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The W - Basketball - Can the Raptors now be Considered Title Contenders?
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
Toronto gets Jermaine O'Neal, while giving up the #17 pick, TJ Ford and Rasho Nesterovic and an unknown player to balance salaries to the Pacers.
If O'Neal is healthy AND motivated, a Bosh/O'Neal 4/5 combo to go with the outside players could be an extremely dangerous combination. This could propel them past Cleveland and Orlando into the 3rd slot in the East behind Boston and Detroit. A break here and a break there from that slot could get them into a position to challenge for a championship.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.17
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    If O'Neal is healthy AND motivated

That's the big "if" and I don't quite see Jermaine O'Neal being particular healthy OR motivated in Canada. And he'll still get tossed around like a ragdoll by Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett.

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ESPN has the deal as O'Neal for Ford, Nestrovic, and the Raptors' 1st round pick tomorrow (17).

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The deal means that we'll see Jose Calderon, Full-Time NBA Starter. Don't get me wrong, I love Calderon, but I'm still not sure if this guy is a starter on a contending team.

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The deal won't be finalized until July 1, when T.J. Ford's base-year compensation tag expires, but... yeah.

As a Pacers fan, I'm gonna miss JO. He was a six-time All-Star with us, but I'm afraid his recurring injuries have simply robbed him of the ability to play to his full potential. No doubt his #7 jersey gets raised to the rafters of Conseco Fieldhouse when he's done playing, and in the meantime we get T.J. Ford (who with any luck will replace Jamaal Tinsley as starting point guard), Rasho Nesterovic (a serviceable center), the #17 pick and a player to be named later (I'm betting it's Crash Davis).

EDIT: ESPN is reporting that the Player to Be Named Later is Maceo Baston (who played for the Pacers in the 2006-07 season), and that the Pacers will give the Raptors their second-round pick, 41st overall.


To Toronto

Jermaine O'Neal (PF/C)
#41 Pick in NBA Draft

To Indiana

T.J. Ford (PG)
Rasho Nesterovic (C)
Maceo Baston (PF)
#17 Pick in NBA Draft

(edited by ekedolphin on 26.6.08 0320)

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