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Minnesota (25 percent chance

Minnesota

(25 percent chance of winning lottery)

Kyrie Irving

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 180 pounds
Age: 19
School: Duke
Analysis: Stop with the David-Kahn-drafting-a-point-guard jokes and you'll realize ... sixth time is a charm. Yes, Kahn has drafted three point guards and signed another two via free agency in his short, two-year term. But to date, none of them has panned out.

Two of them -- Ramon Sessions and Ty Lawson -- were traded. Ricky Rubio is still hanging out in Spain with no definitive answer on when he's coming to the NBA. Jonny Flynn has been a major disappointment, and Luke Ridnour is not the future of the franchise.

Irving, on the other hand, makes perfect sense for the young Wolves. He has the most potential of any of the guards Kahn has recruited. He also has a high basketball IQ, can shoot (something the Wolves really need) and is a high-character player (another thing they could use).

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Cleveland
(19.9% chance of winning lottery)

Derrick Williams

Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 241
Age: Turns 20 on May 25
School: Arizona
Analysis: Williams is an interesting fit for the Cavs. They'd prefer Irving. But if they can't get him, Williams is the guy. If you project him as a small forward, he fits an immediate need. The Cavs still are trying to fill the huge hole left by LeBron James. Williams can't fill it, but he's a terrific talent.

If you project him as an undersized 4 in the mold of David West, he's competing with J.J. Hickson (the Cavs' only other young building block of note) for a spot in the starting lineup. That's not ideal for a team that has major holes to fill, but the truth is Williams is the only other player on the Big Board worthy of a top-two pick.

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Toronto
(15.6% chance of winning lottery)

Enes Kanter

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 255
Age: Turns 19 on May 20
Country: Turkey
Analysis: Bryan Colangelo has a thing for international players. But that's not the only reason we have Kanter going No. 3. Going into the season, a number of scouts considered him a potential No. 1 pick. Thanks to the NCAA, we never got to see whether he could earn it -- but Kanter has a lot going for him.

He is tough, can play inside and out, rebounds the basketball, and has a higher basketball IQ than most of the kids his age. He's a bit undersized for a center, but his toughness in the paint will be a welcome contrast to Andrea Bargnani's Charmin-soft game.

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Washington
(11.9% chance of winning lottery)

Jan Vesely

Position: PF
Height: 6-11
Weight: 240
Age: 21
Country: Czech Republic
Analysis: The Wizards won the draft lottery last year and brought in a thoroughbred in John Wall. What they need is an athletic forward to run the floor with him. Most Euros wouldn't come close to fitting that bill, but Vesely might be the exception. He's terrific in transition and an explosive leaper -- a rarity for Eastern European kids.

He's been a starter in the Euroleague for the past few years, and while his numbers don't necessarily wow you, his game looks like it will translate better at the next level. A bit of a risky pick, but after Irving and Williams are off the board, all the picks are risky.

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Sacramento
(7.6% chance of winning lottery)

Kemba Walker

Position: PG
Height: 6-1
Weight: 172
Age: Turns 21 on May 8
School: UConn
Analysis: The Kings have finally come to two realizations in the past year. One, Tyreke Evans isn't a point guard. Two, character and leadership matter. Enter Walker. Not only does he play the right position, but no one in college basketball showed more heart, leadership or a desire to win than Kemba this past season. He has his weaknesses, but he should give the Kings something they really haven't had in a while -- a winner.

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Utah
(via New Jersey)
(7.5% chance of winning lottery)

Brandon Knight

Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Age: 18
School: Kentucky
Analysis: The Jazz acquired this pick in their February trade-deadline deal with the Nets. They lost their All-Star point guard Deron Williams in the deal but picked up this pick, Derrick Favors and Devin Harris in return. The Jazz like Harris but see Knight as a potential franchise player down the road.

Knight's freshman season was up and down, but he has a few qualities that make him a terrific fit in Utah. He is big, plays defense, shoots the ball well, and is a great kid on and off the court. He should be a perfect fit with the Jazz.

