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  • Draft Profile: Tristan Thompson

    Source: NJ.com

  • #2
    If he can move to the 3 spot I'm all for it, he can be the Josh Smith of the north.
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    • #3
      Toronto is bringing him in.

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      • #4
        e2thed wrote: View Post
        If he can move to the 3 spot I'm all for it, he can be the Josh Smith of the north.
        Not happening, the guy is going to be a nice power forward for years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1NcI...&feature=share This video shows him putting in work on his post game.
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        • #5
          Window Starts @ #5 With Raptors

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          • #6
            I don't see Toronto drafting another power forward at the 5 spot. Then we have AB, AJ, ED, as well as Thompson. Unless BC drafts a 4 and then trades one of he other guys for wing / backcourt help (not to mention a legit centre), this doesnt really make sense. Also, TT hasnt really been projected to go that high. Given the weakness of this draft, he could move up, especially if he impresses teams in the weeks before the draft. Personally, I wouldnt mind seeing Toronto deal Amir, and trying to add Thompson. They would either have to trade this pick to trade down, or try to acquire a 2nd pick in the 1st round. It would have to be another lottery pick though, I think Thompson will be going anywhere from 7 - 12.

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            • #7
              If the PF position weren't the only completely solid area for the Raptors, I'd love to see him drafted by Toronto. But as it is, I just don't see where he'd get minutes.
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              • #8
                I'm all about drafting the best player available...as long as it's not a PF. haha
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                • #9
                  Bad timing. If Ed Davis had not fallen last year, then who knows? Given the uncertainty around the Euro bigs, Thompson would have been a safe and popular pick.

                  I am no talent scout or expert but I thought he looked like the best PF in the tourney outside of Williams. Not sure what his ceiling is but I can't see why he couldn't turn into a top 8 guy on a good team.

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                  • #10
                    If they draft Tristan, then they have to trade Amir. if they trade Amir while his stock is high thats a good idea.
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                    • #11
                      Not necessarily. Ed Davis is planning on adding 20lbs of muscle over the summer. If he does that then he enters camp the same size as Noah. Last time I checked Noah is excelling at the 5 with a similar style as Ed. If Ed slides to the five then there's lots of room at the 4 for Amir and Tristan. Unless the Raptors draft a legit center I think Ed is destined to move to center and I think it will be a natural shift IF he adds the muscle mass he and his father are promising. Soon we'll be calling Ed a center, not a forward.

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                      • #12
                        Apollo wrote: View Post
                        Not necessarily. Ed Davis is planning on adding 20lbs of muscle over the summer. If he does that then he enters camp the same size as Noah. Last time I checked Noah is excelling at the 5 with a similar style as Ed. If Ed slides to the five then there's lots of room at the 4 for Amir and Tristan. Unless the Raptors draft a legit center I think Ed is destined to move to center and I think it will be a natural shift IF he adds the muscle mass he and his father are promising. Soon we'll be calling Ed a center, not a forward.
                        Exactly what i was thinking, well said.

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                        • #13
                          I disagree with the idea that Davis will be a C within the next few years. I think he's perfect where he is now. Apollo, I'm not sure where you got the impression that Davis would be the same size as Noah... Ed is 6'10", while Joakim is a legit 7'.

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                          • #14
                            jrdyck wrote: View Post
                            I disagree with the idea that Davis will be a C within the next few years. I think he's perfect where he is now. Apollo, I'm not sure where you got the impression that Davis would be the same size as Noah... Ed is 6'10", while Joakim is a legit 7'.
                            Technically, neither is 7 feet. Davis measured at 6'9, whereas Noah measured at 6'10.5. Noah has a little longer wingspan, but Davis has a longer reach. Basically, they are pretty similar, size wise. Davis can definitely play center were he to add 20 lbs of muscle. He'd be on the smaller side, but guys like Al Horford, Emeka Okafor and Al Jefferson are all shorter. And he has a longer reach, as well.

                            It's probably not ideal that he play center, but Alonzo Mourning was considered a true PF, too, and he had a pretty good career at center. And he was only half an inch taller than Davis.
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                            • #15
                              Tim W. wrote: View Post
                              Technically, neither is 7 feet. Davis measured at 6'9, whereas Noah measured at 6'10.5. Noah has a little longer wingspan, but Davis has a longer reach. Basically, they are pretty similar, size wise. Davis can definitely play center were he to add 20 lbs of muscle. He'd be on the smaller side, but guys like Al Horford, Emeka Okafor and Al Jefferson are all shorter. And he has a longer reach, as well.

                              It's probably not ideal that he play center, but Alonzo Mourning was considered a true PF, too, and he had a pretty good career at center. And he was only half an inch taller than Davis.
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