Rapcast #109: Scoops on Enes Kanter’s Age and Jonas Valanciunas’ Buyout

Days before the draft, Chris Denker breaks down the major question marks heading into the big night. Discussion topics include Vesely’s issues, Kanter’s age, Valanciunas’ buyout, Biyombo’s draft spot, Walker v Knight, trading down and a lot more.

Chris Denker of Net Scouts Basketball and I talk about the draft.

  1. A complete breakdown of Vesely, who many think is the top European player on the Raptors big board. Can he play the 3 at the NBA or does he need to be a 4? Is he a project who is a few years away or can he contribute now? Do the Raptors need a “Finesse Four”?
  2. We talk about Valanciunas vs. Kanter – who does Cleveland like at #4, and more importantly, who is a better fit for the Raptors?
  3. Two inside scoops concerning Kanter’s age and Valanciunas’ buyout (why is he rising so fast in the charts despite having an apparently big buyout?)
  4. The Jorge Garbajosa of this year’s draft.
  5. The Benetton Treviso connection.
  6. The Adidas Eurocamp and the performance of Bismack Biyombo is scrutinized, why is he falling and where should he realistically be picked?
  7. Has Valanciunas hurt the draft stock of other players?
  8. Chris weighs in on the ever-going Kemba Walker vs. Brandon Knight debate.
  9. On the Raptors options if they trade down, or acquire a second first-round pick.
  10. Why the Raptors need to draft a big, and not a point guard.

Grab the iTunes feed or the plain old feed. You can also download the file (21:04, 20MB). Or just listen below:

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Don’t forget, the RR Draft party is on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30PM at St. Louis Bar & Grill at Yonge/Wellesley. Sure to be a good time, see you there!

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