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  • #31
    Love, the pick. Doesnt really go with the whole "culture reset" statement. This pick pretty much goes a long with what we've been doing. Get defensive first players and teach them how to play offense.

    Status quo pick. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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    Last edited by Chr1s1anL; Fri Jun 23rd, 2017, 10:05 AM.
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    • #32
      It's funny how league changed. 3 years ago he would be called a tweener. Now it's versatile forward
      Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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      • #33
        Love this pick. Was rooting for him to slip to us.

        Reports last night were that he is 2 months ahead of schedule on his rehab, which would put him back on the court with full contact in September or October. Already doing shooting work. So may get some pre-season looks at him even if no summer league.
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        • #34
          I suppose the last word should rest on the best medical minds in the org. but what's the rush? Let him have a vigorous rehab, then a controlled stint with the 905 and then bring him in. This is a typical 12 month recuperative process (he was injured mid Jan.).

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          • #35
            grindhouse wrote: View Post
            Best player available I would rather sign back James Johnson I hate our scouts
            Derrick White was not the best player available.

            Anunoby was a consensus top 10 pick in January before he tore his ACL, definitely the best on the board at 23.

            ACL injuries aren't as scary as they were 10 years ago. Most people can recover well from them now, if treated properly. Plus he's still so young I'm not too concerned about it.

            I'd personally be more afraid of foot or back injuries. Or a meniscus tear even. Long recovery times for ACL injuries, but they aren't the career ending death sentence they used to be.

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            • #36
              tucas wrote: View Post

              Anunoby was a consensus top 10 pick in January before he tore his ACL, definitely the best on the board at 23.

              ACL injuries aren't as scary as they were 10 years ago.
              Most people can recover well from them now, if treated properly. Plus he's still so young I'm not too concerned about it.
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              Scary enough to drop all the way to late first round.
              Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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              • #37
                MixxAOR wrote: View Post
                Scary enough to drop all the way to late first round.
                GMs can be skittish...their preference is having a Round 1 suited player on day 1. I am sure his med. records were available to all. The upside is too much to pass up on at #23.

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                • #38
                  tucas wrote: View Post
                  Derrick White was not the best player available.

                  Anunoby was a consensus top 10 pick in January before he tore his ACL, definitely the best on the board at 23.

                  ACL injuries aren't as scary as they were 10 years ago. Most people can recover well from them now, if treated properly. Plus he's still so young I'm not too concerned about it.

                  I'd personally be more afraid of foot or back injuries. Or a meniscus tear even. Long recovery times for ACL injuries, but they aren't the career ending death sentence they used to be.
                  Didn't lowry have an ACL tear in college too?

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                  • #39
                    https://theringer.com/2017-nba-draft...c-e345e30acdd6

                    Could O.G. grow into becoming a quality small-ball center?

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                    • #40
                      MixxAOR wrote: View Post
                      Scary enough to drop all the way to late first round.
                      But that's not all directly related to concerns on how he could be coming back from injury.

                      He wasn't able to participate in the draft combine, and while I haven't checked I imagine if he was asked to workout for teams it would be in a very limited capacity. With the exception of Fultz, most other top prospects went head to head in March Madness, didn't get to see Anunoby there though.

                      You're drafting this guy based off of what you saw 6 months ago and an interview with a team. You're taking guys ahead of them because your scouting is more complete on those players, doesn't necessarily mean they're better.

                      Also there's still a variable of risk/reward. The higher you are in the draft the higher risk it is to take someone who you haven't seen play basketball in six months. He's a high risk/ high reward player. But the more he falls the reward stays high but the risk is low.

                      If he doesn't pan out for the Raps, oh well, we wasted the 23rd pick it's not that big of a deal. If he doesn't pan out for say the Knicks at 8, it's a much bigger issue.

                      Not saying that he'll definitely come back 100% and live up to that top 10 hype. Chances are he'll sit on the bench for a couple seasons and ends up a role player off the bench and a decent #23. But the Raptors got someone at 23 who I believe has a higher chance of being as good as the guys in the top 10 than most of the players outside of it.

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                      • #41
                        TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post
                        Didn't lowry have an ACL tear in college too?
                        Yeah

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                        • #42
                          Great pick!

                          If this feature from last Nov doesn't get you excited about him, I don't know what will
                          https://theringer.com/og-anunoby-hyp...r-a90bda92fced

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                          • #43
                            Bendit wrote: View Post
                            GMs can be skittish...their preference is having a Round 1 suited player on day 1. I am sure his med. records were available to all. The upside is too much to pass up on at #23.
                            As Blake noted in his draft podcast, GMs and front office types can be skittish about drafting players coming off an an injury because a GM's perspective timeline tends to be shorter term. They don't often have the luxury of being able to wait a couple of years and see the results of a player's development, as they may be fired before that occurs.

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                            • #44
                              tucas wrote: View Post
                              But that's not all directly related to concerns on how he could be coming back from injury.

                              He wasn't able to participate in the draft combine, and while I haven't checked I imagine if he was asked to workout for teams it would be in a very limited capacity. With the exception of Fultz, most other top prospects went head to head in March Madness, didn't get to see Anunoby there though.

                              You're drafting this guy based off of what you saw 6 months ago and an interview with a team. You're taking guys ahead of them because your scouting is more complete on those players, doesn't necessarily mean they're better.

                              Also there's still a variable of risk/reward. The higher you are in the draft the higher risk it is to take someone who you haven't seen play basketball in six months. He's a high risk/ high reward player. But the more he falls the reward stays high but the risk is low.

                              If he doesn't pan out for the Raps, oh well, we wasted the 23rd pick it's not that big of a deal. If he doesn't pan out for say the Knicks at 8, it's a much bigger issue.

                              Not saying that he'll definitely come back 100% and live up to that top 10 hype. Chances are he'll sit on the bench for a couple seasons and ends up a role player off the bench and a decent #23. But the Raptors got someone at 23 who I believe has a higher chance of being as good as the guys in the top 10 than most of the players outside of it.
                              Worth adding: apparently the Raptors had him in the top 10 on their draft boards as well.

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                              • #45
                                The_Warlord wrote: View Post
                                Great pick!

                                If this feature from last Nov doesn't get you excited about him, I don't know what will
                                https://theringer.com/og-anunoby-hyp...r-a90bda92fced
                                Wowza

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