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Detroit
(4.3% chance of winning lottery)

Bismack Biyombo

Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 243
Age: 18
Country: Congo
Analysis: Joe Dumars began building the 2000 edition of the Bad Boys around an unheralded, undrafted big man named Ben Wallace a decade ago. Wallace was raw offensively, but his athleticism, length and aggressiveness on the defensive end set the tone for the Pistons for a decade.

The past few years, the Pistons have lost virtually all of that mojo. Biyombo might be the perfect remedy for what ails them. He has burst onto the scene and could be a risk. But it's hard to find his combination of length, athleticism and motor at this point in the draft. He should be a perfect complement to the more offensive-oriented Greg Monroe on the Pistons' front line.

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Cleveland
(via L.A. Clippers)
(2.8% chance of winning lottery)

Jonas Valanciunas

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
Age: 19
Country: Lithuania
Analysis: The Cavs had a lot of luck with another Lithuanian big man a decade ago -- Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Can lightning strike twice? Some scouts believe he's the most talented international player in the draft. But questions about his contract situation in Europe combined with fears that he lacks the elite athleticism he needs to compete in the NBA lower his stock a bit. At this point in the draft, he's worth the risk.

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Charlotte
(1.7% chance of winning lottery)

Kawhi Leonard

Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Age: 19
School: San Diego State
Analysis: The Bobcats are a mess. They have some talent. But they also have huge needs at every position on the floor. Leonard might be a bit of a reach this high, but his game reminds me a bit of a young Gerald Wallace.

He plays with a terrific combination of length, athleticism and motor. While he's not as accomplished a ball handler, he's a better rebounder and shooter than Wallace was at this age. The Bobcats certainly can use both his toughness and his versatility.

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Milwaukee
(1.1% chance of winning lottery)

Tristan Thompson

Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Age: 20
School: Texas
Analysis: The Bucks have two terrific building blocks in Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings -- but after that, it's mostly question marks. They traded last summer for Corey Maggette and signed John Salmons and Drew Gooden as free agents, and none of them really panned out as expected.

They really could use help at the 2, 3 and 4 positions. I have Thompson here because, of the players on the board, he's the most likely to be a Scott Skiles-type player. He's tough, aggressive and just a beast on the offensive boards. His skill level isn't particularly high on the offensive end yet, but he's a good fit alongside Bogut on the front line.

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Golden State
(0.8% chance of winning lottery)

Terrence Jones

Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 244
Age: 19
School: Kentucky
Analysis: I'm not sure Jones is the answer here. He struggled in the second half of the season, and many scouts wonder whether he's going to end up being a tweener in the mold of Al Harrington or Marvin Williams. But Jones' upside and his versatility make him a potential upside pick at No. 11 -- especially if he shows the ability to play the 3 alongside David Lee.

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Utah
(0.7% chance of winning lottery)

Alec Burks

Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 195
Age: 19
School: Colorado
Analysis: The Jazz have traditionally lacked a scoring athletic slasher in the backcourt. It's been an acknowledged need for years. This might be the year that brings changes. Burks is one of the most athletic guards in the draft. He has a quick first step and is a terrific finisher at the rim. His lack of a consistent jump shot and motor lowers his stock a bit. But at this point in the draft, he's worth the risk.

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Phoenix
(0.6% chance of winning lottery)

Jimmer Fredette

Position: SG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Age: 22
School: Brigham Young
Analysis: Steve Nash won't be around forever, and if the Suns want to continue to play their run-and-gun style, Fredette might be a great option. Like Nash, he is a dead-eye from long range and has a high basketball IQ.

He doesn't have the ballhandling skills or court vision of Nash yet ... but neither did Nash when he was drafted out of Santa Clara. Fredette's terrible defense raises concerns, but at least he's a fit on a team that has been willing to overlook Nash's weakness in that area for years.

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Houston
(0.5% chance of winning lottery)

Jordan Hamilton

Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 220
Age: 20
School: Texas
Analysis: Hamilton would be a great get for the Rockets here if he's still on the board. He might be the best pure scorer in the draft. Hamilton has unlimited range and is always hunting for his shot.

