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    Default Myck Kabongo Next Year Instead??

    If we are not planning on winning anything and most if not all of us would like to see a Canadian in a Raptors uniform, how about we take a pass on a guard this year and take Myck next year? Use this weak(er) draft to get a couple young defensive prospects and get Myck, who should be a solid guard, next year.

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    I don't think you can set your gameplan around a guy who won't declare for the draft until next year this time.

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    Quote mikeyraps wrote: View Post
    If we are not planning on winning anything and most if not all of us would like to see a Canadian in a Raptors uniform, how about we take a pass on a guard this year and take Myck next year? Use this weak(er) draft to get a couple young defensive prospects and get Myck, who should be a solid guard, next year.
    I would love Myck on this team, but to add to Apollo's point, one of the likely changes to the new CBA will once again be an age limit change which would make Kabongo (and 8 or so other projected lottery picks next year) ineligible, and therefore not an option until at least 2013. That's a little long to wait to bring in a newbie PG in a rebuild.

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    Pick whoever we think will be the best player in three years out of this draft, and do the same next draft. Yes, it would be a good story to have a Canadian on the team, but not if it means we don't pick the BPA.

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    There is talk the league wants to bump the age minimum to 20 for the draft. That means next year's sophomores will be ineligible. Luckily Barnes will be eligible.

    2006 all over again - possibly.

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    The gameplan next year is Harrison Barnes. We're not gonna miss out on him this time.

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    The gameplan next year is Harrison Barnes. We're not gonna miss out on him this time.
    That would be nice.

    Supposedly he went to CP3's PG camp to work on his handle - not to play PG though but because of his turnovers. I love hearing that. The guy is a worker, he realizes his weaknesses and is working to improve them.

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    In retrospect how happy are we all that he stayed in school another year?
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    ya next years draft we're bound to get someone good

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    You can't just say "we'll take this guy next year." How do you know where we'll draft, how good he'll be, whether he declares or if we even have a pick at all? Just sayin..
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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    You can't just say "we'll take this guy next year." How do you know where we'll draft, how good he'll be, whether he declares or if we even have a pick at all? Just sayin..
    Don't be bringing that reality-based, fantasy-killing, rationally-thought talk around here

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    If Barnes had stayed in the draft he wouldn't have been around at #5. One of the International bigs probably would have fallen to accommodate it.

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    Quote mikeyraps wrote: View Post
    If we are not planning on winning anything and most if not all of us would like to see a Canadian in a Raptors uniform, how about we take a pass on a guard this year and take Myck next year? Use this weak(er) draft to get a couple young defensive prospects and get Myck, who should be a solid guard, next year.
    Sign me up ... I was just discussing this, then saw a post with the same thought ... would be a dream scene.
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    Next year's draft class is going to be savagely good with Sullinger Barnes and Perry Jones added to the incoming class of players like Austin Rivers, Myck Kabongo, anthony davis, james mcadoo, jeremy lamb ... etc, etc.

    I'm sure Colangelo's "plan" involves winning some games this year, but it wouldn't be bad to give the young players tons of minutes: Ed, #5 pick, DeMar, James Johnson, 2nd lottery pick? ... and then add the final piece next year in the draft, and spend some FA dollars next year as well!
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    Over the next few years we should see a good number of Canadians making the NBA. We have Thompson and Joseph this year, I spoke with Leo last weekend and he said Corey will be drafted, he could be wrong, but he seemed confidant. Then we have players like Andrew Nicholson, Rob Sacre, Kelly Olynyk, and Kris Joseph in that all have potential to make the NBA. After that group we have the new guys coming in 2011 to the NCAA like Myck, Khem Birch, Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Pangos, and Kevin Thomas. We all know about some of the other young guns like Wiggins that will be pushing for a spot in the league in a few years. Give it some time and we will see a Canadian on the Raptors.

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    if nothing else, it makes me excited about maybe one day finally having a decent canadian team to compete in the worlds/olympics.

    just need to get rid of rautins.
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    id like to see the raps buy a early second round pick and take corey. hes got great size and is probably one of the fastest players ive ever seen. use him as the 3rd pg and let him learn a bit. he could one day end up a decent backup. if nothing else, canada has a little more to cheer about.
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    I'd like to see the Raptors buy an early second round pick and select Isiah Thomas if they don't get a PG with their #5.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    if nothing else, it makes me excited about maybe one day finally having a decent canadian team to compete in the worlds/olympics.

    just need to get rid of rautins.
    Rautins has done a very good job with the players he has been dealt, if you only knew half the crap that he has to go through you may change your tune. Leo does a very good job of not airing team problems in the media, he is also working with a team budget that is way smaller than the other Countries that we compete with, France and Italy for example have around a 30 mil euro (33 mil Can) budget for their organization where as Canada has around 10 mil.

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    Rautins=Fail. Dave Smart works with the same budget as every other CIS team and the Ravens have won 7 of the last 9 national championships. The two times they lost in the semi-finals they were the top seed and lost both games by a combined 6 points. That is insane. I actually got to watch a men's team practice and was wholly UNDERWHELMED by Rautins as a coach. I'm not saying that Canada has the best talent or program, but Leo is a great example of a former player who shouldn't be a coach.
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