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    Default Looking back at the picks over the past decade...

    Pretty sad actually... These were our 8 picks

    #8- Rafael Araujo
    Was there really any doubt? Araujo was taken with the 8th pick in the 2004 draft with players like Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith on the board. Yeah, really not a very good pick.

    #7- Michael Bradley
    Bradley had a solid career lined up, but injuries took a toll on game and he was never the same. He was picked 17th in the 2001 draft so the Raps werenít expecting a star anyway.

    #6- Joey Graham
    Graham was pretty much the only player received from the Vince Carter trade, but he didnít fill Carterís shoes very well. He was picked 16th back in 2005, and Danny Granger was picked 17th. Ouch.

    #5- Charlie Villanueva
    Charlie V has had a decent career so far, but not 7th pick worthy. He had a very solid rookie season with Toronto, and then was traded to the Bucks for TJ Ford. Not a bad pick here.

    #4- Andrea Bargnani
    I donít think it is safe to say that Andrea Bargnani is a bust quite yet, but he certainly hasnít lived up to his first overall selection status. Bargnani has shown that he can be a very good offensive player, but his effort defensively and on the glass just isnít good enough. Still, I can see where Colangelo was coming from with the pick.

    #3- Ed Davis
    Ed Davis could end up much higher on this list down the road, but for now weíll leave him here. Davis was a top 5 talent coming into the draft, but slipped because of his injuries. Davis was definitely a steal at 13, and an awesome pick by BC.

    #2- DeMar DeRozan
    Right now, DeMar DeRozan is looking like a future all-star. When you are getting that out of the 9th overall pick, you know you have struck gold.

    #1- Chris Bosh
    Like it or not Raptors fans, Chris Bosh has been the Raps best draft selection this past decade. Bosh was the only real star the Raptors have had in the past 10 years, and drafting him at the #4 slot was pretty much a no brainer for the team.

    Here's the full article if anyone's interested
    http://www.raptorscage.com/20110725-...e-past-decade/

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    Im sure Morris Peterson with the 21st pick in 2000 has to be right up there too.

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    If you took the time to compare the Raptors to other teams you'd see that they've done alright.

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    The Araujo pick ranks amongst the worst in the entire league for the past decade, let alone the Raps. Just an all around disaster. Not only did they draft a complete shlub but they reached 15 spots or so too high to do it. If they were determined to grab a centre and wanted Araujo so badly then they could have at least traded down and picked up another asset in the process. Of course, that leads to the question of why anyone would have become so enamored with Hoffa in the first place. He had one good college season in a conference that had very few quality big men and was two years older then the average senior when he did it.
    If they had grabbed Iguodola here, I honestly think the arc of the franchise would have been drastically different over the past 8 years. Josh Smith looks like a good pick in hindsight, but in the interest of fairness he was considered to be a pretty risky pick at the time. Hence him falling to 17th overall.

    Charlie V was actually a pretty good pick for the Raps when you put it in perspective. Take a look at some of the players drafted before (Martell Webster, Marvin Williams) and shortly after him (Channing Frye, Ike Diogu, Fran Vasquez, Yaroslev Koralev, Sean May, Rashad McCants, Antoine Wright all in the lottery) and you'll realize that CV was a better pick than he is at first glance. That being said, I think Villanueava is an assclown and I don't miss him at all, but at least we got a solid season out of him and a nice haul in return for him when he was traded.

    All in all the Raptors haven't done a bad job of drafting over the past ten years.

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    Quote EuroBaller wrote: View Post
    Im sure Morris Peterson with the 21st pick in 2000 has to be right up there too.
    If it were the history of the Raptors or last 15 years perhaps but seeing as how the topic is decade Mo Pete doesn't apply.

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    Quote RAPresenting wrote: View Post
    If it were the history of the Raptors or last 15 years perhaps but seeing as how the topic is decade Mo Pete doesn't apply.
    Mo Pete was drafted in 2001. Ten Years ago.

    (Hrmm Nevermind, 2000.) Still, he was on the 2001 All-Rookie team.
    Mo Pete is All-Raptor.
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    If you took the time to compare the Raptors to other teams you'd see that they've done alright.
    We've done alright, but we don't stand out as being particularly good either, over the past 10 years.

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    I wouldnt exactly call the bosh pick no brainer..... after all Wade is a million times better & was drfted 5th right after bosh.........

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    Wasn't the whole Bosh vs Wade pick a moot point because we had Carter at the time, and as a team they didn't know that Carter was going to bail on them a few months later?

    In hindsight we should have traded Carter to the heat for Wade, so we would have Wade and Bosh. But that would have been an ingenious move by Grunwald.

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    Quote EuroBaller wrote: View Post
    Im sure Morris Peterson with the 21st pick in 2000 has to be right up there too.
    mo pete wasn't picked by the Raps, traded to on draft night.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    We've done alright, but we don't stand out as being particularly good either, over the past 10 years.
    The list is flawed though. You need to draw a line in the sand between GM's. I think we should critique 2006-Present. If you do that then in terms of 1st round picks the Raptors are above average when considering where each pick was selected and who was taken in proximity to them.

    From 2004-2005 was bad plain and simple. Babcock drafted two guys with a lot of promise. One turned out to be a dud, an end of the rotation player at best. The other turned out be be a highly talented player who seems to have self motivational issues. Then you had Hoffa who was a complete bust.

    2003 saw Bosh drafted. The Raptors just missed Melo and Wade went right after Bosh. It was a good draft. Grunwald made a good pick all in all.

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    Quote Thesachman wrote: View Post
    mo pete wasn't picked by the Raps, traded to on draft night.
    I don't recall that... I recall Jamal Magloire going 20 to Charlotte though one pick ahead of the Raps.
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    Mo Pete was drafted by Toronto.

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    I don't recall that... I recall Jamal Magloire going 20 to Charlotte though one pick ahead of the Raps.
    yes, that was one of the best lines from the show!

    i always enjoy when he shouts "I'm Kenny Powers!!!"


    as for this thread. I also think you should go to draft express and look up how highly touted a prspect they we're and whether it was believed that guys who blosomed into stars behind them ala danny granger, we're expected to be better.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Mo Pete was drafted in 2001. Ten Years ago.

    (Hrmm Nevermind, 2000.) Still, he was on the 2001 All-Rookie team.
    Mo Pete is All-Raptor.
    So that would be 11 years no?

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    DeMar will be #1 in a few years and Ed will be #2.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    DeMar will be #1 in a few years and Ed will be #2.
    I'm really high on Demar and Ed but that might be a reach (kills me to say as I don't like Bosh at all). Do you see either one of these two players as year in year out all-stars? I think the only way someone takes that #1 spot is if we land a stud next year like Barnes IMO. That being said I hope your right as nothing would make me happier then for him to fall down the list.

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