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    But isn't that partly out of necessity? Would other teams have played Sacre a bit in his first half season, and then cut him in favour of any semi-useful veteran? A team like with LA's salary structure had no choice but to play those second-rounders until they turned into something. I also wonder if a team like LA is going in with a different strategy, thinking, "we just need to find a guy who's definitely going to be a semi-useful bench player", and not thinking about finding the diamond in the rough that's going to turn into a star. Where as some teams are using second-rounders to go after probable-bust-but-maybe-high-ceiling guys, because if they draft a bust, they have the salary flexibility to replace him with another player.
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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    But isn't that partly out of necessity? Would other teams have played Sacre a bit in his first half season, and then cut him in favour of any semi-useful veteran?
    Not smart teams... You spend alot less and get a rotation player
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    It Won't be Andrew Wiggins. But Could Raptors Land Another Burgeoning Canadian Star?

    If Ujiri covets the 19-year-old Ennis, and if Ennis comes out, it's going to take an awful lot of investigating to figure out where in the draft he's likely to go. Ujiri might have to try to move up to get him. Then again, he might be able to trade down.

    For the Raptors, and for Canada, this is going to be quite a draft to watch in June.
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    If we got Tyler Ennis, I'd have the feels for weeks
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    If we got Tyler Ennis, I'd have the feels for weeks
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    Looks like Lavine is losing some buzz. Just checked Draft Express and he's down to the 2nd round. Should he still come out?

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    I think our best current option would be to go for Montrezl Harrell.

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    Quote RaptorsForever wrote: View Post
    I think our best current option would be to go for Montrezl Harrell.
    Hes a 6'8 energy guy with crazy athleticism why would he be a good option? Hes undersized for PF and has no offense. His ceiling is Kenneth Faried
    He's 2 years away from being 2 years away, but his wingspan is already here .

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Looks like Lavine is losing some buzz. Just checked Draft Express and he's down to the 2nd round. Should he still come out?
    He shouldnt come out but I hope he does so if he really does fall to the second round we can pick him with the Sac 2nd rounder
    He's 2 years away from being 2 years away, but his wingspan is already here .

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    Maybe Noah Vonleh could slide down to the twenties for absolutely no logical reason then. Starting to like him more than some of his more hyped freshmen, that would be such a great fit at PF next to JV.
    Meh, this draft is going to be too fascinating.

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    DraftExpress has guys like Lavine and Jahii Carson falling towards our second round Kings pick... make it happen Masai.
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    Adams and Anderson suspended by UCLA last night.

    They lost 87-83 in 2OT

    LaVine shows a little more what he can do:
    18 points on 7/17 shooting (1/5 from 3, 3/3 from ft)
    8 Rebs
    5 sat
    1 stl
    0 TO
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    Quote 4hunnit_degreez wrote: View Post
    Hes a 6'8 energy guy with crazy athleticism why would he be a good option? Hes undersized for PF and has no offense. His ceiling is Kenneth Faried
    I'd say Faried is his 'likely outcome', not his ceiling: he's got a superior jumper and face-up game to what Faried had as a sophmore, is already a more efficient scorer than any of Faried's college seasons, has a superior wingspan by as many as 4 inches, and likely will have better pre-draft verticals. Amongst PFs likely to be available when we draft, I think Capela has by far the greatest ceiling, then Harrell, then Payne. And then they go in reverse order in terms of highest to lowest floor. (That's assuming Gordon and Vonleh are gone by the time we pick, which I think is a safe assumption). One of the toughest things the Raptors are going to need to decide is if they want the risk and potential of a high ceiling, low floor guy like Capela; the safety of a high floor, low ceiling guy like Payne (his health conditions really concern me in terms of his potential as a starter); or someone in the middle like Harrell.

    Not that the Raptors should lock in on PF. But it's very possible that one of those three PFs are BPA when the Raptors pick.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Adams and Anderson suspended by UCLA last night.

    They lost 87-83 in 2OT

    LaVine shows a little more what he can do:
    18 points on 7/17 shooting (1/5 from 3, 3/3 from ft)
    8 Rebs
    5 sat
    1 stl
    0 TO
    That's pretty inefficient isn't it?

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    I want the raps goin after Deonte Burton if they can't get Ennis
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    And what about XRM? I haven't heard much about him this year
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    Ineligible to play this year. Some of his prep-school academics were not up to snuff.

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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    Ineligible to play this year. Some of his prep-school academics were not up to snuff.
    Damn thats rough
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Damn thats rough
    Some shady dealings with Ro Russell and NCAA doesn't recognize a full years worth of credits. Can't even train with the Seminoles, but, can enter the draft
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