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Thread: ESPN Insider: Jared Sullinger is the "best fit" for the Raptors

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    While I certainly agree with you (I have Sullinger down as the BPA for us in my mock), the reaction is against Sullinger being the "best fit", not his skill level. You can expect someone of his caliber to contribute immediately here but it's unlikely he'll get any playing time due to our PF logjam.

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    Quote pesterm1 wrote: View Post
    BC wouldnt either.

    This Fran lady is way off.
    Lady or nanny?

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    "He drew an average of 6.1 fouls per 40 minutes this season and shoots a shade under 70 percent from the foul line. In a league full of undersized forwards, he'll get opponents in foul trouble".

    Did I read that right?

    This quote just proves that there is not one good reason why we should take Sullinger. It's not a knock on him as a player, I just think that contextually, it would be as bad of a pick as Rafa.

    I should also mention that this person is the ONLY guy to say that the raps should pick a PF, and has truly displayed a new level of i-dont-know-anything-about-the-raptors-itus

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    it is people fouling him. it's saying he is hard to handle and punishes at the line for the fouls. but i agree with you that sullinger would be one of the worst picks we could make.

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    Quote BallaBalla wrote: View Post
    "He drew an average of 6.1 fouls per 40 minutes this season and shoots a shade under 70 percent from the foul line. In a league full of undersized forwards, he'll get opponents in foul trouble".

    Did I read that right?

    This quote just proves that there is not one good reason why we should take Sullinger. It's not a knock on him as a player, I just think that contextually, it would be as bad of a pick as Rafa.

    I should also mention that this person is the ONLY guy to say that the raps should pick a PF, and has truly displayed a new level of i-dont-know-anything-about-the-raptors-itus
    I read a mock out of a Chicago Bulls based writer saying the Raps should take Sullinger as well. Clearly these guys do not watch Raptor games and do not know the history of 280lb guys with 2 different length legs.

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    Leg length is a negligible issue easily corrected with orthotics.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I read a mock out of a Chicago Bulls based writer saying the Raps should take Sullinger as well. Clearly these guys do not watch Raptor games and do not know the history of 280lb guys with 2 different length legs.
    What is it about the Raptors that people find so boring that they can't at least glance at the roster to see if it makes sense.

    They should just read RaptorsRepublic for 20 minutes and they'll get all the info they need....

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    Leg length is a negligible issue easily corrected with orthotics.
    any proof of this. My dad has two different sized legs

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    Sullinger will most likely not be a dud. I actually think he will be a decent guy to have on any team.. like a David West/Paul Milsap type of guy... not really an all-star, but a good guy to have on a team. He's going to be a good rebounder and low post presence.

    However, the Raps do not 'need' this type of player on the team at this point. Saying that, I think he might be the BPA.. and if Bryan is considering stacking a position, he might continue to stack the PF.

    I don't think it would be difficult to move both Amir and Davis. As for the one leg being larger than the other.. that's a red flag but as Prime indicated in his last post - that could easily be fixed. At least his bones are not made of glass like Oden's is.

    I'd personally prefer if we went a different direction because I'd rather see a guard/wing then another big, but I won't be going postal if we ended up drafting Sullinger.

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    I see Sully being a Boris Diaw type player with better post moves and less range. The physical similarities are just a coincidence.

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    I don't see any similarities to Diaw but maybe that's just me

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    Leg length is a negligible issue easily corrected with orthotics.
    i think if it was easily corrected oden would be having a great career right now.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't see any similarities to Diaw but maybe that's just me
    What he's trying to say is that they both have ... Oliver Miller-esque figures.
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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i think if it was easily corrected oden would be having a great career right now.
    If they had of listened to the outside expert they brought it that told them to put an orthodic insert into his shoe instead of laughing at him. Oden would be having a great career right now

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't see any similarities to Diaw but maybe that's just me
    they both have big black asses....after that it stops

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't see any similarities to Diaw but maybe that's just me
    I agree.

    He is more like Shelden Williams - late first round material.
    Any GM burning a lottery pick to draft a power forward not names Anthony Davis or Thomas Robinson should be immediately fired. The league is full of great power forwards. Bulky 6-9 guys who's primary contribution is rebounding with a post presence grow on trees.

    I am going to go on record or say I am not even a huge fan of Thomas Robison. I think & Beal MKG are much better commodities.... but that is just me...



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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i think if it was easily corrected oden would be having a great career right now.
    You can't just attribute the cause of bad knees to different leg lengths.

    Have you factored in his body fact ratio, weight, or poor rehab habits?

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    You can't just attribute the cause of bad knees to different leg lengths.

    Have you factored in his body fact ratio, weight, or poor rehab habits?
    i have no idea what caused his bad knees. i do know that one leg is shorter than the other and someone who should be great can't play. me personally, and i never said different, wouldn't go near anyone with any similarities to that case.

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    The difference is Oden has had a history of injuries even before he played college ball.

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    Quote baller35 wrote: View Post
    Hey raps republic community! I'd agree sully is not the type of player I'd go for but I do see him going to GSW… they got clay Thompson as a small fwd curry point. I think they'll go with either lamb or sully. I think Barnes could drop to us … and we'll have to pick him if he drops just as Ed Davis dropped!
    No way Barnes slips past Golden state. All they need is a SF and they have a pretty good team. No way they see Klay playing the three.

    Curry
    Klay
    Barnes
    Lee
    Bogut.

    Thats a solid team right there

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