Rapture Nation, I’ve monitored a bunch (too many!) of mock drafts, video clips and tweets over the past month. My goal was to offer you a Poll whose choices would reflect the most likely collection of players still on the board when the Toronto Raptors are on the clock at #20. I’m not sure I’ve succeeded, despite changing the poll options several times. For example, when I put together my original list, Elfrid Payton was an option. However, he’s been zooming up the mocks so dramatically that I took him off. Some gurus are saying his workouts have been impressive enough for him to make the lottery. Nik Stauskas is another I’ve reluctantly removed as a choice. There clearly is emerging a wave of interest in reliable shooters, so Nik and Doug McDermott are climbing. I nearly removed T.J. Warren, but decided to keep him. He’s “my” pick, after all, and I’ve seen him in the late teens, so he might still be around. It’s the Draft – strange things happen.
Anyway, here’s my best shot at #20. You are welcome to choose “someone else” or “trade the pick”; if you do, I’d welcome a Comment. Of course, those who chose a player I’ve listed are free to Comment as well, but I’d enjoy learning of alternate choices or potential trades you may have up your sleeve. The list is deliberately random.
"With the #20 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors select..."
- Tyler Ennis, Syracuse (32%, 33 Votes)
- Adreian Payne, Michigan (14%, 14 Votes)
- T.J. Warren, North Carolina State (12%, 12 Votes)
- Clint Capela, Chalon (12%, 12 Votes)
- Kyle Anderson, UCLA (10%, 10 Votes)
- Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (8%, 8 Votes)
- K.J. McDaniels, Clemson (8%, 8 Votes)
- trade the pick (7%, 7 Votes)
- somebody else (4%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 103