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Report: Raptors waiting to get healthy before talking trades

Dec 14, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

Raptors Bargnani reacts to a missed basket against the Nets during their NBA basketball game in Toronto Reuters

There may be no team that will be a seller at the trade deadline like the Toronto Raptors — this is an organization where the ownership group met this week with GM Bryan Colangelo and his lead consultant Wayne Embree was brought in. It feels like something is going to change and Colangelo shouldn’t feel safe

But don’t expect a trade soon. Yes, the Raptors will listen to offers for Jose Calderon and would love to dump Andrea Bargnani on someone — even the Lakers — just don’t expect it to happen next week.

That’s because Toronto wants to get everyone healthy first, tweets Ken Berger of CBS Sports.


There is some logic to this. There is also logic to the fact that right now teams are having rough sketch discussions of trades but little that is serious — now is when every GM says he is taking but not making calls.

But the real question is who will be making the calls in Toronto come the trade deadline. That roster has a little talent but is poorly conceived with no master plan in place.

  1. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I’ll say it again
    Andrew Wiggins

    • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Any and all trades made by the Raptors should be focused on being able to trade up to 1st overall in 2014 if they don’t win the lottery.

      • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Dec 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM

        Both of these posts alone make me believe you would be a better GM than Bryan “Treadmill” Colangelo.

      • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM

        “All right, chums! Let’s do this! LEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOY! JEEEENKIIINS!”
        “Oh my god, he just went in.”


  2. mydoglouie - Dec 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    This team finds new ways to define ‘awful’ every year.

  3. badintent - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Andrea is a great Euro Hoop player stuck in a NBA time warp. He has Never played D or even shot on the block even though he is a 7 footer. His boards stats are great … if you think 4 a game is great. Send him to Milan, bring back Kobe’s dad, ” Jelly bean Byrant “, he got better game than Andrea.

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