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
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.
I've never seen the top projected picks play, only highlights...so 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 () 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.
i would say aldridge because it would make our front court bigger and still be athletic and be able to push the ball..like 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