7:30 p.m. – The NBA’s big on ladders this year; I’ve got to believe Stern’s got a second cousin who runs a ladder company. That unibrow on Anthony Davis doesn’t look great normally, but from an above shot it’s just terrible.
7:32 – Never got why everyone boo’s Stern; this year its actually deserved, since he butchered the draft before this past season ever started.
7:34 – Just about the only pick that everyone knows is coming, kind of anti-climactic. Really dumb question from the lead on the panel – Is Davis the right pick for the Hornets – have better filler than this.
7:37 – Davis gets picked; you’d think if there was an occasion to shave your hideous unibrow, this may have been it. I don’t feel like his unibrow gets enough attention, he’s one of the most intriguing prospects to come out of the draft in years, but I question his sanity when he keeps something on his face that’s worse than Tyson’s tattoo.
7:40 – Charlotte trade watch, I’d assume their going safe with Thomas Robinson if they keep it.
7:43 – MKG goes 2, quite a shocker, but really solid pick (took them long enough though). He’s the second best player in the draft, and there’s no point in getting muddled in any other question than best player available, especially when you’re the Bobcats.
7:46 – Wow bad interview, he looks absolutely lost, but the interviewer saves him by talking for him…awkward… Next up, his momma – “we serve a truly awesome god”. Didn’t know god could be descried like a stuffed crust pizza
7:47 – Mr. Beal goes to Washington! Brad Beal feels like a great pick for Washington, maybe he’ll be able to help John Wall grow into something resembling a franchise point guard.
7:51 – Can Cleaveland possibly take back to back PF’s? If so, it wouldn’t be a ringing endorsement of Tristan Thompsan. If they go SF, the Raptors Harrison Barnes pipe dream will be DOA.
7:54 – YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! DION F***ING WAITERS!!!!!!!! Okay, everyone on the comment section this past week win. I am an idiot, I officially know nothing about basketball or the draft, because there is no way Dion Waiters should be a 4th pick. Cleveland is doing an amazingly poor job of building a team. Bench players going top 5, yeah, that sounds like a good idea.
7:57 – TSN break mid draft? Oh wait, I’m in Canada, this is par for the course.
5:58 – Commercial mid draft? Never drink moosehead or buy a prius, shitty beer and a shitty car.
8:00 – T. Rob will be a fantastic fit in Sacramento, just have to hope Cousins doesn’t bring him down.
8:01 – Still haven’t recovered from the Dion Waiters pick, it completely messes up the rest of the draft, not in a bad way for the Raptors though. I still have this sinking feeling that Austin Rivers complimented his way into jumping 2-4 spots and the Raptors settle.
8:02 – Great man cry, kinda got me misty.
8:03 – Don’t interview children, it’s cruel, and they are totally unprofessional. Big pick coming up, this sets the table for GS, still think it goes Lillard then Drummond. Love how they point out how unbe,ievably stupid the Nets are, that trade looks straight up dumb.
8:05 – Portland takes a shoot first point guard from a little known conference, who’s team was unable to even qualifty for the tourney. Did I mention he’s a junior, or that he played terribly anytime he had a shot at a team in the Top 50? Say hello to Jerryd Bayless meets Mike James. So happy he’s not a Raptor.
8:08 – I’m kind of afraid now, I see Austin Rivers in our future.
8:10 – Again, Dion Waiters at 4? Would we have even been happy with him at 8?
8:11 – Harrison’s gone, this was completely expected, and I’m sure he’ll do well. Would have been nice if he fell, but GS needed a SF. Tight butthole time, Raps up next.
8:13 – Please Jeremy Lamb or Andre Drummond. Please…
8:14 – THEY DO THIS EVERY YEAR, EVERY YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! Commercials during the Raptors pick infuriate me, and I swear it happens every year. EVERY YEAR!!!!!!!! By the way, never play poker, never drink coca cola, and that ultra beer is all kinds of horrible. Oxford learning touched me as a child.
8:16 – We’re back. I’m afraid. Please no Rivers. Please.
8:17 – You have got to be kidding me? Why? Why? I don’t like basketball anymore. If this isn’t a trade (which I can’t see it being) Bryan should get fired. Scratch that, fire the entire front office. I’m serious, this is ridiculous. Guess I’m a Swansea City fan now. Diary over.

