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DSWC 06-29-2012 12:56 PM

New Raptors' press conference - 1 pm EST
Thanks to Windex for posting this in the T. Ross thread, but I'm not sure if everyone will see it, and this is for T. Ross and Acy. and possibly Zubcic?

Here's the link:

I SHOULD be around and will do my best to recap for those that can't see it live and/or that are at work.

DSWC 06-29-2012 01:06 PM

Presser slightly delayed. Stay tuned: on.nba.com/ME7z9M #Raptors #RTZ #NBADraft

box92 06-29-2012 01:14 PM

been delayed to 130

jeffb 06-29-2012 01:20 PM

We've traded them both for Andre Iguodala :cookie:

DSWC 06-29-2012 01:30 PM

Just about to start!

Dark Knight 06-29-2012 01:35 PM

Akil thinks Zubcic is a Luis Scola type player.

Really couldn't have thought of a worse comparison. Turrible.

Windex 06-29-2012 01:35 PM

the stream is jumpy

Raptors1995 06-29-2012 01:37 PM

Nba tv.....culture culture culture:cookie:

Ball Don't Lie 06-29-2012 01:44 PM

Acy with the hockey player reference. Ugh. Brings back bad memories of the Hoffa PC

box92 06-29-2012 01:45 PM

devlin with the rejection on the reporter lol

Windex 06-29-2012 01:46 PM

Devlin :yeah:

jeffb 06-29-2012 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 660740)
Acy with the hockey player reference. Ugh. Brings back bad memories of the Hoffa PC

Meeehh, the media will beat that drum to death anyway. We're all used to it with players and media. That was bound to happen.

Raptors1995 06-29-2012 01:49 PM

Devlin punked reporter:yeah:

Raptors1995 06-29-2012 01:50 PM

Bc says he had Ross at eight on his board. So he wanted everyone that was selected before him.

DSWC 06-29-2012 01:57 PM

BC up first

-lots of activity leading up to the draft
-Zubcic is not here today
-reiterate enthusiasm for both men
-growing organization and building in different, but looking for pieces that "fit" with Casey
-culture shift, accountability
-two hard working, high character men that have good basketball skills
-ask Casey to say a few words on how they fit in
-both men will bring a lot into how we shape this team

-both men, high-motor
-Terrence runs, shoot, and competed as much as anybody we brought in
Quincy, talking on defense, lead the workout and all of the things you want to see
-both guys have nba skills that will translate into the game TR- shooting Acy - intensity/energy
-In workouts, a lot of players said that T Ross was the hardest guy they went up against


What can we expect from you?
We're athletic, playing with DeMar will help with the athleticism.What do you want to accomplish over the summer? Get stronger. Not playing against kids - adults, getting your body right


Mentioned Reggie Evans... tell us about your style?
Love to compete, we're in Canada so make it like a hockey player. Make sure I go hard in every practice, drill, game
talked to Haislip about TO? Came here last summer, city is nice, great people


expectation for rookie years?
Acy - always worked for what I've got
Ross - same, work hard, put in the time and work, and will continue that, used to hard work

what made you what you are?
Ross - work ethic. Mom instilled that in me. "all I've been around, working hard"
Acy - same thing...growing up in a single parent household, mom always worked hard.

Your mom?
Ross - always had a basketball in hand, fisher price hoop. mom always said I had a jumpshot. played mom 1 on 1. mom would always beat me til grade 7/8
father won a dunk contest? Yeah, won a couple of them.

Bryan - how did you find Terrence, how long have you been following him?
Eversly - told Casey to go to a Washington practice. Watch a few players. was my attention grabber right there. Had been seen a lot by the staff. Numerous games. Same with Quincy. Always a couple names at the tail end of our interviews. Terrence was always listed there. Harkless too. 7 names on the board before Terrence... selected him at 8. Although he was surprised, we weren't. close relationship with his agents. tried to hide that they wanted to pick him so the news didn't "blow up".

Runs the floor, run lanes. Want to be more athletic this year. Defensive minded team, coach, and want to take advantage. Both had some of the quickest times in Chicago - lateral movement, high jumps, a lot of things that make Terrence the right pick at 8 and Qunicy a good pick at 36th

what made them the right picks?

Casey - quick transition from offense to defence. foot quickness is off of the charts. both men possess something that's important to us - quick starters and high motors

What is it that's surprising about your games?
Acy - jumpshot, but won't be out there for that (that's what Ross is for)

let me clear one thing up "It's Reggie Evans with a jumpshot"

"ability to play defense"

Ross and DeMar work together well on both ends of the floor?
Casey - definitely, they're "basketball players", interchangeable, DeMar is getting bigger (looking more like a PF - joking). Both are wing players, no competition between them. Will work well when we want to speed the game up

What do you know about DeMar?

Ross - freak athlete, some of the things he does are unbelievable. Things they'll complement each other well

Your workout here?
Ross - workout went well, tried to dominate in every aspect. said they liked me. couldn't tell what they were thinking. see what happens. blessing when they called me at 8

Qunicy - Evans comparisons? Can you finish?

That may be what I do best - catch it and dunk it
Casey - skill level is much higher. Earn rep playing hard, etc, will do that, playing hard

What about being in the stands at the draft?
Acy - wasn't a long time for me. Wasn't expecting to be picked that high. dream come true - always play with a chip on my shoulder - chip now - feed my son

Quincy - #4?
played on the same AAU team, made all the good players wear #4,

Ross - # 31

Dark Knight 06-29-2012 01:57 PM

Ross wearing number 4?

That could be interesting. :cookie:

EDIT: Quincy, my apologies.

box92 06-29-2012 01:57 PM

haha the bosh question lol

Windex 06-29-2012 01:57 PM

someone was paying attention in class :police:

Ataf 06-29-2012 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 660758)
Ross wearing number 4?

That could be interesting. :cookie:

Acy* I like him. :yeah:

Windex 06-29-2012 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 660758)
Ross wearing number 4?

That could be interesting. :cookie:

Bobby Orr :cookie:

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