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    Seeing as the same names come up over and over for our lottery pick. I thought it might be interesting to see if anyone sees any diamonds in the rough, a legit second round pick that could be a significant role player 3 - 5 years out.

    http://nbadraft.net/2012mock_draft

    Interestingly enough this mock has Kabongo going to us in the second round. I must say though if we hold onto both second rounders I fully support going after Sacre and Kabongo for some legit basketball reasons as well as it would be nice to have some Canadians playing for Canada's team. I could see Kabongo developing into a strong backup PG and Sacre being a fourth big possibly scraping for 3rd big minutes.

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    Brady Heslip.


    Could turn into a JJ Reddick type.

    Or Laurent Rivard.
    Taller, more athletic version of Heslip.

    Both Canadian.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Brady Heslip.

    Could turn into a JJ Reddick type.

    Or Laurent Rivard.
    Taller, more athletic version of Heslip.

    Both Canadian.
    Isnt Reddick quite a bit taller? Whatever happened to the Jimmer? They are closer I think.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Isnt Reddick quite a bit taller? Whatever happened to the Jimmer? They are closer I think.
    Reddicks listed at 6'4", but he was listed closer to 6'2" in college if I recall correctly.
    Brady is a lights out shooter, but doesn't look to dominate like Jimmer did. I'd say Heslip is one of the smartest players in the NCAA. He just makes good decisions, and shoots the ball REALLY well.
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    Draymond Green, Michigan State.

    I think he might fall out of the 1st round because he's a tweener
    but the man can ball and has really developed his gme

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    Quote sleepz wrote: View Post
    Draymond Green, Michigan State.

    I think he might fall out of the 1st round because he's a tweener
    but the man can ball and has really developed his gme
    He's smaller than James Johnson, and plays nearly the exact same game.
    I love green, but we already have a better version of himself on the team. Lol
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I'd say Heslip is one of the smartest players in the NCAA. He just makes good decisions, and shoots the ball REALLY well.
    HOWEVER like so many others (dead eye heady sharp shooters) who light up the NCAA - they struggle to defend the wing in the NBA.
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    I was just reading up on him today Heslip that is

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    Toronto will for sure be aware of Heslip as well seeing as he is Jay Triano's nephew

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    Ha ha, nice current projections by nbadraft.net, i would be really happy if that happen. Quincy Miller on our 35th pick and Myck Kabongo on 52th Maybe Drummond isn't that guy i want to see the Raptors select by their first round pick.
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    Second rounder + Raptors = end of career or play outside of the NBA.

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    Scoop Jackson - he's a mature pass first PG with strong leadership qualities. He should also be available late in the 2nd round. Most of the guys you've mentioned won't go into the draft. Why would they leave college for a non guaranteed contract? Either that, or trade both second rounders for a late first.

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    IF, only if the Raps keep their picks (I don't expect this to happen), they should go after Tornike Shengelia, a '91 PF out of Geogria with a great season with Belgarum Spirou in the Euroleague. Great size, good lenght and solid basketball IQ. He could torn into a solid rotation player right away (the kind of production Ed Davis is puting for us)

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    I'm a big fan of Royce white from Iowa state. Plays a point forward style. They use him to initiate their offense and the man does it quite well. He's probably a poor man Drummond green, but hes fun to watch. might fly under your radar..check him out if you haven't already.

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    Royce White is not going to fall out of the first round. That guy's simply too good and too talented.

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    Royce White is not going to fall out of the first round. That guy's simply too good and too talented.
    The big question mark with him is his mental stability, he has an anxiety disorder and teams will have to see if taking the chance on a guaranteed first round contract is worth the risk. I see him as a Boris Diaw type player, a point power forward.

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    I expect absolutely nothing from the 2nd round picks. I anticipate that they'll disappear quickly, never to be heard of again. This is why I'd much rather them be packaged with a player or money to try and land a mid 1st rounder or to be moved for a prospect who's had at least a little time to show something in the pros.

    I will say this, the 2nd round isn't a place to be safe. You want to take the guys with the flags. Why? Because chances are the pick is a throw away and if you're going to throw it away you might as well do it on a "1st round talent if only such and such was different" type of player. Then you bring them in and if they make the team you might have at least a trading asset worth a lot more than the lousy 2nd round pick.

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    Jordan Taylor PG, Senior out of Wisconsin can be a solid back up point guard.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Jordan Taylor PG, Senior out of Wisconsin can be a solid back up point guard.
    im on board. i love me some seniors. throwing a loop here but of all the reasons i to hate vince i applauded and respected that he went back to school. i thought it was the right message.

    seniors second round is always a good choice to me.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    im on board. i love me some seniors. throwing a loop here but of all the reasons i to hate vince i applauded and respected that he went back to school. i thought it was the right message.
    The right message is to take off on the eve of the biggest moment in your life to go pick up a piece of paper with your name on it? It's not like he went back to school to take classes, man. He went back so he could wear a silly robe and throw a square academic cap into the air.

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