  • weedman

    What a sucky-baby. Who let this guy write on RR, anyway? 

    • weedman

      oh … it was Sam. so, nevermind. I guess. 

  • Brezec for Prezec

    Lol “Diary over”!

    END COMMUNICATION!!!

  • Tjose

    fuck the raptors organization… TERRENCE FUCKING ROSS?! THIS DUDE IS 28 in most mock drafts!!! WHAT THE FUCK, if you like him so much trade down!!! u stupid fucks!!

    • Raps Loyalist

       totally agree! Drummond should have been the pick there easy…he’s a top 3 talent at center no less!!! this was a total gamble and if they were going with an SG Jeremy Lamb should have been the pick…so disappointed right now

      • voy

        top 3 talent?!? drummond has very few basketball skills.  he is an incredible athlete but a project, for sure. 

        • Raps Loyalist

          Easily a top 3 talent..not very many people are that size and that athletic. Plus he was supposed to be a high school senior this year.  The Pistons are gonna kill with that pick..Drummond and Monroe will be sick..could have been JV and Drummond as twin towers.  It’s like when we passed on Andrew Bynum all over again.

          We should have picked Drummond and traded Bargs (i like Bargs but that would have been a true rebuild and what the Raps need.)

          Ross at #8 is a joke

          • voy

            talent is different than athleticism.  what basketball talent/skills does he have?  the guy is totally raw.  I’m not saying he is not going to pan out.  but the guy is yeeeaaars away from being a 30 minute a game guy (if he ever learns to play).

          • voy

            besides if you traded bargs and drafted drummond who would score the ball for the raps? there would be no deep shooting threat other than your point guards!

            • Raps Loyalist

               Build the team around defense. Drummond and JV could be a great defensive combo…plus you wouldn’t have to trade Bargs right away..just in the next 2 years…if you don’t want Drummond then fin but Ross at #8 was a terrible pick….is this guy our new microwave man? what a waste of a high pick (a bench player…guy better be Manu 2.0 if that is the case).

              • voy

                drummond doesn’t have defense.  he doesn’t have offence.  he’s the best athlete in the draft trying to learn the game.  he gets totally lost on both ends of the floor, right now.  he could be a complete bust. he will never be a star.  there is little risk with t.ross.  he may never become an all-star but there is little doubt he is a player.

                besides, I dont know if you could play drummond and jv together on the floor. 

                I can understand an argument for Austin Rivers or Lamb for the Raps (although I dislike Rivers) but I cant understand the argument for Drummond.

                • Raps Loyalist

                  The argument is take the best talent/upside available. Drummond slid because of a bad NCAA tourney…just like R. Gay a few years back..every other year there are guys like this that make GMs look dumb and in 4 years nobody will believe that he slid to 9th…Joe Dumars just got the steal of the draft thanks to BC

                  you keep forgetting how young Drummond is.  His upside at the hardest position by far in the NBA was too much for the Raps to pass on in my opinion.

                  Lastly, we are n a rebuild T.Ross was the pick cause he might give us more in the next year or two than Drummond so BC can get an extension.  In the long run Drummond will be wwwwaaaayyy better and if he and JV couldn’t play together trade one!!! trading big for small is the best way to get good value in the league.

                  I know you dont like Drummond because he is very raw but so was Bynum and look at him now (both taken when they were 18 years old)…bigs take time to develop but when they do it is always worth the wait

                • voy

                  i guess we’ll agree to disagree.  the one thing I’ll mention is that bynum is a poor comparison.  bynum was a basketball player coming out of school. 

                  drummond slipped because he had a bad year not a bad tourney.  when you are 7ft, can bench press an elephant, can jump over a house, can run faster than a cheetah and you dont go first overall there are serious concerns over your game.

            • Craptors

              Well, if you draft Drummond and trade Bargs, you can get some type of SG back???

      • NyAlesund

         Drummond is a bust. We don’t need him, we have Val. Look Val and compare with Drummond.

    • CJT

      didn’t you post the same thing last year when they drafted Jonas? 

      • Truthkiller

        Difference is Jonas was projected top 10, fucking Ross was at 28.

        • Truthkiller

          He was tops mid-first

          • Tjose

            don’t believe the mock drafts that suddenly changed to the lottery once they found out he was invited to the green room..

