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    Q: Hi Doug. Will the signing of Rubio by Minny change the draft at all? Also could you comment on the rumour of Flynn to Raptors-he's a poor shooter with a weak assist to turnover ratio. He does not seem to be an upgrade. Thanks

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    A: Shouldn’t really change the draft at all, it was highly doubtful Minnesota and its point-guard-collecting GM was going to a shot at Irving anyway. What it might do is change what the Timberwolves seek in a trade to get out of the No. 2 spot.

    And, in my opinion, Jonny Flynn is not at all better than either of the point guards Toronto has under contract now and to seek him would be foolish. Besides, I’d thought that nonsensical rumour was dead?

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    Besides, I’d thought that nonsensical rumour was dead?

    Smith can be such an arrogant dick sometimes. I often thought his fawning over Bargnani was nonsensical.

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    Quote MyMomLovesMe wrote: View Post
    Smith can be such an arrogant dick sometimes. I often thought his fawning over Bargnani was nonsensical.
    I recall him pointing out Bargnani's deficiencies plenty of times, though perhaps not as much as you would like. Just because someone disagrees with you and doesn't have a black and white mentality doesn't mean they're fawning.

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    okayyy guyss....this deal is just hilarious...the raptors would give away calderon for flynn any day of the ear...theyd probably and should give him away for an ice cream cone if they can...hes not winner..cant play ANY defense....and you guys think we can get Flynn AND the #2 pick...theres no way it would happen..id love to see it happen but it just wont...even if we throw in bargnani AND take any bad contracts Minesota has...[I]d love to see it happen...Flynn and Bayless wouldnt be bad..derrick williams and DD...Ed and Amir or if possible Kanter...we would be the next OKC thunder

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    okayyy guyss....this deal is just hilarious...the raptors would give away calderon for flynn any day of the ear...theyd probably and should give him away for an ice cream cone if they can...hes not winner..cant play ANY defense....and you guys think we can get Flynn AND the #2 pick...theres no way it would happen..id love to see it happen but it just wont...even if we throw in bargnani AND take any bad contracts Minesota has...[I]d love to see it happen...Flynn and Bayless wouldnt be bad..derrick williams and DD...Ed and Amir or if possible Kanter...we would be the next OKC thunder
    Unfortunately the Raptors do not have a talent near the likes of Russell Westbrook - let alone Kevin Durant - YET.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sun Jun 5th, 2011 at 08:42 PM. Reason: Yet - they are coming...

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Unfortunately the Raptors do not have a talent near the likes of Russell Westbrook - let alone Kevin Durant.
    This year and next year's draft picks.

    We can only hope. =)

    (Don't forget Ibaka, he's a pretty big plus for that team)

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    Quote Quixotic wrote: View Post
    This year and next year's draft picks.

    We can only hope. =)

    (Don't forget Ibaka, he's a pretty big plus for that team)
    Correct. I will go back and put in "yet".

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    Good article from Minny's Asst. GM on ESPN today:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2...ory?id=6623930


    My personal take is that Minny is doing great PR to create a bidding war for a pick they honestly have little-to-no intention of actually using. Would love to know what offers they have received!

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    Jason Fleming:
    I have a hard time believing that group of moves would make Toronto better. Banking on Flynn as your PG of the future is not something I would advocate.

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    Quote knickz wrote: View Post
    Jason Fleming:
    I have a hard time believing that group of moves would make Toronto better. Banking on Flynn as your PG of the future is not something I would advocate.

    Read more NBA news and insight: http://www.hoopsworld.com/chat.asp?c...#ixzz1OYkjyg5n
    I'm not sure anyone is banking on Flynn as PG of the future. It is more about getting out from under Jose's contract.

    The same statement can be said about banking on Jose as your starting PG - he just led the Raptors to a 22 win season, is injury prone, 30, and planning on playing Olympics and WC in the next 2 summers.

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...for_jonny.html

    Knicks target backup point guard, could deal Toney Douglas to Minnesota Timberwolves for Jonny Flynn

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    I Couldn't Agree Anymore.

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    okayyy guyss....this deal is just hilarious...the raptors would give away calderon for flynn any day of the ear...theyd probably and should give him away for an ice cream cone if they can...hes not winner..cant play ANY defense....and you guys think we can get Flynn AND the #2 pick...theres no way it would happen..id love to see it happen but it just wont...even if we throw in bargnani AND take any bad contracts Minesota has...[I]d love to see it happen...Flynn and Bayless wouldnt be bad..derrick williams and DD...Ed and Amir or if possible Kanter...we would be the next OKC thunder
    That was not an impressive first post.

    To demean Jose Calderon by calling him a loser ("hes not winner" ...sic) is ridiculous. Are you aware that he won the World championship with the Spanish National team and got to the gold medal game at a Olympics (yes his team lost that game!). At the Spanish league level his team was mostly in the conversation at the end of the season and did very well. In my view you may attribute a physical or athletic shortcoming to Jose but to say that he is not a winner is just plain wrong and unfair.

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    I remember Doug Smith talking up Flynn after Minnesota drafted him 6th. I specifically asked him whether he thought Flynn was drafted too high and he flat out said `no'. He was really high on him. I guess he changed his mind.
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