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    ORLANDO's #2 pick is available

    Brian Schmitz: Source tells me Magic considering moving down in draft and have "quite a few" suitors interested in trading for No. 2 pick
    Saw that. Can't see who they would want to be honest other than Ross.

    They are in no rush on their build. Can't see them wanting Gay. Can't see them wanting DeRozan's $9.5Mper.

    You'd have to get a third team involved for any realistic shot.
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    The Magic rumours are that they are considering moving down in the draft, not out of the draft. This doesn't mean they wouldn't move out of the draft for the right deal, but does indicate their desire to still be in the draft.

    I think they would have some interest in Lowry and/or Ross, but they would most likely want more from the Raps than Toronto would want to send. I would do a deal built around Lowry, but wouldn't include Ross.

    I think Toronto would have a better chance of acquiring a top 5 pick from Cleveland, Washington or Charlotte based on the goals that they have for next season (re. Playoffs).

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    I think Matt may have mentioned this somewhere else... but Cavs were shopping the 1st overall pick

    They need an SF and seem to be in win soon mode and he's def better than Otto Porter (There are rumours of LeBron going back but don't think they would wait specifically to be burned again)

    Gay for 1st overall (since cavs have cap space this summer) --- we draft Noel (don't play him for the year while rehabbing)

    Trade john lucas (and cash so Mavs can buy him out) for the 13th overall pick (draft Schroeder)

    Bargnani for spare pieces to to unload salary -- keep Kleiza till trade deadline day to use expiring for trade bait or amensty then

    DeRozan has value around the league, I love the fact that he is loyal and enjoys Toronto but he's not the answer (our goal being another 2014 lottery pick and a young player like Chandler Parsons, Shved or Crowder)

    Aim for top 5 pick in 2014

    If we had:

    FA/Schroeder
    Fields/Ross
    Wiggns or Randle or Parker
    Noel/Johnson
    JV/FA

    I would be excited for the future of Raptors basketball

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    http://i8theball.files.wordpress.com...6/mycksmsg.jpg

    The rest of the draft to me is a wash, only guy I'd take a chance on, not a great rebuilding draft IMO
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Saw that. Can't see who they would want to be honest other than Ross.

    They are in no rush on their build. Can't see them wanting Gay. Can't see them wanting DeRozan's $9.5Mper.

    You'd have to get a third team involved for any realistic shot.
    Yeah, they were saying "moving down" and not "moving out".

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    The Magic rumours are that they are considering moving down in the draft, not out of the draft. This doesn't mean they wouldn't move out of the draft for the right deal, but does indicate their desire to still be in the draft.

    I think they would have some interest in Lowry and/or Ross, but they would most likely want more from the Raps than Toronto would want to send. I would do a deal built around Lowry, but wouldn't include Ross.

    I think Toronto would have a better chance of acquiring a top 5 pick from Cleveland, Washington or Charlotte based on the goals that they have for next season (re. Playoffs).
    You think that whoever the Raptors might get with the second pick is going to be more useful to them than Lowry?

    Who would you target?

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    Cody Zeller would be my pick, he would fit nicely because he has a good back to the basket post game, face up game and can score with either hand. Zeller has shot over 55% from the field for the last two years with averages of 15.6 and 16.5 points per game despite taking less than 10 shots both years. A combo of Cody, Amir and Jonas could be awesome for years to come and the efficiency would be awesome as well.
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    Ujiri is in Italy at the Adidas EuroCamp:

    Giannis Adetokunbo, 6’9, 196 pounds, Small Forward

    Adetokunbo did not participate in Eurocamp, however he did play in a tournament roughly 45 minutes from Treviso, which most of the NBA teams attended. The overall word on Adetokunbo is that he is super raw but has NBA size and some level of NBA skill. Adetokunbo didn’t blow the doors off the gym yesterday and that left some scouts questioning how good he could be at the next level as he was clearly the best talent in the gym. The joke surrounding Adetokunbo is that he is the “international man of mystery” because no one seems to have a good read on his potential, except to comment on his size and frame.