        • voy

          what mock drafts had ross at 28?  laughable. the dude is a player.  he has great size for a 2. he can shoot. he can handle the ball.  he is a great athlete and he can defend. 

          • Fuzzy.Dunlop

            Congrats we just drafted Sonny Weems

          • Destro

            Gerald Green was also a great fckn athlete,please stop….

            • hater

              stop with your hating ass. terrence ross is one of the best shooters in the draft, and is considered a lockdown defender. he’s starter, on any team out there, and can do a little of everything, defend, rebound, shoot. he does not need to have the ball to be productive. this guy has game so get your ass in line, gerald screen? smh at you man..

              • Destro

                man stfu Terrence Ross will barely see the fckn floor..gtfoh with ur rose colored bullshit…

                • hater

                  the fuck do you know

                • CJT

                  who did you want again?  Oh ya, apparently Anthony Davis was taken. 

                • Destro

                  I wanted Lamb at 8

                • Dobsully

                  Greater shooter and a good defender.
                  He will see time on the floor.

  • cdub

    here come all the expert armchair gms/coaches…
    I’ll take Caseys opinion over everyone else on this board…no offense of course.

    • Craptors

      I’m guessing you had also taken Rob Babcock’s opinion over the general public when he made those marvellous picks while in charge, eh?!?!?

      • Dobsully

        You’re putting Babcock in the same field as Casey.
        You don’t know basketball.

        • nba_socrates

          A few year from now you will be saying “You’re putting Casey in the same field as the next Coach. You don’t know basketball” All fans are fickle

        • Craptor

          Oh and you know basketball?  LMFAO.  I’m not directly comparing Casey to Babcock.  What I am contesting is people who with take opinion of a coach or a GM because they’re “in the know”.  Time will tell.  IMO, Ross will be a serviceable player off the bench at best.  They should have rolled the dice on something greater. 

  • Malefax

    I had no idea who this guy was, but having looked at the stuff on the draft boards, he looks like a solid pick. He certainly sounds more promising than Austin Rivers or Lamb. He fits what Colangelo likes and is looking for: athletic and a good defender, great shooter. He’s not a slasher or a primary offensive option, but every team needs guys like him.

    • Truthkiller

      So essentially instead of drafting potentially a great player we drafted a potential rotation player. FIRE COLANGELO!!!!!

      • Destro

        This should BC’s last draft,he has no idea what hes doing anymore…no way you can justify this pick even the damn fckn player couldnt believe he was picked 8th…..Guy was as low as 27th….This is Araujo/CV all over again….You had Lamb on the board theres absolutely no way you make this pick at 8….

        I expect after we sign Nash to a max contract BC is fired by seasons end when this team wins 21 games and this guy cant get off the bench…Im disgusted, iwould spit on BC if i saw him on yonge st tomorrow…

        • hater

          man, just yesterday you was saying the opinion of scouts were worthless, and now you’re using where he was on the mock draft as to why we shouldnt of drafted him. mock drafts are based on info from scouts dummy!

          • Destro

            Where did i mention anything about scouts A hole….when a guy is projected late first rounder theres a reason…now ur tryna take something i didnt say and APPLY it right here,get off my dick you dweeb…its a bad pick with better players on the board…its ok tho you`ll see what i mean in a few months…

            BC cannot be trusted anymore.

            • Destro

              I said scouts make alot of mistakes doesnt mean you take Terrence Ross at No 8 just because scouts have him as a mid qst rounder idiot…..now ppl like you are gonna take what i said completely out of context to make stupid ass talkking points…anyone that knows ball knows this was a a bad reach….I dont care that YOU dont get it.

              • voy

                i dont understand why your freaking out about not taking Lamb (who I also like) when Lamb and Ross have more similarities than differences.  I think Ross can shoot it better from deep.  Lamb may be a little better ball handler.  Ross, I think, is a better athlete but these differences are very slight, in my opinion.

                • Destro

                  Lamb is just an example of a better player available that we passed on….

                • CJT

                  I think he just said that lamb wasn’t a better player despite being available didn’t he?

                • voy

                  Lamb could end up having a slightly higher ceiling than Ross but they are pretty close, in my opinion.  Its not like, one is amazingly better at one important skill than the other.  I think they are pretty similar across the board. 

