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Hedo Turkoglu 2010 Trade Chip??

6 February 2010 8 Comments

One has to ask oneself, if Bosh bolts and does not agree to a sign-and-trade, what do we do??

We will obviously be in rebuilding mode if this scenario were to come to fruition and you have to think with all the big spending due to go on this summer that Hedo’s $10-$11 million dollar cap hit will start looking appealing to potential contenders; something Toronto will not be if we don’t sign and trade.

As discussed here, we do not have max-contract space to offer any random player, the only way we can offer anyone a max contract is if it is: Chris Bosh we are offering the contract to, or if we work out a sign and trade.

The real issue here however is that Chris Bosh, does not need a sign and trade to go to some of the rumoured destinations and may actually wish to forgo the extra years and percentage raises in order to make his team more competitive. If Bosh chooses Miami, New York, New Jersey or Chicago, he does not need the Raptors, at all.

Yes, the Raptors are winning now, but Bosh obviously has dreams that are much bigger than a nation of only 30 million and a national GDP roughly equal to that of the State of Texas.

I have felt all along that Hedo’s contract would come into play next season when his contract will seem like a bargain, the 2nd and 3rd years anyways.

One thing Bryan Colangelo must be cognizant of, is that Chris Bosh will not agree to a sign-and-trade that will drain a roster or hurt his new team. He would rather sign for less money and be a legit title contender, than sign for more money and still be on a one and done playoff team.

BC will perform his due diligence and figure out whether or not Bosh wants to stay, and if he does trade him, this summer or before the trade deadline, you can bet that Hedo will be shopped around, perhaps to the Grizzlies for Rudy Gay, or to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson.

What do you think Raptor fans?? Should BC look to trade Hedo this summer if Bosh chooses to bolt and we cannot work out a sign-and-trade??
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  • Morning Coffee – Feb 6 | Slam Dunking said:

    [...] Raptors Digest » Hedo Turkoglu 2010 Trade Chip?? Yes, the Raptors are winning now, but Bosh obviously has dreams that are much bigger than a nation of only $30 million and a national GDP roughly equal to that of the State of Texas. [...]

  • loganlra said:

    You make a lot of assumptions about what Bosh will and won’t do.

    Who’s to say he won’t agree to a sign-and-trade? What incentive is there for Bosh to not look for max money? He’s only 25, has 7 seasons under his belt at the end of this season, and is likely NOT going to receive a max contract again in his career. This is his time.

    The Raptors can offer a full extra year on Bosh’s contract (worth $27 million), where other teams can only offer five years. The Raptors can offer him $130 million, because according to the CBA, the player’s current team is able to offer 10.5% raises every season through the duration of the contract. Any other team that signs can only offer 8%.

    At 31 years of age, Bosh is likely not going to get this type of contract again, where someone would be willing to pay him almost $20 million a year at the age off 37.

    Bosh is going to want a max contract. The two options that the Raptors will have, and I guess the decision will be… Do we offer him $130 million, or do we try and sign him and trade him? This are the only two real options for Bosh and the Raps.

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  • jlongs said:

    i haven’t heard of any 25 year old who would turn down a once-in-a-lifetime max contract to play second fiddle to someone his age (who’s receiving max contract) just to win a title. i believe he has more pride than that. not to mention that’s a lot of money he’s going to say no to. do you honestly believe lebron or wade would take less money to join up with bosh? there aren’t any doubts there.

    when he’s 30, that’s usually the time to think about taking less money and winning a title (if you don’t have one already).

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    Raju aka RaptorCity Reply:

    No, Jlongs I don’t think one of them would. Not in Toronto anyways. Would they all take less money to play with each other, probably. Fans have to remember, NBA contracts are only part of the equation, media, endorsements, etc… They all come into play as well.

    Winning a title matters more to young superstars who have money coming in from other sources than just an NBA contract, do you think LBJ or Bosh couldn’t land $30 million more in endorsements with the Knicks, Heat, Bulls or Brooklyn Nets??

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  • Morning Coffee – Feb 7 | Slam Dunking said:

    [...] Raptors Digest » Hedo Turkoglu 2010 Trade Chip?? Yes, the Raptors are winning now, but Bosh obviously has dreams that are much bigger than a nation of only $30 million and a national GDP roughly equal to that of the State of Texas. [...]

  • Nilanka said:

    Why exactly is Hedo’s contract going to be a “bargain” in 2-3 years? If anything, nobody will want to go near his contract when Hedo is 33 year old, putting up career lows, and is still earning $10 million per season.

    Gay is earning around $4 million per season, while Jefferson is earning $15 million. How do these match with Turkoglu? You don’t make any sense

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    Raju aka RaptorCity Reply:

    No, I said bargain this summer.

    In 2-3 years it will be toxic, which is why, especially if Bosh leaves it would be a good idea to move him to a contender who is thinking about the present more so than the future.

    To land RJ we add another contract, probably Amir

    Gay, will be a UFA this off-season and will likely command $11-12 million or more, which makes him a sign-and-trade target.

    Hopefully this clears it up a bit for you.

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  • Raptors Digest » Blog Archive » Calderon vs Turkoglu: Who needs to be traded?? said:

    [...] Turkoglu will undoubtedly be a key piece of the 2010-2011 Raptors, there is little chance Bryan Colangelo, even being the wizard that he is, can find a taker at this juncture for Hedo Turkoglu at the price-tag we signed him for; the only hope is if we agree to take on a similar or perhaps larger contract.  I have a suspicion Bryan Colangelo signed Hedo more for this summer than last. [...]

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