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    Default Andrew Wiggins says he wants to play for Raps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=24eFIrSdprg

    Around the 2:15 mark

    I know this doesn't mean anything, just thought I should share this. Even if the Raptors don't tank to get him, he will be a free agent 1 day Hopefully he can live up to his potential

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    Perhaps he can pull an Elway or Lindos and refuse to sign for whomever drafts him........and request a trade to Raptors......it is nice to dream!

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    Quote psrs1 wrote: View Post
    Perhaps he can pull an Elway or Lindos and refuse to sign for whomever drafts him........and request a trade to Raptors......it is nice to dream!
    Or a Kobe Bryant!

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    Perhaps he can pull an Elway or Lindos and refuse to sign for whomever drafts him...
    That would be a terrible idea for him. Steve Francis sabotaged his career when he refused to play for Vancouver.

    However, Wiggins stating he wants to play for the Raptors might drive his draft stock down a little, make him a #2 or #3 pick when he would otherwise be #1. It probably won't do much at all, though.

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    Quote magoon wrote: View Post
    That would be a terrible idea for him. Steve Francis sabotaged his career when he refused to play for Vancouver.

    However, Wiggins stating he wants to play for the Raptors might drive his draft stock down a little, make him a #2 or #3 pick when he would otherwise be #1. It probably won't do much at all, though.
    That's one example. Worked out for Lindros and others. I think Francis it was more he's being a douche not wanting to play in Canada and shit. Wiggins has nothing against any team in the league, he just wants to play for Toronto and take pride in his nation.
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    Quote magoon wrote: View Post
    That would be a terrible idea for him. Steve Francis sabotaged his career when he refused to play for Vancouver.

    However, Wiggins stating he wants to play for the Raptors might drive his draft stock down a little, make him a #2 or #3 pick when he would otherwise be #1. It probably won't do much at all, though.
    Why?

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    Perhaps he can pull an Elway or Lindos and refuse to sign for whomever drafts him........and request a trade to Raptors......it is nice to dream!
    Or Steve Francis!
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    I'd rather him play and mature on another team and come when he is an all-star than grow up in Toronto and leave afterwards.

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    I'd rather him play and mature on another team and come when he is an all-star than grow up in Toronto and leave afterwards.
    That is..a very confusing statement.
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    Quote drunkmunky wrote: View Post
    I'd rather him play and mature on another team and come when he is an all-star than grow up in Toronto and leave afterwards.
    This! Let another team sacrifice seasons to develop him then after his rookie contract get him to sign here.

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    I'd rather him play and mature on another team and come when he is an all-star than grow up in Toronto and leave afterwards.
    This makes less sense than tanking to me. You pair him with JV as soon as JV's 3rd season...And given that most "home run" picks like Wiggins are expected to not need more than a year to adjust (and can still kill it in their rookie years), I think you want to give yourself the maximum championship window, and you could have a contender quite quickly, maybe by Wiggins 3rd or 4th season. Otherwise you could have to wait until Wiggins 8th season to get him, and then JV might be gone.

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    Quote TDOTtillIDie wrote: View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=24eFIrSdprg

    Around the 2:15 mark

    I know this doesn't mean anything, just thought I should share this. Even if the Raptors don't tank to get him, he will be a free agent 1 day Hopefully he can live up to his potential
    I would love to see him pull a reverse Steve Francis. The basketball Gods owe Canada this ha, ha.

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    trade landry fields for the number #1 pick next year. raptors retain all rights to landry field's sexy model girlfriend.
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    can't he just ditch the draft and become an UFA? then sign with the Raptors and everyone lives happily ever after... after we win 5 straight championships and the NBA shifts all the teams to Canada cause Canada rules.
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    can't he just ditch the draft and become an UFA? then sign with the Raptors and everyone lives happily ever after... after we win 5 straight championships and the NBA shifts all the teams to Canada cause Canada rules.
    The NBA would go bankrupt if it moved here..I know you're kidding. But, it's true
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    The NBA would go bankrupt if it moved here..I know you're kidding. But, it's true
    At least it would make sense for the Lakers to be called the Lakers then lool
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    At least it would make sense for the Lakers to be called the Lakers then lool
    Haha..that was a terrible attempt at humour. Or maybe I'm just a douche..
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Haha..that was a terrible attempt at humour. Or maybe I'm just a douche..
    I wasn't trying to be funny. I was actually serious
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    can't he just ditch the draft and become an UFA? then sign with the Raptors and everyone lives happily ever after... after we win 5 straight championships and the NBA shifts all the teams to Canada cause Canada rules.
    Dream situation haha.

    In all seriousness, I think nothing of this. There's probably more teams that he's interested in, and he's not gonna do anything that will affect his future, just to have a shot at playing with us.
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    can't he just ditch the draft and become an UFA? then sign with the Raptors and everyone lives happily ever after... after we win 5 straight championships and the NBA shifts all the teams to Canada cause Canada rules.
    Nope. There are 4 ways to become a Rookie Free Agent (which is a different thing that being an Unrestricted Free Agent, but close enough).

    - Be 26 or older
    - Declare for the draft and don't get drafted
    - Declare for the draft, get drafted, team that drafted you renounces their rights to you
    - Declare for the draft, refuse to sign a contract with the team that drafted you. You then may enter the following year's draft, as long as you do not play professional or college basketball in any capacity anywhere in the world for an entire year. (If you do play basketball professionally, even an exhibition game in the Phillipines or something, the team that drafted you retains your rights.) The following year, you can again refuse to sign a contract with the (new) team that drafts you, spend another year not playing any pro or college ball, and then for the following season you'll be a Rookie Free Agent. Needless to say, nobody does this.

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