                  I can understand an argument for Lamb or Rivers over Ross (although I dislike Rivers) but I dont think one is the clearcut favorite. 

                  I’m just thankful we didn’t take Waiters.  I think both Lamb and Ross smoke Waiters.

                • p00ka

                  Why is he better? wtf do you know?

                • Ihatehaters

                  Yea – wtf does anybody know?

                • Destro

                  Better all around player/athlete…better ability to drive the basket and score at the rim in traffic…

                • p00ka

                  Pretty lame, considering how much you’re mouthing off.

                  You’ve mentioned 1 thing that he does better.

                  In Ross’s favour: longer, better 3 pt shooter, better passer, better rebounder, better defense, motor/enthusiasm never questioned.

              • Dobsully

                He’s the best or second best shooter in the draft
                plus he defends.  What’s not to like.
                Watching Rivers play last year.  He made some
                bad decisions during important parts of games.

              • CJT

                Here is what you said for the record.

                “Exactly my point who gives a shit what a pro scout thinks,they are worse than baseball players hitting .250How many bums are taken every year in the forst round on the authority of “pro” scout….
                Most of these scouts look for the same things the average Joe does in players and ALOT of them piggyback on other scouts opinions of players.You’ll notice when anonymous rave reviews come out about a player suddenly 5 scouts anonymously co -sign the same opinions…miss me with alladat..”.

                • Destro

                  Whats that got to do with my preference for Lamb ?
                  My preferences are based on what i have seen not on a consensus…I dont necessarily trust a scouts opinion but you cant deny when a player is taken 7-8 slots over his projected place that catches your attention…

                • CJT

                  yes, it does.  I don’t know what exactly the management team sees in him, but despite your negative attitude and lack of confidence you know that they made the pick because they thought it was the best one available.  Right or wrong.  They didn’t like Lamb, infact there weren’t alot of people who were high on Lamb as I recall because they questioned his heart.  Heart is something you can’t teach, you have it or you don’t as you so often point our with AB.

            • hater

              so who projected him to be a late first rounder dummy? thats rite, scouts, and yesterday u said scouts arent more reliable than anyone here and now you backtracking? foh

              t-ross is a baller. i would’ve like lillard or barnes but with everything else out ther for where we were picking i’d have ross over sleep ass lamb, drummonds no skill ass and rivers isnt good either. you dont know jack shit about huskies b-ball or b-ball in general.

              • Destro

                your trying to take what i said out of context and apply it to this cuz your a moron breh….

                Ross was not an 8th pick….PERIOD,now fuck off

                • hater

                  i know what you said the other day breh dont look for your cheap ass cop-out. man-up to what you said, you also said you like no player for the raps at the 8th spot anyways. shit, i dont even remember u saying who you think they should draft. man-up son or foh

                • Destro

                  I said that not knowing whos gonna be left you fckn idiot how am i gonna project a pick  not knowing what trades are being made and whos taking who…If i had of known Drummond or Lamb on the board i woulda tasken both over Ross…

                  smh

                • hater

                  stfu!!

                • CJT

                  Drummond and Lamb were both always going to be on the board at 8.  That was not a suprise.

                • Nilanka15

                  If Colangelo wants Ross, and he doesn’t have anyone willing to trade picks, it makes sense why Ross was taken 8th.

                • tonyrage

                  Have you ever seen him play or are you basing this solelu on mock drafts?

                • Destro

                  I have seen him play and i saw his draft workouts…

              • Destro

                Scouts,GMs and people that have seen him play ya faggot….

                I know more about basketball than you ever will whiteboy…

  • YoMama

    You guys are all retarded.  When a 7-0 freak athlete drops to #9, you think there might be a reason?  Have you guys seen Ross at all?  Watch his stroke.  Watch his ability on the break.  Fits what the Raps need, best pick available.  As a Duke fan, thank fuck no Rivers.

    • Rookie

       Yes!  This is a good pick.  He shoots the lights out.  He’s a great defender and has good pedigree (both parents were bball pros).

