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Thread: 2012 Draft Thursday, June 28th: Raptors select Terence Ross

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    GS have a nice starting five but they don't really have any depth outside of SF, and i don't see Curry or Bogut playing a full season.
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    Just realizing how huge GSW's inside-outside game is with that starting line-up. 2 above average to great post-players and 3 outside threats.

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    My thoughts

    I went to bed early last night, disappointed in the evenings results
    I was highly hyped for last evening mainly from the chatter on this board.

    This morning upon reflection I have no issues with last evening. It was fun to think about the possibilities that could happen. But reality........ I find it easy to believe there was nothing else there for us last night and am glad no move was forced.

    At the end of season press conference both BC and DC indicated we wanted to add shooters and to pick up the pace. Ross fits that bill. Was there anyone drafted after eight who fit that mold better?

    If Acie is a younger Reggie bring him on. I loved Reggie's game. This would be consistent with Casey's intentions to have the Raptors be a tough team to play against.

    An overseas big man? Sure. There is no room for another rookie on this team. We now have possibly three. Big men take longer to develop. They are harder to find. It is a good idea to have one in Europe.

    I will allow myself to get hyped for the next two days. Bring on the trade rumors.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    I hope you're right because since the Bosh TPE it seems like BC has done a great job of hyping Toronto fans up to the idea that he's going to make moves, but has yet to make a move. I would have preferred if he made his move in the draft and try to build the team through lottery picks instead of through free agency as I think we're still atleast a season or two away from being ready to take the "next step".

    Still, seeing Washington take that big step forward has got me envious. They are a playoff team now with a pretty slick line up:
    PG Wall
    SG Beal
    SF Ariza
    PF Nene
    C Okafur

    They need a new coach, but on paper that is a really good team. Sigh
    I LOVE the Wall and Beal combination in the backcourt, and Nene is a pretty good player. Okafor and Ariza are on the decline and won't be there more than a couple seasons. Although they will greatly improve the culture and character of the organization, which was desperately needed, if I was a fan of theirs I would be complaining that acquiring them had just created the dreaded "treadmill" conundrum. They are a team that will compete for the playoffs for the next 2 years and likely wind up missing the playoffs or getting destroyed in the 1st round, while adding a #13-17 pick. Houston has been doing the same thing since Yao got injured and they've been stuck in the middle of the pack for years - and look how that turned out - a gutted roster and a team full of 2nd/3rd tier draft picks.

    I'd rather do a complete rebuild, the way teams like Oklahoma have done and how Toronto is finaly going about it (yes the lottery luck has been terrible, but the strategy has been solid). Just think how much better Washington would be long-term if they had kept Lewis' contract and either traded it at the deadline or let it expire, while having at least one more terrible season that resulted in a top-8 pick in next year's draft being added to the core of Wall, Beal and Vesseley?

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    Quote KingMaxwell47 wrote: View Post
    Just realizing how huge GSW's inside-outside game is with that starting line-up. 2 above average to great post-players and 3 outside threats.
    Lee isn't really much of a post player
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