Originally Posted by SoGood
in the 06 draft, it was between Gay, Bargs, Roy
I think Bosh
was a consensus since the team already had VC and MoPete at the 2/3 positions
Not sure about JV for Parker
Purple to red happened because of the grizzlies left Canada and the Raptors
became "Canada's team"
and yet Roy went 6th, Gay 8th... I don't believe you're recalling it correctly. Aldridge, Bargnani, Tyrus Thomas and Adam Morrison were getting alot of the publicity and attention. Gay was the consensus upside pick but was extramely raw and was viewed as a guy that could bust or be the longterm steal.
Some did question Bargnani's merit as a number one pick, as LX has stated, but very few wholeheartedly supported Aldridge or anybody else as a number one selection either. Furthermore, looking back, it's unreal how weak that class was and let's not forget Sheldon Williams went before Roy and Foye before Gay let alone we all remember Tyrus and Ammo.
Bargnani is slammed for being the number one selection but out of the lottery only 2 players are better picks than him right now. That's not terriible, it's actually pretty good.