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Thread: Draft Hindsight Thread: Missed Opportunties (2001-Present)

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    Default Draft Hindsight Thread: Missed Opportunties (2001-Present)

    zach randolph
    gerald wallace
    samuel dalembert
    tony parker
    gilbert arenas
    tayshaun prince
    carlos boozer
    matt barnes
    dwyane wade
    andre iguodala
    josh smith
    al jefferson
    kevin martin
    anderson varejo
    trevor ariza
    andrew bynum
    danny granger
    david lee
    monta ellis
    marcin gortat
    rudy gay
    *did not draft a player in 2007?

    players we have drafted since 2001
    micheal bradley
    Kareem Rush
    Chris Bosh
    Remon Van de Hare
    Rafael Araujo
    Albert Miralles
    Charlie Villanueva
    Roko Ukic
    Andrea Bargnani
    PJ Tucker
    Nathan Jawai
    DeMar DeRozan
    ed davis

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    "Players 90% of the league missed out on" should be the title.

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    What is the point of this thread?
    In 2003 when we drafted Bosh we "missed" on Wade, Kaman, Davis West, Mo Williams and Josh Howard, all NBA allstars.....

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    You should have listed players we missed by 1 or 2 spots. not every player cause these players on everyones missed player list( other then the team that selected them or were to low in the draft.

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    I just found it interesting how bad our draft history is

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    I just found it interesting how bad our draft history is
    What about all our good drafts....Stoudamire, Carter (Jamison), Mcgrady, Mo Pete, and Bosh were all very solid picks, add in Demar, and Ed Davis and our record is not all that bad.

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    I just found it interesting how bad our draft history is
    Hold on... Damon, Camby, TMac, Jamison(flipped for VC right away), CB4, Hoffa, Bargs, DeMar and Easy Ed are all bad picks? Mo Pete was decent as well as CV for the season he was here.

    Wait a second, how did Hoffa get in there...

    Granted there were a few misses along the way, but most of those were late teens and early 20's picks which are a crapshoot anyways, a lot of which don't pan out. As far as second rounders a concerned, that's just getting lucky for the most part, otherwise why would all the teams have passed on the player to begin with?
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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    What about all our good drafts....Stoudamire, Carter (Jamison), Mcgrady, Mo Pete, and Bosh were all very solid picks, add in Demar, and Ed Davis and our record is not all that bad.
    Great minds my friend... lol
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    4 players over the past decade, that's good?

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    4 players over the past decade, that's good?
    Where did you get 4?
    1 Damon Stoudamire
    2 Marcus Camby
    3 Tracy Mcgrady
    4 Jamison/Carter
    5 Mo Pete
    6 Bosh
    7 Charlie V
    8 DeRozan
    9 Ed Davis

    Sure had bad drafts in 99, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006 is an argument with Andrea, but overall our draft history is not bad. Sure we have not found that second round steal yet, but very few teams do that on a regular basis.

    If you want to support your argument go for it, but so far it looks like you are in the minority with your thoughts.

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    You can talk on and on about who we missed, and who we got. But the only stat that matters is that we drafted Vince Carter, the man who single handedly saved the Raptors franchise.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Where did you get 4?
    1 Damon Stoudamire
    2 Marcus Camby
    3 Tracy Mcgrady
    4 Jamison/Carter
    5 Mo Pete
    6 Bosh
    7 Charlie V
    8 DeRozan
    9 Ed Davis

    Sure had bad drafts in 99, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006 is an argument with Andrea, but overall our draft history is not bad. Sure we have not found that second round steal yet, but very few teams do that on a regular basis.

    If you want to support your argument go for it, but so far it looks like you are in the minority with your thoughts.
    I was only talking about the last 10 years

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    Quote Nick wrote: View Post
    You can talk on and on about who we missed, and who we got. But the only stat that matters is that we drafted Vince Carter, the man who single handedly saved the Raptors franchise.
    Not to be a d!ck but we drafted Antawn Jamison, GSW drafted Vince Carter, and their draft rights were traded for one another.

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    Quote Nick wrote: View Post
    You can talk on and on about who we missed, and who we got. But the only stat that matters is that we drafted Vince Carter, the man who single handedly saved the Raptors franchise.
    and then destroyed it till BC came along...

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    I just found it interesting how bad our draft history is
    You could say the same thing about any team. Including the Spurs, who are probably the best drafters in the league. And they've missed out on Carlos Boozer, Josh Howard, Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao, Trevor Ariza, Ersan Ilyasova, David Lee, Monta Ellis, Amir Johnson, Marcin Gortat, Carl Landry, Glenn Davis, Marc Gasol, Landry Fields. And that's just in the last ten years. Man, are they crap.
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    and then destroyed it till BC came along...
    Maybe you missed the few years before Colangelo came along. You might want to go back and take a look at them.
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    Tony Parker
    Robertas Javtokas
    Bryan Bracey
    John Salmons
    Luis Scola
    Randy Holcomb
    Leandro Barbosa
    Beno Udrih
    Romain Sato
    Sergei Karaulov
    Ian Mahinmi
    Damir Markota
    Tiago Splitter
    Marcus Williams
    Giorgos Printezis
    George Hill
    Goran Dragic
    James Gist
    DeJuan Blair
    Jack McClinton
    Nando De Colo
    James Anderson
    Ryan Richards

    Man, several good players but so many crappy ones as well!

    See what I did there? Because listing draft picks by a team without using your brain is a good way of making a point. I especially like how you listed Miralles and Rush (who we picked on behalf of the Heat and the Lakers, respectively) instead of Sow and Jefferies, while also listing Jawai, who was picked on our behalf. Oh, and you forgot Slokar, Graham and Bavcic!

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Maybe you missed the few years before Colangelo came along. You might want to go back and take a look at them.
    you mean the 33, 33 and 27 win seasons that happened because of the vince trade?

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    The microscope shines much brighter on draft's in Toronto because that is the only avenue they have to add a true potential young star to the team.

    Teams like the Celtics, Knicks, 76'ers, Bulls, Pistons, Heat, Magic, Wizards, Spurs, Mavs, Rockets and the Lakers could afford to have bad drafts because they can attract top talent through free agency.

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    This thread is pretty pointless. You could really do a thread like this for ANY team and make them look bad.
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