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Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be profiling 10 NBA Draft prospects from the class of 2012 that could be realistic targets for the Raptors at No. 8.

Earlier this week I wrote about St. John’s forward Moe Harkless. Up next is UNC point guard Kendall Marshall.

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As I’ve stated recently, I think there is a group of about 7-to-10 potential draft targets for the Raptors with the No. 8 selection. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking at each prospect in that group, one at a time.

First up is St. John’s forward Moe Harkless. Read the rest of this entry »

With the unpredictability of the 2012 NBA Draft (outside of consensus No. 1 pick Anthony Davis), I figure there is a group of about 10 players that might be realistic options for the Raptors at No. 8, assuming Toronto still holds the No. 8 pick come Draft night.

We’ll be rolling out our prospect profiles of these 10 players over the next couple of weeks, but for now, let’s take a look at some notes on the players after Thursday and Friday’s NBA Draft Combine. Between watching parts of the Combine on a surprisingly clear online feed and sifting through online reports and twitter timelines, here’s what I’ve come up with:

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Earlier this week, Alex Kennedy of Hoops World wrote about how Rudy Gay might be on the trade market this off-season and that the Raptors would be one of the teams interested in the forward’s services.

Since Lottery night, we’ve heard rumblings about how the Raptors’ No. 8 pick could be in play in order to acquire an an already established player.

On Wednesday night, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford wrote a more Raptors-specific story that intertwines the two, and then some.

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With the NBA Draft Lottery the topic of choice right now among NBA fans, including Raptors fans, Scott, Oliver and I caught up with draft guru Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.

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