Personally, I don't think it's premature to be looking ahead to the 2012 draft at this point. Especially since the many previews of this season are outright stating that the Raps intelligently suck this year, and are relying on Valanciunas and a high lottery pick next year to begin moving them toward contention.

Hoopshype has the Raps at #3 picking Anthony Davis. I'm not sure about this pick for two reasons; 1. We already have an Ed Davis, and 2. We already have Ed and Amir, and possibly Jonas, to hustle within 5ft of the rim. That being said, I like Anthony Davis a lot, and wouldn't mind seeing him as a Raptor at all.

I guess my feeling is that Harrison Barnes is the total package and exactly what the Raps need. He's like a rich man's Lamarcus Alridge.

If BC can land Kemba Walker via trade (ironically) and lure a Gerald Wallace-like free agent (dreaming) then our starting line-up could look like this.

PG Kemba
SG Barnes
SF Derozan
C Valanciunas
PF Wallace (griity veteran leadership)