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Big mistake for Raptors passing on Drummond?

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07:58 PM ET 10.24 | The Toronto Raptors picked Terrence Ross with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Andre Drummond was selected one pick later by the Detroit Pistons. It's extremely early in both careers but Drummond is already raising eyebrows with his play in the preseason. The Raptors passed on Drummond because Ross was more of a need for them and they already had drafted big men in the lottery before ( Andrea Bargnani, Ed Davis, Jonas Valanciunas). Despite that, there is some concern ??? not just by the Raptors but all of the teams that decided to pass on Drummond ??? after seeing him in action so far in the preseason.

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October 25, 2012  08:05 AM ET

The Raptors didn't draft him because he's American. They only draft foreign big men.

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October 25, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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LOL - Ouch - So how come you weren't drafted...?

I was, I play very small guard.

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October 25, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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Fixed.

LMAO
You should see how old some the security guards are at the ACC where the Raptors play.

October 25, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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And 7 other teams passed on him also. Why pick on Toronto? Lol

Because Colangelo hasn't done anything since the first year he was here. He has more assistants than anyone else in the league.

October 25, 2012  09:11 AM ET

There Are No Guarantees, Bros.

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October 25, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Haha - I know I think every arena has those.. Really if something goes down what will these poor folks gonna do except call the cops!

Kind of like Frank Canon, stop or I'll run!

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October 25, 2012  01:56 PM ET

Clippers pick Michael Olawakandi #1 because he was big, athletic, and a project.

October 25, 2012  03:38 PM ET
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Clippers pick Michael Olawakandi #1 because he was big, athletic, and a project.

Kwame

October 25, 2012  05:16 PM ET
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The Raptors didn't draft him because he's American. They only draft foreign big men.

I thought they drafted...whats his name? the big man from Heat to form the big three in Miami!!! damn Creepy is old!!!

 
October 25, 2012  06:20 PM ET
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I thought they drafted...whats his name? the big man from Heat to form the big three in Miami!!! damn Creepy is old!!!

He wasn't drafted by Colangelo

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