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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #17 (permalink)

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I was hoping for Leonard or Knight at the time. However, I wasn't upset with the Valanciunas pick because it seemed like after Irving and Williams, there was no real consensus on who would be drafted when. Several here also knew that Valanciunas had a different style of play than several other European centers, and was a young player full of promise. So I remember a lot of people being either ambivalent, intrigued, or excited.

I'll be a bit snobby and say that a lot of the complaints about Valanciunas came from part-time or new Raptors/NBA fans. The kind you often read in the comments on TSN.

Anyway, it is not often you get a prospect like Valanciunas. I'm really excited to see what he can do.
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