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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 08:54:03 PM »
Hes not going to be a big shot blocker but he's supposed to be pretty mobile and a very good defender.  He also has a bit of an offensive game but lacks the midrange jumper.  If he can get the same training JV did to develop a midrange shot that's a pretty deadly combo at the 5.

The Raptors desperately need shooters though.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 08:55:28 PM »

Sabonis to the Magic at 12.

It just seems tricky to me that you have this opportunity and don't add either a shooter or a PF.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 08:57:35 PM »
Prince at 13 that is going to go to Atlanta as part of a three way trade.  That seems like a stretch.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »
Oklahoma trades Ibaka to Orlando for Sabonis, Oladipo and Ilyasova

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 09:02:08 PM »

That's a huge deal. Wow.
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 09:07:48 PM »

Bah. Details of the Phoenix/Sacramento trade make me think that's something the Raps could/should have gotten in on.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2016, 09:29:29 PM »
Darn Yabusele went at 16 to Boston.  He was projecting more toward the end of the 1st round and would have been a good PF pick.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 09:58:26 PM »

Still some interesting options out there. Brice Johnson from UNC and Labissiere/Davis are still on the board.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 10:38:08 PM »
What the hell Masai

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2016, 10:38:14 PM »
Pascal Siakam is the pick. Apparently a bit of a reach but a rebounding PF.

Fair enough.
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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2016, 10:42:03 PM »
What the hell Masai

Yeah, Davis and Labissiere still on the board there is a head scratcher but, well, you have to figure they're dropping for a reason.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2016, 11:03:07 PM »

Apparently the Raptors were in on Ibaka, offering the #9 pick for him. Considering what OKC got for him though, I'm glad the Raptors didn't try to beat it.
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2016, 11:54:03 PM »

Apparently the Raptors were in on Ibaka, offering the #9 pick for him. Considering what OKC got for him though, I'm glad the Raptors didn't try to beat it.

Agreed. That was steep. Overall, not going to complain about Poetl... But Labissiere at 27 sounded improbable a few hours ago.

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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2016, 01:22:43 AM »
Jakob Poeltl,  first player from Austria to be drafted, and Pascal Siakam, a Cameroonian, were the Raptors' choices at the 2016 NBA Draft.

Poeltl, a centre,  has the agility & speed up front for a player of his size, as well as an "NBA-ready body".  He was the NCAA's top certre at his position.   Poeltl was the #9 pick.

As for Siakam, he was the top rebounder in the NCAA, and also led the league in double-doubles.  Siakam was chosen at #27.

Raptors coach Dwayne Casey gushed on Poeltl:

"Fundamentally sound, physically ready, NBA-ready body," Casey said.  His speed and agility around the cones were really impressive. An excellent insurance policy for as us far as the centre position, the power forward position is concerned."

The Raptors had talked about trading away the pick, but in the end, Poeltl, who Casey said has a strong work ethic and plays "extremely hard" became was the consensus choice,

"He’s a gym rat, so that’s what’s exciting about him, is the fact that you know the young man is going to work, come put his body on people," Casey said. "Excellent screener, been well-coached at Utah, runs an NBA style of offence at Utah which is very impressive."


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http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-take-jakob-poeltl-ninth-overall-pick-2016-nba-draft/
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2016, 09:11:52 AM »

The Ringer has us as one of the Draft's Losers which is pretty hard to argue with. Their reasoning is pretty solid:

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Loser: Toronto Raptors
Someone should’ve told the Raptors that even though they owned New York’s pick, they didn’t actually have to draft like the Knicks. One of the classic James Dolan–era transactions is acquiring a player who was really good five years ago (hey, Derrick Rose!), and the Raptors might’ve just one-upped the Cablevision scion: They drafted a guy who would’ve been a nice centerpiece … in 1996. Now, there was plenty of draft-night chatter about how Utah’s Jakob Poeltl was the safest pick, but when a top-tier NBA team lands a lottery pick, does it really need a likely bench guy who can be legitimately described as Tyler Zelleresque? Unlike most franchises in the top 10, an already-good team like Toronto can afford to take a high-variance player. After winning 56 games, you almost never get chances like this, and the Raptors cashed in their ticket on a back-to-the-basket center with athleticism issues. — R.O.

https://theringer.com/nba-draft-winners-and-losers-24249a04abb7#.5skhzi7ad
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Re: Raptors Off-Season Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2016, 09:11:52 AM »