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Old 02-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors Raptors nearly made a deal with the Pistons at the 2011 draft

The other interesting bit of information that emerged during this Raps/Pistons game came from Pistons.com editor and True Blue Pistons blogger Keith Langlois, who has alerted the world about a potential draft night trade between Toronto and Detroit that apparently fell through when the Cavaliers shocked everyone by selecting Tristan Thompson instead of Jonas Valanciunas
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Raptors get Valanciunas, plus lottery pick. Remember draft night: Joe D said he was on phone w/Raps when Cavs shocked by taking TThompson 4

Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 23, 2012

Langlois went on to tweet this:

#Raptors #Pistons had deal near, one for one, plus swap of 5th, 8th picks. Likely Pistons would have Valanciunas in Europe, Raps B Knight

Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 23, 2012
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