      • howlonghowlong

        I don’t disagree that’s he’s a good player and potentially a good fit.  My only issue with the pick is that we didn’t need to draft him at 8.  He was slated to go 13-18 range by most “experts”.  I just wonder why BC didn’t trade down the pick and get some asset or financial flexibility in return.  It’s a poor value for the pick; it’s like buying a $10 stock for $15 dollars just because you can.

        • Guest

          Ever think that GMs don’t pick based off of consensus mock drafts?  This isn’t fantasy basketball here.  You get one chance at it; you don’t get to make up for a missed first pick (because you thought you could wait on someone) with some great late sleepers or a trigger finger on the free agent bin.  Outside of the top six (no, more like top one), there just isn’t that much separation between picks 7 and 20.  

          Considering BC picked Ross over Drummond, Rivers, Lamb, Henson, etc., you have to assume that they saw something in Ross that convinced them that he was their man.  There’s every possibility he could have been off the board if we traded down, assuming there were even willing trade partners.  Maybe Detroit would have offered some cash a la the Carter/Jamison swap to guarantee they got Drummond, but that’s it.I’m not arguing for Ross at 8, mind you; I’m just arguing against the mentality that we don’t need to draft someone at a certain position just because mock drafts say so.  Mocks are nothing more than guesses.

        • p00ka

          This “why didn’t the bum trade down” mentality is hilarious. Did you not see BC and Stefanski working the phones? They were trying to work some things out, but you need a willing partner not just wanting to take you for a ride. Maybe he did try to trade down, but only got shit offers.

          • p00ka_is_a_fish

            And you believe that they tried to work something out. Gullible! Houston was trading everything and anything to get into the top 10. 

            • hater

              and they didnt get it done dummy!

            • p00ka

              So, tell me what deal Houston was offering? Idiot!

  • Theswirsky

    I’ll repeat what I said the other day:

    “I don’t buy for a second that he will use his ‘stacking’ principle this year… he will draft BPA if, and only if, the BPA is not a big man. ”

    • Truthkiller

      That’s exactly what I hate about this pick. Not picking Drummond b/c you have Bargnani, really are you kidding with me

      • weedman

        and there it is. finding a way, as usual, to make it the same old Bargnani-bash-a-thon, even on draft night 2012. christ. 

        • Destro

          When ur big man rebounds like a puss you dont have to FIND anything,its already THERE for consumption….

          • weedman

            Repeat this magical chant out loud, in public, one hundred times, daily. 

            It will reveal your true nature and you will know its magnificence. 

            owa

            tana

            siam

            owa

            tana

            siam 

            (keep repeating. it always works.) 

      • CJT

        AB has no bearing on this pick.  It was having JV coming in that made them pass on Drummond.

        • Marc

          One big man project is enough for one year

      • voy

        drummond and bargs have zero in common.  more drummond is redundant because of jv… that and the fact he has few basketball skills.

    • jeffdg

      Exactly, he fucking lied, again. 

  • RAPSSUCK

    6’2 Teague has a bigger wingspan and reach than our 6’7 SG/SF 8th pick…

    • Tim

      really ??? Is this true ?

    • Nilanka15

      Why is this important?

  • Nilanka15

    Sweet, now we still don’t have a PG or a SF…

    • voy

      i think you could move DD to sf once t.ross’ play demands you give him more minutes. 

      • Destro

        lol @ demands more mins…you dudes are hilarious.

      • Nilanka15

        Not sure about DeRozan at SF….but who knows….

  • Pissed off

    Great draft colangelo !!!!!!!! Wat a way to fuck up again . Every year its the same shit drafting for future potential that never pans out . So go ahead and sign nash and sink the franchise even . Just award las vegas there franchise from now ……..

    • CJT

      maybe you should see the guy play before you start with the effing the team up talk. 

  • hater

    now we got quincy acy in the 2nd round. good pick, this team needed a guy with his energy and post importantly, his beard.

    • voy

      i think quincy is going to stick in the nba, which is saying something for a 2nd round pick.  dude looks like he’s 40 years old though.  just for giggles I would love to see a frontcourt of acy and reggie evans.

      • hater

        throw harden in there and you’ll have the all beard team lol.

        but I would rather have quincy miller over quincy acy. seemed like more sense to be, as solid as acy will be, I like miller.

        • Seeten

           Quincy Acy wasn’t even the best guy named Quincy on his own team.

