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insidehoops 06-04-2006 10:57 PM

Who should the Raptors draft?
Who should the Raptors draft? And why?

And who is your second choice? (And why?)

The REAL Next KNICK 06-04-2006 11:04 PM

lamarcus aldridge, they need a center bad and pape sow is not cutting it, aldridge is young and already a beast, second? hmmm lets see i like denham brown, good defender and hes from canada he would fit good in the raps system and he has a pretty good shot

Skywalker 06-04-2006 11:05 PM


Pistol Pete 06-04-2006 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by insidehoops
Who should the Raptors draft? And why?

And who is your second choice? (And why?)

I would draft LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/CT from Texas, with the first selection in the draft. Why? The drafting of Aldridge does many things for our club, first and most important, it gives us a very talented individual to play alongside franchise player Chris Bosh at the center position. LaMarcus also brings many things to the club that we sorely lack, his defensive presence would be a huge asset to our team, something that I don't feel we would have the luxury of passing up.

My second choice would be dependant on what happens with the pick, if we trade down, it probably means that we want to select a point guard, and the first point guard I would choose would be Connecticut's Marcus Williams. He has great playmaking ability and is not afraid to distribute the basketball, unlike last years point guard Mike James whom was continually disrupting the flow of the offense. Drafting Marcus Williams would fill our second need for the team and once again would add more talent, assuming we trade down.

GoRapz 06-04-2006 11:09 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge - Fills a hole of our needed C

Denham Brown - Could become a good backup SG

Last pick - ???

Bourne 06-04-2006 11:51 PM

James White, for the sole purpose of bringing popularity in the dunk comp

power works 06-05-2006 01:25 PM

I've never seen the top projected picks play, only it's hard to make a proper evaluation.

Anybody who's watched the Raptors for any significant amount last year will tell you that they need rebounding help. Their best player is saying they need help inside. If you make that priority #1 then you draft either Aldridge or Thomas.

But if BC sees that Bargnani is just too good to pass up....and could potentially (:rolleyes:) be the next Dirk, then you'd have to go with that.....and maybe address rebounding via free agency. I agree with BC in that the Raps are not good enough to draft needs. I say draft the best player at this stage.

In other words, I could live with either Aldridge, Thomas or Bargnani as the #1 pick.

craigthomasb 06-05-2006 02:26 PM

rudy, rudy, rudy....

i seen hippos 06-05-2006 02:41 PM

1st option- simply select aldridge.

2nd option- raps trade pick for decent guard and land somewhere in the 4-6 range. then draft marcus williams.

J Miles 23 06-05-2006 03:09 PM

i would say aldridge because it would make our front court bigger and still be athletic and be able to push the the suns kinda..but i dunno cuz the games ive seen of aldridge i've been fairly unimpressed

i think the italian dude would be a good fit...we would be huge up front, spread the floor but lack rebounding i think

2nd rounder...denham cuz hes canadian...

james white because hes a dunkin machine and because we could use a slasher or high flyer to attack the basket which i felt we lacked from a wing player..hes also a pretty good defender so he could help defended the larger guards and create mismatches

Bourne 06-05-2006 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by i seen hippos
1st option- simply select aldridge.

2nd option- raps trade pick for decent guard and land somewhere in the 4-6 range. then draft marcus williams.

We share the exact same wishlist.

Dr.Funk 06-05-2006 07:49 PM

Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge.

I would have put Aldridge first but I'm hearing a lot of talk that Aldridge can't play center in the NBA. So I would prefer to go small and let Rudy Gay become a a force from the SF spot.

brwnman 06-05-2006 07:57 PM

Trade it:

Toronto Gets:

Carlos Delfino + Darko Milicic + Orlando's next years pick (via Detroit)

Orlando Gets:

1st pick + Matt Bonner

Detroit Gets:

Mo Pete

is the trade really bad??? or okay??? or Toronto is getting ripped??? anything would be nice...

Bourne 06-05-2006 08:17 PM

I'm confused, does orlando have detroits pick next year or is it the other way around?

But I think this is a bad trade. We get a SF and a PF, our most loaded positions :) Unless darko plays center.

HalphbreedBaller 06-05-2006 11:52 PM

traded Darko Milicic to the Orlando magic along with Carlos Arroyo in exchange for a future first round draft choice & Kelvin Cato.

Basically he was traded away thinking he was dead u think Joe Dumars is pissed that he lost him that way??? especially now that Detroit has to re-tool for next year??

Orlando's front line is equally as nice as the raptors...

Raps have more finess and speed & 3's
orlando more power block shots and rebounding....

intresting matchup its going to be in the years to come :)

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