    It’s becoming clear that if Adetokunbo goes in the first round as many are projecting, he may be something of a long-term project and that might severely limit the number of teams in which that makes sense.

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/2013-adidas-eurocamp-notebook
    I like Adetokunbo as a stash for 1-2 years. He is still just 18.

    Click to read more prospects.

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    Greece-Croatia in the opener of a four-team under-20 tournament inside Pala Arrex was not just another age-group matchup in another neutral setting in another sleep gym that couldn’t build excitement if it had a quarry’s worth of equipment. It was Giannis Adetokunbo, international man of mystery, in a real game at the same time the adidas Eurocamp was taking place 30 miles away in Treviso, and that meant it was a league event.

    Dozens of executives and scouts broke away from Eurocamp in the early-evening to make Jesolo by the 6:15 p.m tip, putting recognizable faces everywhere among the crowd of approximately 300, in the latest attempt at a decision with the June 27 draft bearing down and Adetokunbo still tracking to the end of the first round.

    Is he a worthwhile investment for a team willing and able to be patient with a long learning curve or a one-hit wonder of 2012-13 who has gone from nowhere to the guaranteed money only because he faced very weak competition in a lower-division Greek league?

    Saturday offered little in the way of concrete answers. Or as one front-office veteran said when asked afterward what he learned from Greece 62, Croatia 52: “Not much.”

    Adetokunbo is smooth and has a good feel for the game for a 19 year old with little, and maybe less than that, experience against elite players. He can handle the ball at 6-foot-8, a particularly intriguing aspect, though nowhere near well enough to seriously be considered a possibility for a matchup nightmare at point guard. He can’t shoot. And he needs to get a lot stronger.

    “Three or four years,” one scout said of a realistic timeline for Adetokunbo to make an impact in the NBA. “Maybe five.”

    http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/0...-an-nba-event/
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    Trade one of our bench scrubs for a second round pick, draft Seth Curry, teach him the point. We need more Curry's in this league, they are fun to watch lol

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    Seth Curry might not even get drafted.
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    curry will get drafted for sure
    hes a solid player and can get only better with a good development system

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    curry will get drafted for sure
    hes a solid player and can get only better with a good development system
    Yeah but the draft is usually based on potential.

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    the draft is 2 rounds long with many additional free agent signings afterwards. if anything curry could be another lin situation.

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    If he goes un-drafted just sign him as a free agent for peanuts. I'd say he has plenty of potential.

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    I also know it won't happen lol I just like the guy.

    I have a feeling Ujiri wants more than a second round pick in this weak draft

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Man honestly people really dont care about this draft.... Raps should hop on that and trade for that pick and draft Burke, we have lots of pieces that would interest them, DeRozan, T-Ross to name 2 hell even Amir Johnson. We dont have a pick at all to balance a deal though.... Would be great to grab this from Orlando and the 13 from Dallas drafting Burke and a Big.
    I wouldn't trade DeRozan or Amir for Burke. But that's just me.

    Anyhow, one of my favourite PG in this draft is MCW. He's projected to be drafted in the 10-15 range. Not sure what it would take to get into that range but would really love to see Masai trade for a draft pick and draft a PG.

    I'm ok trading for a 2nd round pick too if Kabongo is available.
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    Ujiri Amnestied Birdman from Denver last year???

    damn...

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    It would be cool to have Gorgui Dieng on this team. I think he's going to be good.

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    Seth Curry blows

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    I would would trade gay for anything top 8 this draft. I think that deal is the worst thing on the team. I think that lets us trade bargs from a stronger position as well.

    all this next bit out of mine arse

    get the first and flip it for the second or third and draft Burke. get the second trade down for 3rd and draft Burke if possible. get the fourth through 8 and hope zeller is on the board. if we get fourth maybe trade down to fifth to still get zeller and another asset.

    I think teams that have high picks and want to turn the corner might jump at selling gay to their fan bases.

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