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jeffb 02-22-2012 10:01 PM

Raptors nearly made a deal with the Pistons at the 2011 draft
 
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The other interesting bit of information that emerged during this Raps/Pistons game came from Pistons.com editor and True Blue Pistons blogger Keith Langlois, who has alerted the world about a potential draft night trade between Toronto and Detroit that apparently fell through when the Cavaliers shocked everyone by selecting Tristan Thompson instead of Jonas Valanciunas
Interesting Developments | RaptorBlog | Blogs | theScore.com


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Raptors get Valanciunas, plus lottery pick. Remember draft night: Joe D said he was on phone w/Raps when Cavs shocked by taking TThompson 4

Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 23, 2012



Langlois went on to tweet this:

#Raptors #Pistons had deal near, one for one, plus swap of 5th, 8th picks. Likely Pistons would have Valanciunas in Europe, Raps B Knight

Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 23, 2012


carp 02-22-2012 10:08 PM

what was the one for one?

Kirby 02-22-2012 10:10 PM

Jose Calderon was probably involved.

Dark Knight 02-22-2012 10:12 PM

Bargnani for Monroe. :police:

carp 02-22-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 618676)
Bargnani for Monroe. :police:

I like Monroe but he's not on AB's level brah! haha

jeffb 02-22-2012 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 618677)
I like Monroe but he's not on AB's level brah! haha

last summer that's probably less the case then now. lol

ERaz 02-22-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 618676)
Bargnani for Monroe. :police:

Who would have done the Primo pasta and sauce commercial then??

carp 02-22-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 618678)
last summer that's probably less the case then now. lol

for an inside the box thinker maybe.

Dark Knight 02-22-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ERaz (Post 618681)
Who would have done the Primo pasta and sauce commercial then??

http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_as...01g_medium.jpg

Ammo 02-22-2012 10:21 PM

Wait a minute. Just before Colangelo made the pick, he was on the phone with someone and said, "Are you serious about this? If I don't get my guy (in the draft) I'll call you right back." JV was his guy, so he made the pick. No way was JV going to end up in Detroit. So I don't know why they think JV ends up in Detroit after the trade. He was the target.

Dario 02-22-2012 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 618683)

LOL its isnt his name like a pasta anyway?

carp 02-22-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ammo (Post 618686)
Wait a minute. Just before Colangelo made the pick, he was on the phone with someone and said, "Are you serious about this? If I don't get my guy (in the draft) I'll call you right back." JV was his guy, so he made the pick. No way was JV going to end up in Detroit. So I don't know why they think JV ends up in Detroit after the trade. He was the target.

I think they're suggesting if they had just gone ahead and done the deal anticipating Cleveland wasn't going to botch the pick.

Ligeia 02-22-2012 10:32 PM

Knight and Leonard were the two players I wanted most going into the draft, and both have looked good so far. Hopefully Valanciunas will pay off.

LOG 02-22-2012 10:33 PM

Well whatever it was i'm happy it ended up this way :police:

carp 02-22-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Ligeia (Post 618690)
Knight and Leonard were the two players I wanted most going into the draft, and both have looked good so far. Hopefully Valanciunas will pay off.

JV was the guy I was hoping for but thought Leonard would go much later....all the Biyombo love was overstated, but he does look like an athletic freak.

Shifty.py 02-23-2012 04:53 AM

If Cleveland took JV then the trade with Detroit would be Knight and Byombo?

JDMtors 02-23-2012 10:59 AM

I have a feeling that if JV wasnt avail at 5th, Colangelo was looking for Knight/Walker as their 2nd option. But w/e we got JV so its irrelevant now

Chris 02-23-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ChristTrip (Post 618688)
LOL its isnt his name like a pasta anyway?

Marco Belenelli

TORaptor4Ever 02-23-2012 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 618695)
JV was the guy I was hoping for but thought Leonard would go much later....all the Biyombo love was overstated, but he does look like an athletic freak.

Were people really expecting him to be good right away though? I think most people knew he'd be a project, but were intrigued by his athletic gifts.

I could see him being on par with Deandre Jordan in another season or two.

torontomen 02-23-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 618677)
I like Monroe but he's not on AB's level brah! haha

Monroe is No#17 in PER ranking all across NBA level,check this out
Hollinger's NBA Player Stats - ESPN Insider - National Basketball Association - ESPN


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