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Thread: Chad Ford Mock Draft 5.0: Raptors still selecting Jan Vesely

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    My real concern with him is that can you see him guarding the LBJ or Melos of the NBA? Or even play against the physicals like Gerald Wallace or Iggys? I dont think he can, and though hes tall, I just dont see him being effective against the more physical players in the nba. Id pass on him and go after Leonard or even take a chance with Jonas and develop JJ and have LK back him up once hes healed in Jan.

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    waist of a perfectly good lottery pick in my opinion

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    waist of a perfectly good lottery pick in my opinion
    Let me "enlighten" you, it's waste, not waist

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    I thought he was trying to focus our attention on Jan's core training there for a second.

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    Some nice highlights there, but I don't think he'll be guarded by any skinny Asian dudes in the NBA.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I don't follow your logic at all. Because the best player might be the 6th ranked player it's not a bad draft? I'm not sure what one has to do with the other. And 2000 was an AWFUL draft year. Of the top 15 picks, only 3 have averaged more than 30 mpg. The best player from that draft might be Michael Redd and he's made the All-Star team a grad total of once. The 2000 draft had neither star power or depth, with only 5 players averaging more than 30 mpg over their career.

    Another bad draft year was 2006, which also have only 5 players who have averaged 30 or more mpg. AT least that year had a few All-Stars, though. And the best player from that draft is probably Rondo, who was drafted 21st.

    This draft lacks star power and it lacks depth. I think there might be a few good players, but I'd be surprised if more than a handful of players become rotation players.
    You lost me Tim. This is TERRIBLE draft, and if Jan Vesely (a player who I think has too many holes in his game to ever become a viable player in the NBA) is the best player in this draft, then this draft may be the worst ever.

    It's very logical and simple. Let's say we have a box of apples, and you pull out an apple and tell me that the apple you are holding may be the best apple in the entire box. It's got several bruises on it, half the skin has been eaten away by bugs and worms, and it smells like rotting flesh. Well, logically speaking, I'm going to assume that this is a box full of really shitty apples, and may be one of the worst boxes of apples we've ever seen. Make sense?
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    You lost me Tim. This is TERRIBLE draft, and if Jan Vesely (a player who I think has too many holes in his game to ever become a viable player in the NBA) is the best player in this draft, then this draft may be the worst ever.

    It's very logical and simple. Let's say we have a box of apples, and you pull out an apple and tell me that the apple you are holding may be the best apple in the entire box. It's got several bruises on it, half the skin has been eaten away by bugs and worms, and it smells like rotting flesh. Well, logically speaking, I'm going to assume that this is a box full of really shitty apples, and may be one of the worst boxes of apples we've ever seen. Make sense?
    WHat I am saying is that you can't judge a draft by where the best player was picked. And my point is that Vesley may end up being much better than you are predicting. I don't know if this is going to be a terrible draft, but it's certainly not going to be good at all.
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    they saw Vesely yesterday but I bet he’s a very big longshot at five
    Source: Doug Smith's Blog

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    sending out signals that they’re all about Bismack Biyombo with the fifth pick, but rival executives are skeptical. One such exec is banking on Toronto taking 6-11 forward Jan Vesely, regarded as the best international prospect in the draft.

    • If Toronto passes on Biyombo, some execs believe he could slide as far as 14-18, and the Knicks, with the 17th pick, are known to be high on him.
    Source: CBS Sports

    I find it funny how many just always assume the Raptors are going to go with the International option.

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    I really wouldn't mind Biyombo provided that Colangelo and Casey feel that he is the right pick at 5.

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    If the Raps take biyombo at 5 then they are idiots.Simple as that,he is now projected to go somewhere between 10-20th pick.Go with the safer pick,Kemba/Knight/Kanter/Leonard.
    PLEASE RAPS dont screw this up.

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    If they really want Biyombo they should either trade down or get another pick. That Utah deal would work or maybe see if the Bucks are interested in giving up the number 10. I could also see the Clips wanting to move up.
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    Quote hateslosing wrote: View Post
    If they really want Biyombo they should either trade down or get another pick. That Utah deal would work or maybe see if the Bucks are interested in giving up the number 10. I could also see the Clips wanting to move up.
    The Clips wanting to move up? They traded away their pick. I don't think they want to give up assets to get into this draft.
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    Quote core2man wrote: View Post
    If the Raps take biyombo at 5 then they are idiots.Simple as that,he is now projected to go somewhere between 10-20th pick.Go with the safer pick,Kemba/Knight/Kanter/Leonard.
    PLEASE RAPS dont screw this up.
    How is Walker or Leonard a "safe pick"? What constitutes a "safe pick"?

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    The Clips wanting to move up? They traded away their pick. I don't think they want to give up assets to get into this draft.
    Maybe not, I do remember reading that they were trying to add veterans instead of youth now that I think of it. Still, there should be someone picking between 9 and 15 that wants the 5th that we could work something out with.
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    Quote hateslosing wrote: View Post
    Maybe not, I do remember reading that they were trying to add veterans instead of youth now that I think of it. Still, there should be someone picking between 9 and 15 that wants the 5th that we could work something out with.
    The Knicks REALLY want to move into the lotto, close enough for them to select 1 of 2 players - Fredette or Biyombo.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    How is Walker or Leonard a "safe pick"? What constitutes a "safe pick"?
    safeR pick,those players had a nice ncaa season,there is a bigger chance they will be able to contribute at the high level.
    I havent seen a lot of biyombo,but since he came out of nowhere the last month,and his workouts were bad,i dont think the raps should take him.Especially not with the 5th pick.
    And i know that Kanter didnt play last season but at least his workouts have gone well and he has more talent than biyombo.

    Biyombo at 5 is a long reach.

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    I don't think Colangelo has really ever gone the "safe pick" route. The guy always swings for the fences. Are the guys you listed "safe" because they played NCAA ball? I'd rather a guy who fully matures in a year or two and has a high heiling as opposed to a guy who's ceiling is limited. The guy has to be the BPA too. No reaching, but if the Raptors brass believe in a guy, I'm on board.

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    Im worried about him because there ary many bad signs about him,huge question marks about his ability to play in the nba.
    Is he long enough to play the center position ?Can he somehow contribute on offense?and the most important thing,will he be such a big impact guy on our team defense?He is similiar to reggie and I dont see him as a long term solution.

    I'm confident that BC will take one of Kemba/Knight and somehow try to get another lottery pick(where Biyombo might get picked).
    I also think that a big rotation of Amir/Davis/Bargs/Biyombo isnt what we need.A rotation with 3 big is enough if there are no injuries.And thats where Evans comes in.
    I would pass on biyombo.Thats just my opinion.

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