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    My biggest relief was that we didn't end up drafting Vesely. A forward that can't shoot is a really bad omen. I recall Ford thinking that the Raptors were going to draft him and I'm so glad that didn't happen.

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    Shocking news.
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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Gherardini in my opinion was the reason why we drafted JV. JV's buyout was a big issue for teams that passed on him (like Cleveland). Toronto despite the buyout went ahead and drafted him. Gherardini has ties in Europe and he may have been able to agree on a buyout for 1 year as opposed to 2 or 3.

    I could be wrong, but I honestly believe that if Gherardini was not around then we would have drafted someone other than JV in the first round.
    That's what I thought as well. As far as I know he was a big part of the scouting and all that in Europe and it's very likely he had a big hand in selecting JV.

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    Quote Soft Euro wrote: View Post
    That's what I thought as well. As far as I know he was a big part of the scouting and all that in Europe and it's very likely he had a big hand in selecting JV.
    If Gherardini was why the raps drafted Bargs, Garbo, Jose, Parker and JV, then it is too bad he is going. The only one of those that didn't work out well was Bargs, and that isn't on Gherardini, that is on BC for keeping him 4 years too long. If he had been traded rather than offered a big contract, might have got something back that had value. Hard to see that happening now.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    If Gherardini was why the raps drafted Bargs, Garbo, Jose, Parker and JV, then it is too bad he is going. The only one of those that didn't work out well was Bargs, and that isn't on Gherardini, that is on BC for keeping him 4 years too long. If he had been traded rather than offered a big contract, might have got something back that had value. Hard to see that happening now.
    Jose was brought in by Babcock.. Gherardini was brought in by Colangelo.

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    If Gherardini is (co-)blamed for Bargnani, I don't think it should be for bringing him in, but for how he has developed. With his talent, there was (is) no reason he shouldn't be a solid nba-player and I don't know what his role has been in that part (it might have been big, I really don't know anything about that).

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    Quote Soft Euro wrote: View Post
    If Gherardini is (co-)blamed for Bargnani, I don't think it should be for bringing him in, but for how he has developed. With his talent, there was (is) no reason he shouldn't be a solid nba-player and I don't know what his role has been in that part (it might have been big, I really don't know anything about that).
    Gherardini has been like the Phantom of the Opera for awhile now.

    When he first arrived he was lauded as a great hire and it seemed to pay immediate dividends with Parker and Garbo coming over and signing in Toronto. Then, he basically disappeared. I guess that's not uncommon for an assistant GM but he clearly wasn't the average asst GM. Remember the rumours about him taking over the Knicks or Nets?

    I have no idea what, if anything, he contributed to the Raps but I have to say that, based on Toronto's lack of success with international players compared to other teams, I don't think we're losing the King Midas of European basketball....

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    we used to see a lot more of this:



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    oh yeah and there was this:


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