Originally Posted by MikeToronto
What baffles me the most is not the fact that he was picked, but that he was picked at 20. The possible reasons to do that:
1. For whatever reason, the Raptors
didn't want to add this guaranteed salary in the foreseeable future, and so picked a guy who they know won't come over for a while.
2. They really, really liked him and espionage told them that someone else in the late first was going to pick him.
We don't know nearly enough to judge the reasons behind the pick, so the poll is ignorant to begin with.
clearly #2, what difference would 1M do - it's not like we're projected to be serious players. Plus, you're still better off to pick the guy and add him to trades than to just throw it away.
they must have felt somebody will grab him before us.