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Welcome to the 2014 Raptor’s Republic NBA draft running diary. Yes, I’m flat-out stealing Bill Simmons annual draft diary concept. Before you rush to call me lazy, hear me out. The concept is just too appealing from a writer’s perspective because it requires little to no preparation while the real-time caveat reduces reader expectation for quality. Brilliant. Better yet, it allows me to watch the draft with smart, funny people, and then share their thoughts without having to come up with them on my own. Brilliant. Ok, so clearly this concept is a lazy writers lottery ticket. It is in honor of that spirit in which I lazily borrow it from the esteemed Mr. Simmons. Bill Simmons isn’t writing his draft diary again this year because he never writes anymore is busy covering the draft on TV and running the immensely successful and fantastic Grantland. And so I lazily pick up the slack. Because besides being lazy, it’s also a lot of fun. Hopefully. And loosely informative. Maybe.

The draft is about to start, and I’m watching it with Fantasy Jesus. Who is Fantasy Jesus you ask? Fantasy Jesus is the internet moniker for a cousin of mine who wishes his identity to remain professionally intact while being mentioned in my internet nonsense. The coles notes: he is better at fantasy sports than you are. MUCH better. I asked him to join a fantasy football league I was putting together a few years ago. He was hesitant, with his excuse being, “I’m in 7 leagues already, I don’t know if I’ll have the time.” Really? Because you know what tells me you have the time to be in our fantasy football league? Already being in 7 different fantasy football leagues! He joined the league, and has decimated the rest of it ever since. In addition to this, Fantasy Jesus is also responsible for introducing me to basketball, and particularly the college and NBA games. I used to watch the NBA draft every year with him as a kid. From the Grant HIll draft, to the Tim Duncan draft, to the Joey Graham draft (disclaimer: not all drafts are created equal.

7:30pm: Burning questions going into your draft experience:

1)If you’re reading this, you’re probably Canadian. So it’s all about Andrew Wiggins. So, did all of the hype hurt or help Andrew Wiggins? The expectations placed on his shoulders are huge. He’s all-star or bust, basically. But, his college career was not #1 pick worthy. But he very well might be minutes from now. Thats because of measurables and high school hype. What would you trust, college games, or high school games?

1.5)Wiggins has mentioned how much he loved the ‘college experience’ in several interviews. Each time he’s done it with the same shit-eating, joyful grin. The kind of grin that tells you he’s not talking about the college experience of studying in the library, awkwardly meeting new friends in the dorm, surviving on noodles, pretending to understand Econ 101 and eating more cheese and chicken fingers than fruit and vegetables combined. He’s talking about the Jesus Shuttlesworth college experience. You know, the one Rick Fox shows you…

3) How is Adam Silver going to greet players? Is he going with Stern’s firm, very grown up handshake, turn to the camera with copy and paste smile? Will it be the Roger Goodell hug it out? Is he going with the bro’ slap and pull it in for a hug? If he wants his likability to reach new peak levels, he should go all out with the Troy and abed ‘cool. Cool cool cool.’ Triple chest slap.

4) Did you pick the right Doritos: You might not have known, but Doritos are not just the official, but also the essential snack of the NBA draft. It is known. Flavor is up to you. You can’t lose with Cool Ranch or Nacho. They’re both solid foundational choices; like Oladipo in last year’s draft. Might not be a game-changer, but you know that you’re not going to be disappointed. Oladipo might not ever start for an all-star team, but he’s always going to be one of the most reliable, satisfying players on your team over a long career. Victor Oladipo is Cool Ranch Doritos. This year’s Cool Ranch Doritos? My gut instinct is that it’s either Wiggins or Aaron Gordon. Wiggins has the potential to be one of this life-altering intensely flavored limited time only offerings more so than Gordon. For Aaron Gordon to have a Cool Ranch Doritos career, you’re happy with that. Wiggins is going to have to be something more than just Cool Ranch in order to avoid hacky career letdown Internet columns for the rest of his life. Which is insane, because Cool Ranch Doritos are freaking delicious.

7:40 pm: This is taking forever.You know, if Cleveland just refuses to make a pick, technically, they can’t get it wrong.

7:42pm: WIGGINS!!!!!!

7:42pm: Wiggins got that jacket at Northern Getaway.

7:42pm: RESPECT THE JACKET

7:42pm: Don “Drapes” Cherry picked out Wigginsisis jacket for him.

