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I think we should really try and trade calderon for milicic so rubio has a mentor and we get an actual center so valanciunas doesn't think he has to play center all the time(because bargnani aint playing center with our current coach)
Yes than when ValeEuro bust the Raptors will have the all euro bust draft pick squad. Start up the Tank.

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i really really can't understand why there ppl who are pissed at the pick, is it because he is a Euro player ? guess if we drafted dirk, ppl would be pissed too, what a bunch of ignorants (im not talking about this forum, but in general)
If anyone is pissed at the pick, just ignore them. They're clearly ignorant and not worth the time.

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might have the biggest upside of any big on the entire draft, he went toe to toe with Kanter in international play !! ppl for some reason love kemba/knight (aka flashy names but redundant)

kemba & knight are basically better versions of bayless !!!

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It'll be interesting to see if he learns some defense.
could hide him with a team that plays decent team defense. He had alot of freedom in College ball and offense not defense was his main objective. He's got alot of work ahead of him but I think he's smart and talented enough to find out what works for him.

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i really really can't understand why there ppl who are pissed at the pick, is it because he is a Euro player ? guess if we drafted dirk, ppl would be pissed too, what a bunch of ignorants (im not talking about this forum, but in general)

We've had bad experiences with euros. I think the feeling is justifiable. That's not to say that our most recent euro won't turn out to become a good player.

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You don't draft Jimmer if you're worried about defense. Let him shoot from the parking lot and give him time.

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i really really can't understand why there ppl who are pissed at the pick, is it because he is a Euro player ? guess if we drafted dirk, ppl would be pissed too, what a bunch of ignorants (im not talking about this forum, but in general)
People are pissed about the pick here? If you're talking about raptorsforums.com then yeah people are raging but that place has a whole bunch of morons that were obsessed with Kemba.

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If there is a lockout this season how would they do determine who picks where the next draft?

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plus we cant even see him play next year, which means another year of tanking

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We've had bad experiences with euros. I think the feeling is justifiable. That's not to say that our most recent euro won't turn out to become a good player.
We've had bad experiences with EVERYBODY.

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We've had bad experiences with euros. I think the feeling is justifiable. That's not to say that our most recent euro won't turn out to become a good player.
guess what, if the spurs ( a team known for drafting great international players ) wanted to part ways with parker for this guy, then you should understand how much they value him

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People are pissed about the pick here? If you're talking about raptorsforums.com then yeah people are raging but that place has a whole bunch of morons that were obsessed with Kemba.
i meant PSD forum, but yeah ppl seem to watch basketball once a year & suddenly they think they know a **** about the game !!

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plus we cant even see him play next year, which means another year of tanking
How are we doing cap space wise?

I wonder if we consider taking on some expiring deals to give other teams some cap relief for a season.

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At least in this thread, almost everyone seems happy with Valanciunas. I know I am.

Great interview by Casey.

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How are we doing cap space wise?

I wonder if we consider taking on some expiring deals to give other teams some cap relief for a season.
Apparently BC and Casey like a few potential UFA's and may be aggressive in that market.

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plus we cant even see him play next year, which means another year of tanking
Does not really matter imo. Probably gonna be a strike so more then likely the season will be a wash any how. If there is a season we may stink for another season and land another good prospect. I am excited about the next NBA draft, some real nice players for the raps there.

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guess what, if the spurs ( a team known for drafting great international players ) wanted to part ways with parker for this guy, then you should understand how much they value him

How do you know this??? There were rumors , but we can't be sure if it was for him unless SA stated it as fact.

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Chad Ford's take on the Raps pick:

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The Raptors know international players, and they might feel that they finally have found a real center. He's a true low-post player with a good motor, and he's tough -- basically the opposite of Andrea Bargnani.
I'm sold already.

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Valanciunas: " I like pick and rolls and rebounding." Already sounding better than Bargs.

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Assuming there is no lockout next year and Val comes over:

Calderon/Bayless
DeMar/Barbosa (if the option is picked up)
Johnson/Kleiza (I think he is expected back sometime during the season)
Davis/Amir
Bargnani/Val

That's how the roster looks so far.

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Leonard looks like he's toasted.

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Valanciunas wishes victories to all the Raps fans out there.

Definitely needs to get stronger, but I'm so happy with this pick.

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We've had bad experiences with EVERYBODY.

Davis/Demar look to become solid players. Our problems with non euros had nothing to do with talent. Players left for different reasons. Anyway I hope he becomes a star, and leads us back to the playoffs. I'm just hesitant about the pick I guess.

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