Analysis:We had Bargnani atop our first mock draft on lottery night and we have left him there throughout this entire process, despite much disagreement from other quarters. Why? Because Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo isn't afraid to go against the grain, and no one in the NBA knows Bargnani better. This is a great pick for the Raptors. Bargnani is ready to contribute now and he can play three positions on the floor. He will allow the Raptors to go big and fast like Phoenix with Chris Bosh at the five, Bargnani at the four, and Charlie Villanueva at the three. Colangelo has the Raptors back on the winning track. It will be interesting to see what he does this summer with his cap room.
Analysis:The Bulls selected Aldridge, but don't expect them to keep him. A league source told Insider late this afternoon that the Bulls will send Aldridge to the Blazers for the No. 4 pick and Viktor Khryapa. Most Blazers fans will go crazy when they find out that Portland passed on Adam Morrison, but I understand the inclination. Why spend millions of dollars on scouting to have the fans make your selection? They think Aldridge is the best player on the board and they might be right.