go_jays_go wrote: Nomar4prez wrote:
Haha...I love it. The Celtics, I believe, easily had the best draft given their position. To get Green, AND Gomes......I'm stunned. In 2-3 years, the dynasty will be back
Yeah..The Raptors could have had Green TWICE, but Babcock is the worst thing that ever happened to that organization.
Although I am mad that we passed up Green, I think Villy and Graham will be decent. Also, to get Roko Ukic at 41st overall is a pretty big steal in my books. He was projected top 5 PG in the draft.
For the 2nd straight year, The Toronto Raptors have totally wrecked my mock draft. I got the first 6 right, and then I was expecting a Granger/Green pick for the Raptors, but exactly like last year they shocked me with Villenueva. Atleast it wasn't as bad as Araujo last year, atleast Villenueva was projected in the top 15. With the 2nd pick, I wanted them to take Green/Granger again as i had now easily lost the competition on nbadraft.net fro mock drafts, but they take a pretty good player in Joey Graham, who i would have been happy taking at the #16 spot originally. I believe this will be a great pick for them, as he provides defense and toughness to a team that has none of it.
I don't think anybody can blame Babcock for drafting Villenueva at the #7 spot even if they want to, because from what I understand, Embry is running the show in Toronto right now and not Babcock. So he must have thought it was a good pick for Toronto as well. Or maybe there is just a trade in the works for Magloire
I believe Roko Ukic is the steal of this draft, easily up there with Green at #18. The Raptors were thinking of taking this guy at #16 and got him at 41st overall. He is a seasoned Pro up there in Europe, who has great vision, and i predict he will come in and start over Rafer Alston. He was the 4th ranked PG in alot of team's books and was projected in the late teens to early twenties.
As for the Raptor's record next year, well it won't be good, they didn't draft a center, and they still have the same problem they've had for a long, long time. You can't win in the NBA without a true center, and no Rafael Araujo doesn't count.