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Talent, Passion and Toughness Aren’t Defined by Geography

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Nothing could be further from my typical Statophile post than this one. I was more than a little frustrated by many in the Raptors fan base. The initial negative reaction to the pick of Jonas Valanciunas was based on less than stellar knowledge of the player.

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

ESPN: 2012 Draft Best Since 2003 Draft

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Regardless of whether Valanciunas comes over or not, one thing will stay the same: The Raptors will suck. Be prepared for another year of losing and frustration, the good news is that the 2012 draft is already being compared to the 2003 draft. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Raptors Targeting a Free Agent Centre?

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During the presser last night, Dwane Casey hinted that the Raptors might be targeting a potential centre during free agency this summer. Who do you think it could be? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Raptors Draft Review From The Media

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The grades and reviews are in. Some are great and some are not so great. Come check out what they had to say about our new big man, Jonas. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Bayless: PG of the Future?

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So, no Kemba and no Knight. What does this mean for the Raptors and their point guard situation moving forward? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Raptors Republic Post-Draft Reaction

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How are you feeling post draft?  Take the poll and share your thoughts. And let’s keep the Euro-bashing to a minimum. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith