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Rene_13
DocHolliday wrote:
I really like the signing of the former 8th overall pick - was really high on him when he first came into the league.  Low risk / high reward.  Like McCaw, Johnson is another 23 year old that's a 6'-7" wing with a 7' ws.  Last with the Pels, he managed to get his 3pt shot up to .324 (again, very similar to McCaw).

Another long defender with potential.  


It’s certainly worth the 3.5m.
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Northern Neighbour
Yep, this is a low-risk, high-reward move. If the Raptors can help Johnson with his shot, then they could have themselves a decent 3-and-D guy. The cost is minimal and if Johnson does play well, he could be another guy moved at the deadline for future assets.
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moremilk
I, for one, am looking forward to the next few years. Obviously, I would have preferred to have kawhi, but for the first time masai no longer has the pressure to improve the team for the now.

I want to see what can we do when we're actually, actively, rebuilding. 

Short of winning the title, the next most satisfying experience as a fan is to have a team that grows year after year. 

There's a very good chance that the team we field at the start of 2020 season may have very few players from the current roster.


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'trane
JeffB wrote:


🤦🏻‍♂️

We're back to this now. It's gonna take me the entire summer to reconcile going from winning a championship to hoping Stanley Johnson can be passable offensively. What a kick in the nuts.


Please try to expedite your process of reconciliation. I can't handle a whole summer of doom and gloom when nearly every raptor fan understood that this was a one year rental and we actually won a chip on the way.  

This. Was. Expected.
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elT
Nice pick up. Low risk high reward. And you never know, 3.5M$ are a solid salary boost for trades.
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Someguy again
I see him being used like how the hornets used kidd-gilchrist. Defensive crash boards gritty forward where he would secure rebounds while siakam gets out to running.

All we have to do is plan the next parade when we repeat. What it doooooo babyyyyyyyy
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moremilk
The contract is not great for us though, second year is PO. So if we somehow revive him, we won't be able to retain him unless we sacrifice our cap space ( no bird rights). If he keeps sucking, he'll just opt in.
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Jakkal
So do we keep McCaw? Any news on his qualifying offer?

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DanH
moremilk wrote:
The contract is not great for us though, second year is PO. So if we somehow revive him, we won't be able to retain him unless we sacrifice our cap space ( no bird rights). If he keeps sucking, he'll just opt in.


That’s the cost of getting him so cheap. Just like when we signed Biyombo. Difference is this time we do have that cap space, and also no urgent need to use it, so if he opts in we can just carry him the extra year.
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DanH
Jakkal wrote:
So do we keep McCaw? Any news on his qualifying offer?



Well, he’s been extended the QO. He hasn’t signed it, nor any other offer sheet. So, no news really.
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elT
moremilk wrote:
The contract is not great for us though, second year is PO. So if we somehow revive him, we won't be able to retain him unless we sacrifice our cap space ( no bird rights). If he keeps sucking, he'll just opt in.


We'll have capspace next summer and 3.5M$ is as easy to dump as it gets.
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Northern Neighbour
elT wrote:


We'll have capspace next summer and 3.5M$ is as easy to dump as it gets.


If he breaks out, the team will be more than willing to use their cap space to re-sign him. This also would likely mean the team is having success on the court.
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Astraeuss
OG's doppelganger. 
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