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BC: Just the start of things, alot of things planned and everything has been fluid.

Decision made late Friday by Hedo, not only because of the city, but because of the team.
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BC: DEal allows bird rights, mle and BAE(if choose to use the latter 2) are now ours.

BC: Tried to sign him years ago in Phoenix and missed out.
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BC: Stay tuned for more changes to roster.
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Without support of Mlse wouldnt be able to do what he had planned or has planned.
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Conference being streaming live, found via Raptors.com

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Adnan Virk, new MLSE property, strutting his stuff lollzzz.
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Targetted Demar with the 9th-got him-things going as planned.
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Thanks curry, and nice job Snooch and Doc!
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Agent: BC persevered. Agent tried to look at all options, Heo really liked city, culture, team etc. Hedo's choice but he made a very good one.
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Agent: HGedo wanted to do whatever possible to help team be as strong as possible when he got here.
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Conference being streaming live, found via Raptors.com

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NICEE thanks man
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Hedo:
Easy choice-team and opportunity, people who he will work with, basketball style is very much admired by him. Easy choice to come here. Get to play with a very good PF and some amazing internation players in Bargs and Jose.
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Agent: Wanted it to be a S&T and would have waited as long as possible to allow team to strengthen itself.
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Ya, thanks for the real-time updates guys.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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BC: Talked about alot of different options in the trade: easiest way would have been Marion to Orlando.

Marion wanted something else, figured they would have to renounce.

Late yesturday, from Director of Finance-combined all teams and came up with the numbers, had to happen simultaniously.

Took alot of selling, but got it done.
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Hedo from Smith:

Great city, multicultural. Grew up in a big city. But needs to pick a team he feels comfortable with. See teamates more than family. most important thing.
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BC: on why he coveted Hedo:

Prett obvious what type of players he looks for are multiskilled and bring alot offensively.

Hedo makes players better. Talked with Jay alot about style of play and are very excited about the possibilty of a 6'10 SF in a 2 man game with (said first) a 7 foot Bargs and a 2"1 Bargs.

Brought toughness in Evans
Brought athleticism with Derozan
Brought mental toughness in Turk-he made decisions down the stretch in the finals.

Can just let Hedo play the game.
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BC is the Obama of GMs, just knows how to sell his stuff with words.
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3 positions now at least solidified for the next 4 or 5 years.

Now make sure Bosh resigned.


Moves have been met with appreciation and excitement.

Chris made call to Hedo on Friday and helped recruit him himself.

Chris is bought in.
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