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IGetAir 04-16-2012 11:57 AM

Toronto Raptors and the Art of Mocking, Version 2.0 - Bleacher Report
 
NBA Draft 2012: Toronto Raptors and the Art of Mocking, Version 2.0 | Bleacher Report

Although it's the Bleacher Report, this is not as much an opinion piece as much as it is a collection of opinions from experts and I found it nice to get an ouside perspective of what others think the Raps need.

I voted in the poll for Brad Beal and in doing so saw that 52% think we should take Barnes.

Interesting nonetheless.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...-of-mocking-v3
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powerfulpanda 04-16-2012 12:08 PM

getting barnes would be a huge mistake

Alex 04-16-2012 12:17 PM

We'll end up with Barnes or Beal I bet.

carp 04-16-2012 12:21 PM

Beal and DeRozan would fit nicely together..... Beal is going to be the steal of this draft.

dfunkie1 04-16-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by powerfulpanda (Post 636604)
getting barnes would be a huge mistake

how is selecting barnes with the 6th a huge mistake? i understand that there's more attractive pieces, but if they're not available, barnes is a pretty freakin good consolation prize.

i think when it comes time for us to pick, the wings available will be the likes of lamb, rivers and barnes. mgk and beal will most likely be off of the board.

DanH 04-16-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 636609)
Beal and DeRozan would fit nicely together..... Beal is going to be the steal of this draft.

Except he's going top 5. Beal is currently my 3rd favourite prospect in the draft (behind the obvious Davis and MKG).

Windex 04-16-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 636609)
Beal and DeRozan would fit nicely together..... Beal is going to be the steal of this draft.

I never knew the steal of the draft could be selected in the top 5 :police:

carp 04-16-2012 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 636619)
I never knew the steal of the draft could be selected in the top 5 :police:

Why can't it? Was Jordan not the steal of his draft? Durant could be seen as a steal at #2.... Wade at 5.... I don't see why you can't have a top 5 pick be the steal of the draft when it's very likely top 5 selections can also be major busts. It's a crapshoot, nothing is guaranteed. There may be good picks later, but not necessarily better. Who knows.

jeffb 04-16-2012 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 636637)
Why can't it? Was Jordan not the steal of his draft? Durant could be seen as a steal at #2.... Wade at 5.... I don't see why you can't have a top 5 pick be the steal of the draft when it's very likely top 5 selections can also be major busts. It's a crapshoot, nothing is guaranteed. There may be good picks later, but not necessarily better. Who knows.

After picking Valanciunas last year @ #5, we heard everywhere that he was the steal of the draft and if it wasn't for the buyout he would have gone #2.

carp 04-16-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 636638)
After picking Valanciunas last year @ #5, we heard everywhere that he was the steal of the draft and if it wasn't for the buyout he would have gone #2.

Excellent point! How dare you! ;)

Windex 04-16-2012 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carp (Post 636637)
Why can't it? Was Jordan not the steal of his draft? Durant could be seen as a steal at #2.... Wade at 5.... I don't see why you can't have a top 5 pick be the steal of the draft when it's very likely top 5 selections can also be major busts. It's a crapshoot, nothing is guaranteed. There may be good picks later, but not necessarily better. Who knows.

so... as long as you pick a good player it a steal :reporter:

carp 04-16-2012 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 636641)
so... as long as you pick a good player it a steal :reporter:

Is it not possible that Beal could end up being the best player from this draft and actually get drafted by Toronto?

Windex 04-16-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 636643)
Is it not possible that Beal could end up being the best player from this draft and actually get drafted by Toronto?

first part can happen but not the second. we're going to end up with the 8-10 pick and he won't be available :sigh:

RAPMAN 04-16-2012 02:40 PM

I like the question about trading Bargnani for Sullinger? I don't think teams would trade their Top 10 pick for Bargnani especially for a deep draft.

jrob23 04-16-2012 03:27 PM

i see this being a year of the sleepers, aside from Davis, i think the other most successful players will be PJ3 and Jeremy lamb.

Grizz 04-16-2012 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by RAPMAN (Post 636646)
I like the question about trading Bargnani for Sullinger? I don't think teams would trade their Top 10 pick for Bargnani especially for a deep draft.

I they did this trade I might finally snap and stop following the Raps.

jeffb 04-16-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Grizz (Post 636657)
I they did this trade I might finally snap and stop following the Raps.

Yeah, we can get proven talent for Bargnani. Getting a project for him would set this franchise back years.

Dark Knight 04-16-2012 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by RAPMAN (Post 636646)
I like the question about trading Bargnani for Sullinger? I don't think teams would trade their Top 10 pick for Bargnani especially for a deep draft.

Or we could trade Bargnani for Glen Davis and try to win now. :dancing:

carp 04-16-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 636669)
Or we could trade Bargnani for Glen Davis and try to win now. :dancing:


RaptorsFan4Life 04-16-2012 05:47 PM

We aren't sixth, we are seventh (tired for). With the way the tanking is going I wouldn't be surprised if we drop to 8 or 9 and you can always drop 2 below wherever we end up so we could end up with like 10 or 11th overall pick.


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