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jeffb 06-21-2011 07:18 PM

Ford: Raps zero in on Knight, Biyombo, Leonard
 
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Chad Ford wrote:
The Raptors' hiring of Dwane Casey may affect their draft plans. Casey is a defensive specialist, and when he looks at the Raptors' roster, there isn't much to like on that front. GM Bryan Colangelo has built an offensive juggernaut, but defensively they're pretty terrible. That may explain why the team is zeroing in on three excellent defenders -- Brandon Knight, Bismack Biyombo and Kawhi Leonard -- at No. 5. I've had Jan Vesely going here for weeks, and others have been pushing for Kemba Walker here, but it sounds like neither player is atop their board right now.

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Dutches 06-21-2011 07:21 PM

glad to here vesely isnt on the board. too bad about kemba... but Knight would be awesome here.

jeffb 06-21-2011 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Dutches (Post 550833)
glad to here vesely isnt on the board. too bad about kemba... but Knight would be awesome here.

I don't get the lack of even consideration for Walker. Kind of strange, maybe his size has them looking elsewhere. They were impressed by his workout. I just don't see us getting Knight unless we trade up.

I'll call it now, Raps don't take Kemba and it comes back to bite a big chunk out of our hide!!

Alex 06-21-2011 07:26 PM

I'd be happy with Kawhi.

INSIDER 06-21-2011 07:37 PM

I'm willing to put my money on leonard. He'll be there at 5... Bismack is too much of a risk IMO. I wouldn't mind grabbing him, but 5 seems a but of a reach.

jeffb 06-21-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 550838)
I'm willing to put my money on leonard. He'll be there at 5... Bismack is too much of a risk IMO. I wouldn't mind grabbing him, but 5 seems a but of a reach.

Good lord i pray Knight falls!

Shifty.py 06-21-2011 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 550838)
I'm willing to put my money on leonard. He'll be there at 5... Bismack is too much of a risk IMO. I wouldn't mind grabbing him, but 5 seems a but of a reach.

Thats the problem. Knight will be gone, but Leonard and Biyombo will be there at 5. They'll be still there at 10 ffs...

jeffb 06-21-2011 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty.py (Post 550841)
Thats the problem. Knight will be gone, but Leonard and Biyombo will be there at 5. They'll be still there at 10 ffs...

lol

I'm getting scared!

jeffb 06-21-2011 07:59 PM

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WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
Kemba Walker could be the player dropping in lottery, especially because sources say Toronto (5th pick) and Detroit (8th) will pass on him.
I doubt he gets to #8 anyway, but this is kind of surprising to me.

Peroti 06-21-2011 08:02 PM

Good news there. Knight would be awesome!!:cookie:

DocHoliday99 06-21-2011 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 550835)
I don't get the lack of even consideration for Walker. Kind of strange, maybe his size has them looking elsewhere. They were impressed by his workout. I just don't see us getting Knight unless we trade up.

I'll call it now, Raps don't take Kemba and it comes back to bite a big chunk out of our hide!!

nbadraft.net doesn't think so lol...they now have us talking Walker - I'm on that wagon as well

jeffb 06-21-2011 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DocHoliday99 (Post 550848)
nbadraft.net doesn't think so lol...they now have us talking Walker - I'm on that wagon as well

That'll change. You watch, tomorrow they'll have us taking Leonard or Biyombo.

moremilk 06-21-2011 08:05 PM

Knight is a potentially elite defender and he's much younger
From
What i've read, walker is at best an Aron Brooks kind of talent
Walker is more advanced, but knight's potential is way higher

DocHoliday99 06-21-2011 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 550850)
That'll change. You watch, tomorrow they'll have us taking Leonard or Biyombo.

Possibly, it changed twice in the last 24hours

Don Vito 06-21-2011 08:30 PM

Oh god.. please not Knight

jeffb 06-21-2011 08:44 PM

Hmmmmmm

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Beans 06-21-2011 08:45 PM

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...GM Bryan Colangelo has built an offensive juggernaut...
I don't think Chad Ford and I have been watching the same games.

Aamir 06-21-2011 08:46 PM

Noooooooooooooooooo I wanted Kemba so bad for the past few weeks. I'm fine with Knight, but I know he's not gunna be there.

Leonard's alright but I think he's too similiar to JJ, and Biyombo is just :cookie: Not a 5th pick.

jeffb 06-21-2011 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 550870)
Noooooooooooooooooo I wanted Kemba so bad for the past few weeks. I'm fine with Knight, but I know he's not gunna be there.

Leonard's alright but I think he's too similiar to JJ, and Biyombo is just :cookie: Not a 5th pick.


Yeah, have to agree with all that pretty much.

Dark Knight 06-21-2011 08:52 PM

Leonard and DeRozan together could grow into being a fairly lethal tandem on the wings.


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