His shot selection is flat-out embarrassing at times, but when he gets it going, he's very tough to stop. The biggest question will be whether there's enough shots for both Hamilton and Kevin Martin.

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Indiana

Marcus Morris

Position: PF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
Age: 21
School: Kansas
Analysis: The Pacers' two biggest needs are an athletic guard who can create his own shot off the dribble, and a long, athletic big man who can block shots and rebound. Unfortunately neither of those players appears to be left on the board. So the Pacers have to settle for the next best thing.

Morris is more of a hybrid forward who can play both the 3 and the 4, sort of like Danny Granger. His ability to stretch the floor and rebound should be welcome in Indiana -- although I'm sure the Pacers will wish he was an inch or two taller. Boston College's Reggie Jackson is another real possibility here.

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Philadelphia

Donatas Motiejunas

Position: PF
Height: 7-0
Weight: 220
Age: 19
Country: Lithuania
Analysis: The Sixers have a ton of talent in the backcourt. But their frontcourt is a mess right now. Thaddeus Young is a free agent and a bit of a tweener. Elton Brand rebounded a bit this season, but his best days are behind him. Motiejunas might not be the answer, but at this point in the draft, he's worth a look. He's an aggressive scorer who can get to the rim. However, his lack of rebounding and defense is an issue.

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New York

Markieff Morris

Position: PF/C
Height: 6-10
Weight: 245
Age: 21
School: Kansas
Analysis: The Knicks really need a center, but you're not finding a terrific option at this point in the draft. Morris might be the best they're going to find. Not only has he proved to be a solid rebounder and shot-blocker, but he has the ability to step outside and knock down jumpers -- a big plus in any Mike D'Antoni system.

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Washington
(via Atlanta)

Klay Thompson

Position: PG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 202
Age: 21
School: Washington St.
Analysis: Nick Young is heading into free agency, and the Wizards could use another shooter in their backcourt to complement Wall. Thompson rivals Fredette as the best shooter in the draft and would be a great fit for the Wizards.

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Charlotte
(via New Orleans)

Reggie Jackson

Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 208
Age: 21
School: Boston College
Analysis: The Bobcats, as we noted, have needs just about everywhere. Jackson might be the biggest sleeper of the draft and should be a great fit in Charlotte. He is a terrific athlete, has a ridiculous 7-foot wingspan and shot the lights out this junior season. He has virtually every quality you look for in a modern NBA point guard.

The biggest question I have is whether he'll even be around at this point once he hits the Chicago combine and workouts. I think he could have a Paul George-type rise in this draft. I wouldn't be shocked to see the Bobcats ultimately considering him at No. 9.

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Minnesota (via Memphis)

Nikola Mirotic

Position: SF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 226
Age: 21
Country: Serbia
Analysis: Rest easy, Wolves fans. No, we don't have Minnesota taking yet another point guard here. Instead, we have the team taking a point forward. Mirotic is a serious talent -- a versatile forward playing at a very high level in the Euroleague right now.

There are some serious questions about his buyout right now (not sure the Wolves want to revisit this again), but at this point in the draft, he's a great value. If his contract were clean and he could come right away, he'd be a lottery pick.

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Portland

Kenneth Faried

Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Age: 21
School: Morehead State
Analysis: The Blazers were very high on Faried last year when he entered the draft and likely would have taken him in the first round. Faried withdrew, however, then came back to have another terrific season.

I find it hard to believe they'd pass on him if he falls this far. He was the best rebounder in college basketball, plays hard every night and brings some frantic energy to the court. A steal at No. 21.

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Denver

Tobias Harris

Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 226
Age: 18
School: Tennessee
Analysis: The Nuggets have a very bright future, post-Carmelo Anthony. The trade that netted them Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler for Melo might have worked out better for Denver than it did for New York. While the backcourt looks set with Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo, and Nene and Gallinari look like the future on the front line, there's still a need in the frontcourt.