7:43pm: Wait, Wiggins is 6’8 but he’s only 197 pounds? Is there a difference between American and Canadian pounds, or is that crazy?

7:45pm: I’ve blatantly stolen those last two jokes from Fantasy Jesus.

7:46pm: My favourite part of these drafts is how unabashedly happy these kids are to be in the NBA. Thanks Wiggins.

7:46pm: Vaughn, Ontario shoutout!!

7:48pm: Jabari goes to Milwaukee, to nobodies surprise. My take: Cleveland said that Jabari was out of shape to the point that he was 255lbs. There’s no way that the dude who just walked on stage is 255…. except wait, the last graphic has Jabari at 235, and now they have him listed at 241 in this graphic. HE’S GAINING WEIGHT AS WE SPEAK. CLEVELAND KNOWS SOMETHING THAT THE REST OF US DON’T!

7:50pm: Athletes continue to be the worst interview out there.

7:54pm: Is Joel Embid still on anaesthetics from the surgery? He looks completely confused that he was just picked number 3.

7:58pm: And with the 3rd overall pick, the Philadelphia 76ers take Greg Oden!

7:58p: And with the 3rd overall pick, the Philadelphia 76ers take Sam Bowie!

8:00pm: Aaron Gordon to the Magic! The Dante Exum to the Magic rumours are wrong, wrecking everybody’s perfect mock drafts. Sorry @chadfordinsider

8:04pm: TSN just threw their coverage from the ESPN feed to Jack Armstrong and i am FULL OF RAGE.

8:06pm: From Fantasy Jesus: “Exum is a guard who hasn’t played basketball for anyone in a year, and doesn’t have a perimeter game. These are things that worry me.” Also, his dad was a 1982 Tar Heel alum and he couldn’t get a scholarship?

8:10pm: Wow, Cecil Exum’s haircut has not changed at all since 1982. His body though…

8:16pm: Rondo and Smart is not happening together. One of them is gone. If not both, at least one of your guards needs to be able to, you know, shoot.

8:18pm: Damn it, I guess Randle it’s slipping to #20. Love this pick for the Lakers. Somebody let Julius Randle know that he’s about to get a call from a guy named Kobe Bryant, who is about to say the first and last nice thing to him that he’s ever going to hear.

8:21pm: Just to be clear, Jay Bilas loves Marcus Smart, even though he says he still needs to learn how to shoot, but he is worried about Randle, because Randle still needs to learn how to shoot. Ok, then.

8:22pm: WOW, Nik Stauskas goes #8! Good for Nik Stauskas! But, bad for Nik Stauskas for going to the Kings. Even worse for the rest of us, who probably will have to watch TSN throw to Jack Armstrong again.

8:31pm: I’m still waiting for Fran Franschilla to ask which one of these draft picks has cahones like these!

8:35pm: Two Canadians have gone in the lottery of the draft two years in a row now. At this rate, by 2018 there will be one Canadian player taken in the lottery who wears a suit that doesn’t look ridiculous.

8:36pm: Ha, yeah, good luck stuffing that hair inside of your hat Elfrid Payton.

8:39pm: Payton is excited to play with Michael Carter-Williams. Michael Carter-Williams is pissed that he just had to list his house on kijiji.

8:44pm: Very interesting that McDermott went 3 spots later than Stauskas. I really like the Wally Szczerbiak comparison for McDermott. I like it a lot more than I like McDermotts tie…

8:46pm: Google images still doesn’t have a pic of McDermott’s tie up yet, so until twitter helps us out with a link, I’ll have to describe it for those who missed. Basically, it’s the exact same design as the inside-out of Will Smith’s school jacket on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Having said that, on second thought, I love the tie.

8:53pm: Dario Saric’s headshot looks like a fish. And not in a good way. Hopefully that improves for him between now and a year and a half from now when he re-enters NBA twitter as everyone’s favourite trade rumour.

8:56pm: micing up draft picks on draft night would be the best yearly show on NBA TV by far. I want to know all of the cursing that Levine just made about going to Minnesota. Hope you enjoyed UCLA while it lasted Zach. Just ask Kevin Love…

9:05pm: This diary has been 99% nonsense and 1% analysis so far, so maybe I’m not the voice to listen to here, but I absolutely love TJ Warren, and Phoenix is a great place for him to shine early. ROY dark horse pick.

