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Thug 03-26-2012 04:20 PM

Your Top 3 Draft Prospects For The Raptors?
 
At this point in the season its become apparent that the Raptors are going to be receiving a lottery pick come June.

Who are your top 3 prospects if you're the GM?

Mines are as follows:

1. Anthony Davis
2. Michael Kidd Gilchrist
3. Bradley Beal

pzabby 03-26-2012 04:35 PM

Poor barnes. Raps fans wont look at him:tombstone:

IGetAir 03-26-2012 04:53 PM

I think it depends on where our pick lands. As far as prospects, I agree with you:
1. Anthony Davis
2. MKG
3. Brad Beal

If we were to fall past a top 5ish pick, with those 3 and Barnes gone. I think it's worth giving Perry Jones 3 a look. Does anyone think he can play the SF position a la Durant? Obviously I don't expect PJ3 to become Durant, but I like what I've seen from him.

Dark Knight 03-26-2012 05:01 PM

I actually wouldn't mind taking a shot at Drummond if we don't land a top 3 pick. If he would be willing to learn how to play the 4 position, I think him and Jonas would be a dominate frontcourt for years.

That is if he learns how to play basketball first...

Bankiz 03-26-2012 05:03 PM

if pick 2-3 : MKG or Barnes
if pick 4-7 : Drummond or Leonard

the first ones because we need a real solid SF forward.
the second ones because that will be a wellcome asset to trade.

LKeet6 03-26-2012 05:07 PM

Davis, Drummond, barnes

jeffb 03-26-2012 05:12 PM

Barnes
MKG
Lamb or Drummond


I would say Davis, but we're not getting the #1 pick.

LOG 03-26-2012 05:14 PM

Davis
MKG
Lamb (yes i do know that he wasn't playing to the expectations)

DanH 03-26-2012 05:19 PM

Davis
MKG
Beal

Barnes
Drummond
Lamb

Any of those top 3 is a draft success. The last three are risks worth taking.

Kirby 03-26-2012 05:20 PM

Barnes is Marvin Williams :cookie:

myklue 03-26-2012 05:20 PM

If we can, Davis 1st. But realistically we'll end up 3-5. I'd say MKG, Barnes... I haven't watched Beal, he shot up in draft value in this tournament...

Chiggmo 03-26-2012 05:25 PM

Wasn't all that impressed with barnes in the tourny...

Davis
MKG
Beal
Drummond

thought 03-26-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 630479)
Barnes is Marvin Williams :cookie:

barnes isn't the athlete williams is/was but he's a better shooter. generally i agree with you though.

1. davis
2. MKG
3. Beal

Ammo 03-26-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thug (Post 630455)
At this point in the season its become apparent that the Raptors are going to be receiving a lottery pick come June.

Who are your top 3 prospects if you're the GM?

Mines are as follows:

1. Anthony Davis
2. Michael Kidd Gilchrist
3. Bradley Beal

I think you'll find that this is now the majority. First 2 seem obvious, but Beal could wreak havoc on offense.


Any dark horses to jump up into the top picks, besides Lamb?

OP13 03-26-2012 05:36 PM

Davis with the first pick, then trade any of Ed/Amir/Bayless or even Johnson for 10-15th pick to grab J.Lamb or K.Marshall.

DSWC 03-26-2012 05:46 PM

I say definite 1 and 2 are

Davis
MKG

But with my 3rd pick, I go a little bit of a different route than most, and I go with

Sullinger

While, I don't know how having 2 rookie Cs would work, at the very least, I do this from an asset perspective. I think Sullinger will surprise a lot of people in the NBA, and when people look back at the draft - there will be some "why did we pick this guy based on potential, when Sully was still on the board".

I think he'll be somewhat of a hybrid between Kevin Love, Big Baby, Randolph and DeJuan Blair. Also, from an asset management point of view, Cs are always more coveted.

On the outside looking in

Barnes
Beal
Robinson
Drummond

MikeToronto 03-26-2012 05:51 PM

I don't know these guys enough, but why is noone liking Robinson? We don't have a post-up player at the moment....

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 03-26-2012 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ammo (Post 630485)
I think you'll find that this is now the majority. First 2 seem obvious, but Beal could wreak havoc on offense.


Any dark horses to jump up into the top picks, besides Lamb?

Not top 10, but maybe late lottery dark horse, look for DeShaun Thomas. He plays for Ohio State and maybe the most underrated scorer in college. He is averaging 22.5PPG in the tourney so far. If he has two more huge games people think he could be a late lottery pick.

A couple months ago and not many people were talking about Thomas leaving. Now a lot of Buckeye fans are scare he will be gone.

Thomas strengths are his mid range game. He is automatic there, knows how to get open, and knows how to score. He can shoot from the outsides also. Great offense rebounder, always finds way to get the ball and put it back in. He is an elite scorer in college.

He is 6'7 SF. Needs to improve his defense and lateral quickness for sure. But if you want a pure scorer, Thomas is the best at it.

Jay Bilas ‏ @JayBilas
Most Impressive Offensive Player in NCAA: Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State. The lefty has scored 89 points (22.5 ppg) and has been tough to cover.

Quote:

DeShaun Thomas, F, Ohio State – He’s really emerged as the team’s best offensive player. Coming into the season, he was probably behind Sullinger and Buford as an offensive threat, but since dropping 25-13 on Michigan on Feb. 18, Thomas has been the Buckeyes’ best player. Opening round win: 31 points, 12 rebounds in a romp over Loyola. He added 18 points and seven rebounds against Gonzaga. He’s a lefty with long arms and a nice touch from deep (35 percent on the season). Not quite sure if Thomas – who is the 3rd leading scorer in Indiana high school basketball history (he averaged over 28 ppg all four years) – would be lottery material if he left this season, but I think at this point, he’s surpassed Sullinger based on NBA upside. Thomas reminds me of a much more aggressive, taller, Michael Redd.

KoolAid 03-26-2012 06:07 PM

1. AD23
2. MKG
3. Lamb/Beal/Sullinger/Barnes

No. 3 is up for grabs.

Grizz 03-26-2012 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSWC (Post 630490)
But with my 3rd pick, I go a little bit of a different route than most, and I go with

Sullinger

While, I don't know how having 2 rookie Cs would work, at the very least, I do this from an asset perspective. I think Sullinger will surprise a lot of people in the NBA, and when people look back at the draft - there will be some "why did we pick this guy based on potential, when Sully was still on the board".

I think he'll be somewhat of a hybrid between Kevin Love, Big Baby, Randolph and DeJuan Blair. Also, from an asset management point of view, Cs are always more coveted.

Sullinger is not a C, so that wouldn't really be an issue. The guy is 6'9 and plays below the rim. He also struggles with bigger and more athletic defenders. That scares me enough to not touch him in the top 5. Undersized college big men that can't block shots struggle in the NBA. I'm not happy if I get Big baby or Blair in the top 5.


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