Mo_fusion

 Should JV, DW & CJM be each receiving a championship ring? votes

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Not sure if posted elsewhere but I could not find it using search and thought this could use a short debate. For those who are not aware, initial thought (assumption) was that Jonas, Delon and CJ would each receive a Raptors championship ring since they all played in (multiple) games throughout the 2018-19 campaign, prior to be traded in the Marc Gasol deal. Thus, they 'contributed' to the championship winning team during that season. 

Decision has recently come to light that these 3 players will not receive a ring:

https://torontosun.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/raptors-wont-give-valanciunas-wright-and-cj-miles-championship-rings

Thoughts? This seems to be a norm or 'practice' of Major league sports for outgoing players - before the playoffs start, i'm assuming. But would it have been too much for the team to make 3 more rings and give it to the players? From what I can gather, it would simply be the ring and the players would not be 'on the championship' list in the record books - but I could be wrong about this part.
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Raptorman
I want Lowry to step up and demand they get rings! (repost)
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JeffB
Meh,  I think they should have gotten a ring, but they aren't obligated to give them one. In the end I don't really much care.
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LOG
It would have been a nice gesture. Now it kinda leaves a bitter aftertaste. If we gave a ring to a superfan, we should've given it to JV and Wright. I guess CJ too, even though he was not a big part of laying foundation for the championship team.
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moremilk
it's an odd decision, but I really, really doubt it was done for financial reasons.

On one hand, I kind of agree (in general) with only players present on the roster receiving the ring - so it doesn't dilute its significance (then again, moreland and lin got one for no contribution, and mccaw is one of the handful of active players with 3 rings …).

As a gesture, that would have been more than fine with me - but I don't think it's right for say Miles to be able to claim he has won a title (if "having" the wing is equated with "winning a title" - as I suspect most people do).
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moremilk
I definitely don't agree with giving them rings for their overall contribution to laying the foundation - because that opens up a never-ending chain (should demar get one, or casey? How about vince carter? Greg Monroe 🙂 ?...).

All these guys deserve recognition for what they did for us the last few years (or earlier for carter), but a ring should be for winning a title. I'm all for retiring the number of JV and Demar, exactly for the key role they played in this winning decade.

That being said, if they got one, I would have been ok with it too.
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LX
I think you nailed it there. 
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Mo_fusion
The 'chain' would end at those 'who played minutes' in the 2018-2019 campaign though no? Although as I thought of this, I was wondering if there were a couple (or few) guys that started the season and then were quickly dropped/waived/not-signed. When was Nogueira dropped/traded, I don't even remember.
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JeffB
Mo_fusion wrote:
The 'chain' would end at those 'who played minutes' in the 2018-2019 campaign though no? Although as I thought of this, I was wondering if there were a couple (or few) guys that started the season and then were quickly dropped/waived/not-signed. When was Nogueira dropped/traded, I don't even remember.


BeBe wasn't re-signed after the 2017-18 season
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DanH
moremilk wrote:
it's an odd decision, but I really, really doubt it was done for financial reasons.

On one hand, I kind of agree (in general) with only players present on the roster receiving the ring - so it doesn't dilute its significance (then again, moreland and lin got one for no contribution, and mccaw is one of the handful of active players with 3 rings …).

As a gesture, that would have been more than fine with me - but I don't think it's right for say Miles to be able to claim he has won a title (if "having" the wing is equated with "winning a title" - as I suspect most people do).


I doubt anyone would consider them having won a title because they got a ring. But they did contribute to the championship season and I think the ring would have been a classy, essentially no-cost move to make for the team. Especially with Drake and Superfan getting rings... Their names wouldn't be going into the record-books as championship winners. I doubt any of those players would be claiming they won a title. 
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