9:14pm: Sorry, @cornersniper, but Payne is going to Atlanta. Moreover, sorry @Raptors, but I am getting me one of those Atlanta Hawks hats. Those things are dope.

9:15pm: Isiah Austin probably was hoping for an NBA contract instead of a moment on TV and that draft hat, but that’s a really nice touch. Just so, so heartbreaking. Everyone everywhere, please buy this kid a drink and give him a hug anytime you see him in your life. Adam Silver is getting all of the goodwill possible this year.

9:20pm: Jusuf Norkic is the most Bosnian looking player of all time, with the most Bosnian player footage ever seen. I love that Eastern Europe continues to refuse to leave the 1980s.

9:26pm: Bill Simmons just got caught on TV accidentally fistpumping the shit out of that James Young pick. Own it, sports guy, it’s who you be.

9:29pm: Fantasy Jesus keeps bringing up the time when we watched the Raptors pass up Andre Igoudala for Rafeal Araujo. I hate him for it. Not a little bit either. Raptors fans want nothing more than to ostrich about this moment in time and forget it forever. “Rafael who? I have no idea who you’re talking about, and if you mention him again, I will cut you!”

9:32pm: NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!

9:33pm: You already have the Goran Dragics and the Eric Bledsoes, why did you have to take away the Tylers Ennises from us Phoenix, WHY?!

9:36pm: With this Gary Harris pick going to Chicago at 19, this diary is threatening to turn into nothing more than me complaining about guys that the Raptors almost took. All of the sighs.

9:43pm: Would love the Raps to snag Napier here. DO IT!

9:45pm: …

9:47pm: Hold on, I can’t stop barfing.

9:48pm: SHABAZZ NAPIER IS ANDRE IGOUDALA! IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN!

9:50pm: We can fix this, we can fix this. We have 22. We can still get Napier…

9:59pm: Did we not actually get that 22 pick from Memphis? I’m the worst reporter ever.

10:03pm: Can someone please point me in the way of a source who says that the Spurs were going to snatch up Rafael Araujo 2 at number 30 and thats why we took him now?

10:06pm: Rafael Araujo 2: Electric Bugaloo

10:07pm: Fantasy Jesus: “I guess all of these awkward white guys in the player’s groups must be the agents.”

10:11pm: Why would the Raptors draft the toughness, defence and scoring of Shabazz Napier when they could have the potential of Bruno Capulco. He could have all the skills, even toughness, defence and scoring! You know how much we’ve always wanted those skills!

10:15pm: Clint Capela goes #25. THE CLINT COMMANDER!

10:25pm: It’s interesting that Miami is acquescing to LeBron James, NBA GM. You know, because that went really well in Cleveland. Shabazz Napier > Mo Williams?

10:28pm: And at #27, the Suns get Bogdan Bogdanovich. Bogdan is famous of course for his shooting, work ethic, and for having the two least creative parents of all time. Bogdan isn’t a terrible name until you find out that his last name is Bogdanovich, at which point it becomes the shittiest first name.

10:35pm: Fantasy Jesus just reminded me about the time that we could have drafted LaMarcus Aldridge, which is what Chris Bosh reportedly wanted us to do, except that Bryan Colangelo drafted Benghazi Bargnani instead. I have taken away the Cool Ranch Doritos from Fantasy Jesus as punishment.

10:39pm: OK, you know that the NBA draft has officially been on TV too long when the commentators have all given up and spend an entire segment talking about soccer. One of the big points “I love that you know that a soccer game is only going to 2 hours long.” Exactly. Bruno freaking Capulco.

10:43pm: Fun fact I just learned: iphone autocorrect insists on changing Capulco to Acapulco every time you try and type his name. So at least we have that to look forward to.

10:46pm: My prediction for the Spurs #30 pick: Genius.

10:47pm: Yup.

10:48pm: If you had of shown me Kyle Anderson’s draft video this afternoon I would have responded with one word: Spurs. Why are they just better?

10:55pm: Well ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to call it here. I hope you enjoyed the 2014 Raptors Republic Draft Diary, or how I like to think of it, Bruno Acapulco day. Bruno Acapulco is the Brazilian Kevin Durant. He might be the Brazilian Kevin Durant in the way that Andrew Thompson is the Orillian Kevin Durant. As long as one of us is playing in the NBA in 3 years, I’ll be happy. From @marmaladejack0, Goodnight.

