With the NBA Lottery having come and gone, the Raptors forced to settle with the fifth overall pick. This means no Kyrie Irving, no Derrick Williams and no Enes Kanter. Right when things were looking up for the Raps, Dan Gilbert and his son Nick had to mess things up… right?
Despite the Raptors getting the short end of the stick in this year’s draft (surprise, surprise, David Stern failed to come to the rescue for the lone Canadian team… only the LeBron stricken Cleveland Cavaliers) there remains several reason why Raptors management—and fans—should stay positive.
Here are the top six reasons Raptors fans should stay positive, in the form of the top six prospects that should still be available when the Raptors pick fifth overall.