No Charlie V return to Toronto
You wanted something to happen and it did
I just heard from a league source that Charlie Villanueva, who the Raptors were trying to repatriate, has decided to sign with the Detroit Pistons, as has Ben Gordon.
According to The Detroit News, Charlie's getting five years and about $35 million -- more money than Toronto could have offered the former Milwaukee Buck.
Gordon hit the motherlode and will get five years and more than $50 million is what we're hearing.
That would seem to suggest Toronto will now turn its attention back to Denver's Linas Kleiza, who they contacted early in the free agent process last night.
Charlie might have been a good fit here but Toronto couldn't match the money and the Raptors had no chance -- and not much interest -- in Gordon.
Anyway, back to watching the Argos, working the phones and seeing what I can come up with for the paper.