Chandler is a free agent, and the Nuggets might not want to meet his asking price. Harris might be one of the more underrated players in the draft. He can play both the 3 and 4, has a very high basketball IQ and has an NBA body. He doesn't do any one thing at an elite level, but he's one of the most well-rounded players in the draft.

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Houston
(via Orlando)

Darius Morris

Position: PG
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Age: 20
School: Michigan
Analysis: The Rockets got a career year out of Kyle Lowry, but is he the long-term answer at the point? I think they'd have to take a hard look at Morris if he's here.

He's different than Lowry. He is bigger and really sees the floor well. His lack of elite quickness and shooting ability hurts his stock a bit -- but some scouts compare him to a young Andre Miller.

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Oklahoma City

Tyler Honeycutt

Position: G/F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 188
Age: 20
School: UCLA
Analysis: The Thunder are solid at virtually every position on the floor. But with Jeff Green being shipped off to Boston this year, Honeycutt could come in and bring some depth. Honeycutt isn't as big as Green, but he's a talented, versatile wing with a great basketball IQ. He'd be a great fit in OKC.

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Boston

Chris Singleton

Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 225
Age: 21
School: Florida State
Analysis: The Celtics pride themselves on being a defensive team, and Singleton might be the best perimeter defensive player in the draft. He can guard three positions on the floor, and shut down virtually everything with his length, strength and quickness. His offensive game is a still a work in progress, but that's not going to discourage teams this late in the draft.

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Dallas

Davis Bertans

Position: SF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 210
Age: 18
Country: Latvia
Analysis: It's unfair to compare any young European player to Dirk Nowitzki. But after watching Bertans shoot the lights out in the practices of the Nike Hoop Summit, that's how some scouts were referring to him. Bertans doesn't have Nowitzki's size or strength and looks to be a pretty serious project. But long term, he could be a really nice addition for the Mavs.

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New Jersey
(via L.A. Lakers)

Justin Harper

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Age: 21
School: Richmond
Analysis: Harper played off the radar for most of the season, but scouts really like him. He is a good athlete, has good size and can really stroke the basketball. He plays a bit like a young Rashard Lewis. He won't take over games very often but is a nice complementary player.

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Chicago
(via Miami)

Charles Jenkins

Position: SG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Age: 22
School: Hoftstra
Analysis: The Bulls still miss the explosive scoring off the bench that Ben Gordon used to deliver. While it's a stretch to compare Jenkins to him, it's not totally off. Jenkins can stroke the basketball and was one of the most explosive scorers in college basketball. A sleeper for the late first round.

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San Antonio

Lucas Noguiera

Position: C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 218
Age: 18
Country: Brazil
Analysis: The Spurs have done a good job over the years of finding young international players and stashing them overseas for a few years until they are ready. Noguiera seems like a good candidate.

He's long, athletic and a terrific shot-blocker. He just needs more experience and about 30 pounds of muscle. A few years in Europe should help prepare him.

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Chicago

Bogan Bogdanovic

Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Age: 22
Country: Croatia
Analysis: Bogdanovic likely will stay in Europe the next few years thanks to a new lucrative contract in Spain. But he could be an asset for the Bulls -- especially when they already have another pick in the first round.

