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11-16-2012, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Grillinnap View Post
But they did sign BJ Ryan and AJ Burnett, who were top free agents and had a lot of suitors at that time. When was the last time the Raptors signed a free agent that a lot of teams wanted? And what does being an American NBA player have to do with not wanting to sign with the Raptors?
There's a bunch of reasons...not the least of which is the balance of power, there are about six or seven teams in the NBA that MIGHT and two or three that will PROBABLY win the championship...everyone else, forget it...so great FA talent go to those teams more often..

The top-5 free agents of 2012:

- Nash - LA Lakers
- Allen - Miami Heat
- Lopez - Brooklyn Nets
- Terry - Boston Celtics
- Felton - NY Knicks

So you've got three recent champions, and the two NY teams (Who have among them Melo, Amare and Deron Williams)...Why not Toronto? Because you can go to these teams instead..

The Raptors suck and have sucked for a while, so in a league with a lot of money and destinations, Toronto won't be high on most lists, hell they won't be in the middle of most lists...

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