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Toronto Raptors Make Trade: Land Solomon Alabi

25 June 2010 8 Comments

Toronto Raptors make trade land Solomon Alabi

The Toronto raptors have agreed to a deal to acquire Solomon Alabi from the Dallas Mavericks.

After lamenting that the Toronto Raptors were going to let another draft pass without making a move, and after Triano said not to expect any deals tonight Bryan Colangelo pulled off his trademark wizardry and landed a player the Raptors were looking to acquire an additional 1st round pick for. Suffice it to say that landing a player we coveted 50th overall is major victory for Raptors brass and Raptors fans alike.

Solomon Alabi is the tallest player in the draft at 7’1 and is an excellent shot blocker, the best part about him is his work ethic. He is still offensively raw and learning the game of basketball, and he will need that work ethic to realize his immense potential.

If Bosh were to stay with the Raptors he would likely be very happy with the fact that we finally picked up some additional defensive bigs to man the middle.

Here are Chad Ford’s thoughts on the pick:

“this late in the draft, there’s only upside, no risk. Alabi is the tallest player in the draft, an excellent shot blocker who plays hard. If he sticks in Toronto, his draft night disappointment will fade, and he’s got a chance.”

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