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Raptors shopping No. 8 for a forward

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08:13 AM ET 06.07 | This year's draft has less to do with the future than the present in Toronto. [The Raptors] know exactly what they want out of the 2012 NBA draft: An established, athletic wing man. And that's why the Raptors have already made it known to rival teams that their lottery pick on June 28 -- No. 8 overall -- is available to a trade partner that can provide the elite small forward they seek, according to sources close to the situation. With a slew of league execs having converged on Chicago this week for the NBA's annual pre-draft camp, sources told ESPN.com that the Raptors have at least two known trade targets: Memphis swingman Rudy Gay and Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala.

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June 7, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Even if the trade does happen, no star wants to stay in Toronto for long

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June 7, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Yawn...yet another "great story" from the "Half-truths and made-up rumours" page

June 7, 2012  09:04 AM ET

One of the worst nicknames ever for a pro team.

June 7, 2012  09:06 AM ET

No Raptors you don't need a forward for the wing, what you need is a PF and that my friends is the one called STAT. Call the Knicks and make the trade, we'll take a #8 or for that matter a second rounder. Lets face it Raptors in Stat, you'll have a guy who listed as a PF but is a constant on the wing anyways. Some days he'll be daring and go into the paint and rebound and then other days (a lotta of them) he'll be that wing player you so desparately need. Call us

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June 7, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Try The D-League, Bros.

June 7, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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One of the worst nicknames ever for a pro team.

What? You mean Toronto isn't known for its dinosaur deposits?

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June 7, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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No Raptors you don't need a forward for the wing, what you need is a PF and that my friends is the one called STAT. Call the Knicks and make the trade, we'll take a #8 or for that matter a second rounder. Lets face it Raptors in Stat, you'll have a guy who listed as a PF but is a constant on the wing anyways. Some days he'll be daring and go into the paint and rebound and then other days (a lotta of them) he'll be that wing player you so desparately need. Call us

The last thing anyone needs is the overpriced contract of an oft injured Amare.

June 7, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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No Raptors you don't need a forward for the wing, what you need is a PF and that my friends is the one called STAT. Call the Knicks and make the trade, we'll take a #8 or for that matter a second rounder. Lets face it Raptors in Stat, you'll have a guy who listed as a PF but is a constant on the wing anyways. Some days he'll be daring and go into the paint and rebound and then other days (a lotta of them) he'll be that wing player you so desparately need. Call us

They already have Andrea at the 4 so why would they need stat...

June 7, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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REALLY??? you mean the Cavs, Knickerbockers, Nuggets, Trailblazers, Jazz, Hornets, Clippers are better??

How about LA not even bothering to change their name when they received the Lakers franchise?
What great lakes are in LA again?

June 7, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Good morning everyone.

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June 7, 2012  11:22 AM ET

#8 and Ed Davis for Gay makes sense for both teams given Memphis wanting to cut some salary and having Speights/Arthur/Mayo being free agents this summer

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