The team at Raptors Republic has done a great job at breaking down our possible selections on the RR – so much so that it seems other popular mock drafts are copying phdsteve’s selection of Avery Bradley in the 13th slot. However, the stats guy has a different selection at #13…
“How the roster looks today, it will look entirely different a few weeks from now when it all plays out, I’m sure,” he said. “We’re going to try and keep it together, but some of it is out of our control.”
I think the 2007 Raptor team's biggest problem was a lack of secondary scoring option. We had Bosh (who was neutralized by Mikey freakin' Moore), and everyone else. Was any team scared of Calderon or Parker dropping 25? Definitely not.
This year, we've got 2 legit scorers in Lowry and DeRozan, and even Salmons and Vasquez have the ability to turn a broken play into 2 points. I'm not suggesting this current team are worldbeaters, but their offense isn't as one-dimensional as the 2007 team, without even saying anything about the improved defense.