Raptors Forum | Toronto Raptors Forums & Message Boards

Raptors Forum | Toronto Raptors Forums & Message Boards (http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/)
-   Toronto Raptors (http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/f5/)
-   -   We should've drafted... (http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/f5/we-shouldve-drafted-11487.html)

Acie 11-15-2009 11:52 PM

We should've drafted...
Since this seems to be the popular theme of the evening, let's try a little exercise.

I'll go first.

In 1996 we should've drafted Kobe Bryant instead of Marcus Camby.

Gurk 11-15-2009 11:58 PM

In 2001 we shoulda drafted Tony Parker instead of Micheal Bradly

jeffb 11-16-2009 12:01 AM

Danny Granger

Premiere 11-16-2009 12:15 AM

Brandon Roy.
(I'm surprised this hasn't been done yet. It's a popular one)

finstock 11-16-2009 12:17 AM

Al Jefferson..Even if he is somewhat prone to injury, he's better than nothing. And when I say nothing, I mean Hoffa.

VanCity 11-16-2009 12:19 AM

we should have drafted d-wade

Ball Don't Lie 11-16-2009 12:21 AM

Yeah 20+10 is definately better than nothing.

Dwyane Wade instead of Chris Bosh
Andrew Bynum instead of Charlie V, Danny Granger instead of Joey Graham
Monta Ellis instead of PJ Tucker

VanCity 11-16-2009 12:26 AM

iam waiting for duca to say we should have drafted Jennings instead of Derozan...:dead:

AznRayD 11-16-2009 01:11 AM

Iquodala rather than HOFFA!

Bill Haverchuck 11-16-2009 01:17 AM


Great idea for a thread, Acie.

Some of the ones proposed so far are good. In a couple of cases, I think there are other good options aside from those already mentioned.

Here are some other ones:

1998 - Dirk Nowitzki or Paul Pierce. This, of course, would be done with the hope that McGrady is more likely to stay when not in Carter's shadow. With less media hype around Pierce or Dirk, maybe Tracy stays. Imagine Tracy paired with Pierce.

1999 - rather than trade Bender for Antonio Davis, the Raps select Shawn Marion with the 5th pick.

2000 - The Raps still draft a left handed swing man, but this time they get the best one in the draft: Michael Redd.

2001 - Tony Parker would have been nice(as someone already mentioned). Or, instead of that, the Raps draft Gilbert Arenas.

2002 -rather than draft and trade Kareem Rush, the Raps should have picked and kept Carlos Boozer or Luis Scola.

2003 - I am okay with Bosh. But as Thriller pointed out, Wade would have been nice.

2004 - Where do I even begin. When one looks back at that draft, they can only shake their head in dissapointment over what could have been. Instead of Aruaujo, the Raps should have drated any one of Iguodala, Biedrins, Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, or Kevin Martin. All 5 would have been very useful selections.

2004 - 2nd round pick should have been used on Trevor Ariza, instead of Miralles.

2005 - As others have mentioned, we could have used our two 1st round picks to get Bynum and Granger. David Lee was also available. Even Lee would have been much better than Joey Graham.

2005 - 2nd round pick. Instead of drafting Ukic, Babcock should have drafted either Louis Williams, Ryan Gomes, or Marcin Gortat. All 3 of them have some value.

2006 - 2nd round pick. Thriller mentioned drafting Monta Ellis, instead of P.J. Tucker. The Raps also could have drafted Paul Millsap, instead of Tucker. Drafting either Ellis or Millsap would have been a steal.

Superjudge 11-16-2009 08:56 AM

these threads are depressing.


Bmats7 11-16-2009 09:23 AM

Drafting Aruaujo instead of Kevin Martin hurts my heart.

But the Antonio Davis trade put us on the map and made us playoff competitors. So i'd still keep that looking back.

$-centz 11-16-2009 09:23 AM

Brandon Jennings :)

acopur 11-16-2009 09:25 AM

is'nt there any draft that raptors have done well..

DVS 11-16-2009 09:35 AM

Thats what I think of this thread.

I'm sure whatever I say on this thread will be covered sooner or later

jeffb 11-16-2009 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by acopur (Post 269997)
is'nt there any draft that raptors have done well..

Drafting McGrady, Stoudamire, VC, Camby, Bosh, Bargnani, Derozan looks pretty good.

All good picks

JuliusJames 11-16-2009 09:46 AM

Going to show the opposite end of the spectrum:

1995- Instead of Damon Stoudamire, the Raptors should have drafted 8th pick, Shawn respert.

1996- Instead of Marus Camby, Samaki Walker

1997- Instead of T-Mac, Auston Croshere

1998- Instead of Antwan Jamison, Tyronn Lue

1999- Instead of Johnathan Bender...ahh well it was a bad pick as is.

2000- Instead of Mo Pete...Mateen Cleeves

2001- Michael Bradley sucked he stays.

2002- Kareem Rush was terrible enough

2003- Instead of Bosh, Michael Sweetney

2004- No comment

2005- Instead of Charlie V...Martell Webster

2006-Instead of Bargs....POB

2007- No pick

2008-Trade that didn't work out that much.

Acie 11-16-2009 09:55 AM

Um...Martell Webster is a pretty good player.

JuliusJames 11-16-2009 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by Acie (Post 270010)
Um...Martell Webster is a pretty good player.

His 7 and 2 isn't the 17 and 6 Charlie is putting up.

fancylad 11-16-2009 10:00 AM

Ed O'Bannon!

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24