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    Default Alabi Likely Off to D-League Soon

    Good .... he needs to develop and the only way will be by playing. Not practicing and rotting on the end of our bench. I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

    Speaking of the D League, I keep hearing that Solomon Alabi is going to spend at least a little bit of time there once its season gets going.
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    he needs to gain a little strength and develop his footwork and the D-league is the way to go for him i agree, hes not going to get it playing once every month on our bench

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    how is it a good thing for alabi to play with lesser competition

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    I hope he's slammin' on everybody down there.

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    He needs to earn minutes at the NBA level in a year where expectations are ridiculously low.


    I think it would be a bad decision to send him down. Just get him some game experience to get his legs under him.

    The NBADL sure did Thabeet a lot of good. Ha.
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    Alabi isn't a good player.

    Probably never will be. Not really sure wy this is even news except that this is a raptor forum. I'm pulling for the guy, but really, he's pretty insignificant on the raps.

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    Quote Craig wrote: View Post
    Alabi isn't a good player.

    Probably never will be. Not really sure wy this is even news except that this is a raptor forum. I'm pulling for the guy, but really, he's pretty insignificant on the raps.
    I'm thinking the same thing, why is this guy hyped so much in these threads, I mean come on! 50th pick people! this guy ain't the future.

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    kid in your avatar might be though!


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    The Raps organization knew when they drafted him that he was going to be a long term project. Sending him down to the NBADL would be a great opportunity to get some game experience. His footwork is terrible at this point and he needs to develop some sort of post game.

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    Quote Craig wrote: View Post
    kid in your avatar might be though!

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    Alabi is a good player. He was slotted to go around 20 but dropped to 50 because of the Hep B thing. He is an excellent rim protector already, is physically gifted and has a soft touch. He is also reportedly a very hard worker. I think the D-league would be good for now because we have no room in the rotation, but I'd like to see him as our back up some time in the next season or two.
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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    how is it a good thing for alabi to play with lesser competition
    That competition is better than most of what he faced in college, and it's not like he was a monster in the NCAA's. Why not send him down? At least he's playing actual games, not just practicing against the same guys everyday and sitting in a suit for the games.
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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    how is it a good thing for alabi to play with lesser competition
    How is it good for him to remain in the NBA and not play at all? It sounds pretty obvious why he should go to the D-League. Call me crazy, but playing in "lesser" competition beats practice and wearing a suit for the remainder of this season every time.

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    Where he belongs.........

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    How is it good for him to remain in the NBA and not play at all? It sounds pretty obvious why he should go to the D-League. Call me crazy, but playing in "lesser" competition beats practice and wearing a suit for the remainder of this season every time.
    If he is playing in the D-league just to play then I see where you guys are coming from but its not like he is going to get a post game down there and he will not even be running the same plays the raptors run nor learn his part in the defensive schemes. I personally feel he needs someone to teach him footwork and a gym but I been know to be wrong so we will see what happens.

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    Raps have a long stretch of road games in the first 1/4 of the season meaning less full practices. You got to think that's part of the reasoning. I think its a good thing. He has so little experience playing that any second he can get on a basketball court would help. Also, the d league is a step up from double A, maybe that can help his growth.

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    ahhh yes the D-league where all Colangelo's second rounder picks have gone to die.

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    Playing in the D-League will let him practice post-moves against lesser opponents and dunk all over their asses. It will help his confidence, I hope he actually learns how to use his huge body, but I'm fine with him flying on everything.

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