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    June 28, 2011, 4:23 PM

    There has been a lot of talk in recent days about the Raptors top pick in last week's NBA Draft, Jonas Valanciunas.

    It's not yet known if Big V will be in Toronto in time for next season but if his buyout cannot be negotiated in time, Bryan Colangelo has said that he's comfortable leaving Valanciunas overseas for at least a season or two to work on his game that much more.

    And in the meantime, it's not like the Raptors are thin in the front court. Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, and Andrea Bargnani will continue to get the bulk of the minutes at the four and five and there's nothing stopping Colangelo from going out and snagging a center (in spite of drafting Valanciunas) via trade or free agency.

    However, a name that has flown under the radar a bit is Solomon Alabi.

    After being used sparingly in his rookie season, there may be an opportunity for Alabi to do more in T.O., in year two. In fact, many fans have messaged me on Twitter and Facebook, referencing David Thorpe (from ESPN) and his comments that Alabi has the chance to be better than Miami's Joel Anthony (for example).

    I recently caught up with Alabi and asked him about his off-season and what he's working on to get himself ready for next season.

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    Thanks folks. Sorry I haven't been around as much of late! I'll try to check in again before the end of the week and do a better job of keeping in touch in this space throughout July and August too!

    All the best ,

    E. Smith
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    http://www.nba.com/raptors/smith_blog/2011/june

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    Not much of an interview, unless the file got cut off.

    Summary:
    Colangelo wants Alabi to play a lot of games over the summer. Alabi agrees.
    They want him to get stronger. He believes they're right.
    He's hoping to play hard, grind, show what he's got.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Not much of an interview, unless the file got cut off.

    Summary:
    Colangelo wants Alabi to play a lot of games over the summer. Alabi agrees.
    They want him to get stronger. He believes they're right.
    He's hoping to play hard, grind, show what he's got.
    You missed the requisite phrase in every pro player's arsenal..."gotta work hard...".

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    Riveting.

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