Chisholm: It was Plan B for the Raptors
All that said, though, it's hard to get ‘excited' about this pick. The Raptors really believed that they were going to be able to get a solid tier two prospect out of this draft, but the only one that fell to them was project center Andre Drummond, and they were not ready to wait the three-to-four years it could take from Drummond to learn how to be an NBA player. Once the club had to settle for a third tier guy, then Ross made as much sense as any player on the board for Toronto. But being the first team in the draft that has to accept a player from the next tier down will always dim the excitement level for a franchise and its fan base. As a team you always want to WANT the guy you're drafting, and even Casey and Bryan Colangelo couldn't hide their disappointment on Thursday night when Ross was the player that they had to select. They are happy to bring him aboard, he fits what they are doing and the needs of the roster, but there was no denying that he was not their first choice heading into the draft.
get their Plan B but very happy with Ross
Last edited by jeffb; 06-29-2012 at 01:09 PM.