Why were the raptors not allowed top picks when they were first established?

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when the Raptors first were created they were not allowed to draft 1st overall for the first three years an we actually got the 1st pick in the 1996 draft but had to settle for 2nd and take Marcus camby. Anyway my question is does anybody know why they made it that way? We essentially got screwed out of Allen iverson because of it.
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and on second thought i believe they did the same to the grizzlies that year
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It was just part of the deal for the other owners accepting two expansion franchises. They got a bit pissed when Orlando landed the #1 pick two years in a row, and wanted to make sure they didn't lose out on any more chances.
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when the Raptors first were created they were not allowed to draft 1st overall for the first three years an we actually got the 1st pick in the 1996 draft but had to settle for 2nd and take Marcus camby. Anyway my question is does anybody know why they made it that way? We essentially got screwed out of Allen iverson because of it.
If you think about it...
Raptors already had Stoudamire - I'm not sure they would have taken Iverson. Having a starting back court of a 5'10" PG and a 6'0" SG wouldn't have turned out well. Especially when both of them needed the ball to be effective.

Camby was National defensive player of the year or something for UMass and would have been a great compliment to Mighty Mouse if he wasn't so damn injury prone with the Raptors.
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Thanks for the answers guys! Ya on second thought the only way I want AI back then was to trade stoudemire so we maybe would've picked camby anyway
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