    • sleepz

      I think I would have went Q.Miller or Barton over Acy considering we have Davis and Amir on the bench that play the 4 but 2nd round picks rarely turn out to be gems.

      • hater

        agreed, not sure how acy will get his minutes. 2nd round pick tho like you said, cant ask for much.

        and I wouldve liked miller as well. people are saying we picked the wrong terrence tonight and the wrong quincy lol

        • sleepz

          lol, I like T.Jones a lot but I will give T.Ross a chance.

          He made siginificant improvements from freshman to sophmore year.  I liked him and Wroten on that Husky squad last year

          • hater

            i’ve watched a lot of huskies ball, and ross can play, would’ve been nice to nab wroten as well, bc should try trading both 2nd rounders for him imo.

            i still think this team needs more legit tanking, another season or however long it takes if they want to get that star player. ross and val are very good pieces to the puzzle, but we need THE piece.

            • sleepz

              +1

              BC wouldn’t have the courage to trade up for Wroten. 2 Huskies in the 1st round!lol Not him.

              If BC doesn’t do anything stupid (Nash signing) and goes to next season with the team they have know plus their 2 rookies, more losing will definitely happen and another lottery pick will be the result. 

              Hopefully next year they will be in a position and draft to get “the guy” becuz they definitely don’t have it yet.

              • CJT

                I didn’t get the sense that there was a “the guy” to be had this year.

                • sleepz

                  Outside of Davis there isn’t….we’ll see down the road.

                  The comment was made because whether this year or next year or into the future, they still need the player to build around.

                • CJT

                  Agreed.  I’ve been watching a lot of tape on Ross since the pick, and this kid is pure.  Shoots the lights out.

                • Destro

                  Define pure ?

                  What duid you watch that impressed you ?

                • CJT

                  I watched his draft workouts, and game film.  Decent handles to create space and gets his shot off effortlessly.  He makes a lot of baskets both contested and uncontested.  He is not the slasher that I know you were looking for.  But I think he has the handles to take people off the bounce and get to open shots.

            • voy

              exaclty. two potentially good pieces to the puzzle. 

              I think the expectation this year should be for the young guys to begin to grow together.  We see what JV and T.Ross have.  We see if DD can take the next step and become more consistent.  We see if ED can play starters minutes and be productive. 

              Playoffs, not next season. However one more high draft pick and all that cap space the year after and me may start to turn things around.

            • Craptor

              They couldn’t even tank properly this year.  If they had tank properly, they could have had a top 5 pick in deeper draft this year.  They’re definitely going to have to tank another year, because that team next year is a 30 win team at best.

          • voy

            I was kinda hoping we’d pick up another first rounder and either swing for the fences with PJ3 or go more conservative and acquire Terrance Jones.  I think Jones skillset could give him a big advantage if he could handle playing the 4. 

            I dont know if I’d want either Ed Davis or T.Jones on my team. I think ED has a better nose for the ball but T.Jones has a better skillset and more offense.  I guess the point is moot now.

          • CJT

            Didn’t they say during the broadcast that Wroten caused the lack of growth for the other players on his team?  I think the guys said something like that when they were discussion Ross, that Wroten’s ball hog act was bad for the team and the other players.

            • sleepz

              Not sure. I didn’t hear that but maybe they did. Regardless I still like Wroten’s upside as a late first rounder.

              • CJT

                I admittedly only watched a little bit of youtube stuff on Wroten, so I don’t have much of an opinion on him.  I thought they might take Machado with that last pick, he went undrafted and was getting hyped pretty hard at the combine

      • Dan

        Barton is going to be a good player. May not ever be a starter but will be effective of the bench.

    • Rookie

       This one I could have called – Bryco just raved about Acy after they worked him out.  But it would have made more sense to get Miller instead – big upside there and no risk in the second round.

      • steve

         I was hoping for Will Barton  :(

      • Guest

        Not saying that Acy is DeJuan Blair, but there’s a reason why guys like Blair get passed up year after year (aside from medical red flags), and it’s called “big upside here and no risk in the second round).

