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    Can't compare. JV was a consensus top 5 pick who only fell to Raps cause of uncertainty around his buyout. Fans were ticked cause we still had Bargnani on our minds. This is an entirely different scenario. I understand why people don't like it.
    Actually I can compare and just did.

    People upset because they don't know.... I don't either.

    The thread is here somewhere, go back to 2011. Unhappy campers.
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    Good to know that he might be in Summer League at least.

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    On Russel Westbrook's Chances at Defensive Player of the Year:

    "I think he has a good case. He's the only guy who can hold Durant to under 30 points a game."

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    Dude people knew who Val was. He was on mocks and the DX big board throughout the process. I and several others more vocal than me were on record wanting Val.

    I don't know a single person across three Raps websites who has so much as mentioned Bruno.

    And the bigger question is value. Now that we know we were the one who gave Bruno the promise, not sure who else was going to pick him.

    This smells more like BC bidding against himself than anything.
    I wanted val as well fwiw.

    I don't know anyone on boards who works for Raps
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    At least we're speeding along to our last pick.

    No trades for us it looks like.
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    Imagine how the entire fanbase reacts when bruno scored 0 pts 0 reb in 1st SL game.

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    Based on "very shy, doesn't talk much" I'm going to assume we got the next Kawhi Leonard. Great pick.

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    Quote 007 wrote: View Post
    At least we're speeding along to our last pick.

    No trades for us it looks like.
    There were essentially no trades in this draft, the only 3 semi-big trades were teams trading up/down.

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    Dwight Powell.
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    Quote Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
    There were essentially no trades in this draft, the only 3 semi-big trades were teams trading up/down.
    Everyone on Lbj-Melo watch
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    Based on "very shy, doesn't talk much" I'm going to assume we got the next Kawhi Leonard. Great pick.
    That would be amazing. If we picked up the next Kwahi Leonard @ 20. That would be a steal, even in a "deep" draft.

    I hope to see him in Summer League. Maybe the fact that he's from a poor family, might push him to come to the NBA sooner? Who knows. He'll likely want to help support his family, and tha'ts the best way.

    Though, I'm sure he knows that to do that, he'll have to work his tail off. But, being from a poor family, I'm sure he had to work his tail off to get to where he is now to begin with, so I'm liking this guy's character.

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    I can't find it now but earlier in the day some blog posted an official looking list of the name of each likely draft pick with the phonetic spelling beside it so there wouldn't be any screw ups on the stage. I assume, by his absence from the list, Adam Silver was very confident in his pronunciation of Bruno Cabocio.
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    Paul Jones Twitter:

    He's in the US now. Played on same club team as Barbosa. Great defensive feel. He will be working with coaches in LA ASAP then to Vegas

    Casey: He's excited and hungry... Tremendous upside is what Casey stressed. When asked if he could guard KD..Bruno said yes #2014NBAdraft

    Casey: Phx was a team that knew him...plan was Tyler 1st then he was plan B. Nobody will disappointed. His potential is greater than others

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    Have to have the 24 hour rule in effect. If your about to say something you might regret wait for 24 hours before you do it.

    Hope we get to see Bruno in summer league. Everyone in that draft room had to buy in to some degreee. They can't be that wrong. This Raptor draft has surely not followed even remotely any of the predictions and thoughts written up in this thread.

    Colour me skeptical until we get to see Bruno live.

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    Pretty clear plan was for ennis and Bruno but Phx messed it up

    No one would be complaining if went to plan.

    Oh well.

    Bucher is really pushing Lowry..... Wow
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    On Russel Westbrook's Chances at Defensive Player of the Year:

    "I think he has a good case. He's the only guy who can hold Durant to under 30 points a game."

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    I hope they can change PHX's mind about Ennis. I'm kinda excited about Bruno

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    Also... People. The youngest player in the draft was Bruno. Born 1995... What does this mean? HE IS NOT DONE GROWING. 6'9'' now? 6'11'' later. And guess what? He has only played ball for 5 years, and shoots 3 pointers well. Not even Giannis can shoot well. He may be under-publicized (was given a draft promise, did not work out for any team, comes from poor family, etc) but his upside includes these abilities:

    1. 6'9''... 6'11'' ??
    2. Quick and agile body, good leaping ability, good balance
    3. Crazy (really crazy) wingspan
    4. Good Shooting ability, stretching to the 3
    5. 18 years old
    6. Defensive potential is huge
    7. Humble, has a drive to succeed, probably will be great for our locker room!
    8. Spurs were interested in him

    Could be we want to have his rights now, so that we can begin a rookie season with Bruno at age 20. From the age of 18 to 20, stars can either go from unknown to first overall, or from first overall to undrafted. What if Bruno projects to be a Lottery pick in 2016? To get him with a 20th pick now could be the longest long con in NBA history. Only time will tell.
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    On Russel Westbrook's Chances at Defensive Player of the Year:

    "I think he has a good case. He's the only guy who can hold Durant to under 30 points a game."

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    Just wanted to poke my head in.

    1) Like the Caboclo pick. Surprised me, but reading up I like him better than the guys I had ranked. Just came out of nowhere.
    2) Like the Daniels pick. He's a solid 3+D prospect and has the size for SF. Would pair well with DD or Ross.

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