2011 Draftees Scared: Response
Old 04-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Three of the top five draft eligible players appear to be returning to college this year. Pundits say the uncertainty of the NBA labour bargaining agreement has influenced Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones and potentially Harison Barnes' (appears to be staying) decisions to avoid the draft.

This puts real pressure on the lottery considering there are two players at the top of the draft who are legitimate impact prospects, being Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams. My question to all is thus, If the Raptors, who finished with the third worst record in the NBA this season receive the third pick in the draft who should they select?

My preference is for Brandon Knight because he would be an upgrade at the one, has the same type of work ethic as Demar and has one NBA-ready skill with his three point shooting. Also, he addresses the Raptors NBA worst three point shooting.

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Old 04-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Knight or kanter
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As long as we stay in the top 3 we'll be fine. Please no Kanter!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As long as we stay in the top 3 we'll be fine. Please no Kanter!!
Kanter is a boss why wouldn't you want kanter?
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Kanter is a boss why wouldn't you want kanter?
I've said it before and i'll say it again, i don't want to draft a big. They're a crap shoot and usually take too long to develop. And our luck in the past when drafting Centers has been pretty awful. I'd rather draft an atheltic PG or SF and get an experienced Center through a trade or signing. If we draft a Center or PF i'll be pretty pissed. And this draft pick is extremely important and Kanter has had knee issues.

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Old 04-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've said it before and i'll say it again, i don't want to draft a big. They're a crap shoot and usually take too long to develop. And our luck in the past when drafting Centers has been pretty awful. I'd rather draft an atheltic PG or SF and get an experienced Center through a trade or signing. If we draft a Center or PF i'll be pretty pissed. And this draft pick is extremely important and Kanter has had knee issues.
no free agent is coming here. and who is going to trade us a defensive big who can play more than 20 mins? we could take a chance on oden and trade bargnani.
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no free agent is coming here. and who is going to trade us a defensive big who can play more than 20 mins? we could take a chance on oden and trade bargnani.
You don't know any of that as fact what's so ever. Kanter has had knee issues in the past and i don't want a big taken in the draft to begin with let alone one with knee problems. We can trade for a Center or try and sign one. And trust me, one of those two options can be done one way or another.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You don't know any of that as fact what's so ever. Kanter has had knee issues in the past and i don't want a big taken in the draft to begin with let alone one with knee problems. We can trade for a Center or try and sign one. And trust me, one of those two options can be done one way or another.
OK CALM DOWN JESUZ!!! We'll just trade Bargnani for some center and hope for the best, there HAPPY!?
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK CALM DOWN JESUZ!!! We'll just trade Bargnani for some center and hope for the best, there HAPPY!?
You seem more worked up then i am. LOL

I'm actually quite calm.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You seem more worked up then i am. LOL

I'm actually quite calm.
oh sorry i'm just pissed that the season is over and i have to wait 2 months for the draft and then another 4 for the season to start.
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oh sorry i'm just pissed that the season is over and i have to wait 2 months for the draft and then another 4 for the season to start.
Hate to be bearer or bad news but it may be a lot more then 4 months before we see Raptor ball again. On the bright side, sit back and enjoy the playoffs.
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What a bunch of pussies.
for staying in school? Yeah losers they're.

Jared Sullinger comes from a very good family. He loves college so no reason to rush to the NBA when he might not even get to play the first year.

I was really surprise about Perry Jones. I thought he was a LOCK to go pro. Nice to see.

Barnes wants to win a title. Don't know anything about his family but big props to him for coming back if he does.
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Three of the top five draft eligible players appear to be returning to college this year. Pundits say the uncertainty of the NBA labour bargaining agreement has influenced Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones and potentially Harison Barnes' (appears to be staying) decisions to avoid the draft.

This puts real pressure on the lottery considering there are two players at the top of the draft who are legitimate impact prospects, being Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams. My question to all is thus, If the Raptors, who finished with the third worst record in the NBA this season receive the third pick in the draft who should they select?

My preference is for Brandon Knight because he would be an upgrade at the one, has the same type of work ethic as Demar and has one NBA-ready skill with his three point shooting. Also, he addresses the Raptors NBA worst three point shooting.

Thoughts?
I've said it before I am a big Knight fan. If Williams or Irving are not there then I've no problems with Knight(trading down a little getting Knight and a 2nd round pick and drafting David Lighty with that 2nd round pick).
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It would be a shame if someone returned and had a career ending injury.
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It would be a shame if someone returned and had a career ending injury.
Or drop like a stone in 2012 in a supposedly stronger draft.
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It could be a shame if none of the rookies can play basketball in the NBA next year.

There are negatives for both and positives for both. Just depends on the player. Most will go pro. Some will stay. Not many. Didn't hurt Tim Duncan or Blake Griffin returning to College for more years.
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Or drop like a stone in 2012 in a supposedly stronger draft.
One of the reasons it could be a stronger draft is because these players are returning and people believe they will go pro next year?

The odds of these players coming back next year and just doing terrible are not likely. Maybe for Perry Jones. But Jared Sullinger and Harrison Barnes I don't see it. Injury could happen but you can injured from getting out of bed.
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Noah dropped quite a bit. That just killed his career didn't it?
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