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    Amir Johnson the PF of the future for us?

    With the Rudy Gay trade and losing Davis I thought we would have to find a good PF to replace him because I've always seen Amir as a great man to have off the bench, but could he be our guy going forward? He can stretch the defence with his mid-range shot, hustles, rebounds, plays defence.

    I personally think with Barg rumors going that BC should try and trade for vets, expiring contracts, or draft picks and just keep the main line of Lowry, Demar, Gay, Amir, Val and see how they play.

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    if not Amir somebody very much like him but perhaps a little bulkier. i think it's particularly important if Lowry, Derozan, Gay are a permanent fixture in the starting lineup that they have somebody of that mould doing the dirty work and cleaning up on the glass. more important than upgrading offensively, that's for sure.
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    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor17 View Post
    With the Rudy Gay trade and losing Davis I thought we would have to find a good PF to replace him because I've always seen Amir as a great man to have off the bench, but could he be our guy going forward? He can stretch the defence with his mid-range shot, hustles, rebounds, plays defence.

    I personally think with Barg rumors going that BC should try and trade for vets, expiring contracts, or draft picks and just keep the main line of Lowry, Demar, Gay, Amir, Val and see how they play.

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    Yeah he's a solid starter. I think we need more depth at the C position. In the long run, I don't think Aaron Gray fits in with our team nor our team identity. Drummond would have been a great fit if BC wasn't so short-sighted.

    He's only 25, if he continues to improve his mid-range and his free throws, he'll be a solid starter for any team in this league.

    Right now, with Calderon's departure, Amir is unquestionably the heart and soul of the Raptors.
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    Amir is the IDEAL 1st big off the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsSon View Post
    Amir is the IDEAL 1st big off the bench.
    This.

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    I'd like someone better but he's a solid stop-gap for now


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    I'm comfortable with him starting or coming off the bench. If BC can upgrade that position, then great, if not, Its not a huge problem right now.


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    I want him on the team though, no doubt. As freakazoid said, right now he's the heart and soul of the Raptors. I'd still like to upgrade our bigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmath View Post
    I'm comfortable with him starting or coming off the bench. If BC can upgrade that position, then great, if not, Its not a huge problem right now.
    It's never a problem when we're the David trying to knock off the Goliaths. But it becomes a problem when we start playing meaningful games and teams start preparing for our weaknesses. Right now we have some real weakness in our front court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freakazoid View Post
    Yeah he's a solid starter. I think we need more depth at the C position. In the long run, I don't think Aaron Gray fits in with our team nor our team identity. Drummond would have been a great fit if BC wasn't so short-sighted.

    He's only 25, if he continues to improve his mid-range and his free throws, he'll be a solid starter for any team in this league.

    Right now, with Calderon's departure, Amir is unquestionably the heart and soul of the Raptors.
    Ugh. would you Drummond nut huggers let it go. We picked Ross, he looks like he has great upside, give him a chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    It's never a problem when we're the David trying to knock off the Goliaths. But it becomes a problem when we start playing meaningful games and teams start preparing for our weaknesses. Right now we have some real weakness in our front court.
    I agree, but right now, it isn't a huge problem. Next season when we are trying to play meaningful games is when we will need an upgrade.


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    I think we should let him start consistently this season and the next, and evaluate his production and then make a decision form there. If he puts up big numbers consistently while maintaining his hustle, I think it'll be clear that he is a lot better than people make him out to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmath View Post
    Ugh. would you Drummond nut huggers let it go. We picked Ross, he looks like he has great upside, give him a chance.
    It's not an indictment of Ross as much as it is an indictment of Bryan's team building abilities. Ross has great upside but with the addition of Gay his role has greatly diminished, whereas a bruising athletic C would have been a great fit for our team at this present time. I just find it ironic that Ross was drafted because he was a better "fit".

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    One thing that I liked about the trade is that it has opened up the spot for Amir to get a chance. Don't understand how people think he is best as a bench player, he'll be just fine as a starter. The only thing that has really held him back from a more significant role is the 'depth' on the roster at the big positions so minutes were split which didn't allow any of the players to really develope as a starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramaca View Post
    One thing that I liked about the trade is that it has opened up the spot for Amir to get a chance. Don't understand how people think he is best as a bench player, he'll be just fine as a starter. The only thing that has really held him back from a more significant role is the 'depth' on the roster at the big positions so minutes were split which didn't allow any of the players to really develope as a starter.
    i just hope he stays playing at PF. i feel he gets into foul trouble whenever playing center

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