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    I'll be shocked if Harris drops to us. I'll be moderately surprised if he drops out of top ten.

    I can see Ennis dropping, mostly because teams tend to value athleticism and Ennis is only an average athlete at best. If we can't get Ennis, I'd like us to grab KJ McDaniels, who reminds me a lot of DeMar if you replaced "scoring" as DeMar's primary skill with "defense."

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    Quote magoon wrote: View Post
    I'll be shocked if Harris drops to us. I'll be moderately surprised if he drops out of top ten.

    I can see Ennis dropping, mostly because teams tend to value athleticism and Ennis is only an average athlete at best. If we can't get Ennis, I'd like us to grab KJ McDaniels, who reminds me a lot of DeMar if you replaced "scoring" as DeMar's primary skill with "defense."
    So Kawhi Leonard on draft night?
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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    This is the kid Toronto needs to grab.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Kyle-Anderson-6177/

    I love guys that know how to play..... he knows how to play.
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    Quote TSF wrote: View Post
    So Kawhi Leonard on draft night?
    McDaniels doesn't have Leonard's amazing lateral quickness, but other than that, pretty much. (He doesn't have a good shot either, but then again that took Kawhi years to develop.)

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    Quote OptimalOptimist wrote: View Post
    Stay.Away.From.The.Raptors.

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    The SG position is the only position the Raptors need to stay away from. Even if the BPA would be a SG on draft night, he wouldn't get playing time and would struggle to develop as oppose to every other position.
    Honestly, regardless of the Raps' depth at SG, the SG talent in this draft just seems underwhelming. Even the higher end talents like Young, Stauskas, Harris just don't seem like the sort of pieces I'd want on the team (with maybe the exception of Stauskas). Worst case scenario for me is that SG's start dropping in the draft and we end up forced to take one of them. Would much prefer a big, PG or SF, as there are several intriguing all-around prospects at those positions at our draft spot.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Honestly, regardless of the Raps' depth at SG, the SG talent in this draft just seems underwhelming. Even the higher end talents like Young, Stauskas, Harris just don't seem like the sort of pieces I'd want on the team (with maybe the exception of Stauskas). Worst case scenario for me is that SG's start dropping in the draft and we end up forced to take one of them. Would much prefer a big, PG or SF, as there are several intriguing all-around prospects at those positions at our draft spot.
    Yeah I'm still confused as to why Ujiri said there was a lot of talent at the 2.

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    Making them stay away from the other positions?
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Yeah I'm still confused as to why Ujiri said there was a lot of talent at the 2.
    When you look at he guys that could be considered 2 guards there are a bunch that could be very good.

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    James Young
    Stauskas
    Harris
    Lavine
    Hariston
    Jordan Adams
    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    CJ Wilcox

    All some guys with first round consideration, I am not saying they will all be good, but there are a few guys with lots of upside and a few guys that could surprise.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    When you look at he guys that could be considered 2 guards there are a bunch that could be very good.

    Exam
    James Young
    Stauskas
    Harris
    Lavine
    Hariston
    Jordan Adams
    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    CJ Wilcox

    All some guys with first round consideration, I am not saying they will all be good, but there are a few guys with lots of upside and a few guys that could surprise.
    Sure, but on that list the only guys I would actually be excited about drafting (even at 20) are Exum, LaVine, and maybe Stauskas. And the first two are tweeners who consider themselves PG's. The rest just have so many holes in their games, and don't seem to have that one ELITE talent that makes those holes easier to overlook.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Yeah I'm still confused as to why Ujiri said there was a lot of talent at the 2.
    So now we're believing GMs during draft season?

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    So now we're believing GMs during draft season?
    Yeah, hopefully a Colangelo-style smokescreen.

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    Quote TrossTheBOSS wrote: View Post
    The band wagon I am currently on for our 1st Rounder are elfrid Payton , adrien Payne , jermain grant , kyle Anderson .

    What band wagon u guys on?
    in our draft "range" i like Early the most still. KJ mcdaniels is VERY intriguing. kind of reminds me of a wing version of Lillard to an extent, in the sense he's extremely efficient and comes from a small school. the production is definitely there too. i like Jerami Grant too but i think he's more of a project whereas MU seems to take guys who can come in and contribute right away.

    as i said, if Lowry walks then Payton is definitely an option but for some reason i can see MU move up for Ennis. dude is just so much better.
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    Default Spencer Dinwiddie

    Any way we can take a second round shot at this kid? I like his confidence!
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2014-n...ers-mock-draft

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    Quote Yoshi wrote: View Post
    Any way we can take a second round shot at this kid? I like his confidence!
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2014-n...ers-mock-draft

    He would be great as a 2nd rounder for sure.
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    What are your ideal draft scenarios? be logical (read: no ennis at 20)

    20: Payne
    37: Po, Dinwiddie
    58: Ejim, Bachinski

    Case 2

    20: Grant/McDaniels
    37: Young/McGary
    58: Ejim
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    Quote OptimalOptimist wrote: View Post
    What are your ideal draft scenarios? be logical (read: no ennis at 20)

    20: Payne
    37: Po, Dinwiddie
    58: Ejim, Bachinski

    Case 2

    20: Grant/McDaniels
    37: Young/McGary
    58: Ejim
    20: Payton/Ennis
    37: Inglis/Dinwiddie
    59: Bachynski

    20: Porzingis/Capela
    37: Inglis/Dinwiddie
    59: Carson/Brown

    20: McDaniels
    37: Stokes/Tavares
    59: Carson/Brown

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    just reading some mock drafts and apparently mcdaniels and early are considered late round picks now? weird.
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    just reading some mock drafts and apparently mcdaniels and early are considered late round picks now? weird.
    Haven't they always been?

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    Quote OptimalOptimist wrote: View Post
    What are your ideal draft scenarios? be logical (read: no ennis at 20)
    People keep saying this, but Ennis regularly drops to 20 or below in a lot of mocks; his stock isn't declining but GMs and scouts are doing the "I love this athletic kid, we can teach him all the things" to other prospects. It's not impossible at all for him to drop to 20, especially if Chicago takes Elfrid Payton at #16 as their new backup PG.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Sure, but on that list the only guys I would actually be excited about drafting (even at 20) are Exum, LaVine, and maybe Stauskas. And the first two are tweeners who consider themselves PG's. The rest just have so many holes in their games, and don't seem to have that one ELITE talent that makes those holes easier to overlook.
    C.J Wilcox is an ELITE shooter

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