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  • Apollo
    There’s no question the team would like a center so that, if Bosh leaves, head coach Jay Triano can move Andrea Bargnani to his more natural position at the four. However, the Raptors believe that they’ll get a big in any sign-and-trade for Bosh, so team need isn’t limiting their options in the draft right now.
    The team is also in a critical point in workouts. They had in Daniel Orton, Ekpe Udoh and Cole Aldrich in last week for workouts and will have in Hassan Whiteside and Solomon Alabi in early this week.
    Later this week the Raptors will look at potential replacements for all both positions. They’ll have Eric Bledsoe, Paul George and Xavier Henry in for a workouts. All three players are in the mix at 13. Avery Bradley was also scheduled to be in the workout but an ankle sprain forced him to cancel the workout. Sources say Bradley may be the Raptors pick at No. 13 if none of the Top 10 players in the draft slip.

    Its a repeat post from what I posted in the Bradley thread but it should be here too.

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  • Buddahfan
    Draft Express Now Has Advanced Stats On Draft Prospects

    Good stuff

    Luke Babbitt rated #1 in +/-. including an astounding -18 in team points allowed when on court vs off court. Minus on defense is good because it means that your team is giving up fewer points when you are on the court than when you are off. He is one hell of a defender or his backups really stunk. Probably a bit of both

    Aldrich rated #6 in on court defense points allowed vs off court with Larry Sanders was just ahead of him.

    Udoh was #6 in overall plus minus with a stronger showing on offense than defense though he did show a minus on defense.

    By the way Bradley ranked dead last in plus/minus with a minus 8.7 No doubt his bad play negatively affected James who had a plus/minus of only plus 3.0

    Here are the numbers. You can even compare players which is kind of neat.

    I compared Aldrich with Artsiom Parakhouski and there numbers were fairly close except in scoring and totals per game since AP played more minutes per game.

    Note that not all the stats seem to be available for all the players. For example there is no plus/minus for AP.

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  • Raptorsss
    Why are people so high on Bledsoe? He's a projected second round project.

    I'd hope for 1# Udoh, 2# Aldrich (Two defensive bigs) 3# Whiteside 4# Sanders 5# Bradley
    Last edited by Raptorsss; Wed May 26, 2010, 06:02 PM.

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  • Buddahfan
    More Damion James Observations #1

    Maybe it's the beard, maybe it's the game, but it's hard to watch Thomas Gipson without picturing Damion James.

    Gipson describes his game like this: "Very physical in the paint, hard-nosed, dominant."
    Sounds about right.

    19. PF Damion James, 6-7 225
    James showed a lot of positive signs that he could adapt to the small forward position as a senior. His shot improved and he remains an aggressive and instinctive rebounder. He's not a playmaker, but he holds his own on offense due to an ability to score both inside and out.

    Derrick Favors on his Spurs interview
    Maybe this is a bit of a pipe dream, but who knows what Pop will conjure up come draft time. If it doesn’t work out, I would be call it a successful offseason to draft Damion James,

    ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford came out with his mock NBA Draft list today. He has former Texas forward Damion James going at No. 20 to the San Antonio Spurs and guard Avery Bradley going at No. 25 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

    In Ford’s analysis of James, a 6-foot-8, 224-pound small forward, he said, “James might be one of the more underrated players in this year’s draft. Very few players have his combination of athleticism and motor. He doesn’t have a position on offense, but he’s a Spurs type of player all the way.”
    Geez, if James is good enough for Pop at #20 rather than Bradley...........
    Last edited by Buddahfan; Sun May 23, 2010, 11:42 AM.

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  • Tim W.
    matt wrote: View Post
    I say trade Bosh for nets third pick(to select Cousins), Lee, T.W, and anything else to match it up.
    The Nets aren't going to give up the third pick to sign Bosh. Not when they don't have to give anything up for him. And they don't have to match salaries.

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  • matt
    Braveheart wrote: View Post
    What i think they should is try and trade up and get Demarcus Cousins. A big man that actually plays center, and build around a core of Demar, Sonny, Bargnani, and Demarcus. And during free agency sign and trade bosh for some young prospect and a good point (my first pick would be Nets if they get john wall we could trade for Harris and CDR since they dont play him enough)
    I say trade Bosh for nets third pick(to select Cousins), Lee, T.W, and anything else to match it up.

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  • Tim W.
    Apollo wrote: View Post
    They would only be on the hook for one season and an expiring contract is marketable for some other trade down the line... Say the 2011 trade deadline?
    Read my latest post about expiring contracts. They're not going to worth nearly as much as people think...

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  • Apollo
    They all declared. I bolded some prominent names. I'll update my post to make it more clear. Sorry.

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  • Mack North
    Apollo, I'm assuming the ones in bold have declared their entry? I'm just curious on he status of Jordan Crawford, I haven't heard him declare yet...

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  • Apollo
    Here is everyone who has declared early. I bolded some of the prominent names coming out but not all.

