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TORONTO - By the time the Raptors make their selection in next months NBA draft, provided they stand pat at pick no. 20, three Canadian players should already be off the board. Thornhills Andrew Wiggins, a lock to go in the top three, will be the first of that group to hear his name called followed by possible lottery picks in guards Nik Stauskas and Tyler Ennis, all hailing from the Greater Toronto Area. Fittingly, Ennis initial stop on the pre-draft circuit came in his hometown, headlining the Raptors first workout session Thursday morning. The Brampton-raised point guard, like Wiggins and Stauskas, has been on their radar for a while. "Weve tracked him [for] a long time," admitted general manager Masai Ujiri. "This is one of those deals where we could go to Syracuse as many times as [we wanted], being close to [Toronto], drive up, so I was fortunate enough to go to a couple practices [and] a couple games." What he saw was a young man at the age of 19 who plays the game and carries himself with poise beyond his years, a common denominator among most of the countrys emerging prospects. "He plays very calm and thats the first thing I noticed," Ujiri said of Ennis, set to enter the NBA following his freshman season at Syracuse. "[Hes] very professional and carries himself the right way." "You see his demeanour and I think hell make a good professional." Ujiri has long been enamoured by the prospect of adding a Canadian-born product but remains steadfast in his belief that it would have to be the right player, in the right situation. Understandably, the Raptors GM will not draft a player simply for his passport, rather that player must be able to contribute at the highest level, address a need on the roster and possess the maturity required to strive in a high-pressure scenario. Ennis is a player who would appear to fit the bill. "I dont think anybody enters the draft just wanting to make a team and be happy there," said Ennis, arguably the best pure point guard in this years class. "Personally, I want to make an impact. I thought I was ready for the next level when I decided to enter the draft and if I were to end up on Toronto, I would definitely want to make an impact, especially in my home town." But will he be available to the Raptors at 20? "Id be surprised," Ujiri admitted. Unless the Raptors were to trade up in the draft - a possibility, however unlikely, that Ujiri wont completely rule out - they will likely miss out on that highly touted trio, but given the influx and depth of domestic talent that continues to come out of the country its only a matter of time until they call a Canadian to the podium. "I think anybody thats lucky enough to play in Toronto," Ennis said, "with the fan support that was shown in the playoffs and the great organization that the Raptors have, I think anybody that gets drafted here is lucky. "To have a Canadian would be great for the city, I think everybody would get behind them and I think it would just be a great opportunity." Of course, the Raptors also own a pair of second-round picks - 37 and 59 - where they could snag one of four other eligible Canadians. 7-foot-2 Calgary-native Jordan Bachynski, last seasons NCAA blocked shot leader, was among the participants in Thursdays workouts at the Air Canada Centre, while Quebecs Khem Birch and Torontos Melvin Ejim and Dwight Powell could audition for the Raptors when sessions resume next week. "To have so many Canadians in the draft is big for the country and for the most part, most of them are from the Greater Toronto Area, so I think its great for basketball in Canada and its great for us individually," Ennis added. "All of us have had very good years at our respective universities and wherever we end up I know everybody thats in the draft thats Canadian is hard working and good people off the court, so I think well all be able to find success." Taylor Moton Jersey . The Maple Leafs may not have had a pick until the third round, but they have made the biggest move of the second day of the Draft, dealing defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and a fourth-round pick in the draft to the St. Taylor Moton Womens Jersey . Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a career-high three sacks. http://www.footballpantherspro.com/panthers-taylor-moton-blue-jersey/. The 22-year-old Kreider was injured Friday night in New Yorks win at Columbus, but played in the next two games -- including Monday nights win over Phoenix. But the left winger, who has 17 goals and 37 points this season, was limited to about 10 minutes of ice time in each of the previous games. Christian McCaffrey Panthers Jersey . Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each scored 19 points, Bass added 15 points and had a game-saving block in the closing seconds Saturday, and the Celtics held on for a 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Harrison Butker Youth Jersey . -- Slugger Jose Abreu, All-Star left-hander Chris Sale and closer Matt Lindstrom are on the disabled list.Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry hit seven 3-pointers and netted 32 points as the Golden State Warriors routed the Miami Heat 104-89 on Wednesday night. Klay Thompson added 19 points for the Warriors, who tied a franchise record with their 15th straight home win. The 1989-90 team also won 15 straight in Oakland. The schedule is what it is. You gotta play 41 on the road and 41 at home, Curry said. I think for us, we know we gotta play some good teams on the road. If we can win them, it will boost our confidence and keep our momentum going. Chris Bosh posted 26 points and seven rebounds, Luol Deng provided 19 points and seven boards and Hassan Whiteside tallied 10 points and 12 boards for Miami, which had won three of its last four games coming in. They were getting a lot of easy buckets, Bosh said. Not so much the first quarter, (but) the second. They pushed it to double digits and we werent able to recuperate. The game was tied 9-9 prior to the midway point of tthe opening frame before the Warriors seized control with a 17-5 run.dddddddddddd Thompson netted 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers during the surge, which was capped on two David Lee free throws for a 26-14 Golden State advantage late in the first. The Warriors led 26-18 following a quarter of play and were up 55-38 at the break. After two Bosh foul shots pulled the Heat within 66-57 at the 4:49 mark of the third, Golden State re-established momentum with a 12-4 swing. Curry nailed two triples and Marreese Speights finished off the flurry with two free throws for a 78-61 Warriors margin. Golden State was up 81-63 after three and cruised to the easy triumph over the final 12 minutes. Game Notes That 1989-90 Warriors team finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs ... Golden State improved to 13-0 against the Eastern Conference this season ... The Warriors netted 21 points off 19 Miami turnovers ... The Warriors were up by as many as 19. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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