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Questionable picks
  • Alec Burks going 12th: Really, in a weak SG class. I thought for sure he would be top 10, but I do love Utah getting him. Still have doubt about him slipping out of the top 10.
  • Bismack Biyombo going 7th: A month ago this guy was an unknown, a 2nd rounder. Then in a week he shot up like 50 spots. Yeah, thats right 50! How does that happen? I know he got a triple double at the Nike Hoop Summit and I know he has a ridiculous wingspan, but that NEVER happens. There must be something else that I am missing or scouts are really overrating him and he ends up being a bust. My money is on the latter.
  • Donatas Motiejunas missing the lottery: A year ago Motie was planning on entering the draft, but when he noticed that he was likely to be a lottery pick, his heart dropped and decided to stay out and enter the draft the next year when he would for sure be a lottery pick. I know his defense and rebounding sucks but at some point his magnificient offensive game has to warrant him a lottery pick especially in such a weak class.
  • Reggie Jackson in the first round: This is the first time I've heard of this guy going in the first round. I've always seen him as 2nd round material. Even this site has him going in the first round. Are scouts seeing the same things that I'm seeing? Apparently not.
  • Davis Bertans: Apparently Chad Ford and a bunch of scouts think this guy is the next Dirk. Excuse me how is that possible. Dirk is more than just a good outside shooter. He is a good rebounder, okay defender and has the heart of a champion. How can you compare Bertans to Dirk? To me NO PLAYER can be compared to Dirk. He's just that good. Also the first time I've seen him in the first round
  • Where is Jeremy Tyler: Last I heard, this guy was very athletic and a stud. Attitude problems and poor international play lowered his stock but this guy used to be a lottery pick, and now he's not even in the first round? His stock couldn't have dropped that much especially if he is 6'10 and with this being such a weak draft class.
  • Charles Jenkins ahead of Marshon Brooks: Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Marson Brooks the second leading scorer in NCAA this year, behind only Jimmer Fredette? Isn't that what Jenkins is known for too? Yet he is behind Marshon Brooks in scoring. Chicago badly needs a shooter and a scorer. Preferrably an athletic one, that can play a little defense. To me Marshon Brooks fits the mold better.
  • Since when is Justin Harper a first rounder? What happened to guys like Jordan Williams or Jajuan Johnson or John Leuer or Jeremy Tyler. In my book all 4 of those guys are ahead of Justin Harper.

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Hey, Ford is legit. It's

Hey, Ford is legit. It's early May and he's a little jumpy in his early mocks, but he's one of the best sources on the matter, but I've been following him for a few years now and I don't agree with everything he says, but he's established himself enough for me to listen to what he says. A lot of guys who cover the draft on other sites aren't particually good, but Ford isn't one of those guys.

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wardb, another good post!

You heard Jeremy Tyler was a stud??? from what a high school article 3 years back?? and Harper and Jackson are completely legit 1st round picks....you have to remember man, college success does not always equal NBA stardom. Ask Adam Morrison

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ughh when u have an

ughh when u have an undersized combo guard from a mid-major school going in the 1st round, you know the draft is hideously pathetic

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Seriously, have nobody else

Seriously, have nobody else in the world besides Raptor fans noticed that Bryan Colangelo is moving away from European players?

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I don't agree with Jenkins

I don't agree with Jenkins going that high but

These are undersized combo guards from mid major schools that actually WENT in the first round

Steph Curry, Dominique Jones, George Hill, Rodney Stuckey, Delonte West and Courtney Lee is a combo guard from a mid major, but I wouldn't consider him undersized at 6'5''

There has been about one a year for the past 5 or 6, is the actual draft hideosly pathetic?

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Where is Nolan Smith ?

Where is Nolan Smith ?

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The Pacers

The Pacers will be selecting either Kyrie or Williams if our trade happens.

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@Sports Tears; Look, I know

@Sports Tears; Look, I know as a blogger you want people to read your blog, and that this site is a great place to find readers, but every time I've seen you post it's been a sentence and then a link. You don't engage in a discussion, and you are trying to take more from this site than you're giving. I too have a basketball blog, and in nearly a thousand posts I've linked to it less than a dozen times, because it's disrespectful to always ask people to go away from the forum and discuss your own stuff from outside the community.

I suggest you either stop spamming links to your blog, or post the actual article here with a link. The latter works for two reasons; the points system already in place gives the users an easy and familiar way to give feedback, and if people like what they read here they might follow it without links.

I realise I'm getting a bit preachy here, but I'm just trying to help you out.

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Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry, we weren't trying to upset anyone. We do try to go back and forth on here with people from time to time. We just link or blog at the start of a post or if it is to bring up an old post, like the pick of Dallas in 5 againts the lakers. Again, not trying to get people made. We appreciate the feedback.

