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Thread: Which Two Prospect Fit Next to Valanciunas, Anthony Davis or Thomas Robinson?

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    Default Which Two Prospect Fit Next to Valanciunas, Anthony Davis or Thomas Robinson?

    Last night was the final night we'd get to see both Anthony Davis and Thomas Robinson until they make their debuts in the NBA. Both bring size, toughness, defense, rebounding and interior scoring. Now say we got the chance to draft one or the other, which one would fit nicely next to Val?

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    I say AD because of his extra versatility

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    Both do but both would be different fits. I think Davis would free up big Val to do more on offense whereas big Val would free up T-Rob. Either way, they both fit nicely.

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    Interesting thread though, since I think both guys fit in with Val better than Bargs. Then again, that'd be an awfully green frontcourt.

    Matt said it in another thread, but if we did get Davis (or T-Rob) you're better off keeping all 3, at least for the first couple years anyways. At that point, it's Amir and Davis that would be on the block, not Bargs.

    That said, I don't see the raps drafting T-Rob at all. Great dude and player but I dont see it.

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    It's hard to look past Davis under any conceivable scenario.
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    I voted for Davis because I think he is a better complement to JV on both ends.

    Offense - JV and TR both seem to be traditional low-post players (duplication), whereas AD has a much broader offensive game and the ability to be effective further away from the basket.

    Defense - AD's help defense is far superior to TR. JV and AD as twin defensive anchors, both providing exceptional help defense, would block or at least alter soooo many shots!

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    Davis is the best prospect and the best player in the draft. No offense to Robinson who should be a solid pro but Davis looks better than Robinson next to anyone. Davis and JV for the next 10 years would be awesome. Of course, it's the Raptors, they'll end up drafting 8th, so this won't be an issue.

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    AD because he's the better player. I don't care how he fits with JV. JV isn't even here yet.

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    With Davis, you don't worry about how he fits with other players, you worry about how other players fit around him. It would be like the Raptors saying they don't want Kobe Bryant because they don't think he'd fit well with Calderon. That said, I think either of those guys with Valanciunas would be a good combination. I think Robinson needs a long, defensively solid center next to him, like he had with Withey, and Valanciunas could definitely be that guy for him.

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    Things that can never be - would have been fun to see how JV would have done in the NCAA. Would he have even been eligible to play, after playing pro ball since he was 16?

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    Regardless of what anyone make think or analyse there isn't a GM right now who has the bones to bypass/trade down from selecting AD. A round hole will be changed to square to make things fit. The possibilties....

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Things that can never be - would have been fun to see how JV would have done in the NCAA. Would he have even been eligible to play, after playing pro ball since he was 16?
    It would also be fun to see what AD and other NCAA prospects would have done in senior professional competition.

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    I played the ESPN Draft Machine and Raps hit the #1 pick on my first try! I took a picture and will not use the machine again till next year!

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    It would also be fun to see what AD and other NCAA prospects would have done in senior professional competition.
    That would have been fun. Closest thing will be the Summer Olypmics in four years.

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    Quote Toinsy wrote: View Post
    I played the ESPN Draft Machine and Raps hit the #1 pick on my first try! I took a picture and will not use the machine again till next year!
    show us!

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    Quote Toinsy wrote: View Post
    I played the ESPN Draft Machine and Raps hit the #1 pick on my first try! I took a picture and will not use the machine again till next year!
    you'll actually find that before tonights win the raps would hit #1 on the draft machine quite a bit..

    the majority of the time it had us either picking davis first or Beal 4th..

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    AD because he's the better player. I don't care how he fits with JV. JV isn't even here yet.
    +1

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    Quote Toinsy wrote: View Post
    I played the ESPN Draft Machine and Raps hit the #1 pick on my first try! I took a picture and will not use the machine again till next year!
    Send that to Stern. That could save the league time and money. No draft lottery show - its already done.

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    Crap. I played the machine about 30 times. Every single time Toronto ended up picking Barnes. Does ESPN think the Raps have a hard-on for him?

    Edit. Huh, I tried it one more time after I posted this and they ended up with Davis. Book it.

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    With each meaningless win, the thoughts of Davis or T-Rob become less realistic.

    Maybe we should rename this thread to include Barnes or PJ3 (yawn).
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