This thread is ridiculous. Ask yourself, how many times did BC scout any player that he picked? The Raptors brought in more basketball players than they have EVER brought in before the draft. EVER. Those were all guys that they had scouted in advance. That means all those guys had been seen live playinggames by multiple members of the scouting staff.
Additionally, every member of the scouting staff was slipping down to Brazil to scout this kid, probably scouting other kids in other parts of the world as well. After all that, the GM went down multiple times, additional to scouting in Europe and NCAAs. When they were confident about the kid, they had Casey run him through his paces.
The last time Casey got excited over a kid it turned out to be Terrence Ross. I trust his ability to evaluate talent.
According to your theory the GM, every member of the scouting staff, and the head coach must care more about a program -- that has already discovered multiple players who have had opportunities in NCAA, Euroleague and the NBA -- than they care about the team, corporation, and fanbase they are responsible for.
You're saying that BWB is more important than his job? He doesn't direct BWB if he has no job!
Wasn't Alabi picked in the 50's with a bought pick? Wasn't he a BWB player that was scouted through his time at Florida State?
You know Vasquez was discovered by Masai through BWB. He helped him get into high school in the US. Masai has ties to a lot of players. But he's not going to choose to make a team built with players he's known since they were kids over job security, or winning.