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Grizzly Bear Blues 2016 Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #27- Toronto Raptors

The Raptors are back on our mock clock, looking for some scoring.

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Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

We are two days away from wrapping up this year's Community Mock Draft! Patrick McCaw and Malachi Richardson were taken yesterday, and the Toronto Raptors are now on the clock!

With the 27th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Raptors and their Mock GM, Senior Contributor to AllHeartinHoopCity.com Tabitha Richards, select...

Malik Beasley, Guard, Florida State

(Phil Sears- USA Today Sports)

Tabitha had this to say about the pick...

Drafting a guard with the "break in case DeRozan bails" mentality became the goal for this second pick so Malik Beasley will get the call.

DeMar DeRozan will likely become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-2017 season and if he exits the building the Raptors are going to need an efficient shooter who can produce. Malik Beasley will potentially bring that to the table. The Seminole freshman averaged 15.6 points per game and clocks in at an offensive rating of 117.5. Beasley does not only employ solid mechanics outside but he also plays aggressively in the paint, creating scoring opportunities for himself at the rim and at the line. The young guard is not limited with his shot selection either. His catch-and-shoot works as well for him as a pull-up jumper. He is an athletic and versatile shooter.

His youth does work against since he lacks in finding his own shot and making smart ball handling decisions. However, if groomed under a top tier guard like DeRozan there is no doubt that Beasley's athleticism and natural ability will see him develop. Even if DeRozan stays, an effectively developed Beasley could provide Toronto with a valuable back-up or even a trade asset. NBA teams are always going to need an energetic and efficient scorer.

The Phoenix Suns are on the clock!

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington Joe Mullinax
June 15th 19/New Orleans Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Brice Johnson, Forward, North Carolina Joe Mullinax
June 16th 22/Charlotte Ivica Zubac, Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Thon Maker, Forward, High School Senior Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Demetrius Jackson, Guard, Notre Dame Jama17
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Patrick McCaw, Guard, UNLV Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Malachi Richardson, Guard/Forward, Syracuse Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Malik Beasley, Guard, Florida State Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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