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Raptors Off-Season Thread
« on: June 02, 2016, 02:45:29 PM »

Casey's got his extension.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15903553/toronto-raptors-coach-dwane-casey-agree-three-year-contract-extension

Anyways, I hope this can be a place to discuss what should be a busy and intriguing off-season for the Raps and maybe will mean we can hold off on next season's thread until we have an idea of who will actually be on the team.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 01:52:18 PM »
The Raptors are in need of more scoring and defence.  Power forwards need to be acquired.  How Ujiri improves the team's needs is anyone's guess.

While Ujiri said at the same press conference he might keep both first-round picks Toronto owns in the coming draft (ninth and 27th), he also said he’d be open to moving one of them. And given the immense value placed on lottery picks now (they’re not tied to the cap, so will be even cheaper assets the next couple of years as other salaries skyrocket), moving No. 9 as part of a package would open up a lot of deals, whether in two- or multiple-team swaps.

The only question remains: Which potentially available players fit the bill of what the Raptors are looking for? Given the strengths and weaknesses of the pieces they already have in place, they need a guy who can defend out to the perimeter, clean up the boards at a decent rate and space the floor at the other end with shooting at least out to the three-point line if not beyond it.


Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/numbers-raptors-target-power-forward/


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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »
Biyombo has also opted out of his contract. Looks like MLSE will have to open up the vault this summer.

http://www.tsn.ca/report-biyombo-opts-out-of-raps-contract-1.502769


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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 07:44:11 PM »

So it's sort of emerged that there's a consensus top 8 and the Raps, of course, pick #9. Still, I'm very much hoping for Jaylen Brown or Marquese Chriss to fall to them.

If not, I like Domantas Sabonis.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 08:07:33 PM »

So it's sort of emerged that there's a consensus top 8 and the Raps, of course, pick #9. Still, I'm very much hoping for Jaylen Brown or Marquese Chriss to fall to them.

If not, I like Domantas Sabonis.

I think Brown went 3rd to Boston.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 08:16:46 PM »

So it's sort of emerged that there's a consensus top 8 and the Raps, of course, pick #9. Still, I'm very much hoping for Jaylen Brown or Marquese Chriss to fall to them.

If not, I like Domantas Sabonis.

I think Brown went 3rd to Boston.

He did, yes. That was a surprise.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 08:17:31 PM »
PHI - Simmons
LAL - Ingram
BOS - Brown
PHX - Bender
MIN - Dunn
NO - Hield

The Brown pick is a bit of a surprise to me.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 08:27:34 PM »
Damn Murray goes 7 and then Chriss goes 8th.  Chriss would have been an amazing addition.  Thanks coin flip.  Phoenix traded for the 8th pick so they get Chriss AND Bender.  WTF.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 08:34:00 PM »
Raptors draft 7'1" Jakob Poetl

Goodbye Biyombo

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 08:34:33 PM »

Not thrilled here but, you know, whatever.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 08:37:52 PM »

Drafting international big men out of a Utah university has never gone wrong for the Raps, has it?
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »

Drafting international big men out of a Utah university has never gone wrong for the Raps, has it?

It reunites him with teammate Delon Wright (who really should get playing time next year).

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 08:43:24 PM »

Wow. Huge surprise at #10.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 08:44:16 PM »

Drafting international big men out of a Utah university has never gone wrong for the Raps, has it?

It reunites him with teammate Delon Wright (who really should get playing time next year).

He's also a super safe pick according to ESPN's analytics so...eh.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 08:44:16 PM »