Thanks to all of you who voted in our latest poll regarding the most desireable unrestricted free agents the Toronto Raptors should pursue. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of signing Luol Deng, who’s a Cleveland Cavalier until July 1. The Sudanese-born small forward garnered more than 50% of ballots cast. Finishing a badly beaten second was the Polish Hammer, Marcin Gortat, while veteran Pau Gasol was close behind his fellow European centre in third. Slightly twisted Pacer swingman Lance Stephenson brought up the rear.
I’m with you on this selection, Rapture Nation. Deng, who’s a British citizen because his family needed a place of refuge from African unrest, is a quality human being and then some. Read the caption of this post’s cover photo for proof. The last thing the Raps need is someone who will upset team chemisty, and Deng would appear to be anything but a troublemaker. The man can still play. He’s only 29, and averaged 16 points and almost 5 boards last season, which was split between Chicago and Cleveland.
I’m going to take a look at how much Luol would cost (he won’t come cheap!), and how his addition would ripple through our lineup, in an upcoming post.