i guess it isn't all bad, out side of the top 2 there is no clear consensus as to who should be taken 3rd, 4th, etc. i'd be happy with a bradley beal or a harrison barnes. if we do stick @ 8th should we not take a chance on kendall marshall? sure he can't shoot but that can be developed in the NBA and he is said to be one of the best passers to come out of the draft in a long time, if not we can only hope he becomes rondo 2.0
IMO the draft has these tiers:
Getting stuck with Lillard would be disgusting. I really thought the Raptors would finish in the bottom 3 this year, unless we win the lottery, this year has been a half assed tank.
Originally Posted by The Nemesis
Nash is going to want to play for a contender. IF he wanted another year as a bottom feeder he would've stayed in Phoenix.
Yeah, unless we offer him a crazy contract I see him trying to win a ring to end his career.
Ben ****ing Uzoh! Alan Anderson, Gary Forbes! WTF guys, I know your playing for a contract but dammit that was so frustrating. Though, seeing it from Ed Davis, even if it was against scrubs was encouraging, so his game I'm happy with.
Tankers, could you imagine if we had Bargs not been injured. I know its a hypothetical but we would probably be looking at a 10-14 pick. This isn't the NHL draft lottery where you are almost guaranteed to pick within 2 positions, alot can happen without Collangelo trading anything.
I was still 100% for tanking this year but it is a less effective strategy than in the NHL.
What a terrible year. Is anyone going to remember the 3 or 4 extra wins that took us out of the top 3 in a few years? The most depressing thing is, that we'll be stuck picking between PJ3, Lillard, Rivers and the like and still won't have a franchise player to build a contender with.
All our hopes have to be on Val and hope he can become a top 5 center in the nba. But this was the perfect season to tank (with a shortened schedule) and they blew it.
As for the 2013 draft, my favourite prospect going into this next year is Kyle Anderson. You won't find him on any mock draft sites, but he's a top-5 recruit (Kevin Durant's favourite) and I absolutely love his game.
He probably won't be a top-5 pick, as he doesn't have elite athleticism, but I doubt the Raptors will be in a position to pick top-5 anyway.
More than likely Anderson won't be coming out next year though, and he may not do very well in college either (nobody knows how good he'll be), but I thought he may be someone to keep your eye on.
I'm hearing the Raptors lost the coin flip, so 8th position going into the lottery. Absolute worst case scenario came true last night.
the good news is that it's not straight up 8th odds in the lottery. Being tied with GS we still split the draft odds on the 7th/8th positions in terms of moving up to the top 3. What this means is that if we don't move up, we sit 8th (or 9-11 if teams leapfrog us)
As I said last night, the chances of moving up from a 7/8 tie are slightly better than straight 8 seed.
It's about 3.5%, 4%, 5% to get one of the top 3 spots because of the tie, whereas if we were alone in 8th it would be more like 3%, 3%, 4%
I should accuse the lottery of being rigged. Because Golden State gets 7th, it means they keep their pick. If the Raptors had won the coin flip, the pick would've gone to Utah instead.