Raptors Forum | Toronto Raptors Forums & Message Boards - View Single Post - BC Talks about his 2012 Draft Screwup
View Single Post
Old 11-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
moremilk
whatever

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 9,231
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever View Post

So tell me again why drafting Drummond wouldn't have been a good idea rather than drafting a swingman... arguably the easiest position in the league to fill?
actually, the league is full of talented centers (not elite, but very good). Swingmans are the hardest position to fill right now, there are very few talented wing players under 28. That's why you have guys like galinari, batum or derozan getting big paycheques for mediocre production.

check this list:

2012-13 Regular Season NBA Player Stats and League Leaders - Scoring Per Game - National Basketball Association - ESPN

Only 8 SFs in the entire league score at least 15ppg and the only younger guy in that list is batum. Furthermore, of the top 30 players, excluding the really old ones, the only guys who could potentially be available in the next 1-2 years are:

affalo (yikes)
al-farouq aminu
chandler parsons
dorell wright
corey brewer
alonzo gee
gerald green
ronnie brewer

at SGs is the same scenario, only 13 players break the 15ppg barrier and of the top 30, only these guys could be targets for us:

1. mayo
2. jr smith
3. wes matthews
4. jj reddick
5. marcus thornton
6. etwan moore
7. louis williams
8. jordan crawford
9. kyle korver
10. nick young
11. jared dudley
12. daniel gibson

So good luck finding a good wing these days through free agency or trades ...
moremilk is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote