Comparing the Raptors’ current roster and salary commitments with the Spurs

There are those in Raptorville today who think that the MAJOR PROBLEM with this team this season AND going forward from here is rooted in the Franchise Player label, and associated Maximum Contract status, associated with a player like Chris Bosh.

In an effort to examine this MYTH, please take the time to look closely at the chart below:

 

 COMPARING CURRENT ROSTERS [2008-2009]

 [as of Mon Mar 02 2009]
 

San Antonio Spurs
40-19/.678
1st Southwest

Toronto Raptors
23-38/.377
5th Atlantic

PLAYER

SALARY

No.

PLAYER

SALARY

Duncan-T

[4 yrs] $20.6 M

1

Marion-S

[1 yr] $17.8 M

Parker-T

[3 yrs] $11.6 M

2

Bosh-C

[2 yrs] $14.4 M

Ginobili-M

[2 yrs] $9.9 M

3

Calderon-J

[5 yrs] $7.4 M

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas-K

[2 yrs] $4.2 M

4

Kapono-J

[2 yrs] $5.8 M

Bowen-B

[2 yrs] $4.0 M

5

Bargnani-A

[2 yrs] $5.2 M

Oberto-F

[2 yrs] $3.6 M

6

Parker-A

[1 yr] $4.6 M

Mason-R

[2 yrs] $3.5 M

7

Banks-M

[3 yrs] $4.3 M

Bonner-M

[2 yrs] $2.9 M

8

Humphries-K

[2 yrs] $3.2 M

Finley-M

[1 yr] $2.5 M

9

Graham-J

[1 yr] $2.4 M

Vaughn-J

[1 yr] $1.3 M

10

Ukic-R

[2 yrs] $1.3 M

Udoka-I

[1 yr] $1.0 M

11

O’Bryant-P

[2 yrs] $0.8 M

Hill-G

[2 yrs] $1.0 M

12

Voskuhl-J

[1 yr] $0.6 M

Mahinmi-I

[2 yrs] $0.8 M

13

Jawai-N

[2 yrs] $0.4 M

Hairston-M

[2 yrs] $0.3 M

14

 

 

Mensah-Bonsu-P

 

15

 

 

TOTAL

$67.2 M

 

TOTAL

$68.2 M

General Manager – RC Buford
Head Coach – Gregg Popovich

General Manager – Bryan Colangelo
Head Coach – Jay Triano

 
If you do, what you should then be able to see clearly for yourself is that THIS perception is, in fact, inaccurate.

The main problem with the Raptors is NOT Chris Bosh [or Jose Calderon for that matter] … at the salary which he earns … it’s the remainder of the names on their present roster below that BLACK BAR at the salaries they earn while working for this team. 

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6 Responses to “Comparing the Raptors’ current roster and salary commitments with the Spurs”

  1. verbatim Says:

    man, that Banks contract is really awful. I spoke out about it when BC pulled the trigger for Marion. Other than Banks, I don’t have a problem with the roster.

    Kapono is not a bad player – he has had a bad season, but he is a playoff performer, with a high IQ left from his Miami days. His salary is a little high, but not crippling by any means, with the right moves made; which, as you so pointedly assert, have not been made.

  2. Raps Fan Says:

    totally agree khan, too much salary tied up between kapono, banks and humphries ($13.4mill). that is way too much for players of that calibre. any chance we could steal buford or presti? lol

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  4. Scott G Says:

    Kapono is not a BAD player; he’s a TERRIBLE player. I actually think he hurts our team more than any other player that gets regular minutes.

    Kapono’s deal is terrible, Banks’ deal is terrible, Hump’s deal is terrible (UNLESS he plays 15-25 minutes, at which point it becomes a pretty decent contract), Parker’s deal is pretty generous… all of which adds up to a lot of money on not a lot of talent.

    Individually, none of those deals are “crippling” — it’s the net effect that really hurts us. Most teams have at least one bad contract on their roster; the Spurs are simply a model of efficiency in many ways.

    Raps Fan – I’m with you… let’s just get ANYONE from the spurs organization (look what the former assistant coach is doing in CLE). Shit, I’ll take the ballboy…

  5. khandor Says:

    verbatim,

    * I’m in agreement with Scott G., re: Kapono.

    * The roster, as is, has NO ["0"] chance of improving down-the-road to the point of becoming a serious challenger for a berth in the EC Finals, given the strength of the Celtics, Cavaliers, Pistons, Magic, 76ers, Heat, Bulls, Bucks, Nets, Pacers, Hawks, Bobcats, Knicks and Wizards.

    Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

    Given the debacles involved with the 2 Jermaine O’Neal trades this season … the incoming was BAD; and, the outgoing even WORSE … and the mid-season firing of Sam Mitchell, the Raptors are now perilously close to becoming a full-blown TREADMILL Team.

    The decisions made in the next 12 months will be the most important ones in the history of the franchise.

    ——————–

    Raps Fan,

    0%. :-(

    ——————–

    Scott G.,

    On the money, again. :-)

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