  • mountio

    Whaaaaaattttt??? The Brazilian Kevin Durant??

    • mountio

      2 years away from being 2 years away. WOW

  • Hoffa

    Why did you say Rafael who? We went right back to Brazil!!!! oh dear…

  • johng_3

    Wow I don’t know about this one

  • IkeKrizzule

    You have got to be kidding me

  • Hoffa

    KD of Brazil

  • Smile E. Coyote

    Wow, Raptors were looking up, and they go and blow a pick. Hopefully moves are on the way.

  • Hoffa

    Leiweke happy with that pick???

  • keith

    Are you fucking kidding me. Aruojo again! He might be good but WTF is up with these off the board picks. Cone on!

    • Alex Vostrikov

      aruojo was a stud, compare to this.
      6-8 200 lb power forward….. no outside game, no inside game… all he does is aleyops and 2 legged dunks….. fuck!!!!!

  • johng_3

    Masai knows that he has a second round pick right?

    • Mexiballer

      Maybe he forgot.

  • Hoffa

    Colangelo is calling the shots…

  • wrooster

    Bruno who???? What just happened. They could have got him with the 59th pick, or without drafting at all. I hope I am totally wrong about this.

  • AJBecker

    What just happened…

  • JP

    Really, what the fuck just happened?

  • Bruno
  • Ho Tep

    Cat got your tongue?

  • Paul

    Why Bruno at 20????? He’s not even on any mock drafts.. Could have have drafted him at 59 or just signed him… What the fuck??? This guy gets guaranteed money? WTF? WTF? WTF>

  • JP

    Did Masai just loses his mind?

  • Jamshid

    HAhahahahhaha, In MU we trust ;) Braziiiillllll

  • DryDry

    Yo, when I’m writin’, I repeatedly edit words and rework tracks
    I’ll admit I’m like the Raptors, I got weak first drafts
    So when I’m droppin’ a new flow
    It’s prolly not all that solid at first
    Post yo might call it Arujo
    But ballers improve, yo
    And in the same way, soon the tunes get better and I polish a Juno

    • noname

      i was gonna say too soon…but you killed it.

  • Pdjjw

    Where’s the thread we get to say WhatTF and WhoTF??

  • JP

    Did Bryan colangelo highjack the raptors draft room?

    • johng_3

      No did Babcock highjack the draftroom

  • asifyouknow

    Toronto Raptors WHATTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!..Maybe they got the Kyle and Vaz deal done…

  • cdub

    what just happened? why take him at 20? We could have had Napier and probably still take this guy at 37.

    • Bruno

      i heard on the radio it leaked that the thunder were going to take him

      • Alex Vostrikov

        thunder are on a different level than raps… by far.
        raps needed some rotation players…

  • Microaggressive

    SHABAZZ NAPIER
    Shabazz
    nope

  • Bruno

    How about the Brazilian Andrew Wiggins?

  • Paul

    Even if this guy is KD lite, it’s still a terrible pick because they didn’t have to burn the 20th pick on him. Terrible

  • asifyouknow

    My dear God I don’t get it! I know MU is into the without boarder program but please….everyone is saying this guy is 4 years away from being an NBA player…

    • Jamshid

      Apparently picking great players with late first round is MU’s expertise.

      • asifyouknow

        He is the best GM in the NBA but PLEASE!…lol

  • tonious35

    Masai is our chief scout, so at least he knows something we don’t…..

  • Digitking

    Any word about Memphis trading their pick to the Raps and picking up Napier again?

  • JP

    I feel like I’m dreaming or this is some cruel joke. I’m not fucking laughing!!!!!!

  • kermit the frog

    in Masai we trust

    -said nobody outside of canada…..Lmfao why am I dying …

  • Mark

    Feast your eyes on the draft express video – http://www.draftexpress.com/video/11508/

    • Digitking

      Is that junior level or pro? How does his competition stack up?

