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    Sullinger is a fool to pull out. He's a lock for a top 3 pick and you can't tell me that team is going to be better next season.

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    Could guys dropping out of this years draft actually help the Raptors in the long run?

    Sullinger is out, Derrick Williams has hinted that he will come back, Barnes is undecided, and Irving has hinted at coming out but is non-commital.

    That is four very good players who may not be available in the draft this year. I would be suprised if both Barnes and Irving did not come out for the draft, at least one will most likely come out...hopefully both.

    But with the season the Raptors have had, they will most likely have a top 5 pick (looking like Sacramento is about to pass the Raptors giving us the fourth worst record). The odds of the Raptors then picking in the top five spots is 83.2%:

    First Pick: 11.9%
    Second Pick: 12.6%
    Third Pick: 13.3%
    Fourth Pick: 9.9%
    Fifth Pick: 35.5%

    Look at the options the Raptors will still have in these picks: Irving/Barnes (if only one declares, both still might though), Kanter, Knight, Valanciunas, T. Jones, P. Jones, and Walker.

    The raptors should still walk away with a strong player to add to the young core this year. Even if all of those players do not declare, the Raptors still have good options to choose from. The number of players choosing to return seems to affect the teams picking 6-10 the most.

    The good news for the Raptors might continue too...after another year that we will most likely continue to struggle. Hopefully we will struggle less this coming year, but we will still most likely struggle. Leaving us another good pick for next year. Most likely though, we will improve and that will bring us out of the bottom five. Which is where it becomes a good thing that some guys are sticking around for another year of college.

    Next year was already looking like a strong draft group, and is now looking even stronger. Names for next year?

    Sullinger
    Michael Gilchrist
    Austin Rivers
    Tristan Thompson
    Myck Kabongo
    James McAdoo
    Tyler Zeller
    Quincy Miller
    Williams?
    Barnes?
    etc.

    If the Raptors don't improve next year, then they can have their pick of pretty much anyone. If they Raptors do improve, they should still have a strong chance of adding a great talent.

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    I'm huge on that SF in Michigan. I'm pretty sure he's staying and frankly he'll be better for it. With the talent next season and number of dudes staying we'd be able to get him even if he was in the 10-15 range.

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    Default Sullinger out

    One less prospect to worry about.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6260339

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    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    Could guys dropping out of this years draft actually help the Raptors in the long run?

    Sullinger is out, Derrick Williams has hinted that he will come back, Barnes is undecided, and Irving has hinted at coming out but is non-commital.

    That is four very good players who may not be available in the draft this year. I would be suprised if both Barnes and Irving did not come out for the draft, at least one will most likely come out...hopefully both.

    But with the season the Raptors have had, they will most likely have a top 5 pick (looking like Sacramento is about to pass the Raptors giving us the fourth worst record). The odds of the Raptors then picking in the top five spots is 83.2%:

    First Pick: 11.9%
    Second Pick: 12.6%
    Third Pick: 13.3%
    Fourth Pick: 9.9%
    Fifth Pick: 35.5%

    Look at the options the Raptors will still have in these picks: Irving/Barnes (if only one declares, both still might though), Kanter, Knight, Valanciunas, T. Jones, P. Jones, and Walker.

    The raptors should still walk away with a strong player to add to the young core this year. Even if all of those players do not declare, the Raptors still have good options to choose from. The number of players choosing to return seems to affect the teams picking 6-10 the most.

    The good news for the Raptors might continue too...after another year that we will most likely continue to struggle. Hopefully we will struggle less this coming year, but we will still most likely struggle. Leaving us another good pick for next year. Most likely though, we will improve and that will bring us out of the bottom five. Which is where it becomes a good thing that some guys are sticking around for another year of college.

    Next year was already looking like a strong draft group, and is now looking even stronger. Names for next year?

    Sullinger
    Michael Gilchrist
    Austin Rivers
    Tristan Thompson
    Myck Kabongo
    James McAdoo
    Tyler Zeller
    Quincy Miller
    Williams?
    Barnes?
    etc.

    If the Raptors don't improve next year, then they can have their pick of pretty much anyone. If they Raptors do improve, they should still have a strong chance of adding a great talent.
    Yes, next year looks to be a sick, wicked, and nasty draft. Next year will most likely be another rough season for Toronto. Hopefully the players association suggestion/comment of lottery teams picking only in the first round 1-14,15-28 with playoff teams picking twice in the second round becomes a reality.