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OT: The Official Toronto Raptors Thread

hockeylover

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Woah, did anyone watch the Raptors game tonight? I just saw the highlights and looks like Ford hit his head on the floor after being fouled by the Hawks player. He went off on a stretcher and was taken to an Atlanta hospital.

Any word on how he's doing?? Was anyone watching it?
 

Metalleaf

New member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Yeah I saw the hilights that was absolutely brutal and difficult to watch. Sam Mitchell looked like he was really worried too. I hope he's okay, but it doesn't look good.
 

Metalleaf

New member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

The Raps just can't get any good luck. They had all of their players in the line-up for about one half.
 

axlsalinger

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Yeah, I saw it happen. Really unpleasant thing to watch. Horford delivered a flagrant foul, I don't believe there was any intent to injure, but he'll probably be suspended a couple of games.

From what some players were saying in the post-game interviews, TJ did have movement and was conscious. He was in pain and was panicking a little bit.

An announcer later said that they were debating whether to keep him in hospital overnight, or have him fly back to Toronto with the team. This is very encouraging news. Although in the end, they did decide to keep him in hospital overnight. I hope he's alright.
 

Killer93

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Looks like Calderon will get more playing time. I hope Ford is okay. :(
 

Hoss

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

saw it as well... I know many people (myself included) that go into a mini state of shock when they bump their head hard.... limbs go stiff and eyes roll back in the head... (scared the crap out of my parents many a time)...

Let's hope that is exactly what it is.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Thank god he's alright
Thank god the Raps have the best 1-2 point god combo in the association
 

hairnova

Mod Squad
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Ford can't stay healthy, it's too bad. Him and Calderon make a solid one-two punch at the point.
 

Killer93

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Good lord I just the replay on TSN. Poor guy was in tears and freaking out but good news is he had feeling in both his lower and upper body. Hopefully he has just a minor concussion.
 

soco22

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

To bring up another topic, as Calderon could soon be gone, due to his expiring contract.

Who would you rather keep?
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

Ford. Redonkulous upside, the potential to turn into an Isiah Thomas, Steve Nash type point guard.

You don't give that up.


With that said though, Colangelo should be able to get Calderon signed to a very reasonable 4-5 year deal.
 

zeke

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Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

I'd trade Ford.

Calderon is more the kind of PG I like. He resembles the PGs I like best more than Ford. He's just got the better basketball brain, IMO.

Ford has got great skills, but if we can trade him for a wingman with great skills, I'd rather have those great skills at that position than at the point.
 

Hoss

Active member
Re: OT: Raps Game & TJ Ford

I think that will be the outcome... I think Colangelo will make it sweet for Jose to stay, and I also think that they way they handle the Garbo situation can determine alot of things.

When the deal comes up, you won't have the dead weight that is Joey and even Martin.... those two alone could be sent away... and replaced by rookie contracts... then the rest of the money adds on to Calderon's deal.
 
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