The Toronto Raptors had only one selection in the 2011 NBA Draft. And even after making their pick, the 2011-12 Raptors won’t have anything to show for it. That’s because Toronto selected Jonas Valanciunas, a European bigman who is under contract overseas for at least another season.
When it comes to talent, there’s no questioning Jonas Valanciunas. Many NBA scouts compare him to Pau Gasol. He’s a tough seven footer with the skills to match.
That said, these Raptors need help now. If Jonas Valanciunas takes a few years to make the leap to the NBA, that may be too late for the current coach and general manager.