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Talking Draft with Chris Denker Part 1

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I’ve had the pleasure of trading some tweets/emails with Chris Denker, Managing Partner at NetScouts Basketball. Chris has a wealth of experience in the basketball industry accumulating over 22 years as a coach, scout, advance scout, video editor, clinician, consultant, writer, and administrator. Chris Denker is a 14 year veteran of NCAA Division I basketball… Read more »

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Mock Draft plus Podcast Analysis

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For complete analysis of the mock draft check out my talk with Arsenalist. You can also listen in iTunes or download the audio file. [audio:http://raptorsrepublic.com/blog/audio/2009-06-02-phdsteve.mp3] 1. Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin 20 PF 6-10 248 Oklahoma Griffin is a no-brainer as the #1 overall pick. Every GM, every blog, every website has Griffin ranked as… Read more »

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Ninth ain’t bad, almost good

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The draft lottery only f****d one team and we weren’t it, that’s good enough reason to feel content this morning. Watching the lottery last night I can’t imagine why NBA GMs and coaches actually make the trek over the swamplands to attend this morbid event. I mean, Colangelo, Saunders, Bird, Gentry, what are those guys… Read more »

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Raptors NBA draft lottery history

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The math says lightning ain’t gonna strike twice. The draft lottery is tomorrow and before we start dreaming of Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio, it’s better to look at the current reality and our history in this “competition” and be humbled by the results. We have a 1.7% chance of winning the lottery, a 2.0%… Read more »

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6th to 10th picks this decade

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First up, don’t forget the RR March Madness Pool. Let’s kick off our NBA Draft coverage by recapping what’s been going on between the 6th and 10th pick this decade. The Raptors are currently slated to draft 8th and even though the team’s playing terrible I don’t see them falling below OKC and upping their… Read more »

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2007 NBA Draft: Isaiah Thomas is sick!

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No surprises in the draft really, the Raptors were quieter than a mouse pissing on cotton but the Knicks provided the entertainment with yet another bad trade which showcased the weak, inept mind that Isaiah Thomas possesses. Oden went first, Durant second and then the Hawks surprised many but more on that later.  Check out… Read more »