Rapcast #118: The Doctor Is In – Acquisition Review + Fact and Fiction of 2012 Draft

Time to adjust the win total prediction.

Reviewing the Raptors transactions thus far, and looking ahead to the 2012 NBA draft which informs us better on what the approach to the season should be.

  • Did the “do nothing” approach that was suggested last week actually come true?
  • Forbes, Magloire et al. – Sum of the parts are greater than the whole
  • Much harder to jump from 21 to 31 wins, than from 31 to 41 wins
  • The over/under win total bet for the season is 20.5
  • Consistency is better this year, more players back than any of the last few years
  • East is not as strong as in the past, Bibby for Billups? What?
  • Top Tier in East: Heat and Bulls.
  • Types of bodies the Raptors have added may not mean in wins, but it will allow them to compete – eighth seed in the East?
  • 2012 strongest drafts in years and full of point guards, but let’s look underneath the surface – is the top talent runaway talent?
  • Anthony Davis and the rest of the group – what’s the difference?
  • If there is no consensus #1 pick, is getting a top pick really important? Remember the 2006 draft?
  • The top ranked point guard in this draft is…point is that if you want to get a point guard, there isn’t even a need to tank
  • What’s with the power forwards in the draft?
  • Impressions from Kentucy vs North Carolina
  • Colangelo and foreign players (note that there aren’t any big foreign names in this draft)
  • More…

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