Andy Rautins selected 38th by the Knicks
Old 05-29-2010, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It looks like his stock is on the rise, so if the Raps were able to acquire a second rounder, would he be worth a look? It would also rid us of Leo since his head wouldn't be able to fit into the ACC.

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Rautins, the son of Canadian national team coach Leo Rautins, had an exceptional final year at Syracuse University, averaging 12.1 points, 4.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Orangeman’s starting shooting guard and was named to the All Big East Second Team. After a slow start, the Orangemen finished with a best-ever regular season record of 28-3 and made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

That alone did not make him draft-worthy. But what a difference a few weeks has made. Rautins has worked out for two NBA teams so far, San Antonio and Miami, and also attended the NBA combines in Chicago and Minnesota. And the word is he is now on the radar of pretty well every NBA team and he may be the first Canadian drafted in the NBA since Denham Brown in 2006 (40th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics).

“We had Andy in for a workout and he performed very well,” Minnesota Timberwolves assistant GM Rob Babcock said. “He is one of the best shooters in the draft and he has the ability to play both guard spots. He has a good feel for the game, plays hard and is very competitive. There is no doubt in my mind that he is a draftable player.”

Rautins is slated to workout for 8-10 more teams, including the Raptors if they can align their schedules, though with the 13th pick overall and no second round pick, it’s unlikely at this point Rautins would fit into Toronto’s plans.

Rautins is a flat-out great shooter but questions remain; as a shooting guard, who is comfortable handling the ball, would he be a natural fit in the NBA and can he match up in an NBA man-to-man defence? His dad answered yes to both questions.

“People are looking at him as a dual role, shooting guard and point guard. Which in today’s NBA economy, it’s not a bad thing to have a dual role,” said Leo.

His dad, naturally a little biased, said that Andy prepared himself incredibly well for the workouts and that’s why his stock has risen.

“As soon as the season ended, he started working out with (strength and conditioning coach) Kyle Meadows, Chris Bosh’s guy,” said Leo. “As soon as he could, he was out there working on his body, working on development. He really put everything into it, so he was confident going into the workouts.”
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rob Babcock has a job? wow you learn new things everyday.

To answer your question no. We shouldn't just take a guy cause he's Canadian.
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andy rautins?

wanna stay in the basement?
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If we can obtain a 2nd overall pick and he is the best available at that point why not?

Nationality shouldn't be considered at all... Who cares if he is canadian or not... This team needs to get better
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I'd rather take a look at Lance Stephenson or Jordan Crawford.
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Rob Babcock has a job? wow you learn new things everyday.

To answer your question no. We shouldn't just take a guy cause he's Canadian.
Babcock has had that job since 2006.

And where does it say anything about taking a guy just because he's Canadian?
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he's like ranked 95th

lets grab him with the 13th pick!
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andy rautins?

wanna stay in the basement?
Stay in the basement? Can't stay somewhere you're nowhere near! You at times take negativity to a whole other level.
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buddy, trust me, this is the basement, the door to the first floor is called the playoffs.
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Rob Babcock has a job? wow you learn new things everyday.

To answer your question no. We shouldn't just take a guy cause he's Canadian.
Exactly what I thought.
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MIAMI HEAT WILL DRAFT HIM WITH RAPTORS' SECOND ROUND PICK!!!!

Trust me, they like Canadians. Lakers may draft him in the first round.
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lol Imagine how happy Leo will be if we draft him :O
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lol Imagine how happy Leo will be if we draft him :O
Which is why i hope we don't get him...unless him going off the air was the deal. lol

Plus how would he fit into the ACC with that big fuckin' melon of his?
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Which is why i hope we don't get him...unless him going off the air was the deal. lol
Plus how would he fit into the ACC with that big fuckin' melon of his?
lol he'll be getting an orgasm every game when he is commentating xD
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Its unlikely that Andy will be drafted even in the 2nd round. That said he does have a excellent skill set part of the reason he is a senior and sat out a year.

In the current Raptor team he is basically Beli but is more fundamentally sound.
He has a excellent 3 pt shot.
If we rid ourselves of Jose and Turk in trades Beli will likely be included.
We could do much worse technically he is a Canadian but was born in USA.

There is little difference today in getting selected in 2nd round or non-drafted
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Meh, if we get a 2nd round pick, I'm sure we would draft someone that is not a shooter. There's always the option of signing him undrafted, assuming he goes undrafted.
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You are likely right but rather have him than some of the players we have had.
Both Carl and Andy
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That explains why they're such a mess ...
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