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19 Nov 2014
Working O'Neal could prevent Raptor implosion Amongst the chanel stockholm scarce evidence of Jermaine O'Neal's presence at the Air Canada Centre yesterday, other than a club report that he was receiving therapy for his sore correct knee and probable for today's game in Atlanta, was the Louis Vuitton satchel beside his locker. The bag was packed. On a day when the headlines suggested that O'Neal's days in Toronto could quickly be at their end that a deal to deliver O'Neal to Miami for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks is chanel väska the Raptors' want, pending Miami president Pat Riley's command it was a fitting image. The proposed trade, if it occurs as michael kors klockor billigt noted, would be much more patchwork than masterwork. Then again, Bryan Colangelo, the Raptors president and GM, has basically changed jobs in the months because final season's firstround playoff decimation towards the Orlando Magic. As soon as an architect with a persuasive vision, he is now a repairman with an unenviable todo list. And the roof, to paraphrase a traditional leantimes utterance by former Raptor Tracy McGrady, be leakin'! Yesterday's 117113 reduction to the Suns place the Raptors, losers of 5 in a row, ten games under .500. They haven't looked much more ramshackle since Rob Babcock was fortunately slapping mud on michael kors väskor billigt his straw hut of a roster back in 200506. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic and a firstround draft pick, panned in this corner as it happened, is a failure. Colangelo spoke before the season of his belief that O'Neal would fill a gap in the club's defence and rebounding corps but they're as poor as they have ever been in both classes. Colangelo figured O'Neal would enhance Chris Bosh, the resident allstar, but O'Neal, when wholesome, has largely been an older, slower duplicate to Bosh. And although O'Neal is a publicrelations genius who unfurls a yarn with the ability of 100 spin doctors, you cannot help but believe that his unwillingness to play via discomfort and his divaesque manner have been at minimum partly responsible for the palpable lack of chemistry on this season's squad. Moving O'Neal, whose mammoth agreement doesn't expire until 2010, moves up the timeline for a major shakeup. Nothing's done, of course. Miami is reportedly speaking with other suitors for Marion, Dallas amongst them. And there are those who'd suggest Colangelo ought to keep buying for much better. Taking back the hardly serviceable Banks most likely means there'll be a $4plus million participant at the end of the bench subsequent period. But this kind of is the cost, occasionally, of patching holes in a hurry. What's certain is that, whilst Colangelo would surely body the trade as a expertise injection for a playoffbound extend operate, this period is going nowhere. Sneaking into the postseason would not quantity to achievement for a club that is lost in the first spherical two times running. And if next period does not deliver a breakthrough, there is a chance Bosh will be weighing the merits


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