  • Dc

    Terrence Ross??? Ehh I guess I never seen the guy play so I cant say too much about him. I know he can shoot he’s athletic and can board for a 2 that’s about it. So all I ask bc now is why t Ross? Why not Drummond? I know derozan wasn’t that good but where is his 6 year window to become the next Kobe? Bargs is on his 7 th with no competition and unlimited excuses. I guess bargs gets till he either retires or bc gets fired whichever is first. ( hopefully bc gets fired). B ut I just don’t get it bc clearly wants ab to have no one to challenge his spot to further protect the belief that he will someday become some type of franchise player. Lmao. This is no diss on t Ross either but just don’t see how no one was willing to trade up and we pick him later in the draft. Draft Quincy acy the Reggie Evans clone to cover up bargs s weaknesses again good one bc, touché.

  • jeffdg

    WHAT A FUCKING JOKE

  • jeffdg

    Trade down if Ross if your guy, and you picked the wrong fucking Quincey. If Jackass is reading this, you should know, we are angry because you lied to Raps fans again — clearly you drafted for need, and not the best player on the board. Again. 

    • Tim

      hahahah, ESPN said the same thing about the Quincy as well. They are calling tonight a WTF night for Raptors … Check the twitter page of all the old NBA coachs and players and … most are shocked with that pick :)

    • Nilanka15

      How is picking a SG drafting for need? Ross is smaller than DeRozan.

      • Theswirsky

        because the team needs a shooting guard that can shoot and guard……

        • Nilanka15

          Lol, point taken….although I’m not convinced that was Colangelo’s reasoning.

          • mountio

            Thats exactly it. I think we are getting too hung up on “postion”. Our needs were shooting (check), athleticism (check), defense (sorta check). If we end up having both DD and him in the future .. that will be fine position wise – because at least one of them (Ross) can spread the floor and hopefully both can penetrate.
            Look at the lineups played in the NBA finals .. very often the “SF” was hardly a beast physically (Miller, Wade, Harden, sefolosha, even battier) as Durant and LBJ played the 4 much of the time …

        • Tesla

          Haha, Yes!

  • Rookie

    Raptors just drafted another Andrea Bargnani in Tomislav Zubcic

    • CJT

      Are you seriously complaining about the 4th last pick in the draft?  Jesus.

  • Seeten

    My girlfriend said to me, “Why do you watch these drafts every year? Afterwards you just keep cursing the TV, and you are upset for like a week after?”

    I didn’t have an answer.

  • Phat AlberG

    Look the picks makes sense yeah maybe he should of traded down but Terrance Ross can play.  He’s a legit 6’7 with handles and he is the best jump shooter in draft.  He’s athletic and can play defense we need this guy on our wing.  I’m sorry Drummond is lazy and Jeremy Lamb didn’t want to play here and Rivers is 6’3 2 guard who has the same game as Bayless. The Raptors needed a player like Ross and it was good draft pick I’m not complaining.   

  • Tim

    Wellcome back Sonny Weems … oppps, T.R.

    • Phat AlberG

      Dude this guy can flat out score, and too compare him to Sonny Weems is like comparing your mother to a dog.  

  • Randy

    People on this board who think they know anything about the draft are pathetic. Pathetic. YOU DONT KNOW SHIT AND NEITHER DO I!!!!! hahahahahaha have fun being depressed over BC and Casey having a different opinion than you you fuckin losers. There is a reason you’re not a GM in the NBA and are sitting on your coach comparing mock drafts to assess draft picks. Pathetic. Im going to cheer the Raptors on and hope for the best in Ross like a true fan should do instead of act like I know anything about drafting talent and mope. Fuck off and GO RAPTORS!!!

    • Matt52

       Comment of the night!

      • Fsdfdsdffs

        It has to be rap of the day.

      • Theswirsky

        blind faith – I will defend you at all costs

        thats the comment of the night?

        • CJT

          Not blind faith. Being a Fan.

    • mike jones

      Ahh yeah bud, best comment on the board. TRoss is a great addition to the squad, same with Acy. Way to stick with it!

    • Randy_is_a_fish

      And you think you know more than the experts on ESPN/CBS/NBC etc. shut the fuck up Bargnani fanboy. 

