OUCH - but it is hard to argue otherwiseHereís the thing: if Toronto intends to hang on to DeRozan, then Kidd-Gilchrist is a much more sensible match on the perimeter. Thatís mostly because if DeRozan isnít scoring then he isnít doing much of anything at the NBA level.
A compelling case for Kidd-Gilchrist - seemingly cut in the mold of Duane CaseyKidd-Gilchrist fills in all of the gaps on any team he plays for; he rebounds, he defends all three backcourt positions, heís got great passing acumen, he attacks the basket on offense and he oozes leadership in a way that no current Raptor does. He exemplifies the kind of basketball that Casey wants the Raptors to play and if he could shoot heíd be a no-brainer number two pick.
A great article which takes in to account a lot of the things being weighed by Raptors (alleged) brain trust ...interestingly no mention of JLambThe problem is that he isnít much of a shooter and with DeRozanís range maxing out at about 16-feet that would make it hard for Toronto to open up the midrange for Bargnani and Valanciunas to operate in. In fact, to compensate the team would have Bargnani setting up from the perimeter too often, and the teamís offense really should be operating around him, not him being shuffled around to compensate for the weaknesses of others.