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  • ESPN Mock Draft 4.0: Raptors Pass on Udoh, select Bradley

    Chad Ford's ESPN Insider article has the Raptors passing up Ekpe Udoh (#1 on phdsteve's Big Board).

    Lottery picks:

    1. WAS - Wall
    2. LAC - Turner
    3. NJN - Favors
    4. MIN - Johnson
    5. SAC - Monroe
    6. GSW - Cousins
    7. DET - Aminu
    8. LAC - Hayward
    9. UTA - Babbitt
    10. IND - Davis
    11. NOH - Aldrich
    12. MEM - George
    13. TOR - Bradley
    14. HOU - Udoh.


    Analysis: The Raptors could go a number of different directions here. With Chris Bosh likely out the door, Hedo Turkoglu pining for a trade and the team shopping Jose Calderon -- you can expect the Raptors to look radically different next summer.

    Finding a center is atop GM Bryan Colangelo's list. If Bosh leaves he'd like to move Andrea Bargnani to the 4. But of the top big men left on the board -- Orton, Whiteside and Alabi -- none of them is close to being ready.

    That may shift the Raptors' focus to the backcourt. Assuming they can move Calderon this summer, they'll have a need at the point and Bradley, who can play both backcourt positions, is the type of athletic, explosive athlete they're looking for.
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