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Old 10-06-2009, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toronto rookie DeMar DeRozan admitted he was confused at first about taking a bus to London. I though we were going to London, across seas, he said.

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DeRozan will get his chance to show he can make an impact as the No. 9 pick of the 2009 draft. With Antoine Wright staying home to nurse a sore right knee, its likely DeRozan will get the nod to start tonight.

I havent really been paying attention to it; [starting] would be great, he said.

He said hes a fan of Iguodala, who has emerged as one of the best two-way players in the NBA and the focal point of a fast, physical 76ers youth movement.

Hes a great player. I get that comparison [to Iguodala] sometimes, DeRozan said. Thats a great comparison. Its going to be great to play against him. Itll be a great test for me.
DeRozan to get a long look on short trip - The Globe and Mail
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Heh.

Careful what you wish for young fella.... heehee
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know it's just the pre-season but................LET'S GO RAPTORS!!
Tell me that wasn't the longest off-season ever.
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doesn't London, Ontario have a river called Thames as well?
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yup, and I think it was named after the one in England too.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think Iguodala is the perfect comparison for DeRozan if he fully develops. I'd be estatic to have someone like AI9 in our lineup.
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Just thinking about Igoudala and the Toronto Raptors in the same thought pisses me off.
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I watched them interview DeMar and they asked him if he knew anything about London, Ontario and he said absolutely nothing. "I thought we were going overseas."
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just thinking about Igoudala and the Toronto Raptors in the same thought pisses me off.
I know, I know. Sorry brother.

It pisses me off that we didn't trade our #7, #16 and MoPete to New Orleans for Chris Paul on the night of the 2005 draft.
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i usually don't get bothered by poor draft picks (hindsight always being 20/20), but that one was just such a hard pill to swallow. Especially considering the garbage that we ended up (sorry TORap ) with and what we could have had .
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I know, I know. Sorry brother.

It pisses me off that we didn't trade our #7, #16 and MoPete to New Orleans for Chris Paul on the night of the 2005 draft.
holy shit, that was possible?
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holy shit, that was possible?
That was the rumoured deal, but Babcock kept both picks. Hindsight is 20-20. For every Paul supporter, there were 2-3 guys who felt exactly the opposite and thought that they would flop.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i usually don't get bothered by poor draft picks (hindsight always being 20/20), but that one was just such a hard pill to swallow. Especially considering the garbage that we ended up (sorry TORap ) with and what we could have had .
LOL You are thinking of the wrong player. It wasn't Aruajo it was Charlie V and Joey G
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LOL You are thinking of the wrong player. It wasn't Aruajo it was Charlie V and Joey G
Gurk, are you saying that the Charlie/Joey draft was more dissapointing than the Haffa one?
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No I was just correcting you. Cuz you said:

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Especially considering the garbage that we ended up (sorry TORap )
By this I thought you were talking about the Araujo draft, cuz TO loves Aruajo. So I was correcting ou by saying that with those picks we got Charlie V and Joey G
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what?


I was talking about Haffa.

What do Joey and Charlie have to do with the Haffa draft pick?

Gurk, my point was that i don't like thinking about Andre Igoudala and the Toronto Raptors because we could have ended up with Iggy instead of a bum center who couldn't make it in Russia.
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I was talking about Haffa.

What do Joey and Charlie have to do with the Haffa draft pick?

Gurk, my point was that i don't like thinking about Andre Igoudala and the Toronto Raptors because we could have ended up with Iggy instead of a bum center who couldn't make it in Russia.
Ooooo. See your post was under Mango's and I thought that you were talking about those two picks. NVM then
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Any word on when we can expect to see the behind the scenes of draft night, BC/Triano + others in the boardroom talking draft. Doesn't that usually come out around this time?

I'm a sucker for that stuff. Just like i can't wait for the week long look at training camp in Ottawa coming soon on RapsTv.
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I know, I know. Sorry brother.

It pisses me off that we didn't trade our #7, #16 and MoPete to New Orleans for Chris Paul on the night of the 2005 draft.
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That was the rumoured deal, but Babcock kept both picks. Hindsight is 20-20. For every Paul supporter, there were 2-3 guys who felt exactly the opposite and thought that they would flop.
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When I saw the post about DeMar potentially blossoming into an AI9 prototype I began to lamment the Hoffa draft. I can still remember sitting in my living room and watch the draft with my parents, something I normally had not done in previous years and telling them that we were going to draft Iguodala. Just as Stern walked up to the podium I repeatedly stated Iguodala, Iguodala, Iguodala and then he said it, with the 8th pick in the NBA draft, The Toronto Raptors select Rafael Araujo from Brigham Young University. I was in utter shock and my parents must have thought I lost my mind, but I was so upset I couldn't even begin to comprehend what had transpired before my eyes. It was sheer desolation and watching him over the course of a few seasons was even worse.

I'm going to pretend that the Chris Paul rumour was never even a possibility, as I never heard that and I was keeping taps on that draft rather frequently.

Back to DeRozan, I hope he continues his progress not only tomorrow against the Celtics, but throughout the season. I expect a slow progression that may hopefully allow me to forget about the Hoffa ordeal.
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