Donte Greene: Could Raptors Be Seeing Greene at This Year's Entry Draft?

Jacob PearlContributor IJune 11, 2008

This year's NBA entry draft is extremely deep. With players like Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose, and O.J. Mayo expected to go early, the Raps are going to be looking for a player who is able to contribute consistently at the defensive and offensive ends of the floor. Donte Greene, at 6-foot-10 230 lbs, has the rare combination of size and athleticism, that could really help The Raptors. He has a knack for shooting the 3-ball and is at some points simply unstoppable, but the down side is that he can get too over-confident, and rely on himself too much. He has slightly above average defensive skills, but needs to work on his foot speed if he wants to be a legitimate NBA defender. Another great fit for the Raptors would be the 7-foot-2 center out of Georgetown, Roy Hibbert. Hibbert is a phenomenal physical presence on both side of the floor, and could be the piece of the puzzle to bring the Raptors to the next level of contention in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors have simply lacked a dominant center since the departure of Marcus Camby, and Hibbert could be that guy. But with Bryan Colangelo, I'm sure he knows exactly what he is doing, and he will definitely make the right decision to better the future of this promising ball club.