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    I think we should do everything it takes to fulfill Wiggins' dream. Hopefully he pulls a reverse Steve Francis on whichever team drafts him, cuz it's probably not going to be us.

    Wouldn't that be the most awesomest thing? He gets drafted and then goes "WTF? I ain't playing in the USA!"
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Hopefully he pulls a reverse Steve Francis on whichever team drafts him
    so informs them early of his desire to play for their team and happily spends his career there?
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    Would it be taking this whole situation too far if we were to come up with something collectively as a group with reason why we want wiggins in Toronto to the send to him on twitter multiple times??

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Wouldn't that be the most awesomest thing? He gets drafted and then goes "WTF? I ain't playing in the USA!"
    He'll play at least half of his game there anyways.. haha.

    The media would have a field day if he actually refused to play for any other team. Methinks he'd lose a bunch of American fans as well.
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    Could Wiggins opt not to enter the draft drop out and be signed during the summer? Say he desperately wants to play for the Raps or is that illegal?

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    Would it be taking this whole situation too far if we were to come up with something collectively as a group with reason why we want wiggins in Toronto to the send to him on twitter multiple times??
    No it wouldn't be taking things too far, however I suggest it be sent to Ujiri and not Wiggins.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Could Wiggins opt not to enter the draft drop out and be signed during the summer? Say he desperately wants to play for the Raps or is that illegal?
    From earlier in the thread:

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    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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    Quote tucas wrote: View Post
    Or if he wanted to make money, he could still sign a one year offer sheet, said team matches, he becomes a UFA.
    lol, now that would be creative. Wondering how the league would react to that.

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    Not just that but Wiggins is like how old right now? 18? His life is about to change in ways that nobody here can really fathom. What he says in any interview right now is out the door when he steps into the NBA spotlight. When ever he does become eligible to hit the free agent market he will have a completely different perspective on what he wants.
    This is one of THE most sensible posts in this entire topic. He was asked one casual question and he responded by naming his hometown team and the team he grew up cheering for. People are analyzing his response way too much. Wiggins's mindset now will be WAY different than his mindset when/if he does become a FA. What if the team he does get drafted too has a stellar supporting cast? What if they are a contender and Toronto isn't? (At the hypothetical time when he is a FA) Point being, we should be appreciative for the fact that the hometown boy wants to play for the team and revisit this in the future if it happens. All these scenarios of him forcing teams to let him play in Toronto are just crazy.
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    Quote AngryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    This is one of THE most sensible posts in this entire topic. He was asked one casual question and he responded by naming his hometown team and the team he grew up cheering for. People are analyzing his response way too much. Wiggins's mindset now will be WAY different than his mindset when/if he does become a FA. What if the team he does get drafted too has a stellar supporting cast? What if they are a contender and Toronto isn't? (At the hypothetical time when he is a FA) Point being, we should be appreciative for the fact that the hometown boy wants to play for the team and revisit this in the future if it happens. All these scenarios of him forcing teams to let him play in Toronto are just crazy.
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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Nice teaser.

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    Quote d749 wrote: View Post
    Would it be taking this whole situation too far if we were to come up with something collectively as a group with reason why we want wiggins in Toronto to the send to him on twitter multiple times??
    This may be a joke but please don't do this people.

    Forget all the hype, forget all the articles and realize that he is still a kid. And with all the pressure he already has to face he really shouldn't have to put up with being bombarded on the internet by fans wanting him to pull an asshole move like refusing to play for certain teams before he's even put on an NBA jersey.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    No it wouldn't be taking things too far, however I suggest it be sent to Ujiri and not Wiggins.
    And just for shits and gigs. Send it to bill Cosby as well.
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    Not one Team in the NBA gives a shit what Wiggans wants. He has no chance to play in Toronto for a LONG time unless the new Super GM can convince someone on draft night to trade for the top pick.

    So, so long JV.

    You will not see any other scenario, period.

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    Quote Craig wrote: View Post
    Not one Team in the NBA gives a shit what Wiggans wants. He has no chance to play in Toronto for a LONG time unless the new Super GM can convince someone on draft night to trade for the top pick.

    So, so long JV.

    You will not see any other scenario, period.
    It may actualy be more realistic than you think. Ujiri appears to be playing a waite and see approach, if the roster underperforms, then who blows shit up, we suck, and get to the top of the lottery.

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    Quote Lefty wrote: View Post
    It may actualy be more realistic than you think. Ujiri appears to be playing a waite and see approach, if the roster underperforms, then who blows shit up, we suck, and get to the top of the lottery.
    There's a lot that has to go "right" as was mentioned before in order for the raps to get #1 pick
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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Not just that but Wiggins is like how old right now? 18? His life is about to change in ways that nobody here can really fathom. What he says in any interview right now is out the door when he steps into the NBA spotlight. When ever he does become eligible to hit the free agent market he will have a completely different perspective on what he wants.
    this. how he feels now is in no way indicative of how he MIGHT feel many years from now...after he's spent those years in another city that will in short order become 'home,' even if it's some shit-hole outpost. even if the team that drafts him is horrible every year, he's going to develop connections with the city, team etc., that will whittle down his supposed 'desire' to play for the raptors/in TO. i would say that the likelihood that wiggins ever dons a home uni in TO at any point close to his prime (essentially, prior to age 36-ish) - if he's not drafted by them - is about 1%.

    but hey, dream on.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    And just for shits and gigs. Send it to bill Cosby as well.
    Well if you want shits and giggles you should send it..or anything to Gary Busey.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Well if you want shits and giggles you should send it..or anything to Gary Busey.
    Haha. True
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    I think we need to see this dude play college ball first.

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