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As far as Ford's Mock is

As far as Ford's Mock is concerned, I don't see Burks slipping to Utah's second pick. I figure if available the Cavaliers will take him with their second pick because they don't have a SG of Burks' calibre, and the Hickson/Varejao is a perfectly adequate frontline for a playoff team if they have talent at the wings. Failing that, the Bobcats, because here's a guy with actual star potential who could be had at 9th, and I don't see MJ as a new owner being patient enough to let the team drop all the way to the bottom to nab that player. I don't see that stud potential in Leonard, the Wallace comparison is bang on, he would be great if paired with a real star, but he isn't going to change the fortunes of a franchise near the cellar. It's the downside of his competitive nature that he doesn't seem to want to lose in the short-term to succeed long-term, but give it time and he'll figure it out.

Also, Motie is going top 10 without a doubt, hard to believe people pay to read what this guy has to say give how little of it makes sense.

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Not sure why the Raptors

Not sure why the Raptors wouldn't look at Brandon Knight. They have some good athletic wings, and a decent back up point guard/combo guard in Bayless. Knight looks like a great point guard who can really shoot it, and he has good size too. I like Bargs as a scorer inside. If Kanter is more of a 6'10 power forward not sure he is the kind of big man that they need. I think the Raptors could use an enforcer.

What the Raptors need to do is draft Brandon Knight (or Irving if they get a top 2 pick) and then sign DeAndre Jordan. He would be great with Bargs. And they would have 2 enforcers (Reggie Evans, Joey Dorsey) off the bench. DeRozan, Weems, Kleiza, and Bayless are all good scorers on the wings. Ed Davis is a good power forward. They could use him off the bench or starting (then put Bargs at the 3).

It looks like what the Raptors REALLY REALLY need is a point guard. Knight would be a great fit.

If they get a big guy they need an enforcer and shot-blocker. Enes Kanter doesn't sound like that kind of player. DeAndre Jordan makes a lot more sense. Jordan at center with Bargs at the 4 or the 3 along with Ed Davis, Dorsey, and Evans (maybe they can trade Amir Johnson) up front. Knight at point guard with Bayless and Calderon in reserves. Then DeRozan, Kleiza, and Weems on the wings. That looks like a well-rounded, deep, athletic, promising team.

A starting lineup of Knight and DeRozan in the backcourt, with Bargs (3), Ed Davis (4) and DeAndre Jordan (5) up front would be HUGE and borderline unstoppable if Jordan is blocking shots and Knight and Bargs are making their shots. They would still have Kleiza, Weems, Bayless, Calderon, Evans, and Dorsey off the bench to give them some of everything off the bench. I like that team a lot, with Knight as a perfect floor leader and deep threat, Jordan as the big man enforcer, and Bargs/DeRozan/Davis as three good scoring options.

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No worries, it's probably

No worries, it's probably just a good idea to show you know what you talk about on the forums by engaging with it more often before just saying "see what me and my buddy think".

I've made suggestions for a signature under each post so that blog links are less instrusive, but it has fallen on deaf ears thus far haha.

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@Memphis Madness; the whole

@Memphis Madness; the whole problem with what you just said was "I like Bargs as a scorer inside" when really, he does no such thing. DeAndre also isn't going to leave LA, playing alongside Griffin to play in Toronto unless he's traded.

Kanter on the other hand is a known banger inside, and is solidly built, which should allow him to play the C position, even if he is a little undersized. With SF another need, and Bayless showing promise with extended playing time, I don't see a PG being drafted unless it's Irving with the first pick, and even then Derrick Williams might be a better choice for this team.

Also, Bargnani is bulked up to play the C right now, he's lost the quickness which allowed him to play spot minutes at the SF when he was younger, he's a prototypical PF. I'd rather see what Bargs and Kanter can do at the PF/C position while Davis plays a Taj Gibson type role off the bench. Ed is still young, no reason to give up on a 1st overall pick who underperformed playing out of position just because a young guy shows flashes, we've seen that go wrong too many times.

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