well.
bargnani is salary dump for us now. i believe he doesn't have much value right now. So is demar since we have better defensive player and better shooter in Ross (this is just my thought)
well, it's just my opinion though.. could be wrong.
I wonder if giving up Ross for Eric Bledsoe is an option for the Raptors' brass.
"That's like a trophy to me," Cousins said. "Taking a team no players really want to go to, a team considered the worst in the league, and through all the struggle and all the negativity, they found the way to win. I want to put Sacramento back on the map. I want to be an instrumental part of things changing here."
i want this man in a raptors uni.