Welcome Toumani Camara

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  1. Rastapopoulos

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    Am I right in saying that he was a teammate of Rayan Rupert's in New Zealand last year? @DUB?

     
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    Probably. You're our guy on this, what do you know about him?
     
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    He's not shorter than 6'6", so that's a step in the right direction.
     
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    Pretty sure he played at Dayton last year. Some scouts (and me in the little I watched) actually really liked him as a second round flyer. He was a late bloomer, became a solid standstill 3-pt. shooter, and his an excellent rebounder for his size and position. I'm not going to sell him as great, but he is at least intriguing as second round pick.
     
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    Looks like a defense-first older (23 y/o) guy. Kind of the yang to Kris Murray's ying.
     
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    I am not. I was confused because of this:
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    That is, the first team we'll be playing in Preseason is the NZ Breakers (probably because of Rupert).
     
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    are we sure he had a worse summer league than jaquez and jovic?

    better?
     
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    If he turns out to be better and healthier than Nas this will be a big upgrade....I read this kid likes to play defense.
     
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    I'm looking forward to watching all the new guys play, not just Scoot. Murray, Camara, Rupert, etc.
     
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    These Sun's fans say he "balled out" in the summer league.

    "He looked like he was ready. He didn't take a bad shot. He didn't make a bad basketball play.
    He looks fundamentally sound and ready to play ball..."

     
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    Drew Eubanks had pick & roll poster dunks. I didn't see anyone spending an entire podcast raving about Eubanks skillset.

    Camara is a young baller, i'm gonna keep expectations low, give him time to develop.
     
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    Yes, they were "raving" about a guy that in their opinion could get 15-20 minutes playing time.
     
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    He’s a big and we need bigs.
     
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    Interested to see what Camara's gonna bring to the table this season, he's been improving. I'm new on the forum but a HUGE college basketball fan so I not only saw Camara at Dayton but I saw him back at Georgia too.

    He's got a solid build for todays NBA n hes a good athlete.

    He had a really big uptick in his shooting last season so if he can keep that momentum n improve on it, he'll payoff big because hes easily athletic enough n a solid 6'8.
     
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    Well, I like his instagram handle
     
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