      • Alex Vostrikov

        videos looking like some basketball house league… disaster

      • Mark

        I think he’s been playing in the NBB which is considered the premier basketball league in Brazil. The video makes it look like he got some run in at the local high school though. Competition is lacking, I’m sure. See this tweet for further info – https://twitter.com/JLew1050/status/482345535698141185/photo/1

  • sdc44

    so much for taking best available… we just took a guy 18 year old only “raw talent”

    • asifyouknow

      He is so raw you may get food poisoning…lol

  • ABRAPFAN

    The moment we lost Ennis I knew we were gonna panic and pick some unknown foreign player. Bless the Raps but we really don’t have this drafting thing down

  • sdc44

    i guess its now… #WeTheDeepSouth

  • Alex Vostrikov

    this is what I call “when shit hits the fan”….
    damn, I could have been drafted, and instead I chose construction career……

    • Mexiballer

      There is still time. Maybe you will go in the the 59th spot.

  • keith

    Did we even work this kid out? Why not Capela? Why not Grant? Why not someone not a FUCKING BRAZILIAN RAPTORS FAN NIGHTMARE! DOES HE KNOW OUR PAST. I AM PHYSICALLY ILL AND I CANT TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE!

  • BramptonCanadianProspects

    you guys do realize that we could have picked this guy at 59 and it would have been a steal..

    • keith

      Yes. Do u realize we know that but the fucking ahole picking doesn’t?

    • Paul

      I think everyone is aware of that. Hence the generally shocked and negative reaction…

  • DATGUYBOI

    YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS RIGHT, DRAFTING BRUNO MARS MEANS THAT WE’RE BRINGING THE WHOLE TEAM BACK AGAIN!!!! YAYYYYYY, EVERYONE’S COMING BACK, NOBODY IS LEAVING THE RAPTORS DREAM TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Alex Vostrikov

      thanks god masai didn’t have the number 1-3 pick…. he would surprise all of as

      • DATGUYBOI

        YES HE WOULD……YES HE WOULD………PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DRAFTED ___________ (PLACED FAMOUS SINGER/RAPPER/SONG WRITER) WHATEVER THE FK YOU WANNA PUT HERE CUZ SHIT HAS JUST GOT REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex Vostrikov

    its the same, when a player asks for 1 mil salary, and gm insists, and gives him MAX….
    this guy wouldn’t be drafted this year… and here he goes at 20.

  • hg566

    Hoffa is this guys teammate in Brazil.

    • Alex Vostrikov

      Hoffa is his role model…..
      go sit on the bench for 2 years, get your 3 mil, and come enjoy life in home country like a king.

  • asifyouknow

    Napier to Miami Heat TRADED

  • asifyouknow

    Cole may be available

  • cdub

    Spears graded the raps pick a B surprisingly.

  • Bruno

    Toronto is working to acquire the rights for guard Tyler Ennis from Phoenix, per source. JA.Adande

    • asifyouknow

      That is not happening…..Toronto got nothing to offer unless is DeMar or JV…

      • noname

        it’s tyler ennis not andrew wiggins. You got the wrong canadian pal…the 20 + john salmons would do it.

        • asifyouknow

          True but….Salmons? are you serious! who wants the 20

          • noname

            phoenix gets cap space and a first rounder that could be suprisingly useful…

            • asifyouknow

              fair enough comment

  • Lachlan

    Goods news, Raptors working on acquiring rights to ZTyler Ennis. Promising

  • craptor

    No need to worry… Bruno Mars will be a great 1-2 punch will Drake!!! Never a dull moment at the Raptor games again!!!

  • Paul

    The Raptors are always good for a laugh on draft night. Maybe Masai is an idiot but just slightly smarter than James Dolan..

    • asifyouknow

      lol

  • Mark

    Do you want further depression? Check out which former Brazilian great is on his team currently… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esporte_Clube_Pinheiros_(basketball) …. spoiler – Rob Babcock is the worst.

    • noname

      HOLY SHIT! THIS GUY WAS ON THE SAME TEAM AS ARAUJO!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

      • Alex Vostrikov

        great role model…..
        don’t really know how 6-8 200 lb power forward, can duplicate aruojo’s numbers…

  • asifyouknow

    Only 18 years old ……summer league now!!!…lol

  • asifyouknow

    Not a Casey fan but he may be the right coach for this kid

    • Bruno

      im thinking the exact opposite

  • bboy

    Is Bruno coming over this season?

    • Alex Vostrikov

      he can make it for the pride parade this weak…… with that name, at least he will be popular in the community

    • asifyouknow

      Hell he is the first round pick…he better at least practice with the team…

    • AJBecker

      Hopefully at least for summer league

  • DryDry

    Anybody else notice in the little ticker tape at the bottom of the screen showing the Raptors’ line up they spelled Valanciunas’ name wrong?

