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Old 07-11-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Rumor: Raptors sign Anthony Parker

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-3 years 12M
-Contribute $500,000 towards Parker's 1.5M buyout
-Plan to start him at small forward
-31 year old

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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Wow. 4million per year for a 31 year old that hasnt proved that he can do at the NBA level? Maybe Colangelo knows and saw something we didnt.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Another good signing for Colangelo. He fills the hole we have at 2-3...our lineup is pretty much finished off..with Garbajosa and House(possibly).

If you haven't seen him [play check this video:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search=anthony+parker&search_type=search_v ideos

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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Wow. 4million per year for a 31 year old that hasnt proved that he can do at the NBA level? Maybe Colangelo knows and saw something we didnt.

wouldn't be the first time this offseason.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:51 PM   #5
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Certainly an intriguing acquisition. He is considered the best player outside of North America so it will be quite interesting to see how he fairs here.

Pros:
- scores efficiently
- for some reason I perceive him as having a good head on his shoulders, the type to accept his role and follow the coach's orders (i.e. Brent Barry?)

Cons:
- needs his old contract to be bought out
- is 31

Sidenote: Toronto is truly the most European team in the league. Are they the most Euro of all time? Jose Calderon, Andrea Bargnani, Jorge Garbajosa, Anthony Parker, Rasho (did he ever play in europe like the other 4?).
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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I love how this is a GREAT move when this is a player the Sixers trade for that couldnt STICK in the NBA. His sister is better then him. Colangelo could break wind and you would eat it & enjoy.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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time overseas helps players, for example Bruce Bowen, Mario Elie, Brian Shaw come to mind. parker got a chance to mature and he was leauge MVP a few times. He wont be an all star, but he will contribute, and his team beat the Raps in ACC last fall so he has to be somewhat of a help.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:01 PM   #8
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personally i like this signing. so yeah maybe he didnt make much of an impact first time around the nba, but obviously his game has matured while in europe. players need it sometime. take, in football, kurt warner. people probably were less than impressed by his signing, but i think he turned out ok for a few years lol. also, 4 mil a year isnt really that much. i mean, if denver is going to pay nene 10 mil a year... i'm pretty sure he'll fit in well with the raps.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:03 PM   #9
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time overseas helps players, for example Bruce Bowen, Mario Elie, Brian Shaw come to mind. parker got a chance to mature and he was leauge MVP a few times. He wont be an all star, but he will contribute, and his team beat the Raps in ACC last fall so he has to be somewhat of a help.

Not denying he could help but just wondering why the GM gets gold stars for every move? Dont want my post to come across as he wont be or amount to crap...but where is the basis for praising he GM for giving him a try? Come on.
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Don't this:

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personally i like this signing. so yeah maybe he didnt make much of an impact first time around the nba, but obviously his game has matured while in europe. players need it sometime. take, in football, kurt warner. people probably were less than impressed by his signing, but i think he turned out ok for a few years lol. also, 4 mil a year isnt really that much. i mean, if denver is going to pay nene 10 mil a year... i'm pretty sure he'll fit in well with the raps.

this:

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Another good signing for Colangelo. He fills the hole we have at 2-3...our lineup is pretty much finished off..with Garbajosa and House(possibly).

and this:

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time overseas helps players, for example Bruce Bowen, Mario Elie, Brian Shaw come to mind. parker got a chance to mature and he was leauge MVP a few times. He wont be an all star, but he will contribute, and his team beat the Raps in ACC last fall so he has to be somewhat of a help.

really belong here: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...?t=4162&page=2
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:07 PM   #11
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Don't this:



this:



and this:



really belong here: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...?t=4162&page=2

C'mon ZaZa mine wasn't that off base, it wasn't even that optimistic
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:08 PM   #12
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naw, insane optimism would be to say that he'd make us a playoff team. i think we can leave justification of his signing here.
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personally I think it's not a good signing. It's expensive, the guy is old, unproven in the NBA and I haven't heard a single thing about his defense. He may have been MVP, but I looked at some of the boxscores and in many games Maceo Baston scored almost as much and we al remember how that went.... (yes I know Parker's game is more likely to transfer over, since he is a swingman, not an undersized forntcourt player)

Now maybe I'm wrong and will eat my words, but I'd rather have gone for someting safer


for the person that asked, yes Rasho played in Europe, he was with a team in Bologna, the same one Manu came from (and Canadian Carl English currently plays for). Also, the same person listed Parker as a European, but he isn't , he's american
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:48 PM   #14
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Kwajo, I debated with myself whether to explain that part.

The Raptors have the most European influence. Parker played predominantly in Europe, so even though he is American he plays like a Euro. Adding Rasho to my list was an afterthought because I know he has played predominantly in the NBA.
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yeah I figured that's what was meant, but when you're bored at work, you'll feign ignorance in order to pass the time
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