Your Top 3 Draft Prospects For The Raptors?
Old 03-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Poor barnes. Raps fans wont look at him
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Davis, Drummond, barnes
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Barnes
MKG
Lamb or Drummond


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

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Davis
MKG
Lamb (yes i do know that he wasn't playing to the expectations)
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Davis
MKG
Beal

Barnes
Drummond
Lamb

Any of those top 3 is a draft success. The last three are risks worth taking.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Barnes is Marvin Williams
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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...
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Wasn't all that impressed with barnes in the tourny...

Davis
MKG
Beal
Drummond
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Barnes is Marvin Williams
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
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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?
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't know these guys enough, but why is noone liking Robinson? We don't have a post-up player at the moment....
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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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.

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

No. 3 is up for grabs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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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