Saturday July 4 2009 – 3:45am Eastern (Toronto, ON)
Let’s assume Toronto has indeed signed Hedo Turkoglu to a 5-year deal.
Does anybody really think that Bryan Colangelo is done with the Raptors’ roster?
Come on. Get real folks.
If you don’t like Turkoglu as a player – that’s one thing. I’d disagree with you and think you’re a bit crazy, but you’re entitled to your opinion!
But if you don’t like Turkoglu because he restricts what the Raps may or may not be able to do with the rest of their roster (because they now have little-to-no money to spend) … I’ll just say …
Let’s assume – just for fun – that Toronto’s starting five looks like this for 2009-10:
DeMar DeRozan *
* I’m not sure that I’d start the rook, but let’s wait to see him in Summer League, Training Camp, and Pre-Season before we judge the kid good, bad, or otherwise.
So, again, let’s just ASSUME that’s your starting five.
That’s pretty damn good.
However, your bench is quite thin.
And that’s why I say – Do you really think Bryan Colangelo is done?
Do you really think Jay Triano will begin the 2009-10 season with a bench that consists of Reggie Evans, Roko Ukic, and Kris Humphris … along with Patrick O’Bryant, Quincy Douby, Nathan Jawai, and Marcus Banks (and, maybe, Pops Mensah-Bonsu)?
There’s no way.
It’s only July 4. Free agency just opened-up in the NBA 3 days ago, and things aren’t “official” until next week. Plus, we’ve got 3 months until Training Camps open. There’s plenty of times for trades, sign-and-trades, signings, releases … whatever!
So take a step back folks.
Toronto may have just landed one of the biggest fish on the free agent market this summer. Enjoy it. And worry about the rest of the roster another day … ’cause I’ll all-but guarantee you — on my gut alone — that Colangelo is not done tweaking this roster.