View Poll Results: Who Will Be The 13th Overall Selection In The 2010 NBA Draft?

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  • Ekpe Udoh

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  • Cole Aldrich

    4 16.67%
  • Daniel Orton

    0 0%
  • Larry Sanders

    0 0%
  • Hassan Whiteside

    0 0%
  • Eric Bledsoe

    2 8.33%
  • Xavier Henry

    1 4.17%
  • Paul George

    7 29.17%
  • Patrick Patterson

    0 0%
  • Avery Bradley

    10 41.67%
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    Default Raptors 2010 Draft Preview

    With the NBA draft now only days away on Thursday, June 24th it's time to have one last review of the most likely candidates for the Raptors' one and only draft pick at 13th overall...

    Toronto Raptors' Private Workout Notables:
    - Ekpe Udoh (Baylor) [9th Overall, Consensus Mock Draft]
    - Cole Aldrich (Kansas) [13th Overall, Consensus Mock Draft]
    - Daniel Orton (Kentucky)
    - Larry Sanders (VCU)
    - Hassan Whiteside
    - Eric Bledsoe
    - Xavier Henry [11th Overall, Consensus Mock Draft]
    - Paul George
    - Patrick Patterson [14th Overall, Consensus Mock Draft]

    Others:
    - Avery Bradley

    There have been rumors about the Raptors taking a big man to help replace Bosh in case he's gone. There have been rumors about the Raptors taking a PG, liking both Bradley and Bledsoe. The organization itself maintains it will take the best players on it's draft board regardless of position. In my opinion, of the four players who made the 2010 NBA Draft: Consensus Mock Draft, I feel all four are the most likely to be off the board at 13. Beyond those four it's hard to say. The rest all have a good upside. Who do you feel the Raptors will select at 13 if all ten of these guys were available? Who do you feel they will actually draft this year?

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    Depends who is available.

    Show me the list after the 12th pick is made and I will choose someone.
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    In order or personal preference, with little regard to the fact that they may be "too high" for the 13th pick:

    1. Paul George
    2. Cole Aldrich
    3. Eric Bledsoe
    4. Larry Sanders
    5. Avery Bradley
    6. Daniel Orton
    7. Xavier Henry
    8. Hassan Whiteside
    9. Ekpe Udoh
    999,999. Patrick Patterson

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    My heart says Paul George but my mind says Avery Bradley
    I think if a big fell, like Aldrich or Davis, they would take him

    I think the beest situation is to draft George at 13 and grab a pick in the 20s or late teens and pick up a guy like Bledsoe
    but thats just my opinion

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    I'm going to make a bold prediction and say that Ed Davis is going to fall down to the #13 slot. Okay, probably not, but if it happens, I'll look like a genius.

    I like what Marz did, so if Davis isn't available, here's my order of preference:

    1. Paul George
    2. Cole Aldrich
    3. Xavier Henry
    4. Eric Bledsoe
    5. Ekpe Udoh
    5. Daniel Orton
    7. Patrick Patterson
    8. Larry Sanders
    9. Avery Bradey
    10. Hassan Whiteside

    Whiteside is looking more and more like a bust Apparently he's not even putting in a big effort in workouts. I really don't know enough about Sanders, so I put him low.
    Last edited by Tim W.; Mon Jun 21st, 2010 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Switched Orton and Patterson

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Depends who is available.

    Show me the list after the 12th pick is made and I will choose someone.
    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Who do you feel the Raptors will select at 13 if all ten of these guys were available? Who do you feel they will actually draft this year?
    The first one requires no list. The second requires you having the courage to guess the first 12 picks.

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    Bargnani and our draft pick for NASH

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    What happens in two years when Nash is 38 years old?

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    Then we fire Triano and make Nash coach. Duh.

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    Tim, why won't you just accept that Bradley is going to be a very good NBA player even if won't be at point guard. The only player with a higher realistic ceiling is Henry who I like. I think there are going to be a lot more guys around at #13 than everyone thinks. This draft has crapshoot written all over it.

    I think I like Ed Davis, I'd probably support taking over Bradley is he fell, just no Aldrich. Who is the last white player to be drafted that didn't disappoint?

    I like Bledsoe, but I can't shake the Nate Robinson images from my brain.

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Who is the last white player to be drafted that didn't disappoint?
    Brook Lopez?

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Tim, why won't you just accept that Bradley is going to be a very good NBA player even if won't be at point guard.
    I guess the same reason that you won't accept the fact that Bradley is too small to play SG and has no PG skills to play the point.

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    I think the pick get's traded

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Who is the last white player to be drafted that didn't disappoint?
    This season Casspi, Jerebko and Budinger all proved they were better then their draft selection position.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I guess the same reason that you won't accept the fact that Bradley is too small to play SG and has no PG skills to play the point.
    That hasn't stopped Monta Ellis and yeah, we can go on and on about what's wrong with Monta Ellis but if they can land a player on that level it sure beats the most likely scenario in the teens, mediocrity.

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    Is Lopez white? His dad was Cuban....I think he is white like Jason Kidd is white by which I mean not really white.

    Defining a player by the position they are supposed to play is not good scouting. Bargs doesn't have a single discernible center skill other than being tall and look how well he does....okay bad example.

    I agree that he lacks traditional point guard skills and isn't the ideal height for a SG, but as a rookie he will potentially be the teams best on the ball defender, its fastest coast to coast player and one of the top finishers at the rim and that is before Jay ' the young gun whisperer' Triano starts working on his fundamentals.

    You underestimate how damaging a year under Rick Barnes was towards the kids development.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I guess the same reason that you won't accept the fact that Bradley is too small to play SG and has no PG skills to play the point.
    I don't dislike Bradley because he's too short. Eric Gordon is of similar size and has done well as a defender and scorer for the clippers. But Bradley just seems to ball-hoggish to me, and we already have DeRozan/Weems/Belinelli at the 2. So really, we need Avery to play the one. And if he's a ball-hog, well...

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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    I don't dislike Bradley because he's too short. Eric Gordon is of similar size and has done well as a defender and scorer for the clippers. But Bradley just seems to ball-hoggish to me, and we already have DeRozan/Weems/Belinelli at the 2. So really, we need Avery to play the one. And if he's a ball-hog, well...
    Unless we draft a big and lose Bosh, I don't think we're drafting anyone to start right away. A scoring PG off the bench would be just fine, and he'll have a couple years to learn how to really play the position behind Calderon/Jack and from Triano. I just hope he doesn't end up like a Flip Murray...

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    Default RR Consensus Pick

    YOU ARE BRYAN COLANGELO FOR THE NEXT TEN SECONDS, HURRY UP AND MAKE YOUR PICK!!!

    I think it's fair to say that 1 through 10 is pretty much settled, in no particular order: Wall, Turner, W. Johnson, Favors, Cousins, Monroe, E. Davis, Aminu, Babbitt, Udoh.

    One of Udoh or Babbitt may fall out, but probably not as far as 13.

    Based on workouts, mock drafts, and my own personal opinion, I've given myself the luxury of narrowing down our selection to 5 players: Cole Aldrich, Avery Bradley, Paul George, Xavier Henry, and Patrick Patterson.

    Gordon Hayward could be available, but I just don't see him as a possibility at this point. The Hassan Whiteside train also appears to be running out of steam, so no spot for him either.

    Feel free to add to the list of 5, but I will disagree with you if you do. Buddahfan, Damion James is not going at 13.

    Oh, and my personal pick is Mr. Aldrich.

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    Aldrich gives us what we need - a legit center to put next to Bargnani.

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