    Early Entry Candidates

    Player, School, Status
    Solomon Alabi, Florida State, Sophomore
    Cole Aldrich, Kansas, Junior
    Lavoy Allen, Temple, Junior
    Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest, Sophomore
    James Anderson, Oklahoma State, Junior
    Kevin Anderson, Richmond, Junior
    Luke Babbitt, Nevada, Sophomore
    Armon Bassett, Ohio, Junior
    Talor Battle, Penn State, Junior
    Keith Benson, Oakland, Junior
    Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky, Freshman
    Anatoly Bose, Nicholls State, Junior
    Dee Bost, Mississippi State, Sophomore
    Craig Brackins, Iowa State, Junior
    Avery Bradley, Texas, Freshman
    Carlon Brown, Utah, Junior
    Derrick Caracter, UTEP, Junior
    DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, Freshman
    Jordan Crawford, Xavier, Sophomore
    Ed Davis, North Carolina, Sophomore
    Mike Davis, Illinois, Junior
    Paul Davis, Winston-Salem State, Junior
    Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech, Junior
    Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, Sophomore
    Kenneth Faried, Morehead State, Junior
    Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech, Freshman
    Courtney Fortson, Arkansas, Sophomore
    Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Junior
    Keith “Tiny” Gallon, Oklahoma, Freshman
    Charles Garcia, Seattle, Junior
    Paul George, Fresno State, Sophomore
    Anthony Gurley, Massachusetts, Junior
    Manny Harris, Michigan, Junior
    Gordon Hayward, Butler, Sophomore
    Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, Junior
    Xavier Henry, Kansas, Freshman
    Darington Hobson, New Mexico, Junior
    Adnan Hodzic, Lipscomb, Junior
    Armon Johnson, Nevada, Junior
    JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, Junior
    Ravern Johnson, Mississippi State, Junior
    Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, Junior
    Cameron Jones, Northern Arizona, Junior
    Dominique Jones, South Florida, Junior
    Mac Koshwal, DePaul, Junior
    Sylven Landesberg, Virginia, Sophomore
    Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech, Junior
    Kenny Lawson, Creighton, Junior
    Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, Freshman
    Demetri McCamey, Illinois, Junior
    Elijah Millsap, Alabama-Birmingham, Junior
    Greg Monroe, Georgetown, Sophomore
    E’Twaun Moore, Purdue, Junior
    Arnett Moultrie, UTEP, Sophomore
    A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt, Junior
    Daniel Orton, Kentucky, Freshman
    Patrick Patterson, Kentucky, Junior
    Rico Pickett, Manhattan, Junior
    Eniel Polynice, Mississippi, Junior
    Herb Pope, Seton Hall, Sophomore
    Jeff Robinson, Seton Hall, Junior
    Samardo Samuels, Louisville, Sophomore
    Larry Sanders, Virginia Commonwealth, Junior
    John Sloan, Huntingdon (AL), Junior
    Tracy Smith, North Carolina State, Junior
    Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, Freshman
    Lazar Trifunovic, Radford, Junior
    Evan Turner, Ohio State, Junior
    Alex Tyus, Florida, Junior
    Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, Junior
    John Wall, Kentucky, Freshman
    Willie Warren, Oklahoma, Sophomore
    Quinton Watkins, San Diego State, Freshman
    C.J. Webster, San Jose State, Junior
    Terrico White, Mississippi, Sophomore
    Hassan Whiteside, Marshall, Freshman
    Elliot Williams, Memphis, Sophomore
    Stevy Worah-Ozimo, Slippery Rock, Junior
    Chris Wright, Dayton, Junior
    Jahmar Young, New Mexico State, Junior

    The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2010 NBA Draft:

    Pablo Aguilar, Granada (Spain), 1989 DOB
    Andrew Albicy, Paris-Levallois (France), 1990 DOB
    Robin Benzing, Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany), 1989 DOB
    Stefan Bircevic, Metalac (Serbia), 1989 DOB
    Bojan Bogdanovic, Cibona (Croatia), 1989 DOB
    Sarra Camara, Le Havre (France), 1989 DOB
    Antoine Diot, Le Mans (France), 1989 DOB
    Bangaly Fofana, ASVEL (France), 1989 DOB
    Miralem Halilovic, Sloboda Dita (Bosnia), 1991 DOB
    Thomas Heurtel, Strasbourg (France), 1989 DOB
    Edwin Jackson, Rouen (France), 1989 DOB
    Dusan Korac, Centar (Montenegro), 1991 DOB
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Siauliai (Lithuania), 1989 DOB
    Luc Louves, Maurienne (France) 1989 DOB
    Uros Lukovic, Radnicki Basket (Serbia), 1989 DOB
    Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Treviso (Italy), 1990 DOB
    Last edited by Apollo; Thu Apr 29, 2010, 04:46 PM.

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  • Marz
    it looks like a mock draft to me.

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  • Apollo
    With all those bigmen in this class and the Raptors potentially losing Bosh, I would be shocked if they passed on guys like Whiteside and Orton or one of the bigger names should one drop. I can't view that page at work, is it a player ranking or a real deal mock draft?

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  • Buddahfan
    Chad Ford's Latest

    He has the Raptors picking Bledsoe. Of course it is still very early. So watch for changes. I have found his mock draft especially his last one before the real draft as accurate if not more so than all the others.

    If the Raptors do draft Bledsoe than most likely Calderon or Jack are Raptors history by this coming Nov.

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  • Apollo
    Mango, for what it's worth has Ed going to that Raptors @ 13.

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  • MangoKid
    Out of all the picks listed in the poll above, I'd take Ed Davis, but I don't think he'd be there when we do select. He's got a good motor, he's a very good rebounder and his wingspan is nice. His offensive game is coming along nicely as well.
    Secondly I would be more tempted to choose a guy like Xavier Henry. For a guy who's 18, he's got a pretty decent NBA body. He just has to tighten up his handles and he'll be alright. Bledsoe would be a close third. I think a name like Daniel Orton should be up there as well. He's a project - but what big man on that list isn't?, but he could be a Kendrick Perkins type.

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