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  1. #1
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    Nathan Jawai Highlights

    Heres the link to the raptors homepage where you will find the highlights

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/

    I know its just summerleague and it doesn't mean too much but I think Jawai looked pretty good ... good hands, pretty mobile for his size with decent footwork, and he had some pretty nice blocks. I think he can bring us some quality bench mins on some nights ...

    What do you guys think ... draft sleeper or another HOFFA bust ... LOL

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    well I dont think you can classify him as a bust given where he was taken. Most guys selected there dont play in the nba. Hoffa had a lot more pressure to perform

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    lol ... very true ... but when I think of draft picks that were not so good ... for some reason HOFFA always comes to mind ... just really started this thread cause I was pretty impressed with some of his highlights ... and im just thinking if other GM's are thinking they let another one sllip to BC ....

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    I like this guy. I think he turned heads in Vegas and he certainly turned mine. So much promise. He is a long armed 6'10 ATHLETE and is 280 lbs. Explosive jump and can finish well. He's rough but not clumsily out of control(like poor Hoffa) and plays with energy. You can't ask for anything more than this guy at the 40 something pick. Steal. Great job Colangelo. Mark my words...he'll be a better pro than Hibbert in 2-3 years.

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    Still needs work of course as he's really raw but he's a great piece for us.
    Last edited by Beach Rock; 07-24-2008 at 09:58 PM.

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    Ya ... those arms of his are LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh and I was reading in Doug Smiths blog that his fouls weren't very high ... which could mean something ... he is not a joey graham or abargs type defender with all the fouls ... but then he mentioned the fact that some of the officiating wasn't the best either ... sooooooooo ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Rock View Post
    Mark my words...he'll be a better pro than Hibbert in 2-3 years.

    Pretty Bold Claim; Considering you never heard of the guy a month ago.

    That being said, I wouldn't complain if you were right.

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    great young kid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebop View Post
    Pretty Bold Claim; Considering you never heard of the guy a month ago.

    That being said, I wouldn't complain if you were right.
    Your one of those people that has to see to believe....that's cool most people are...but I have a gift.... an insight....Every player I say will be good ....comes true and I go out on a limb all the time....I don't think I have to go out on a limb this time...I think it's clear cut that this guy will turn into something great....280 6"10 people arnt supposed to jump like that but he does...he size and strength make him a force already...and he's light footed, something else he shouldn't be for his size.....and he's only played ball for 6 years....the guys a natural really......The Raps being one of the weekest teams in the Nba....this is a perfect fit.....I wanna keep Jo and Cb4 healthy this year so I hope dumb sam mitchell gives hump and Nathan more steady minutes this year to make us a tougher team and keep are allstars healthy....I think our biggest weekness this year is sam mitchell....If there's one thing he's good at it's finding our weekness and exposing it...Man I hate Sam mitchell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stone View Post
    Your one of those people that has to see to believe....that's cool most people are...but I have a gift.... an insight....Every player I say will be good ....comes true and I go out on a limb all the time....I don't think I have to go out on a limb this time...I think it's clear cut that this guy will turn into something great....280 6"10 people arnt supposed to jump like that but he does...he size and strength make him a force already...and he's light footed, something else he shouldn't be for his size.....and he's only played ball for 6 years....the guys a natural really......The Raps being one of the weekest teams in the Nba....this is a perfect fit.....I wanna keep Jo and Cb4 healthy this year so I hope dumb sam mitchell gives hump and Nathan more steady minutes this year to make us a tougher team and keep are allstars healthy....I think our biggest weekness this year is sam mitchell....If there's one thing he's good at it's finding our weekness and exposing it...Man I hate Sam mitchell.
    On a sports forum you will have to back up your points with more than claims of clairvoyance. Don't set yourself up as a target and try to prove your points like the rest of us.
    If we're all such great coaches why do we recruit so hard? You need players.

    ~ Jack Armstrong, ECF 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    On a sports forum you will have to back up your points with more than claims of clairvoyance. Don't set yourself up as a target and try to prove your points like the rest of us.
    IF I were to back up my points, I would be hear all night....and I just don't have the time.....And I don't mind being a target it comes with the territory of going out on a limb....But if you have inpaticular comment you want me to go into more depth on...just ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stone View Post
    IF I were to back up my points, I would be hear all night....and I just don't have the time.....And I don't mind being a target it comes with the territory of going out on a limb....But if you have inpaticular comment you want me to go into more depth on...just ask.
    Right. Just back up your points like the rest of us do.
    If we're all such great coaches why do we recruit so hard? You need players.

    ~ Jack Armstrong, ECF 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    Right. Just back up your points like the rest of us do.
    I don't really understand what point you wanted me to back up....please give me an example....I thought the whole article was pretty stright forward...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stone View Post
    Your one of those people that has to see to believe....that's cool most people are...but I have a gift.... an insight....Every player I say will be good ....comes true and I go out on a limb all the time....I don't think I have to go out on a limb this time...I think it's clear cut that this guy will turn into something great....280 6"10 people arnt supposed to jump like that but he does...he size and strength make him a force already...and he's light footed, something else he shouldn't be for his size.....and he's only played ball for 6 years....the guys a natural really......The Raps being one of the weekest teams in the Nba....this is a perfect fit.....I wanna keep Jo and Cb4 healthy this year so I hope dumb sam mitchell gives hump and Nathan more steady minutes this year to make us a tougher team and keep are allstars healthy....I think our biggest weekness this year is sam mitchell....If there's one thing he's good at it's finding our weekness and exposing it...Man I hate Sam mitchell.
    Everybody is jumping on the Jawai bandwagon because of a couple youtube videos. In a way it's nice to see because there is a ton of hype around this team right now, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. It's clear that Nathan is quite an athlete, but if he's going to come in and be such a "force" (your words) why wasn't he taken higher in the draft? You also mentioned that the Raptors are one of the weakest teams in the league, not too sure where you got that from, maybe it was your gift that told you that.

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