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Old 06-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default little stands in way of raptors taking Aldridge #1

Chris Bosh may no longer be the lone star from the Lone Star state next season when the Raptors gather for training camp.

There has been a lot of talk about Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo leaning towards drafting Italian forward Andrea Bargnani with the No.1 overall pick on July 28. But after yesterday's workout by LaMarcus Aldridge at the Air Canada Centre, that sentiment could change.

Aldridge, a 6-foot-11 forward who averaged 15 points and 9.2 rebounds for Texas last season, reportedly impressed the Toronto braintrust in an individual workout.

Aldridge also is good friends with Bosh, and Kelly admitted that could factor in the team's decision-making. Bosh has let it be known he would not be averse to having Aldridge as a teammate next season.

"I would like to come play here," he said. "It's a great team, a great organization on the rise, they have a great group of young guys who are getting better with every game."

"I would love it."

after all that Bargnani hype it looks like the raptors will indeed take it safe 2 weeks from now and pick Aldridge seems it only took a good workout by aldridge for the raptors to drop bargnani and give Bosh what he wants...maybe thats why Bosh is so excited about signing his new contract next month, good idea to keep arguably the best young bigman in the game happy, especially when hes playing for you....
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