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Old 12-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
Let's have a look at other teams core talent, and let's see how many teams you would choose the Raptors core of Derozan, Ross, Amir, and Valanciunius over.

BOS- Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sullinger, Olynyk
BRK- Williams, Johnson, Pierce, Garnett, Lopez
NYK- Anthony, Smith, Hardaway Jr., Chandler, Shumpert
PHI- Carter Williams, Turner, Young, Hawes, Wroten
CHI- Rose, Butler, Deng, Gibson, Noah
CLE- Irving, Bennett, Thompson, Waiters
DET- Jennings, Caldwell Pope, Smith, Monroe, Drummond
IND- George, Stephenson, Hibbert, West, Hill
MIL- Knight, Antetokounmpo, Henson, Ilyasova, Sanders
ATL- Teague, Schroeder, Korver, Millsap, Horford
CHA- Walker, Henderson, Kidd Gilchrest, Zeller, Jefferson
MIA- Wade, Bosh, James
ORL- Afflalo, Oladipo, Harris, Nicholson, Vucevic
WAS- Wall, Beal, Webster, Ariza(+Porter Jr?), Nene, Gortat
DAL- Ellis, Wright, Nowitzki, Calderon
HOU- Lin(+Beverley?), Harden, Parsons, Jones, Howard
MEM- Conley, Allen, Randolph, Gasol
NOH- Holiday, Gordon, Evans, Davis, Anderson
SAS- Parker, Ginobili, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter
DEN- Lawson, Gallinari, Mcgee, Faried
MIN- Rubio, Martin, Love, Pekovic
POR- Lillard, Matthews, Batum, Aldridge, McCollum
OKC- Westbrook, Jackson, Lamb, Ibaka, Durant, Adams
UTA- Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors, Kanter, (+Gobert?)
GSW- Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Bogut, Barnes, Lee
LAC- Paul, Griffin, Jordan
LAL- Bryant, Gasol
PHX- Dragic, Bledsoe, Plumlee, Morris twins(+Goodwin, Len)
SAC- Thomas, McLemore, Gay, Cousins, Williams

So out of the above team cores mentioned, which teams would you take the Raptors core over, and why? I've added a poll to see which teams posters would pick, but I'd also like to see their explanation included in this thread. I'm really curious to see which young cores people think the Raptors core are better than(moreso than picking the easy ones like BRK), but mostly just to see how many teams total people choose. I'll post my thoughts later in the thread.
Are we just assuming that arguably our best player, Lowry, isn't a part of our core? Or Vasquez for that matter?

There's probably far more teams that I would take over the Raps core rather than wouldn't so i'll just list who I wouldn't take.

PHX, LAL, Utah, DEN, on the fence with WASH, ORL, CHA, ATL, MIL, CHI if we're assuming Rose's career will never be the same, PHI, NY, BK, BOS
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