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08:03 AM ET 11.29 | All that interest may yet pay off in Toronto. Bryan Colangelo and the Raptors have courted Mickael Pietrus for years and they might finally have reeled him in. ESPN first reported the Raptors had renewed the pursuit of the veteran swingman and team president/general manager Bryan Colangelo said the Raptors are "exploring options to get better at the wing given our injuries." Pietrus is a career 36% shooter from three and has always been a solid defender. Colangelo considered signing Pietrus as a free agent back in 2007, but opted instead for Jason Kapono. The team nearly traded for him last season, but weren't happy about the results of his physical. Landry Fields and Alan Anderson remain sidelined due to injury.

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Mickael Pietrus, Icon Sports Mickael Pietrus, Icon Sports
November 29, 2012  08:46 AM ET

why is he not going to a contender and get a ring?

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November 29, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Must be money. Dumb for the Raptors to even sign him. Don't they have enough players w/ his position?

There's a reason they remain Raptors...they're good at outbidding other teams for mid level talent...

November 29, 2012  10:10 AM ET

C'est La Vie, Bro.

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November 29, 2012  12:52 PM ET

Makes little difference for the Raptors. This roster is horrid.

The only mission this year is:

A) get LOTS of minutes for Valenciunas, Ross and DeRozan. These 3 are the only foundation they have. I hope they end up last to snare a stud to add to this promissing trio.

B) GET RID OF BARGNANI. This guy is the Tin Man of the NBA. No heart. I have never seen a softer 7-footer. He is allergic to contact and rebounding and sits outside the arc to bomb away 3's like his next meal depends on it. Can't play a lick of defense and has never hit any clutch shots despite being the go-to guy in crunch time the last 2 seasons. Other than that - he is solid.

November 29, 2012  02:47 PM ET
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Makes little difference for the Raptors. This roster is horrid. The only mission this year is:A) get LOTS of minutes for Valenciunas, Ross and DeRozan. These 3 are the only foundation they have. I hope they end up last to snare a stud to add to this promissing trio.B) GET RID OF BARGNANI. This guy is the Tin Man of the NBA. No heart. I have never seen a softer 7-footer. He is allergic to contact and rebounding and sits outside the arc to bomb away 3's like his next meal depends on it. Can't play a lick of defense and has never hit any clutch shots despite being the go-to guy in crunch time the last 2 seasons. Other than that - he is solid.

You make some good points.
The problem with Bargnani is that he isn't good enough to just throw away.
He shows you enough to keep interest.

 
November 29, 2012  07:12 PM ET

Only 9 posts for the poor Raptors. Heck that's 6 more then they have wins :)

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