Raptors looked good.  Here is Hakan Mansiz schooling 21 year veteran Kobe Bryant (he was fouled on this play)

Meet Hakan Mansiz
235 lbs
From Turkey
#1 SG in the NBA
#3 Overall Player
4 Time NBA Champion
All Star 2016
2nd Team All Defensive 2013, 2015, 2016
2nd Team All Rookie 2011
The Raptors were not expecting to draft Mansiz in 20XX, but after a 1 on 1 session with Tracy McGrady, they were sold.  In the fifteen minutes, he dunked 6 times, blocked T-mac and basically disrespected in every possible way.  McGrady, matured from his first stint in Toronto, took it in stride and made a strong recommendation that the Raptors draft him.

Hakan Mansiz was born and raised in the small Turkish city of Ankara.  Growing up his parents always dreamed about him playing for Türk Telekom in the Turkish Basketball League. But after attending his first game he remarked “these are NBA and college washouts! I can beat these guys.”  That was when former UConn star and Turk Telecom legend Khalid El Amin heard him.  “Come down here and play then,” said El Amin.  Mansiz did not flinch, and even though he was only 14 years old he stepped on the court and played in jean shorts and a mesh tanktop.  He scored 14 pts, 5 assists, and 2 rebounds.  El Amin had to give him respect.

Mansiz immediately dropped out of high school and played basketball full time.  Neither of his parents put up resistance, his father even said: “why should he go to high school? to learn to be a cell phone salesman? Fuck that, and fuck Turk Telecom, where our trophy?”

Once Mansiz was drafted by the Raptors he immediately blew up, making the All Rookie team and eventually All NBA First Team Defense.

He is currently rated as the #3 player in the league, though many think that will change this year as he takes a bigger role in the Raptors offense.


First Pick (Traded a #11 and a #18)
Hakan Buruk (#6)
Drafted #5 Overall (2016)
237 lbs
Age: 22
83 Overall

Hakan Buruk grew up loving Hakan Mansiz and tried to style his game after him.  He is also 6’7″, he is happy to be on the Raptors as the large Turkish Population in Toronto has welcomed him with open arms.  When the Raptors drafted him they all took to the streets and honked horns and waved Turkish Flags, many Toronto residents remarked “what? is there another soccer game on? gross.”

Drafted 27th Overall by the Wizards (Traded Texas Tech Guard for him)
243 lbs
Age: 20
From Croatia
70 OVR

The brother of Raptor Traitor Pavao Radja, he is still pretty rough around the edges.  His rebounding needs work and his inside scoring could definitely improve.  He is not as good as his brother yet, but he does have one thing his brother doesn’t have: a positive outlook on Toronto.  His brother was expecting to love the city as soon as he caught, but a complete failure of the Toronto Croatian Population (notably Ennis Blentic) failed to reach out him and make him feel welcome.  Well, they aren’t going to make the same mistake twice.  Bruno has been welcomed with open arms and a number of late night coffee talks about politics at Cafe Diplomatico.

Though is a blood relative of Pavao, he considers him to be an enemy.  They were raised by different mothers in Croatia, but they do share a single father: Dino Radja.  That’s right, the former NBA Star fathered two children in Croatia during the offseason from the Boston Celtics.  He would make the brothers play a one on one game every summer to see which one was awarded child support (note: the Croatian legal system is different than the US).  Pavao won all the games, so Bruno grew up in relative poverty.