FanPost

Batum to Toronto?


With SF Nicolas Batum unhappy in Portland and his services currently being dangled by the Trail-Blazers in a sign and trade deal, I sure hope Brian Colangelo is working those phones. Batum is only 23 years old and he plays a position which the Raptors greatly need a player of his caliber. The Raptors have pieces (Demar Derozan, one of Amir Johnson or Ed Davis, Jose Calderon) to offer, but I'm not sure if Batum is wanting or willing to play in the Great White North. Given his French background it wouldn't be unreasonable to think he'd feel right at home in a bilingual country. I realize that Toronto is not Quebec, it is however, ethnically diverse. With Batum in the lineup, the Toronto Raptors would be a force to be reckoned with. Let's say Colangelo managed to acquire Batum for SG D. Derozan, PF Amir Johnson and PG Jose Calderon. That would leave the Raptors lineup looking something like this:

C Jonas Valanciunas (A. Gray)

PF Andreas Bargnani (E. Davis)

SG Terrence Ross

SF Nicolas Batum

PG Kyle Lowry

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker