Who should be on the radar for the Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft

If Toronto chooses to trade down [from No. 9, overall], on June 25, into the latter half of the 1st Round and/or the 2nd Round:

[continuing from what was started here last week]

Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest [unfortunately, unavailable]

Danny Green [6-6, 208, OG/SF, UNC]

Dante Cunningham [6-8, 227, PF/SF, Villanova]

Derrick Brown [6-8, 225, SF, Xavier]

Earl Clark [6-10, 226, PF, Louisville]

Marcus Thorton [6-4, 194, OG, LSU]

Nando De Colo [6-5, 190, OG, France]

Sam Young [6-6, 223, SF, Pittsburgh]

Taj Gibson [6-10, 214, PF, USC]

Terrence Williams [6-6, 213, OG, Louisville]

Tyler Hansbrough [6-9, 234, PF, UNC]

Tyler Smith [6-6, 212, OG, Tennessee]

Wayne Ellington [6-5, 202, OG, UNC]

* None of whom should be traded up for *

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In conjunction with:

I. Shifting Chris Bosh back to the Center position;

II. Trading Andrea Bargnani;

and,

III. Trading Shawn Marion.

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After Blake Griffin [PF], Ricky Rubio [PG] and Stephen Curry [PG] … there is quick-sand everywhere in this year’s draft which needs to be avoided, if possible.

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4 Responses to “Who should be on the radar for the Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft”

  1. phdsteve Says:

    all sounds good- except for hansborough who wont be available in the mid 20s.

    also agree with the move Bosh to the 5 and deal Andrea idea- but I’d re-up the Matrix for the midlevel.

  2. WOW (INFO) Says:

    why do you hate Bargs so much?
    T-Will would look great in a Raps uniform…

  3. khandor Says:

    WOW,

    re: Bargnani

    It’s a gross mis-judgment to think that, “I hate Bargnani.”

    I have never said that anywhere.
    I have never written that anywhere.
    I do not think that of him, or his game.

    My observations are strictly of a professional nature.

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    re: T-Will

    He’s not necessarily the first player I would target in this year’s draft for the Raptors but, basically, I agree with you that he would have a solid shot at becoming a solid NBA player with Toronto.
    He is a “limited” player and it’s going to be very difficult to ever win a championship with him as your main Center [or Power Forward, or Small Forward, etc.].

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