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    Default Do you remember your past draft preferences?

    Me and my buddy were talking about this the other day. And thinking about it, if was the GM of the Raps we probably would be a contending team by now

    2004 was a joke. I still have no idea why they took Araujo. Iguodala was the obvious pick there.

    I remember back in 06 i wanted the Raps to take Gay #1 overall. Didn't want Bargnani because we already had Bosh.

    Back in 05 i wanted them to draft Gerald Green 7th overall and Danny Granger 16th overall. They ended up that year with Charlie Villanueva and Joey Graham

    2004 - Andre Iguodala
    2005 - Gerald Green and Danny Granger
    2006 - Rudy Gay
    2009 - DeMar DeRozan
    2010 - Ed Davis
    2011 - Bismack Biyombo
    2012 - Austin Rivers

    My only regret here is Biyombo. Colangelo made the right pick selecting Valanciunas in 2011.

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    I know in 2011 I really wanted Kemba Walker. But part of that is that I'm also a UConn fan and had zero knowledge of Jonas.
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    Great thread idea!

    2006: Brandon Roy or Rudy Gay --> the league was becoming wing-dominant and I thought they would be best compliment to Bosh (Bargnani was my 3rd choice, buying into the Dirk-lite hype)

    2009: Tyreke Evans, or else DeMar DeRozan (Ricky Rubio was 2nd choice after Evans, hoping uncertainty caused him to drop) --> they still hadn't addressed their wing positions, or a future pass-first PG replacement for Calderon (to be mentored by his countyman)

    2010: Derrick Favors --> to replace Bosh, but I knew the Raps had no chance without moving up. I was actually hoping for the Raps to trade down to draft Avery Bradley (who they were apparently high on too), while picking up an additional asset in the process.

    2011: Derrick Williams (if he could play SF) or else Jonas Valanciunas (was also really high on Kawhi Leonard, but he would have been a huge reach @ #5, unless they traded down and picked up an additional asset in the process)

    2012: Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes or Damian Lillard --> they still hadn't addressed their wing positions, or a solid PG
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    2005: Danny Granger. I wanted him badly. For some reason I knew he was a steal
    2006: If I remember correctly, Barg was my fav
    2009: Derozan
    2010: didn't care. Just realizing now how weak that draft really was
    2011: Brandon Knight
    2012: wanted Waiters, but after he was taken I was hoping for Lamb, PJ3 or Drummond
    Last edited by wallz; Sat Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:56 AM.

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    2005: Granger
    2006: Roy
    2009: DeRozan
    2010: Hoped for Hayward, but once taken Bradley or Bledsoe
    2011: Hoped for Kanter, but once taken JV (wanted a center)
    2012: Anyone drafted 1-7, after that was a toss up between Lamb and PJ3

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    2004 - Andre Iguodala
    2005 - Gerald Green and Danny Granger
    2006 - Rudy Gay
    2009 - DeMar DeRozan
    2010 - Ed Davis
    2011 - Bismack Biyombo
    2012 - Austin Rivers
    A) is who I wished for. B) is who I wanted once they were gone

    2004: A) Shaun Livingston B) Al Jefferson
    2005: A/B) Gerald Green (I was hard up for him....so I was really really wrong there and really pissed when we passed on him twice)
    2006: A) & obviously B) Aldridge
    2009: A) James Harden B) Brandon Jennings
    2010: A) DeMarcus Cousins B) Patrick Patterson
    2011: A/B) Brandon Knight
    2012: A) Lillard B) Drummond

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    Royce White was near the top of my list last June. He's a talent, but that would have have been one of the worst Raptor picks ever.

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    We passed on Gerald Green cause he said he didn't want to be picked by or play for Toronto. And you call yourself raptor fans

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    We passed on Gerald Green cause he said he didn't want to be picked by or play for Toronto. And you call yourself raptor fans
    Ya I remember, and I didn't care, I was blown away by his dunking ability, I just wanted him in uniform and then he'd just learn to love it here.

    Although it makes sense, guys who refuse to play for teams before they've even been drafted don't have the greatest record of success.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Me and my buddy were talking about this the other day. And thinking about it, if was the GM of the Raps we probably would be a contending team by now

    2004 was a joke. I still have no idea why they took Araujo. Iguodala was the obvious pick there.

    I remember back in 06 i wanted the Raps to take Gay #1 overall. Didn't want Bargnani because we already had Bosh.

    Back in 05 i wanted them to draft Gerald Green 7th overall and Danny Granger 16th overall. They ended up that year with Charlie Villanueva and Joey Graham

    2004 - Andre Iguodala
    2005 - Gerald Green and Danny Granger
    2006 - Rudy Gay
    2009 - DeMar DeRozan
    2010 - Ed Davis
    2011 - Bismack Biyombo
    2012 - Austin Rivers

    My only regret here is Biyombo. Colangelo made the right pick selecting Valanciunas in 2011.

    2005: marvin williams because I love nc as much as I love the raps
    2006:rudy gay
    2007:didn't realize we didn't have a pck
    2008j mayo
    2009:james hardn
    2010:ed davis
    2011:derrick williams
    2012ne we got 8th I thought the pick should have been traded
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    Great Idea.

    2006 - Rudy Gay/Foye.

    2009- I was really high on Jrue Holiday and really, REALLY wanted the Raps to pick him. THought hed be a great pick for the raps...plus he now wouldnt have to deal with derozan

    2010- Avery Bradley/ Bledsoe. Again, i really hated the fact that jose/jack was our starting pg. Thought we shouldve brought in a young pg to develop and then eventually take over.