  • Raptor

    Done with the Raptors and basketball

    • feylines

      talk about your all-time overreactions

    • asifyouknow

      Ill be alright ,,,hey they may keep the team together…Maybe that is why they did this …Maybe the Kyle and Vaz deal is done…

      • Alex Vostrikov

        what it has to do with who they draft at 20?
        ok, we sign everyone from last year, lets make a blindfolded pick…. lets do it…
        and Toronto drafts capoglo…
        masai: who the hell is that???????

        • asifyouknow

          Just trying to be positive,,,but yes this pick sucks…lol

  • tonious35

    True test for the Masai era; to draft an absolutely raw-18 year old kid and bring him up in our system. Making our coaching staff be his 2nd parents, letting your veteran players be his brother, and raising him to be one of our system’s children. If you draft too many “win-now” pieces, your management and development gets lazy and never knows how to create elite players from cheap prices at the start. Masai might be making his first move to cultivate his own player development system, something our team never tried to do or properly do. Might as well start now.

    • GoingBig

      Nice long-term thought. The full development system requires a true Raptors controlled D-League affiliate in Buffalo

  • turdosandowich

    I have seriously no idea what to think of the pick, but at least there’s this:

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/482351491429457920

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/482350033392922625

  • Bruno

    gotta love the fact we have knicks 2015 lottery pick, anyone know if its protected top 5 or something… if Melo is gone even better.

    • AJBecker

      I think the Nuggets have the right to take the better of their (Nuggets) pick and the Knicks pick.

    • Alex Vostrikov

      I would love the fact as well, if I were you….
      don’t worry buddy… just enroll in the draft, and you will get drafted by masai…..
      I just cant get over the fact, that spurs are doing it again…. drafting smart and effective player, kyle anderson, with 30th pick. and then, you ask yourself why they are winning championships….
      aruojo#2 probably is better playing for tfc than raps…

    • Bruno

      my mistake its 2016 and yes there is a denver swap if its less favorable or something like that.

      2016 first round draft pick from New York
      New York will convey the less favorable of its 2016 1st round pick and Denver’s 2016 1st round pick to Toronto (via Denver’s right to swap for New York) [Denver-Minnesota-New York, 2/22/2011 and then New York-Toronto, 7/10/2013]

  • asifyouknow

    Love this 37 th pick…DeAndre Daniels ..In the weight room tomorrow please….needs about 25 more pounds….like this guy very much…

  • Buschfire

    http://www.draftexpress.com/video/11388/ DeAndre Daniel’s Draft video

    • GoingBig

      Like the shooting percentages – looks like some offence making ability

  • CharlieHustle

    If Masai thought we’d need a point guard than he would have taken Napier. Masai has his ducks in a row. Kyle is comming back and i’d guess Grevais as well or we would have shored up PG. 2 SFs taken. Move Demar and Terrence back to SG. You do not know more about basketball or the Raptors than Masai Ujiri guranteed. I was scared that taking Ennis or Napier would be writing on the wall that Kyle was gone. Masai knows that Kyle will be back. This is cause for celebration. Everything is gonna be OK. Chill. Light a dart and wait until July 1st when we sign the hear and soul of this team. I have a bottle of Prosseco on ice that was waiting for a game 7 win but I’ll pop it when Kyle signs. Exhale.

    • asifyouknow

      CharlieHustle I got a feeling you got this right…That may be a deal done already behind close doors..That is the only way this makes sense..

      • CharlieHustle

        We’re paying Masai 15 million dollars to make basketball decisions.You don’t make it from Nigeria to N.B.A. front offices without knowing what your doing. I can’t think of someone better suited to make this pick than Masai. Basketball without borders is his baby. I’d rather have a wall street trader cashing in on inside trader information that no one else has than someone who picks stocks from the same listing as anyone who purchases a wall street journal. It’s a swing for the fence but better to take your best cut than to strike out looking. We have no reason not to trust Masai. The sky is not falling y’all.

  • GoingBig

    Wow! Hawks got Walter Tavares – 7’3″ huge wing-span

  • Yasha

    It’s spelled Cabolco, not Capulco…hopefully your auto correct will like that better.

  • asifyouknow

    Daniels is a better shooter than Napier..Better % ..this pick looks good…This guy could come in and play some

  • GoingBig