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    Default Masai tried; he really tried (Giannis 'Po)

    Toronto's president and general manager, Masai Ujiri, tried frantically to find a deal to move into the top 15 and select Giannis, but nothing materialized.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/from-se...214309752.html
    Oh how I wish Masai was successful.

    Great read.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Oh how I wish Masai was successful.

    Great read.
    This shows that Masai Ujiri knows talent. Him being a former scout really makes me feel confident in the upcoming draft

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    This shows that Masai Ujiri knows talent. Him being a former scout really makes me feel confident in the upcoming draft
    Same!

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    This shows that Masai Ujiri knows talent. Him being a former scout really makes me feel confident in the upcoming draft
    Don't forget his assistant - Jeff Weltman. Also a scout and worked with Hammond in Milwaukee from 2008 until last year's draft.
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    Great article Matt.

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    What a shame, would have loved to have a kid like Giannis on the team
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
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    I don't like Woj's writing. He always goes over the top. Either he openly insults people he doesn't like, or if it's a sympathetic article, then he tries to make the person look like Jesus.

    But it's great to know that Ujiri liked Giannis so much.

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    Depressing article
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    Im just happy to see that MU is putting in the effort to find and bring in young talent for this team. This can only mean wonderful things for this year's draft and the ones that follow.

    We know all too much about his trading prowess, and if his drafting decisions are anywhere near as good as his trading decisions, that will give us all plenty of reasons to be happy.
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    Nice find. This puts the Lowry for 1st rounder (Steve Adams #12) in a whole new light. If we lose Lowry for nothing, and Giannis becomes Durant 2.0, then....

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    Nice find. This puts the Lowry for 1st rounder (Steve Adams #12) in a whole new light. If we lose Lowry for nothing, and Giannis becomes Durant 2.0, then....
    I think its saying to much that he will become Durant 2.0 talent like Durant dont come along every year. I agree that PO is talented but saying he maybe KD is too much

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    Quote yukhan1980 wrote: View Post
    I think its saying to much that he will become Durant 2.0 talent like Durant dont come along every year. I agree that PO is talented but saying he maybe KD is too much
    Especially considering Durant was a bona fide stud before ever stepping foot on an NBA floor.
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    Good read, Matt.

    Really puts things in perspective whenever we hear, "it's so hard for Toronto to attract free agents". All 'Po needs is a PS4 and some peanut butter and he's happy.
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    Quote yukhan1980 wrote: View Post
    I think its saying to much that he will become Durant 2.0 talent like Durant dont come along every year. I agree that PO is talented but saying he maybe KD is too much
    Yeah, that's true. I doubt that 'Po will end up anywhere near Durant. His shooting is unreal, and a lot of that foundation was developed when he was a kid - a critical development phase that 'Po missed out on. I could see 'Po ending up being more like an Andre Kirilenko type of high-end, disruptive defensive player with a good, but not elite offensive game.

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