Raptors Colangelo About To Make ANOTHER Trade?


Word on the street is that the old TV game show, Let’s Make A Deal is making a comeback. Instead of whomever is going to host, I nominate Toronto Raptors GM, Bryan Colangelo!

Who the hell knows if they will be any better, but I can guarantee that the Toronto Raptors will sell a lot of programs on opening night as many of the faithful will need a program to know who the hell plays for the Raptors. Seriously, has there ever been this much turn over on a non-expansion team? Doug Smith who has clearly become THE Raptor insider in this town has it that Bryan Colangelo is about to send Marcus Banks to the Dallas Mavericks for Matt Carroll. Caroll has term left on his deal, $4.7 this year, $4.3 next, 3.9 in 2011-12 and $3.5m in his final year.

DL is hunkered down at the Roger’s Cup offered this via blackberry messenger:

“On first thought it’s brutal. Both suck, both are overpaid. Carroll has 2 extra years. I suppose Colangelo thinks he is an upgrade, but the difference is too small to matter. Next season Banks will be a $4.75m expiring contract which is really valuable with the cap shrinking. You can’t go over the cap to sign other players, but you can trade expiring contracts for a guy with a longer contract and keep salary.”

With tennis balls flying through around his head, DL has admitted that he may be missing something in this deal because it makes little sense.

The Doug Smith rumoured Marcus Banks trade for Dallas Mavericks Matt Carroll article can be found here.

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CD
CD
August 20, 2009 11:33 am

I know that Doug Smith seems to support this deal, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. Sure Carroll might see slightly more action than Banks, but I emphasize SLIGHTLY. This is definitely end of the bench stuff and likely to have little impact (unless they think Banks is going to be a cancer on the dressing room). Banks actually becomes a valuable asset during the 2010/11 season when he could be packaged off for something we need then. I hope this doesn’t happen.

Eggbert
Eggbert
August 20, 2009 3:46 pm

BC discussed this proposed deal(to a limited degree) with Armstrong yesterday.I’m on board with BC’s decision.

David
David
August 21, 2009 12:53 am

Banks has a poor attitude who is disinterested in the game.
Cancer in any form is bad. Get rid of him.

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