NBA Draft 2010: What To Expect From the Toronto Raptors
With the NBA draft only a few days away, people are getting excited that the epic 2010 offseason is about to start.
So, what should you expect? Here are a few things:
Expect Hedo to be packaged in a deal to acquire a scoring wing player to compliment Chris Bosh. There have been rumors swirling around that Bryan Colangelo already has a deal worked out, and his value may "surprise" you.
As long as Hedo is "HeGone", Raptors fans should be pleased. His salary will be dumped, as well as his negative attitude, and Chris Bosh will have a reason to stay in Toronto. Don't be surprised if the Raptors package the 13th pick along with Hedo to sweeten the deal.
If the Raptors still have the 13th pick in hand, Avery Bradley could be on his way to Toronto. Rumors have appeared saying that if nobody from the consensus top 10 drops, Avery Bradley could be a Raptor.
This would be a great addition to the Raptors, making Bradley and DeMar DeRozan potentially the most athletic backcourt in the league.
If the Raptors draft Bradley, could this mean the departure of Jarrett Jack? Bradley is a scorer and so is Jack, so I can't see Colangelo keeping two scoring point guards. If Bradley is drafted, there is a good chance Jarrett Jack won't be a Raptor next season.
If Bryan Colangelo decides on a big man, Orton should be his choice. Orton is tough, strong and a good rebounder, and has a pretty soft touch around the hoop.
If Bosh walks and the Raps need to start rebuilding, Orton could be a good piece to have.
Expect Colangelo to have something planned, a trick up his sleeve. Colangelo always seems to be aggressive, and with Chris Bosh potentially leaving this summer, Colangelo will need to be as aggressive as he can to convince Bosh that the Raptors will do anything they can to contend.
What happens on draft day could shock you, so expect the unexpected.
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