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2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread

Started by Deebo, November 21, 2020, 01:52:25 PM

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Frank E

Unless it's fake news, or old news, but I just read that Masai is staying?

Nik

Quote from: Frank E on June 04, 2021, 11:40:04 AM
Unless it's fake news, or old news, but I just read that Masai is staying?

I think you were taken in by a hoax.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Frank E

Quote from: Nik on June 04, 2021, 11:52:37 AM
Quote from: Frank E on June 04, 2021, 11:40:04 AM
Unless it's fake news, or old news, but I just read that Masai is staying?

I think you were taken in by a hoax.

Damnit!

L K

Raptors move up to 4th in the draft lottery.  This is supposed to be a very good draft class so this is potentially big for the franchise

Significantly Insignificant

Quote from: L K on June 22, 2021, 11:09:09 PM
Raptors move up to 4th in the draft lottery.  This is supposed to be a very good draft class so this is potentially big for the franchise

The last time they drafted 4th overall it worked out well.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

Nik

Quote from: L K on June 22, 2021, 11:09:09 PM
Raptors move up to 4th in the draft lottery.  This is supposed to be a very good draft class so this is potentially big for the franchise

The top 4 is where you definitely want to be in this draft. Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs are all excellent prospects. Cunningham is a solid bet to go as #1 but beyond that any of the other three would be great and fill a real need for the Raps.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

Quote from: Nik on June 23, 2021, 01:59:27 AM
Quote from: L K on June 22, 2021, 11:09:09 PM
Raptors move up to 4th in the draft lottery.  This is supposed to be a very good draft class so this is potentially big for the franchise

The top 4 is where you definitely want to be in this draft. Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs are all excellent prospects. Cunningham is a solid bet to go as #1 but beyond that any of the other three would be great and fill a real need for the Raps.

I really hope Mobley drops to the Raptors.  He seems like the perfect fit for the Raptors system.  Great defensive center who can pass and has the potential to have big offensive production.   

Significantly Insignificant

Quote from: L K on June 23, 2021, 01:52:49 PM
Quote from: Nik on June 23, 2021, 01:59:27 AM
Quote from: L K on June 22, 2021, 11:09:09 PM
Raptors move up to 4th in the draft lottery.  This is supposed to be a very good draft class so this is potentially big for the franchise

The top 4 is where you definitely want to be in this draft. Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs are all excellent prospects. Cunningham is a solid bet to go as #1 but beyond that any of the other three would be great and fill a real need for the Raps.

I really hope Mobley drops to the Raptors.  He seems like the perfect fit for the Raptors system.  Great defensive center who can pass and has the potential to have big offensive production.

I don't know.  There's a 50% chance they are drafting someone with the first name Jalen.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

Nik

Quote from: L K on June 23, 2021, 01:52:49 PM
I really hope Mobley drops to the Raptors.  He seems like the perfect fit for the Raptors system.  Great defensive center who can pass and has the potential to have big offensive production.

That would be cool, especially if they then brought Lowry back.

But, then again, Suggs might be a perfect Lowry replacement. And Green might be the best pure scorer in the draft and the Raps need someone you want to give the ball to in the final minutes so...probably a good problem to have. My hunch is Green is the guy in the #4 spot.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Bender

Quote from: Nik on June 23, 2021, 04:09:08 PM
Quote from: L K on June 23, 2021, 01:52:49 PM
I really hope Mobley drops to the Raptors.  He seems like the perfect fit for the Raptors system.  Great defensive center who can pass and has the potential to have big offensive production.

That would be cool, especially if they then brought Lowry back.

But, then again, Suggs might be a perfect Lowry replacement. And Green might be the best pure scorer in the draft and the Raps need someone you want to give the ball to in the final minutes so...probably a good problem to have. My hunch is Green is the guy in the #4 spot.
As someone who doesn't watch a ton to basketball these all sound great to me.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Nik


I'll probably go back and forth on this a dozen times but now I kind of feel like Mobley might very well be the guy at #4. I think Cunningham-Green are a safe bet at 1 and 2 and I think neither Mobley or Suggs are great fits for Cleveland so I think someone might trade up to land Suggs. Mobley is seen as a high ceiling/high floor guy but maybe the least NBA ready so I can't help think that he's the guy teams back off of a little.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

They passed up Jalen Suggs to draft F Scotty Barnes.

I don't understand this move at all. 


Nik


How do the Raptors always, always screw up their high picks. How? Like the only thing they don't need is a forward who can't shoot. They desperately need a PG to replace Lowry.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Significantly Insignificant

https://ca.nba.com/news/2021-nba-draft-scottie-barnes-scouting-report-strengths-weaknesses-and-player-comparisons/dwlgq2qx360m1xc5nb130p1nf

This scouting report talks of him being a point guard in a forwards body.  It calls him unique.  If you read the one on Jalen Suggs though, they whiffed this pick.  This feels like when Darko Milicic was drafted 2nd in the 2003 NBA draft.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

L K

#44
They drafted a guy who can't shoot.  I really hope I'm wrong but this is just an awful decision.   There has to be a significant trade here to explain this