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    Default Alabi sent to D-League

    Is the community slipping? I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/alabi_dleague_111510

    I'm happy for Alabi as he can actually get some playing time and work on his offense and ball handling.
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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    Is the community slipping? I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/alabi_dleague_111510

    I'm happy for Alabi as he can actually get some playing time and work on his offense and ball handling.
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    another second rounder with no future in this league, anyone got the number of PJ Tucker?!

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    I'm actually pretty high on Alabi - it may take him 2-3 more years before he's even an NBA-quality bench player, but he's got the tools. He's reportedly a good, though raw, outside shooter and we know he was drafted for defense and rebounding. In a few years he may be a great fit alongside Ed Davis' post game. Some D-League time is exactly what he needs right now.

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    Hey wasn't PJ Tucker like a league MVP for Maccabi a year or two back? Unlike Tucker, Jawai, etc - who were fringe talents who were terribly undersized - Alabi has the physical stature and seemingly a decent talent base to make a NBA roster....
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    another second rounder with no future in this league, anyone got the number of PJ Tucker?!
    Just out of interest, why do you say that?
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    Alabi should go on a bulk-up diet. He needs a bit of meat on his bones (and keep it) to be able to push some centres around.

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    Alabi is a decent prospect and don't underexploited the importance of second rounders. Just look at how Mr. Millsap has torn it up. Alabi is raw but there is a boat load of potential there if he is given some time to develop. He has all the physical tools to be very good defensive center and if he can improve his awareness he will be a very good player for us. .
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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    Is the community slipping? I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/alabi_dleague_111510

    I'm happy for Alabi as he can actually get some playing time and work on his offense and ball handling.
    There is a thread that deals with it. Gotta dig for it though, especially after the amount of Derozan and Bargnani threads..or Dampier to Toronto threads.

    Alabi to the D-League is the right thing to do. He needs regular playing time and he's not getting it here.

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    Hey, he's like Thabeet without wasting a high lottery pick!! Even better, he can shoot the ball. Remember that Alabi was likely to be picked in the early-mid 20's before people were scared off by his Hepatitis. Then again, a 2nd round pick hasn't ever been a good player in this league... oh wait... we have to look all the way back to DeJuan Blair to find a great 2nd rounder that dropped due to injury concerns. Lets be hopeful and give the kid a break.

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    i've heard it said that big men don't mature until 28-29 years-old. He needs time. he's only been playing competitively for 4 or 5 years now.

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    People who want to watch him can watch all the Dleague game here...

    http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/dleague_webcasts.html

    for free.

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    I only wish the best for Alabi. He has a great story. Hopefully some playing time in the D-league will hasten his development and we will see him blossom in a few years.
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    He can definitely bring something to the table. If Hibbert can be considered good after a few seasons of working on his game, so can Alabi. Alabi is now, how Hibbert when he was drafted. A guy who was big. I trust in Alabi

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    He can definitely bring something to the table. If Hibbert can be considered good after a few seasons of working on his game, so can Alabi. Alabi is now, how Hibbert when he was drafted. A guy who was big. I trust in Alabi
    Alabi is much more raw then Hibbert was when he was drafted.

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