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Old 12-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Before watching the video, who do you guys think would win a jump ball between Nate Robinson and Rafael Araujo?

Was Rafael Ara˙jo the worst draft pick in franchise history?


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Old 12-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hoffa is 6'11" 270 pounds. He is a very powerful man who has world class athleticism for a man of his immense size. That being said I'd say Nate.
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Sometimes I wonder what Haffa could have become had he been given 1/10th of the chances that Bargs has had in his time here.
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Haffa is easily the worst pick this team has ever had.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Haffa is easily the worst pick this team has ever had.
Easily?
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The worst draft pick considering where he was picked. He didn't deserve a nickname. "HOFFA"

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Haffa is easily the worst pick this team has ever had.
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Easily?
Very easily, especially considering where he was drafted and where this team was at the time. Absolutely!
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Chris Jefferies anyone? There's one pick that was worse than Araujo. There's a few more. Alex Radojevic was terrible too.
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Very easily, especially considering where he was drafted and where this team was at the time. Absolutely!
Chris Jefferies, Aleksandar Radojevic and Michael Bradley were all pretty bad you know, so he's not easily the worst.
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Chris Jefferies, Aleksandar Radojevic and Michael Bradley were all pretty bad you know, so he's not easily the worst.
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Haffa is easily the worst pick this team has ever had.
Your memory needs work Jeff.

Aleksandar Radojević: 15 career games in the NBA. Shot 31% and avgd. 1.7 pts and 2.3 rebs in about 11 min/gm. Dude was gone from the league after 2 seasons.

Michael Bradley: Career avgs of 3 & 3. Played for 5 teams in 5 seasons and was near useless.


EDIT: Forgot about Jeffries. He was pretty horrid too.
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Chris Jefferies anyone? There's one pick that was worse than Araujo. There's a few more. Alex Radojevic was terrible too.
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Your memory needs work Jeff.

Aleksandar Radojević: 15 career games in the NBA. Shot 31% and avgd. 1.7 pts and 2.3 rebs in about 11 min/gm.

Michael Bradley: Career avgs of 3 & 3. Played for 5 teams in 5 seasons and was near useless.
Bradley was picked 17th which is a much bigger crap shoot than 8th. I still say that when Hoffa was drafted, considering where were as an organization it was a massive blunder that set this franchise back years. Those two players imo did not. Araujo wish he played 5yrs in the NBA, even if it was 5 teams. lol
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wasn't he picked late in the 1st round?
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Meh, he was pegged by most as the most nba ready big in the Draft, Toronto desperately needed an nba big. He was a fairly decent pick. The Draft is a gamble guys... He just didn't pan out.
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We technically drafted Johnathan Bender, but it was really more like Indiana's pick.
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Bradley was picked 17th which is a much bigger crap shoot than 8th. I still say that when Hoffa was drafted, considering where were as an organization it was a massive blunder that set this franchise back years. Those two players imo did not. Araujo wish he played 5yrs in the NBA, even if it was 5 teams. lol
Bosh was getting mutilated down low as a young kid trying to play C.

Everyone wants to say that Iggy was a "no brainer" but we had Vince, Jalen and Mo Pete at the wing spots.

We needed a big man.

Haffa went to a decent school and had some big games against OTHER big programs. He had an NBA-ready body and was capable of banging with the biggest guys in the league (which he did).

I remember him playing very well against guys like Zach and Brand... guys who just toyed with our bigs otherwise.

Araujo, like Babcock, will continue to be a scapegoat and take the blame when it really should be placed on Vince. Him demanding a trade is what REALLY set our franchise back years.

The Bargs pick was another one.
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Araujo - because of how high he was picked.
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