The basketball website Hoops Hype has just come out with a preliminary mock draft for the 2010 NBA Draft. Look who they selected for the Raptors:

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“An athletic European big man with great size and length?” We have one of those already:

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I can’t say we are all that thrilled about how that is working out.

“Not the toughest player around?”

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Why does that description sound familiar?

 ”Struggles at times on the defensive end.”

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Jesus, why would we do this twice?

“Is a very poor rebounder.”

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He’s fucking seven feet tall and grabs six boards a game. Even by accident he should be getting more than that.

“Can get frustrated when things aren’t going his way.”

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Does “frustrated” mean the same as “lazy”? Because if so, I am pretty sure we have a player that covers that characteristic off.

What current player do they compare Mr. Motiejunas to?

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“Andrea Bargnani”. 

Seriously, fuck you sideways, Hoops Hype. I can say with great certainty that you have done a piss-poor job of gauging the mood of basketball fans in Canada regarding their “star” centre. What’s that old adage? ”Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I will fucking burn the ACC to the ground if you draft another Euro stiff.” Yeah, that sounds about right.