They can add three young players.
think DeRozan with about 10-15lbs of muscle could move to the 3?
IMO, if we can draft Barnes at 5, this is a no-brainer. Why pass on a guy that as been predicted in the top 3 by many mock drafts of this year and last? I got the feeling that this guy is going to be something special, plus we really need another SF.
Harrison Barnes did not live up to the hype and potential that many had for him this season after he started so slow last season. He also showed considerable weakness in his game when Marshall went out.
Picking Barnes at 5 with the justification that, "Well last year he was projected to go top 3 the last 2 years" is like trading for a injured centre two years removed from all-star level play thinking he is going to return to form.... wait a second, that sounds familiar. As circumstances change, opinions change.
FWIW, if MKG and Beal are off the board, I could live with his selection.
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I really like the idea of picking Beal but what do you guys think about the quality of small forwards in free agency this summer? Outside of Wallace and Batum the quality really takes a dip, so you gotta wonder if this draft which is rich with small forwards is the best opportunity for the Raptors to acquire a quality SF and firm up that position going forward AND on the cheap to boot.
Is it better to draft a good SF prospect and go forward with an decent SG like Demar or to draft a really good SG prospect like Beal and go forward with a average to below average SF like JJ/Kleiza?
If DeMar becomes redundant we can move him for a SF. I don't like the idea of drafting a SF just because we need one.
To me, I don't care how it jives with DeRozan. Draft the best guy and sort it out later. If DeRozan has to go then unfortunately so be it. I do think they would slide him over to the 3 though.
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