Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by The Nemesis, Oct 10, 2017.
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I'd love to see Vince back. It's time.
It would be bitter sweet to see vince win it all here.
I really like Belinelli... he shooting would help. Joe Johnson would be good only if you think you cant get him to be productive again... even like Channing Frye too. Belinelli and Frye are targets i like.
No Vince at all for me. Doesnt help us at his age and production and i think he will be more of a distraction than anything else because the media and fans want to see him play even though he probably should be retired.
I'm warming up to this idea. He could still make an impact off the bench playing sheltered minutes.
No bitterness, it would just be sweet.
It's taken more than a decade to forgive him for the way he left here and set the franchise back. But.... I'm over it.
So now it's not personal. Either way.
If he fills a need for the team at a reasonable price, he should be considered. Just like any other player. I wouldn't do anything special to make it happen though.
I agree. I know for some dumb reason most American born athletes believe Toronto is in the boonies, but there's so many reasons I see Lebron wanting to come here.
For one, Toronto is not this rural area. Only NYC and LA are bigger when considering Canadian/American cities. Toronto is beautiful, urban and a huge sports town. Not to mention you have an entire country behind you. I remember when Tulo became a Jay a few years back he was so taken back. He thought he was going to play for some small market team in Canada which to him was foreign as could be. After spending a short period of time there he quickly realized how amazing it was. He got to play ball in one of the best cities in the world with the support of an entire country behind him.
Lebron wants to add to his legacy. What better way to do that then to have the entire country cheering him on and potentially bringing the nation a championship. I can see the title of "King Canada" already. I obviously have some bias as a Raptors fan, but I think it makes a lot of sense.
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Bring back Vincanity and Air Canada!!!!
Would definitely give the team a boost and the fans although some may not like it they will after he plays a few minutes.....putting on his number 15 will re-juvenate him. Its a win-win....then he retires a Raptor into the hall he goes
You think Ujiri goes after Belinelli? He is still a good shooter.
I think Masai will go after him, but the only problem will be giving him minutes. I think he would get way more minutes and consistent playing time with a team like OKC.
How about if Miles takes OG's minutes in the starting lineup, while Belli takes Miles' minutes off the bench? Would that be horrible? I think OG needs to sit. He has not been good for a while.
I'm not sure that would be a great idea, tbh. OG is definitely rough offensively, but the numbers really like him. Whichever unit he plays on, benefits massively. I'm not sure the Raps would change that much for Belli.
Frye is another interesting target. We wouldn't have to give him many minutes and he fits a need for us as well.
You just took a 113 ORating / 107 DRating (0.9 Vorp) small forward and replaced him with a 110 ORating / 113 DRating (0.1 Vorp) shooting guard.....
Let's not do that.
Masai Ujiri you know like, likes to say you like a lot.
I found it quite shocking that for his career, Vince is only averaging 17.9 PPG.
I'd turn OG into more of a floater positionally, running him between the 2, 3, and 4 spots to fill whatever holes need it.
C: JV , Poeltl
PF: Ibaka, Siakam
SF: OG, Miles, Carter
SG: DeRozan, Powell
PG: Lowry, Wright, VanVleet
It means scratching Bebe, but there's little else to do for now to make space. And the reality of the above is that you can float like half that roster between multiple positions to keep people in the lineup when necessary. The only guys who really can't push outside of their position are JV and Lowry and maybe Miles.
spending hte last 8 years averaging progressively fewer points and always <15 ppg will do that.
For me, he's positionless in the playoffs, and simply assigned to cover the other teams best wing (i.e. Beal, Giannis, Lebron, Tatum). Which is great given that at times in the PO last year, Giannis and Lebron were both technically at the "5" for certain stretches of games.
I wouldn't change anything at this point and going into the playoffs it will be dictated purely by match-ups and in-game performance. If we are adding another shooter now its simply to add another tool to the toolbox, not to upend anything. OG starts because he can defend wings and he may literally be the only player we have who can do that
Belli would by a great get, another 3 point shooter is what's needed.
Boston lost, we are only 0.5 games back of first! Although, we are actually first now by a couple of % points.
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