NBA Betting – Raptors Need To Find Scoring With Fifth Pick In NBA Draft


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Nov 26, 2010
With the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors will select a pure scorer that can quickly become the face of the franchise for years to come. Forget the European talent or the big men in the draft, and forget the fact that new head coach Dwane Casey has preached a defensive minded philosophy, because this team needs offense. Toronto has spent the past couple of seasons adding big bodies to their roster, and Casey will do an effective job preaching his defending principles regardless of the talent that he has at his disposal, the priority now is to make sure that they get the offensive weapon that can put them over the top at the other end of the floor. If the Raptors bring in one of the young scorers on board with the fifth overall pick, they could become a legitimate sports wagering services contender as soon as this season.

After all, despite claims that this team is an absolute mess most within the organization feel as though it is ready to contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern conference with the roster it has heading into the draft. The Raptors have a ton of raw talent, but it is now about putting it all together and reaching their potential when it comes time to play. Part of that will fall on Casey, who will look to build team chemistry as well as the other fundamental principles that his sports betting services system relies on, but a bigger part of that is to find the missing pieces. This is a team that was built around former franchise player Chris Bosh, and in the aftermath of his move to the Miami Heat the Raptors truly lacked an identity. That will change with the addition of a scorer at number five in the draft, and with a ton of options including Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, and Derek Williams, Toronto can’t miss like their MLB and NHL teams have.

The most suitable option will be Walker, and he is projected to still be available at that point in the draft. The Raptors have enough big men in Andrea Bargnani, Ed Davis, and Amir Johnson, and there is the potential for them to add some more toughness and grit through free agency. Where they are really lacking is from the field on offense, where Demar DeRozan relies more on his athleticism and Jose Calderon has struggled. The addition of Walker will make the Raptors’ offense that much more potent with a true scoring threat from the floor and someone with great quickness and vision to find DeRozan, and that will make Toronto a more complete price per head team. Not bringing in Walker won’t be the end of the world, but the fact remains that the Raptors will need to add a proven scorer to this roster if they are going to have any chance to get back to the playoffs, and there are a ton of options early on.

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