Masai Ujiri has stunningly revealed that he might actually use the 20th pick in the draft, and has even dared to select players with picks at 37 and 59 as well. Obviously, this changes everything. Or nothing. Nobody is quite sure, not even Ujiri. Historically, the Raptors have done one of three things with their picks: 1) they’ve either drafted players with them, 2) traded them, 3) totally forgotten about them and hurriedly shoved a piece of paper to David Stern with something illegible written on it (that’s how we got Alex Radojevic). However, this latest report suggests that Ujiri is well aware that he has two options of what to do with the picks and is committed to going through with one of them.

See the tweet for yourself:


Hopefully you were sitting down when you read that because if you weren’t, your knees are probably shaking and you might just have soiled yourself. Keep calm, though, help is on the way in the form of either a player being selected with one of those picks (or not) or the pick being traded for another player (or possibly another draft pick which also might get traded or with which a player will get selected). Whatever the case, these are exciting times as Ujiri ponders ponderously on the options available to him (there’s two).

Stay tuned to RR for the latest.  This blogger suggests that we go with Adreian Payne or Tyler Ennis, or package that bloody thing for Eric Bledsoe if Lowry is leaving.

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8 Responses to “Source: Masai Ujiri to Use Draft Picks, But Might Trade Them…Or Not”

  1. matt

    In other words, we may or may not trade our picks.. Some very newsworthy information

    • ckh26

      Yeah.. however the collective raptor nation has gone over and over and over hundreds of possible permutations and what if scenarios. Suspect there is just not that much more to talk about , if anything, We now wait for the lights to dim and the curtain to raise and watch the show begin. Should be an entertaining night.

  2. Rap fan 2

    Here’s my short list: Jerami Grant, Clint Capela, K.J. McDaniels, Markel Brown, Semaj Christon, Khem Birch, Jarnell Stokes. It will all depend on who is available when they pick. It would be great to be able to read Masai’s mind. How about moving up and getting Julius Randle?

  3. raptoryouth

    Hey bball guys. Will these numbers add up. Sign Lowry for 11 per yr for 4 years. Let go of salmons. Handsborough. Resign vas and pp. Send tross and c hayes and 2 rounder pick to philly for T young. We still could improve at the 3 with fields Novak and draft pick. Maybe a vet like Vince on a 1 year . our nucleus will grow with VAs and pp added to know dd and jv. T young will start amir and pp off the bench. A big centre and a 3 is still needed. But IMO its a good step.


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