      • Randy

         What part of “you don’t know shit and NEITHER DO I” makes you think that i am saying that i know more than the experts (who are not experts by the way, they are just given that title to make little fucktards like you take their opinion seriously)? I also didn’t even mention Bargnani… try not to make your trolling so incredibly obvious

    • Guest

      This.  Best part is, while all of the whiners are crying like someone stole a kidney, I bet if we took a poll, we’d be all over the place with who we should have picked at #8.  Five years from now, some of you will be “proven right” on your sample size of one, and there will be much gloating about how you would make a better GM, while you hide the fact that you were probably dead wrong all the years before.  That and your lack of managerial and/or social skills would probably scare away any potentially big off-season janitorial signings.

  • Renaldo

    Gawd I hate Raptor fans, all they do is bitch

    • James

      maybe that is because their team sucks and hasn’t won in like for ever !!!

      • mike jones

        So go saddle up on another squad, hater. 

  • mike jones

    Man, these Raptors fans are so fucking annoying. Terrence Ross hasn’t even played an NBA game and they are already proclaiming him to be the next Sonny Weems. Well, pardon me. But if you guys were that incredible at assessing players I think you would all be NBA scouts, but you’re not. So either sack up and welcome the guy to our team, or go find another squad to saddle up on. Raptors could’ve went with Drummond, Lamb, or PJ3, but we didn’t. We opted for a scoring punch with defense off the bench, and after Waiters was stolen at 4th, our Big Board was tampered. I think you guys hating will come to like Terrence Ross; I can’t say for sure, but I’m confident most hating on him rarely, if ever, watched him play for UDUB. Give him a chance and have confidence in our squad. Despite what most say, we have a good squad, TRoss and Quincy Acy only supplement and make it better. We have awesome depth at the bench and we will be a playoff team this year. 

    • Buschfire

       I agree with everything you just wrote except that the Raptors will make the playoffs. Not that I don’t want them too, but there are going to be too many new pieces to the puzzle… it’ll take a year for them to gel.

    • Nilanka15

      I actually like the Acy pick better than Ross considering the slot. Ross has potential, but I don’t see how he fits with DeRozan around (and I can’t see DeRozan successful at SF).

      • CJT

        DC has some interesting insights at todays presser about that.  He doesn’t consider them 2’s and 3’s but rather wing players, one can shoot it, the other slashes etc.  He also mentioned that DD has put on some muscle so far this summer and is getting stronger.

  • Draftstar

    T.R. was an excellent pick that compares favourable to H.B. imo. Q.A. was a horrible pick that does the same job as A.J. when D. Lamb was still on the board – shoots 50% from 3 and can play both guard positions. Some decision makers need to be held accountable and let go for this blunder. Trade for D. Lamb and hire some of the Magic’s staff to handle any future second round picks or just bring back P.J. Tucker every year!!!!

  • NyAlesund

    Excellent pick.
    Demarr look this guy. I understand the choice. A player with points in their hands that could be the Demarr’s backup or the starter. I like the idea to have competiton in a SG role and this force DD to work hard.

    Have a look at this video…..Ross’ workout with Raptors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=92pQIYhLo-k
    No to bad…..

    • Nilanka15

      Ross looked solid in that clip. Love how Rasual Butler was getting schooled on every play, lol.

  • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

    -Hollinger Project PER Terrence Ross 9.12, like DD (who is not bad at all)

    -It’s a D.Casey pick for sure: Shooters needed. Speed will be a big + on both side of the floor.

    -Waiting for Captain Canada (2 more days)

    • Nilanka15

      Agreed. This pick has Casey written all over it.

  • onemanweave

    What we need on here are some definite opinions.lol.
       It’s over. It’s done. Let’s see what happens.  I feel the team drafted for needs — 1st round shooter; second round cover AB’S butt defensively.
       My personal preference would definitely have been Drummond and particularly Quincy Miller with second rounder.  Potential stars at lower draft positions.
        They were MY choices.  Actual people drafting have access to a lot of info I don’t. They went a different direction. Let’s see how it plays out.
        Draft night is fun and frustrating. We’re all in this together.  

  • PlantIt

    I don’t blame the Raptors for picking Ross. Apart from Drummond’s mystique, no one left on the board was wowing anyone. What I hate was winning meaningless games back in March and April that catapulted us from 3rd word to 8th worst. They should have sucked it up and done the Golden State/New Jersey tank dance.

    • Nilanka15

      But what about the winning culture??? Lol

      • CJT

        Now your starting to get it!  Go winning culture!!