Oct 26, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Toronto Raptors center Amir Johnson (15) and guard DeMar DeRozan (10) box out against Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi (15) at FedEx Forum. Toronto defeated Memphis 120-106. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

A new poll and the results of our last two

I’m interested in your views on untouchable players on our roster. I ask because I’m fascinated by the number of times I see trade propositions involving Terrence Ross. Why you even contemplate trading him is beyond me, but perhaps I’m behind the curve. Is anyone truly “off limits?”

Jan. 23, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) chases a loose ball as Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross (31) looks on during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve put together my list of untouchables, and I want to know whether you agree or disagree. I’ll allow multiple votes, so you can select up to 3 players you wouldn’t trade. Those of you who think the very idea of untouchable players is anathema will get a vote as well.

In our last poll, published just after the Rudy Gay trade was finalized, I asked about your emotional reaction to the deal. The largest number of votes went to “Good”, followed by “Great”. However, finishing a healthy third was “Enraged,” which is not an anti-Rudy comment, but one indicating the depth of feeling towards the loss of Jose Calderon and Ed Davis. “Indifferent”, which is the anti-Rudy vote, ran a respectable fourth and last.

I’m with the “Enraged” crowd, as I think we’ll be mourning the departure of Jose and Ed for a long time.

Prior to that, I asked you about adding some players from the D-League or overseas, as I thought we were dangerously short on bodies. I was a lonely guy on an ice floe with my concern, as a clear majority of you indicated no interest in expanding our roster.


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