With the pick number #4 in the 3rd round of the draft, the Toronto Raptors select...
WhiteUjiri, as a manager based in France, chooses a local talent to increase ticket sales and TV ratings but those are not the unique reasons, in fact the front office staff are big fans of Batum's defense and ability to score and be a team player. Actually WhiteUjiri was in two minds between picking him or go for a young player and cheap contract like Beal, but Batum is only 23 and locked up for several years on a reasonable contract anyway. We didn't expect the Spurs to pass on him.
PG - Chris Paul / Jerryd Bayless / Nick Calathes
SG - Brad Beal / Terrence Ross
SF - Nic Batum / Moe Harkless
PF - Jason Thompson / Markieff Morris / Donatas Motiejunas
C - Nikola Vucevic / Kosta Koufos
With the 76th pick in the NAH Dispersal Draft, the Chicago Bulls select...
2012/13:51-31 - First Round
PG Kyrie Irving | Patrick Mills | Nolan Smith
SG Courtney Lee | Marco Belinelli
SF Chase Budinger | Jared Cunningham | Tyler Honeycutt
PF DeAndre Jordan | Larry Sanders | Anthony Randolph
C Joakim Noah | DeAndre Jordan | Chuck Hayes