Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
You always want to simply take the best talent available but the SF spot would be weighed a bit more while C and PG (assuming Lowry re-signs) a bit less for the Raptors.
So my take is slightly different.
If the best talent is a PG I say grab him. In fact I say try to trade up for Ennis if he is still around at pick 15 for example.
1) KLow seems to be pretty much a lock down signing - the way the team president is talking - but will be > 30 by the time the contract is up
2) We will try to qualify Vasquez but I am willing to bet that Vasquez will get a better offer on the market than Toronto can match
given our cap situation. I assume in no particular order that the Lakers / Rockets / Pelicans / Pistons can all make an offer that is about $1MM ++ per year richer than Toronto can make.
3) Decolo / Stone / Bucyks are not back up calibre of Vasquez talent level.
We have depth at the 2-3 position with Derozan/Ross/Fields. Even acknowledging we cut Salmons you can play Decolo as a 2 for example. Secondly there is a lot more talent available as an effective 2/3 signing. I mean we could go out and probably afford and get an "Alan Anderson" type player within cap space money until the next 2 drafts where we have 3 picks.
Bottom line if the best talent is a 1 grab him. Develop him slow and or if Vasquez stays in Toronto an a QO - dangle the new PG as trade before trade deadline if it helps you unload Fields / Novak / Cedric