The Post: Raptors start looking at draft options
Old 06-04-2008, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Still a ton of speculation what BC is going to do with the 17th pick.

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T. J. Ford drew interest around the league at last week's pre-draft camp in Orlando, although teams might try to lowball the Raptors given the guard's history of neck injuries. He has two years plus a player option for 2010-11 left on his contract, which totals US$25-million.

Ford, however, is not the only player that could be on the move.

The Raptors have several players with contracts that expire at the end of next season, and could likely offer an attractive package in an attempt to upgrade at the swingman position.

The contracts of Rasho Nesterovic (US$8.4-million), Anthony Parker (US$4.55-million), Jorge Garbajosa (US$4.35-million), Joey Graham (a shade less than US$2.5-million) and Maceo Baston (US$1.97-million) all come off the books next year. Toronto could very well look to trade some of those deals to acquire a more productive player with a lengthier contract.

Matters will pick up Wednesday and Thursday, however. Stanford's Robin Lopez and Ohio State's Kosta Koufos, a pair of 7-footers, are among those in Toronto on Wednesday. Memphis's Chris Douglas-Roberts and Kansas's Brandon Rush are in a group of six in town Thursday.

All could be potential choices at the 17th pick, if the Raptors are still there.
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