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Old 06-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #142 (permalink)
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How long exactly do we have to wait for him to come to the NBA?

Someone said 1 year, but I thought we have to buyout his 3 year contract?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #143 (permalink)
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this ruins davis because now they are goin to put Bargnani to PF and davis will be benched all day
PF appears to be Bargs' natural position. The league is starved of natural centers, so playing Bargs at the 5 didn't work out as badly as it could have. However, acquiring a real C and moving Bargs to PF should be a better move long term. Plus, we get to play Davis at the 4 all season long if Jonas spends the year in Europe to develop.

Bargs' run at C was aided by the fact that, other than Dwight Howard, you have David Lee, Emeka Okafor and Al Horford as three of the top centers in the league [notwithstanding Tyson Chandler and a 35 year old Tim Duncan]. All three of the aforementioned players are talented, but they're also all only 6'9 or 6'10!
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #144 (permalink)
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im not sure, but i think its one year. There is a chance he can come sooner because his agents are still working on getting him to nba next asap, having in mind that Lietuvos Rytas ( last team) has financial problems it is posible that they will agree of rleasing him sooner
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #145 (permalink)
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He isn't. He will, though, if you keep on whining.

Look, don't listen to people attacking your man here - most of them have never seen him play and definitely know a lot less about basketball than BC or Casey.

Get the word to Jonas - ask him to hit the weights, work on his defensive and rebounding game and when he comes, come hard and with a lot of heart. This city will adopt him overnight.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:04 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I like the pick. Valanciunas has a great upside, although he is also a high risk selection. Hopefully his buyout can be worked out and he can join the club this year. If he does, I am also curious how BC will handle the glut of players at the 4 and 5 spots.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #147 (permalink)
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calderon is untradeable this season, but next summer he might be more attractive as an expiring.

The next summer will make or break this franchise's next 5-10 years. Hopefully casey can extract more defense from our offensive minded guys to the point where they become attractive trade assets. If we get lucky and get a #1 pick to draft a superstar level player, we could have a really, really good young core.

Bayless + Derozan + Barnes + Davis + Jonas ...
oh mama thats a lineup
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #148 (permalink)
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I like the pick, I dont like the contract situation. I wanted a player for this year but I guess with a probable lockout happening, Raptors not contending any time soon, and a weak draft, he is worth the risk. If he is not traded of course.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:14 PM   #149 (permalink)
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im new here and im sorry for asking this because i know it has nothing to do with Valnaciunas, but how can i add picture to my profile?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:15 PM   #150 (permalink)
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San Antonio Spurs was trying to trade Tony parker for this guy, I dont know about all of you Spurs know what talent is!

If the above statement is true i truly belive this a good move on the raptors, what i heard of this kid is that he has high motor what is opposite to Bargs. I want to see what this kid could do when he add`s some weight. You never know this kid could end up being our Noah, if this is the case my cats off to BC having some balls to pick this guy as we most likely have to weight.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Dont forget Jonas is a project center. He definitely hit the weights and it really shows. But he is too weak for the NBA at the moment. He is like 10 mpg player, so dont worry about rotation, rotation will be the same even if he comes here. Bargs may be out in 2 years, but at the moment, Jonas is not a threat to him.
Nobody knows about his buyout thing at the moment. But I think its one year lock. If it would be 2-3 years, he wouldnt be 5th pick...
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #152 (permalink)
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As good as he can be, i do not like this pick, this team can only suffering losing for so long, we needed someone to bring in this year to help build the chemistry and confidence of the team. Brandon Knight or Kemba Walkers were those guys that would add to the swagger thats already on this team.

But here's hoping i am wrong
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #153 (permalink)
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so much for BC always saying pick the best talent available that is bull**** he needs to be fired and is the most racist gm ever. picking primo pasta over lamarcus aldridge and know this. u had kemba walker and brandon knight but no lets pick another european project and be at the bottom of the nba forever. Does this guy even have a brain i hope hes fired i miss rob babcock. he only picks europeans because our city is "multicultural" and he wants to attract a bigger fanbase he doesnt care about the talent at all im europena to and i could care less i just want to see the raps win in the future and the way its going it will never happen
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #154 (permalink)
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The venom from fans about this pick is insane. Ballsy pick for sure, but imo bad timing.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:19 PM   #155 (permalink)
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I saw this. Cant found the like, check twitter by Jonathan Givony, he was the one, who talked about that. OKC also wanted to take him.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #156 (permalink)
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As good as he can be, i do not like this pick, this team can only suffering losing for so long, we needed someone to bring in this year to help build the chemistry and confidence of the team. Brandon Knight or Kemba Walkers were those guys that would add to the swagger thats already on this team.

But here's hoping i am wrong


This day will be regretted soon enough.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #157 (permalink)
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im new here and im sorry for asking this because i know it has nothing to do with Valnaciunas, but how can i add picture to my profile?
click your nae, find User CP and click it... then go to edit avatar
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:23 PM   #158 (permalink)
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jeffb you think this guy will be good too? after researching he seems okay i guess but.. im not sold on him. im just going to have to wait...i notice a lot of people are actually accepting it. interesting.

famous phrase from him: "i donno".
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Wojnarowski, Kelly Dwyer, Chad Ford, Freeman, everyone at yahoo sports basically likes the pick. Cant be a bad thing.

Woj: Raptors get a potential future franchise center.

Ford: Raptors should NOT pas on Val if he is available for the 5th pick.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:26 PM   #160 (permalink)
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jeffb you think this guy will be good too? after researching he seems okay i guess but.. im not sold on him. im just going to have to wait...i notice a lot of people are actually accepting it. interesting.

famous phrase from him: "i donno".
Not sure really. My heart was really set on getting a PG, or at least someone that can play sooner rather then later. I'm pissed. Hope this works but i have my doubts.
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