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Old 11-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Bargnani was a gamble, sure, but there are really only three players from that draft that I'd rather have:

1. Aldridge
2. Gay
3. Rondo.

Rondo is a non-starter because, for whatever reason, pretty much everyone passed on him. Aldridge was perceived as a Bosh clone (and we still had Bosh), and Gay... well... now he appears to be a better all-around player than Bargs, but back then it wasn't so clear, to say the least.

We simply got "lucky" in one of the weakest draft years in recent memory.
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