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The Score 1260 - WSKO Syracuse
Andy Rautins, Leo Rautins, and Jim Boeheim were interviewed on the Danny Parkins Show today. Check out the podcasts.

OrangeHoops: Johnson and Rautins Taken in the 2010 NBA Draft
Johnson is the highest Syracuse draft pick since Carmelo Anthony was taken with the 3rd overall pick in the 2003 draft. He joins an elite group of Syracuse players taken with one of the top 4 picks of the draft; the other four were Anthony (3rd, 2003), Dave Bing (2nd, 1966), Derrick Coleman (1st, 1990) and Billy Owens (3rd, 1991).

The Faux-Hawk Takes Manhattan | Otto's Army
Indulge me for a second, wouldn’t Rautins be a perfect wing guy for LeBron James?

Orange::44: Wes Johnson to the T'Wolves
Speaking of smiles, I got to thinking of great SU smiles of the past 10 years. My top 3, in no particular order, are: Carmelo Anthony, Jonny Flynn, and Wes Johnson. No coincidence that they are three of the most loved Syracuse players in the past 10 years, and the three highest draft picks.

What they're saying: Mixed reaction to Knicks' selection of Andy Rautins |
Some of the reaction to the selection of Andy Rautins in the second round of the NBA Draft Thursday night

What they're saying: Dick Vitale predicts NBA Rookie of the Year award for Wes Johnson |
Other reactions to Wes Johnson being drafted No. 4

2010 NBA Draft: Winners And Losers -
Even with the picks the Knicks did have, they completely and utterly blew it. Andy Rautins and Landry Fields in the early second round, 38th and 39th to be exact? Were they just throwing darts at a board? Rautins was a helluva college player, and his shooting makes him a perfect fit for D'Antoni's system, but couldn't they have signed him as an undrafted free agent? The same for Fields.

You Should and Should Not be Angry: Two Draft Perspectives. - Posting and Toasting
The Knicks, amazingly differently from the past few years, are not interested in players who will challenge for a roster spot. They are interested in players who will make the roster, develop into role/bench players, and add to a winning culture in Manhattan.

Early look at top 30 prospects for 2011 NBA draft - NBA -
24. Kris Joseph, Syracuse - An athletic wing with a nose for the basket. Joseph is a very aggressive player who excels in transition and plays hard. He needs to work on shooting range, ball-handling skills to be successful at the next level.

Wes Johnson selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves...