NBADraft.net: Toronto Likely to Trade Down

NBADraft.net: Toronto Likely to Trade Down

Postby JSM on Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:58 am

NBA Draft.net: Just a week after winning the draft lottery, sources indicate that Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo is looking to move the top overall selection to a team in the 5-10 range. Two players that the Raptors will target in that area are UConn PG Marcus Williams and Washington SG Brandon Roy.

With the team's strength in the front court with Chris Bosh and Charlie Villanueva, a bigman such as Lamarcus Aldridge or Italian Andrea Bargnani make less sense. Also factoring into the equation is the fact that this is not a great draft to have the top overall selection, so a team such as Toronto could add a talented piece (veteran player) through trade and pick up a player in the mid lotto area who could end up just as good as the top pick in the long run.

With a brand new (GM) job in Toronto, Colangelo has the flexibility to make any number of moves, and it looks likely that they will be the first team since the Boston Celtics traded the top overall selection to the Golden State Warriors in 1980.

Lamarcus Aldridge appears to be the strongest candidate to go first for a team that moves into that position.
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Postby slimjim on Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:33 am

toronto is planning to draft Andrea Bargnani if i remember correctly.... colangelo wanted this guy badly even while he was at PHX...

smokescreen... or he is confident that he can get Andrea at their traded down position...

it's no suprise that colangelo wants this guy badly...
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Re: NBADraft.net: Toronto Likely to Trade Down

Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:34 am

Bryan Colangelo is looking to move the top overall selection to a team in the 5-10 range. Two players that the Raptors will target in that area are UConn PG Marcus Williams and Washington SG Brandon Roy.

Same as Lakers...
Anyway it's smart move by Colangelo to move down, because this isn't so strong draft where with #1 pick you could get LeBron or D-Howard and with 5-10 pick you can get maybe even better player then with 1st overall pick.
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Postby bb7793 on Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:43 pm

Smilar to last year. The top pick wasnt even the best player in the draft.
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Postby KB24 on Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:46 pm

There is no sure franchise player available in this draft. Only intriguing top3 talent is Aldridge.
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Postby halekulani on Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:13 pm

brandon roy looks better than aldridge right now.
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Postby KAMILLION on Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:03 pm

You can never say there are no franchise type players in any draft. No one expected Wade to be Wade or Malone to be Malone when they were drafted. Some players exceed expectations when they hit the L. These are the years where the scouts need to really earn their money because a Lebron isn't laid on a silver platter for them.
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Postby MarkMadsen on Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:06 pm

wheres the rudy gay hype?

Tornoto needs to draft that guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?search=rud ... X-CP1wN1-M
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Postby eNlight on Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:52 pm

they have joey graham, he'll turn out nicely too. what they should really look at is a player that can start in front of jose calderon, get rid of mike james, and have jose come off the bench .
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Postby MarkMadsen on Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:40 pm

joey graham aint nothing though.
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Postby SWOL on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:33 am

DO IT MITCH!!!
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Postby lakerfanimal on Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:50 pm

MarkMadsen wrote:wheres the rudy gay hype?

Tornoto needs to draft that guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?search=rud ... X-CP1wN1-M


if he took over games as much as he has the ability to, hed be no doubt number 1, but thats the problem..
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