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Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Posted on: December 22, 2008 11:48 am

The silly season gets sillier by the day. A reasonable, workable trade scenario involving the Knicks and Raptors was floated on by veteran NBA writer Sam Smith -- Stephon Marbury and Eddy Curry to Toronto for Jermaine O'Neal and Anthony Parker. Sounds good. The Knicks get something for Marbury, and J.O.'s monstrous contract comes off the books in time for the 2010 free-agent derby. Only one problem: The Knicks and Raptors haven't discussed a trade in months, according to an executive familiar with both teams' plans.

One thing is clear: Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo is looking to deal. O'Neal isn't fitting in with Toronto, and Colangelo is under tremendous pressure to turn this team around to appease Chris Bosh, who has the all-important player option in 2010. A likely trade chip will be Parker and his $4.6 million expiring contract. Toronto will come up numerous trade scenarios floated and discussed between now and the Feb. 19 deadline, and is all but certain to pull the trigger on something. Just not this one.

Marbury's buyout talks continue to creep forward, but a person with ties to Marbury said he doesn't expect anything to be finalized before January. The Knicks have given Marbury permission to find a deal with another team, but Marbury's representative, Hal Biagas of the NBA Players Association, is playing that side of it close to the vest.

There will be no trade market for Curry, on the books for $31.5 through 2010-11, until he gets on the floor and plays. He hasn't logged a minute since preseason due to a knee injury.




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2008 9:53 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Good god "NBAbasketball" learn how to speak English.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 7:09 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Disagree. O'Neal may fix into LA system easily, cause Phil would make it happen quickly. Kobe Bryant would be happy cause another guy out there to take his pressure off.

If not work, Lakers has nothing to lose.

And Paker is a bonus for this deal.

I think that sounds too good to Lakers

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 6:45 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Good idea but I really dont want O'Neal in LA. The guy cant stay healthy and i dont see him being a positive influence on Bynum or any of the young Lakers. Parker is a solid player and would look good coming off the bench but I like this team the way it is. They need to get tougher and I think after what happened last year at the hands of the C's they will. It is all in their head right now. Kobe will get them in line. Bynum is a stud waiting to happen, no way he comes off the bench. He is playing a little tenative now but once he gets his legs and confidence going look out.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 6:32 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

What make you to believe that T-wolves want to have a trade with Raptors?

Absolutely, it not go to wok out.

T-wolves got lots of great value pieces what are going to work 10 X value in the future. They don't need a trade even the worst record which only make good future cause better draft Pick.

JO is only good for a team who need a PF(insider) like Heats, Mavs and Hawks or Knicks (cause Marbury)

Those not currently developing teams, they are looking for playoffs.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 6:29 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Anthony Parker and Jermaine O'Neal would appear to be a great fit to the Lakers for Lamar Odom and Luke Walton. The Raptors get two guys that will flourish in their system and Odom's contract goes off the books after 2009. The Lakers would get a rebounder and tougher defender at the four spot allowing Adrew Bynum to come off the bench.

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2008 5:17 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

I think we should keep those picks.  We need to unload some cap by getting rid of Juwan Howard, Brian Cardinal, and Jason Collins.  Those top picks could be Blake Griffin, Ricky Rubio, James Harden, Stephen Curry, or Hasheem Thabeet.  That is if we get rid of McHale. 

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2008 3:55 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

could not agree more with u!!!! while i do like ray felton is he really worth a #1 pick??? prolly not. also dont forget that corey brewer (the thin man) is still there so really they're a PG away from having a decent 8 or 9 man rotation with love, jefferson, brewer, foye, gomes,mccants, miller, telfair & carney. but like i said its a decent rotation that still will not be a playoff contender. they desperately need a PG & another big!

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 3:38 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Is there anything of value, other than draft choices, that Minnesota can or is willing to trade?  Or would all offers be on the table because I don't think I would be wise to trade any of the good young group they do have.  Why even bother with making a trade?  Those draft picks could pay off especially considering the deep hole that was created when we (the T-Wolves that is) lost picks for a few years.  While I do like the strong young core of Jefferson, Love and Foye (maybe not as a legitimate PG), what else do they have other than the picks?  The Wolves do have a lack of solid depth at guard and forward.  The amount of throwaway players on this squad is embarrassing and untradeworthy.  Booth, Collins, Madsen, Cardinal and Ollie are done.  I don't know if some younger players such as McCants, Telfair, Carney and to some extent Gomes and Miller have any value considering none are featured players.  I think that Jefferson is best off at PF and that Love should be working at honing his skills at C.  It just may be time to bite the bullet, take the losses for a couple years if possible and really build a young team through the draft.  I just don't see how trading something of value for say a Ray Felton or Ramon Sessions really helps in either the short or long term. 

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2008 3:05 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

Anyone heard any rumors about the Timberwolves making a deal?  They desperately need a legit PG.  Perhaps Ray Felton could be made available or Ramon Sessions?  The Wolves own four 1-st round picks potentially for next year and have some salary they could ship out....

I'm trying to keep hope alive while rooting for a team on pace to win 10 games....

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Raptors look to deal, but not with N.Y.

I've heard rumors that said Toronto could send Anthony Parker and a fill-in to Oklahoma City for Earl Watson.  Any truth to that?

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