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    If we ignore the parallels of a balls-of-steel GM picking a Brazilian player I had never heard of in their first draft (read: Babcock and Hoffa)...

    Does this signal to anyone else that Lowry probably won't be resigning? We went super-young as opposed to win-now, which to me implies there will be more young moves being made and less win-now moves being made. It's rare that we see a team do both at the same time.

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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    If we ignore the parallels of a balls-of-steel GM picking a Brazilian player I had never heard of in their first draft (read: Babcock and Hoffa)...

    Does this signal to anyone else that Lowry probably won't be resigning? We went super-young as opposed to win-now, which to me implies there will be more young moves being made and less win-now moves being made. It's rare that we see a team do both at the same time.
    babcock wasn't a "balls of steel" gm. he was a bad gm.
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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    If we ignore the parallels of a balls-of-steel GM picking a Brazilian player I had never heard of in their first draft (read: Babcock and Hoffa)...

    Does this signal to anyone else that Lowry probably won't be resigning? We went super-young as opposed to win-now, which to me implies there will be more young moves being made and less win-now moves being made. It's rare that we see a team do both at the same time.
    I don't know how you can say that and then expect anyone to ignore it. Hoffa was drafted top ten with Iggy still on the board. Babcock was drafting out of need and apparently with bad information. This is different in many ways.

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    I don't know how you can say that and then expect anyone to ignore it. Hoffa was drafted top ten with Iggy still on the board. Babcock was drafting out of need and apparently with bad information. This is different in many ways.
    Never mind the fact Hoffa was a 24 year old senior who had 4 years of NCAA under his belt.

    He was a known commodity.

    Bruno is about as unknown to the general basketball/Raptor fan as one can get.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
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    Mystery guy with a 7''7' wingspan with a good attitude? We got our 'Po.
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    The raptors are a tremendous young team and will win a championship in the following five years.

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    After getting over the initial shock and watching some footage, albeit limited, I'm pretty excited. He's fluid, moves his feet well, covers a lot of ground off a single dribble, has a workable jumper and an insane wingspan. Can't wait to see him in action.

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    After getting over the initial shock and watching some footage, albeit limited, I'm pretty excited. He's fluid, moves his feet well, covers a lot of ground off a single dribble, has a workable jumper and an insane wingspan. Can't wait to see him in action.
    And he is eager.

    Heading to LA to eat, lift, and work with DD, TR, and Amir.

    A lot to like here.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
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    And he is eager.

    Heading to LA to eat, lift, and work with DD, TR, and Amir.

    A lot to like here.
    On paper, ignoring the out of nowhere aspect, this kid is a stud. 6'9, 7'7 wingspan, youngest player in the draft, willing defender, reasonably athletic, 3 point range. I mean what!?! That's better on paper than most of the lottery.

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    Definitely looking forward to summer league. Small forwards with 30km wingspans don't grow on trees.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    On paper, ignoring the out of nowhere aspect, this kid is a stud. 6'9, 7'7 wingspan, youngest player in the draft, willing defender, reasonably athletic, 3 point range. I mean what!?! That's better on paper than most of the lottery.
    You're preaching to the choir.

    I was absolutely stunned last night.

    Then panicked when became obvious the Memphis deal fell apart.

    But there is a lot to like.

    This isn't Hoffa.
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    Casey really seems excited to get this guy. Look at his smile haha

    Myself (March 2014):
    The raptors are a tremendous young team and will win a championship in the following five years.

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    Based on the footage, his listed "200 lbs." seems generous. Kid needs to seriously hit the weight room.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Based on the footage, his listed "200 lbs." seems generous. Kid needs to seriously hit the weight room.
    Get him to the Mandarin on Canada Day.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Definitely looking forward to summer league. Small forwards with 30km wingspans don't grow on trees.
    Bruno is a tree!

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    On paper, ignoring the out of nowhere aspect, this kid is a stud. 6'9, 7'7 wingspan, youngest player in the draft, willing defender, reasonably athletic, 3 point range. I mean what!?! That's better on paper than most of the lottery.
    In reality, if you just look at the physical tools that he brings, it seems as if he is exactly what we as a group were generally hoping the Raptors would get by selecting Inglis. Long, big body, hard working, defensive potential, decent to improving shot, and young...just with more upside?

    Very exciting to see what he looks like in summer league. Also nice that the media is apparently able to watch his team workout tomorrow.

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    On paper, ignoring the out of nowhere aspect, this kid is a stud. 6'9, 7'7 wingspan, youngest player in the draft, willing defender, reasonably athletic, 3 point range. I mean what!?! That's better on paper than most of the lottery.
    yeah makes me think of Elfrid Payton, Zach Lavine. They were impressive on paper and on scouting video but after doing workouts they jumped in mock drafts

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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    If we ignore the parallels of a balls-of-steel GM picking a Brazilian player I had never heard of in their first draft (read: Babcock and Hoffa)...

    Does this signal to anyone else that Lowry probably won't be resigning? We went super-young as opposed to win-now, which to me implies there will be more young moves being made and less win-now moves being made. It's rare that we see a team do both at the same time.
    Hoffa played for BYU, and was an honorable mention AP All-American. He was a known commodity. That's what made the pick so bad! This guy is a lot less known than Hoffa. I don't think he's ever played outside South America.

    Does this signal that they think Lowry is coming back? I think it has to, especially when combined with the Heat drafting Napier. The only team that probably still makes sense is Dallas, and it sounds like they'll be busy courting Carmelo, etc., Is it a guarantee? No, but the likelihood has to be increasing.

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    Hahahaha I love the progression of posts on here, it was like a 5 steps of acceptance thing.

    1) WHO???
    2) WTF, here we go again! Masia = BC
    3) Maybe it's part of a deal to get Ennis....and we still have the 2nd round picks
    4) Well, I guess this is it.......
    5) This Brazilian kid is really good....lots of GMs wanted him....he's gonna be better than Andrew Wiggins!

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    Quote Letter N wrote: View Post
    Hahahaha I love the progression of posts on here, it was like a 5 steps of acceptance thing.

    1) WHO???
    2) WTF, here we go again! Masia = BC
    3) Maybe it's part of a deal to get Ennis....and we still have the 2nd round picks
    4) Well, I guess this is it.......
    5) This Brazilian kid is really good....lots of GMs wanted him....he's gonna be better than Andrew Wiggins!
    Nailed it.
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
    Bruno Caboclo

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    Quote Letter N wrote: View Post
    Hahahaha I love the progression of posts on here, it was like a 5 steps of acceptance thing.

    1) WHO???
    2) WTF, here we go again! Masia = BC
    3) Maybe it's part of a deal to get Ennis....and we still have the 2nd round picks
    4) Well, I guess this is it.......
    5) This Brazilian kid is really good....lots of GMs wanted him....he's gonna be better than Andrew Wiggins!
    Well said. You couldn't be more right.

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