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The NBA Finals are now in the rear view mirror as the Miami Heat hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy, and TONIGHT all the draft speculation will be over as the 2012 NBA Draft gets underway. The 'consensus' picks, the sleepers, the trades, and the buzz that surrounds the draft will be either all be confirmed or will have the insiders & experts scrambling to report what's going down.There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not the Toronto Raptors should trade their pick as a package to bring in a proven play that fills a current need, or do they keep the pick and draft a player to help them continue to build their core and add to the Raptors' 'youth movement'? HoopHeadsNorth.com contributor Ryan Aleong has his own thoughts on what the Toronto Raptors should do with the 8th overall pick in tonight's 2012 NBA Draft.The Safe Pick: Kendall Marshall (written by Ryan Aleong):
The basketball gods did not look favourably on the Toronto Raptors fo...
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If I could sum up how I think the NBA Draft is going to go for the Toronto Raptors tomorrow, this would be it.
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To say Terrence Ross was a surprising pick by the Toronto Raptors is an understatement.
Bryan Colangelo has narrowed his list of preferred draft targets to three.
The Raptors have been aggressive in their efforts to move up from the eighth overall selection ahead of the Warriors at seven.
Because the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown increased interest in Dion Waiters at their #4 pick, this has caused other teams — namely the Toronto Raptors — wanting to move up on the draft board to select the Syracuse combo-guard. As mentioned, Cavs are reported to select Waiters if MKG and Bradley Beal are not available [...]
PHOENIX In their vigorous and pretty convincing pledge of an allegiance to draft pick Kendall Marshall, the Suns are accentuating the P's instead of the Q's.
The Q's are questions such as the absence of elite foot speed or a sniper-level shooting touch that enabled the Suns to have a shot at drafting college basketball's top distributor with the 13th selection...
PHOENIX -- In their vigorous and pretty convincing pledge of an allegiance to draft pick Kendall Marshall, the Suns are accentuating the P's instead of the Q's.
The Q's are questions -- such as the absence of elite foot speed or a sniper-level shooting touch -- that enabled the Suns to have a shot at drafting college basketball's top distributor with the 13th selection...
What a great pick to replace Steve Nash. Marshall is a pass first point guard that loves to play in a up and down system like the Suns play.
Marshall is a true point guard than you just don’t see a lot of anymore. His court vision, and passing ability are off the charts. Marshall really has high basketball IQ, and he knows how to lead a team. Marshall needs to improve...
The Phoenix Suns have their point guard of the future. The question now becomes: Exactly when does that future start? Truth be told: When the Suns selected North Carolina's Kendall Marshall with the 13th overall pick, they hoped they were getting a 2012-13 backup. Only time will tell whether free agent Steve Nash re-signs with the club this summer. Either way, the Suns...
Kendall Marshall from North Carolina was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA Draft. Here's analyst Jeff Van Gundy commenting on his defensive ability:
The Phoenix Suns, who are in danger of losing free-agent point guard Steve Nash, made a move that may be intended to replace Nash when they selected North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall with the 13th overall selection of Thursday's NBA draft. Marshall, a 6-4, 20-year-old, sophomore, averaged just 8.1 points but averaged 9.8 assists, second in the nation. His value...