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Old 06-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Source believes Waiters has a high draft promise from a team.
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Waiters cancellations were today as he met with teams last night.

Hmmmmm, Memphis @ #8?

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• Dion Waiters has pulled out of all workouts and interviews, which means he likely has a promise from a team in the top ten. Waiters’ stock has increased rapidly in recent weeks. League sources speculate that the Toronto Raptors have given him a promise at #8.
http://www.hoopsworld.com/combine-no...k-on-the-move1

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I've heard that Toronto really liked Dion Waiters and might be the team that promised Waiters, allegedly.

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's hoping that team picks someone else.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lots of teams buzzing about a Dion Waiters promise. Teams say he's canceled all upcoming workouts. Blazers, Raptors, Suns all suspects
Interesting

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Waiters one of the few guys in the draft that could be an elite scorer. He's No. 8 on our Big Board
10 minutes ago
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Not surprised to see a team lock-up Waiters. After more game film and seeing him dominate in Vegas, teams were going to fall in love

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Raptors President Bryan Colangelo -- "we did not guarntee anything to anybody" when. Asked about Dion Waiters

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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definitely interesting. i never really considered waiters as a potential draft candidate at the 8. i thought the chad ford hype was just him doing his thing.

anyone here about his measurements today?
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've seen him compared to Deshawn Stevenson. lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a promise from Toronto result in Waiters working out extra hard with the other teams so he doesn't get selected 8th.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a promise from Toronto result in Waiters working out extra hard with the other teams so he doesn't get selected 8th.
Why? He's projected to go 18-20. Why wouldn't he want to go in the lottery, isn't that more cash?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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bet ya his own Agent had him do it to throw smoke and Grouse some poor schlep of a team take him....


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Why? He's projected to go 18-20. Why wouldn't he want to go in the lottery, isn't that more cash?
Shouldn't you be playing along and whining about nobody wanting to play here?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Shouldn't you be playing along and whining about nobody wanting to play here?
why, are you itching to come back with your usual "wahhh, that's bullshit it's all about winning" statement.
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Why? He's projected to go 18-20. Why wouldn't he want to go in the lottery, isn't that more cash?
I think you simply misunderstood bjjs. I could be wrong but I interpreted his statement as suggesting that the promise might motivate Waiters to work even harder in workouts with teams picking higher than 8th.

Yes, he is projected 18-20. But you can't assume every user is endlessly checking the draft boards. I just figured bjjs thought Waiters would have a chance to move up even higher than 8th, without taking draft board stuff into account.
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I have to say I watched a ton of Cuse games this season and LOVE Waiters. Yes he wasn't a starter but was an important part of that club. Considering he wasn't even a leader of that team (Joseph, Scoop basically carried the load) I'm still not surprised teams contemplating a chance on him.
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If we are considering trading our pick.. how can we PROMISE anything. Seems it's not the Raptors unless the rest of Chad Ford's conflicting bullshit is... bullshit.
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I think you simply misunderstood bjjs. I could be wrong but I interpreted his statement as suggesting that the promise might motivate Waiters to work even harder in workouts with teams picking higher than 8th.

Yes, he is projected 18-20. But you can't assume every user is endlessly checking the draft boards. I just figured bjjs thought Waiters would have a chance to move up even higher than 8th, without taking draft board stuff into account.
most likely it was sarcasm (to avoid coming to toronto, he will do everything he can to be picked up earlier than 8th ... )
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Is it just me, or does this guy have a Chris Paul like body build? lol. Kinda looks like him to, but nowhere near the type of passer or player Paul is
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most likely it was sarcasm (to avoid coming to toronto, he will do everything he can to be picked up earlier than 8th ... )
Either way, it was about being higher than 8th.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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If we are considering trading our pick.. how can we PROMISE anything. Seems it's not the Raptors unless the rest of Chad Ford's conflicting bullshit is... bullshit.
Yeah, that 8th pick is seriously up in the air. To promise anything would be stupid unless they know they won't have to trade it to get a deal done or they know all of a sudden that they're not getting one of the rumored players. I guess it's possible that they have a deal with a team that wants Waiters but that's a stretch.
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