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Two things happen in drafts in any sport: every team always gets "the guy we wanted," (because, let's face it, other than maybe Brian Burke, who is going to say: "It's nice we got Joe Schmo but the guy we really wanted was Stan Smith?") and every general manager "worked the phones for a trade all day long," (unless you're a Major League GM because baseball teams can't trade draft picks.)

But I have to think that Bryan Colangelo really did come away from the NBA draft with mixed feelings because as much as DeMar DeRozan's athleticism and upside is intriguing (check YouTube) and he'll be fun to watch, he doesn't likely make the Toronto Raptors better this season. My guess is until his game is polished there will be immense traffic accident potential every time he has the ball. At any rate, I've said all along that the Raptors need a more commanding presence at point guard than Jose Calderon (certainly more of a risk-taker) and I know there are people in the organization who feel that way, so for that reason I have to think Jonny Flynn was their guy, despite all the pre-draft quibble. We're going to spend all year doing the 'Whither Chris Bosh?' thing but make no mistake: the point is going to be a position of much conjecture, too. The draft solved nothing in that area.



 

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