Some good counter points to mine in this thread, though I don't agree Rivers is a guaranteed Lotto pick, at least not a top 10.
I do like that he is intelligent enough to recognize the benefits of Toronto and the Raptors, but some of this is inherently about wanting to go higher.... which I don't blame as it is completely understandable. I think I've seen him be projected as a Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford type and that's how I see it turning out. Not a bad option, but I think the Raps need to focus on players that can be much better two-way starters. Just an opinion though.