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[Rumor] Toronto interested in David West, Terrance Ross and Valanciunas on the block

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by shastarocket, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>My man <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA">@ZachLowe_NBA</a> writes of Toronto interest in David West. Hearing Indy leaning against trade unless West is one pushing to go. AND ...</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/567369280535019523">February 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>And I struggle to see David West angling to push way out of Indy with Paul George nearing return + stature West has with that team/community</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/567369666142535680">February 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    Of course consider with a grain of salt...

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Rival execs who've talked to Raptors believe they may be willing to build a package around Terrence Ross &amp; Jonas Valanciunas to land a star.</p>&mdash; Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/567356892117499906">February 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    No one can believe Kennedy. Someone with credibility will have to come with this.
     
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    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My annual reminder this time of year: Lots of people like to make up rumours to try to make a name for themselves. Be wary</p>&mdash; Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) <a href="https://twitter.com/WolstatSun/status/567371355168194560">February 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  5. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    In his defense, Kennedy reported the Toronto/Ross-West connection prior to Stein. This Valanciunas thing may be nothing, but it is still interesting.
     
  6. Koperboy

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    Dwight for Valanciunas/Ross straight up!

    Joking (a bit), but at least Valanciunas is willing to play to his strengths.
     
  7. ChrisBosh

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    There is no way Toronto trades Valanciunas, the guy is only 22 I believe, big men take time, he's shown signs of breaking out. His D means quite a bit to the Raps too, no way they trade him.....
     
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    I would be shocked if they trade him. Unless they get a true star.
     
  9. Koperboy

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Toronto's inside defense is one of the few glaring weaknesses this year...
     
  10. A_3PO

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    Ain't no way another team trades them an established star for Valanciunas.
     
  11. KingLeoric

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    Wow Toronto stupid.
     
  12. TheRealist137

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    Val is one of the more promising young centers in the nba. He has the size and athleticism and just needs to keep improving. He's already a good center. Toronto would be stupid to trade him.
     
  13. ChrisBosh

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    Agreed, Toronto's interior defense is weak and Val isn't exactly doing anything to change that much. When I said the Raptors need him on D, it's because when he does play good D he makes a big difference. Problem is he doesn't do it consistently enough. As I said, he's got a ways to go before he's a complete player. Though you don't give up on a guy this young. He's going to be a solid player in this league. The Raptors would be stupid to trade him.
     
  14. MONON

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    He's 22, 7' 255, 12.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 20.30 PER, 56% fg & 80% ft. At first, I thought his to's (70) were high. However that's only 1.3/game. Of the current playoff teams + 7 within reach playoff teams, only Jordan/Clips, Whiteside/Heat, Jefferson/Hornets & Len/Suns have < 1.3 to's/game.

    Kennedy's reporting "rival execs" wet dreams! :grin:
     
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    The most dead on tweet I've seen all year.
     
  16. cheke64

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    Give me David West all day.
     
  17. cheke64

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    Dmo for West easily.
     
  18. Koperboy

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    Maybe he needs a change of scenery to develop better...Hakeem/McHale anyone? :D
     
  19. NotChandlerParsons

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    Dwayne Casey seems cool with doing that.

    As much as I whine about McHale...thank Analytics that we hired him instead of Casey.
     
  20. baller4life315

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    I doubt there's any truth to this, but I'd love to get in on the action and act as a facilitator.

    If we could somehow end up with Valanciunas, this would make Dwight's recovery and extended absence that much more tolerable.

    That said, not going to happen. Toronto can't be this foolish.
     

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