Originally Posted by Fixxxer
So I've been on this forum for a few years...lurking, contributing whatever, but only been a Raptors
fan for 3 years. Bosh's last year was the first year I watched and loved it. Can't really explain why...just became a die hard Raps fan
I've amassed a few questions that i've been curious about and never could find the answers to. Maybe some people here can shed some light on them. They are Raptors
related so this seems like the best place to post them
1) What was the buzz around the 2006 draft? Did everyone assume Bargs
would go #1? Like AD is these days? What was the draft reaction like?
2) What was the reaction when Bosh
was selected? Was it expected or did Raps fans want D-Wade?
3) This one isn't from days gone by, but I heard talk that the Spurs offered us Tony Parker during the 2012 draft. Was it for the #5 pick or for JV himself? Anyone know?
4) What was the inspiration behind the uniform change? Like changing the colour scheme from Purple to Red?
I think thats it for now....maybe i'll add more later
Anyone else can add generic Raptors
questions too that you've been curious about
1. There was really no clear cut 1st pick, but we didn't need a pf so we didn't get Aldridge. All the other stars out of that draft were never projected to be what they are now, so Andrea wasn't a bad pick at all. It's hard to pass on a big with such a shooting stroke especially when no one else in the draft was put ahead of him anyway.
2. I think people were happy because we needed a big to compliment VC, and we got it. I'm not sure though, don't remember. That would have been my reaction. Not sure we wanted Wade with VC here.
3. It must have been the possibility of getting Valanciunas that intrigued the Spurs, but Raps wanted Jonas more than Parker.
4. I'm sure it was to wash away the VC era, just to make a change and mark a new era.
Keep posting brother.