Archive for the ‘Draft Lottery’ Category

The NBA Draft Lottery process can be confusing to many, but Toronto Raptors Community Manager Jay Satur (who you should follow on Twitter) has made this helpful video to explain the various possibilities for the Raptors on May 30. I like that he took the time to write everything out in marker on a whiteboard. I’m such a diva that I would have insisted on doing this in a spreadsheet and projecting it on to a screen from my laptop, but that’s partially because my handwriting is so terribad.

In a nutshell, the Raptors have a 12.3 percent chance of landing one of the top three picks and a 3.5 percent chance of winning the Anthony Davis lottery. So… you’re telling me there’s a chance.

Over the last few days, it appears as though Syracuse guard Dion Waiters has crept up on some scouts, so much so that he might be slotted right around where the Raptors are likely to pick (the 8/9 range). While Waiters wasn’t a name a lot of Raptors fans were following before, perhaps it’s time they begin to take notice of the 20-year-old.

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My new favourite sports media personality. He should be yours, too.

David Aldridge, as I’m sure most basketball fans know, is kind of a big deal.

He’s a veteran sports reporter/columnist/TV personality. He’s one of the more recognizable names and faces in the world of NBA news. He has over 126,000 followers.

In other words, most of his time is spent covering good basketball teams, or at the very least relevant basketball teams. And as we are all painfully aware, the Toronto Raptors haven’t fallen under one of those categories in at least a couple of years, if not much longer.

So imagine my surprise then, and any NBA fan’s surprise, to find the Raptors front and centre in Aldridge’s latest column for NBA.com.

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