Raptors Discussion: v78| It's playoff time | Rd 1 vs ORL | Gm3: Fri 4/19 7pm ET/4pm PT | SN

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  1. The Nemesis

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    Marc Gasol trade grades: Raptors make splash in East arms race, as Grizzlies try to figure out next era
     
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    Losing Delon sucks. Really liked him but I like how we have a legit big man C now who is a threat from 3 and the post and is also a pretty good defender (unless he's fallen off). Lets hope we can win the Ellington sweepstakes for his 3 point shooting help now too.

    Also, where does this leave us this off season now? I know we'll be doing everything to re-sign Leonard, but what else can we do? Can we target another big name guy? or would we have to trade Lowry to do so?
     
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    Big move. Gonna miss my boy JV but Gasol is still elite
     
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    With lots of cap space, and bad intentions.
     
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    So do you think we'll be pursuing Leonard and of of the other big name FAs? If so, who are the one you have in mind? I know the obvious is Durant, but I don't think he'd want to come here so maybe Thompson is an easier sell?
     
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    Has the TDL passed? Are the raps done?
     
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    Trade grades: How good are the Raptors with Marc Gasol?
     
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    Sign Melo and ZBo and let’s party like it’s 2009

    For real though- ZBo interests me. Ellington if he’s available. Could also get behind Lin.

    Aaaandddd if a certain Hawks vet was looking for some wing PT on a contender, we may have that now ;)
     
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    the prospect of bringing on Linsanity certainly intrigues me.
     
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    I like basketball a lot but explain to me the rationale behind this trade so go ahead for enlighten me not too sure I like this
     
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    We got a better player who better fits our system for JV, and Wright.
     
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    Traded a middle of his prime pick and roll centre for an end of his prime all around centre. Upgraded significantly 3 point shooting, passing and defence at the C position.

    Sacrificed depth that can be made up by signing a buyout candidate and a draft pick.

    Win now mode engaged.
     
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    JV is a player who is a beast in the post and pick and roll game and brought in a player who is also a beast in those areas but can stretch the floor because he has a 3 point shot and is the better defender.
     
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    There’s also the thought of Markieff Morris being a Raptor. He had previous trade interest in the Raps awhile back when he was with the Suns because he’s friends with Lowry.
     
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    Pels buying him out?
     
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    I figured Morris might go to the pelicans for a playoff push
     
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    Great trade. Significant upgrade to the roster. Gasol will be a huge piece in the playoffs. Lots of experience.
     
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    High chance that he’s bought out
     
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    The higher we go up that list, the more my reaction is muted shock-horror a the idea. JR Smith? Kanter? Melo? Nooooooooope.
     
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    Blake Murphy seems to think Kanter might replace Monroe.
     
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    Really excited for the stretch run here. Not going to focus too much on what could happen to this team in the off season and year after' Let's focus on the good and have fun with this team.
     
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    I really hope so. Huge upgrade
     
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