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What the Toronto Raptors Should Do with the Fifth Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft

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What the Toronto Raptors Should Do with the Fifth Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
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Well, the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery did not go well for the Toronto Raptors. With the third-best chance of winning the first overall pick, most were hoping they could move up into the top two.

Unfortunately, they fell to fifth instead. If the Raptors had gotten a top two pick, the choice of whom to pick would have been relatively simple: either Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams.

Even if they had ended up picking third, they would at least know with almost complete certainty which players would still be available to choose from. With the fifth pick, however, things become a little less transparent.

The following slideshow will break down some of the options that the Raptors management has regarding their fifth overall pick. This includes both who they could possibly draft with the pick and a potential trade scenario involving their pick.

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