    2011- Kemba. Same idea, hated jose. I mean how can we play team defence when our first line of defence is jose. really!!!

    2012- Drummond or Lamb. Physical tools is to much to pass. Lamb is just a great shooter and everyone, i mean EVERYONE on the raps brass said they wanted a shooter.

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    2004 okafor. thought he would end up better than howard, my bad. after that wanted jefferson and then we drafted araujo and i thought maybe bobcock knows more than i do but i was very wrong again

    2005 (i love boguts game now but then i hated how disrespectful and prickish he was coming off) wanted ray felton

    2006 bc had me at hello and i wanted bargs after watching a bunch of his tape. looked great, young kid already named the magician, big wood and thought we hit the jackpot. when we actually won one of the weakest drafts at the top i can remember

    2007 oden haha. knew yi would suck after watching him here for a few years and he is all about fame 狗屁. liked noah as well but not his hair.

    2008 liked rose over beasley. remember i was happy we got oneal.

    2009 hansborough loved him at nc

    2010 turner. and then i was with chisholm for henry and bradley.

    2011 kyrie. was so let down when we didn't win the lottery. kemba and was angry we passed on him

    2012 if we won wanted to trade down to 2 and get mkg. mkg. mkg. then lilliard and then barnes. wasn't angry with ross and was happy it wasn't rivers/drummond or pj3. with the acy pick i really wanted quicy miller and with the last one i wanted machado
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    iggy, gay, granger, demar....that would be soooo damn fun.

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    This past draft i was really hopin Harrison Barnes would fall to us at 8th. Still pissed that we lost out on him because of a freakin coin flip. Warriors are so lucky.

    Barnes in my opinion is going to be the Rudy Gay of this draft. Just watch. Highly regarded player coming out of HS but had a horrible NCAA Tournament. Main reason why his stock dropped. But this guy has so much talent and like DeRozan his work ethic is legendary and he wants to be great.

    I made a lot of BOLD prediction in this boards, here's another one: Harrison Barnes is going to be the best player in this draft.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    This past draft i was really hopin Harrison Barnes would fall to us at 8th. Still pissed that we lost out on him because of a freakin coin flip. Warriors are so lucky.

    Barnes in my opinion is going to be the Rudy Gay of this draft. Just watch. Highly regarded player coming out of HS but had a horrible NCAA Tournament. Main reason why his stock dropped. But this guy has so much talent and like DeRozan his work ethic is legendary and he wants to be great.

    I made a lot of BOLD prediction in this boards, here's another one: Harrison Barnes is going to be the best player in this draft.
    Gotta say, between Bogut and Lee's freak injury problems, Monta Ellis missing most of the season right after he signed a big contract after getting in a moped crash, a history of horrendous luck in the draft lottery despite having lots of ping-pong balls, and Biedrins's mysterious decline from top-10 center to useless scrub, I wouldn't exactly call them "lucky".

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    2012 : Drummond
    2011 : I wanted Kawhi myself. I'm quite happy with BC picking Jonas.
    2010 : Bledsoe :P
    2009: Jennings. still a big fan :P

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    great idea ... although a couple of requests .. it doesnt really make sense to talk about guys taken ahead of our pick (unless, as some ppl have, you show both who you wanted if we could pick anywhere and then who you would have taken). Also .. I think some ppl are a little revisionist .. its pretty convienient that when I read these lists, they seem to be littered with the picks from those drafts that happened to be the best players...? Gay, who went 8th and Roy, who went 6th, for example, are convenient picks to say that you would have taken over AB (but werent really in the mix for the #1 pick, whereas Morrison, LA, TT were).

    Here is mine, as best I can remember with commentary
    2012 Drummond - I know he didnt "fit" .. but the obvious play seemed (and still seems) like draft and trade or worst case draft and hold. Rivers was "no way in hell" for me .. Im ok with Ross (other than we need to play him!)
    2011 Knight - In hindsight, Im glad BC made the pick and not me .. as I think JV is a better pick. [Recall consensus was Kemba or Knight at the time around here]
    2010 - I was cool with Ed .. weak draft and no one else jumped out at me .. Ed seemed like a good risk [Bledsoe seems good now .. but I wasnt thinking that at the time]
    2009 - DD
    2008 - NA
    2007 - NA
    2006 - was a real toss up at the time. I was cool with AB .. others that I liked were LA (would have been happy looking back) or Tyrus Thomas (would not have been happy in hindsight!)

    All in all .. hard for me to truthfuly say that I would have better than BC at drafting.

    His trades / FA signings might be a little different ....
    Last edited by mountio; Sat Nov 17th, 2012 at 08:32 AM.

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    I think one stipulation to this thread, and i think the OP intended it to be so, but is the players you'd prefer to have had to be available when we were picking. We have guys saying Kyrie and Damien Lillard. Why not pick Blake Griffin too? Or Iverson the year we got screwed out of the pick.

    ADD. Seems Mountio already beat me to it. And did a WAY better job of it too. Well played, sir.
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    2012: Beal/MKG/Barnes/Lamb/Ross/Rivers. I talked about them all at one point or another. Main thing was a wing and I think this might be a fair order of interest.
    2011: Kanter/JV/Biyombo. Main thing was a C.
    2010: George/Aminu
    2009: DeRozan
    2008: Don't remember although it hardly mattered in the end.
    2006: Bargnani
    2005: Diogu/Granger
    2004: AI
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