Friday, December 12th, 2008 at 12:13 pm  |  54 responses

Raptors Looking For Another Big

With numerous injuries and new coach Jay Triano limiting Chris Bosh’s minutes, the Raptors are urgently shopping for another big man.

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  • http://www.something.com HOWDY

    Can anyone say MENGKE BATEER, cause i sure as hell won’t

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    I hope they get a center that would really help the Raps in the long run… :D

  • Ken

    I hear Eddy Curry is getting bigger everyday…

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    Oo, I’m available! Haha, how about this deal- Anthony Parker to the Knicks for Jared Jeffries and Malik Rose? Raps get two solid big men, including a seasoned vet, and the Knicks get the guard they’ve been dying for. It’s a win-win!

  • http://violetsprite.tumblr.com Ulee

    lmao @ Ken. I had hopes for T.O., but J.O. just can’t stay healthy :-/

  • http://violetsprite.tumblr.com Ulee

    Baconator, Jared Jeffries has yet to change my mind about him. 2 years of annoying me does not go away because of 3 or 4 games of good playing. So I don’t know if I would classify him as a “solid Big man”.

  • http://deleted Fresh

    Ken nice comment and on that note i really like eddy curry game he uses his body well and is surprisingly athletic for slightly over weight dude. HE needs to get serious and in shape and almost any team can use him.
    baconator the problem with give away Parker is he is the onnly person willing to guard the top players. Even though he gets killed we have come to the realization that Moon is not that great of an on the ball defender, and Graham is stuck on the bench and unproven(probably CD). If you were to give up anthoy parker then opposing shooting guards would go for score 30 to 50 on the raps

  • jaywhy

    sean williams is getting shopped… but i hope he ends up in phx… ;)

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    What they really need is a damn two guard.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl K. Sneed

    Didn’t they say they wanted to run?!

  • luvshaq

    bring back garbo!

  • Brian

    What B.Long said. I know Hump is injured and Jawai got heart problems but do they really need another big man? They are already struggling to give Bargnani consistent minutes. Dammit Colangelo.

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    hahahaha… that was funny @ Ken :D

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    The Raptors like international players, right? They value people of high character, right? Then I present to you Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo.

  • Quail

    Baconator, since when are Malik Rose and Jared Jeffries considered solid big men? they both suck a$$…

  • Jackie Moon

    Chris Mihm

  • doyouwantmore

    They should play Bargnani. Give him heavy heavy minutes because he’s going to be their starting PF soon.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Pape Sow

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    The Suns would take ANYONE to trade away Shaq, BTW

  • http://www.slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Bargs had 22 minutes on Wednesday and finished with 4 fouls, 3 turnovers and 0 points.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    He’s such a tease.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Lol@Holly. He should start at the 3 spot.

  • Anton

    Shaq is going to the Big T-Dot

  • ciolkstar

    Bargnani is garbage.

  • j


  • doyouwantmore

    Yeah I was being way sarcastic about Garbagnani. Actually I think the potential is real, he just doesn’t have the killer instinct. Can you believe we could have had Gerald Wallace and passed? ARGHGHGH!!!!

  • wilz

    garbo is garbage. give us darko! lol…ugh…barney…at least of aldridge was our pf of the future..

  • lukie

    i still like bargnani. The prob is they are playing him at SF. He did will when O’Neal was out.

  • RM

    Bargs does not deserve to start for the Raptors. Everytime he touches the ball, you know something bad is bound to happen. He drives with his head down and his basketball IQ is terrible. He needs to have a nice seat on the bench and learn from scratch.

  • http://slamonline.com/online/nba/2008/12/raptors-out-to-get-another-big/ Mark

    The Raptors were working out Marcus Haislip in the summer, they eventually picked up Hassan Adams, I don’t see why we can’t pick him up now. He was a first rounder back in 2002 with the Bucks. He’d be pretty solid off the bench.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    ^Who is Scratch?

  • http://www.nba.com iLL wiLL

    Every team in the NBA is looking for a big man.

  • Jess

    LOL @ what..I loved Pape..I dont think the Raps necessarily need a big right NOW…I dont see them making an quick moves without seeing how Jay’s new system works.

  • niQ

    and you don’t need big men, you need a scorer/perimeter defender. I was so hoping artest would be traded to the raps. but they got JO so that’s ok.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ the baconator: Good idea, actually.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Well, for the Knicks, anyways.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bargnani is 7 feet tall and he does turn around jump shots that he makes maybe once out of every million he takes. So that’s about one made per game. Then he takes so many 3′s, which would be okay, if he could make most of them and rebound like let’s say, Mehmet Okur. The thing is, Andrea can’t block, defend, or rebound worth a donkey’s ass. He can’t even post up and he’s SEVEN F*CKING FEET TALL. Colangelo had his head up his @ss by taking this guy over Brandon Roy, and he still has his head up his @ss by forcing the coaching staff to play him and give him the ball so much.

  • RM

    You don’t know scatch? Dude knows the game.

  • RM

    You don’t know scratch? Dude knows the game.

  • MeloMan13

    i dont see why we (the raptors)have (or ever even chose) Bargnani. he plays the exact same position as cb4 and the two do not mesh when they play. if we are serious about bosh, bargnani has to goooo

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Is Keon Clark still in jail?

  • Flash

    samuel dalembert is next to dwight howard in allstar votes! east centers are weak! i say shaq shud go east if he wants to make the allstar team this year! shaq is funny!

  • http://www.hibachi20.com Hursty

    Man, everyone knows scratch. Damn B.

  • http://www.hibachi20.com Hursty

    Dan Gadzuric?

  • woodley3

    They got rookie Nathan Jawai from Australia. He’s a beast. Crazy raw. They should play him. Hursty, what do you think?

  • http://thegoodpoint.com/writers/samjoynt.html Sam Joynt

    Jawai has a rare heart condition and hasn’t been cleared to play. As for Bargnani, anyone who has been watching him this season has seen great improvement. His defensive effort has been incredible, and while his offense has been inconsistent he’s still a very servicable big. He’s quick enough to take bigs off the dribble and he blocks everything perimeter guys bring his way. His help defence has far exceeded expectations. He’s going nowhere. Giving up on him when he’s made such strides would be ridiculous. The shot will come back, and the need to equate good play with points scored is frankly sad. Humphries is hurt (supposed to play Sunday) so that should help alot, other than that the only decent suggestion made above is bringing back Marcus Haislip, the Knicks can keep Jeffries and Rose.

  • http://thegoodpoint.com/writers/samjoynt.html Sam Joynt

    Trust in Colangelo. It’s in his blood.

  • Kas

    I have a feeling I’ve seen this before… http://www.theonion.com/content/node/51320

  • Onions Baby Onions

    players the raps could have drafted instead of bargnani but didnt: -Brandon Roy
    -Lamarcus Aldridge
    -Tyrus Thomas
    -Rudy Gay
    -Jordan Farmar

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Russ Bengtson says:
    The Raptors like international players, right? They value people of high character, right? Then I present to you Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo.
    He’s almost as old as Greg Oden.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I wish nathan Jawai was ready to go….how do you get your heart size to go smaller…??

  • niQ

    I hear Brad Miller is going to be up for trades.

  • Sean Gaudet

    The Raptors signed Jake Voshkul (spelling?)

  • lyndan

    raptors have to trade bargnani then they will get someone better..we should jus trade him to charlotte for okafor or trade him to new jersey for stromile swift