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#1 tarheelblue89


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:53 AM

The Raptors are desperate to trade Hedo Turkoglu and Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer wonders if the Bobcats should consider offering Boris Diaw for Toronto's disgruntled small forward.

Bonnell writes: "The salaries are fairly close so you could do a deal without too much trouble. ... The Bobcats would likely improve offensively, and the playoffs demonstrated they need that. Like Diaw, Turk gives you an extra ballhandler at the forward position. Unlike Diaw, Turk can be a consistent scoring threat. ... The most obvious upside for the Raptors would be moving a player who doesn't want to be there and who is owed a lot of money. Beyond that, the Raptors would improve defensively, and they're just about the worst defensive team in the NBA. Also, Diaw would provide some insurance at the power forward position should Chris Bosh leave in free-agency. ... I don't know if such a trade will be discussed, but it seems like something worth kicking around."

Diaw has two years and $18 million remaining on his deal, while Turkoglu has four years and $43.8 million left on his contract.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:59 AM

Taking on an additional 30 million would really suck even if it is spread out over several years. I would want Toronto's 1st round pick in a future draft (lottery protected is fine) to help make that palatable.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:05 AM

i agree, they would have to send us a 1st rounder as well.but diaw is ass, please get rid of him.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:30 AM

Turk is too soft to play the 4 in the NBA. It would only work if Turk was playing the 3, which won't happen as long as Wallace is here.

No thanks.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:32 AM

I agree that they'd have to sweeten the deal for us for it to happen. I don't feel like Turkgolu is the kind of player that warrants us taking on a larger bad contract than Diaw's.



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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

No, even though it pains me because we would instantly upgrade by getting rid of Diaw, Turk is far too expensive to be playing sixth man which he would

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

Forget Turk he is way overpaid and is a Small Forward. Like Pantherfan said he is not a Four. I actually like Diaw's game. He is a finesse PF who distributes the ball well.

Diaw has two years and $18 million remaining on his deal, while Turkoglu has four years and $43.8 million left on his contract. Four years saddled with that salary? Really? He is 31 and on the downside of his career the Raptors are idiots for bringing him in.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:38 PM

Not that I like the trade but if we traded for Hedo we wouldn't make him play the 4. Tyrus would and Hedo would have to come off the bench. That's why it's a bad trade. No need to pay that much for a 6th man.