Basketball Prospectus Predicts the Raptors Will Be the NBA's "Worst Team"
Well, Bradford Doolittle does. Kevin Pelton picks Detroit.
First Coach fired?
Detroit is in a bad position, canít argue with that. Just to be different, Iíll go with Toronto, the worst team in my simulations. From the roster to the coaching staff, this is a franchise primed for a fall. The Raptors are relying on players to step into roles for which they are not ready.
Okay, we will not likely be good, but given our youth and relative depth I don't see us being the worst team. We can hang around even with an injury or two, other teams will be in more trouble.
Jay Triano, Toronto
This is a hard choice this year, since most coaches seem safe by virtue of being new to their positions, their track record of success or the likely performance of their team this year. Triano might be the easiest guy to scapegoat if his team struggles early, which is possible for the Raptors.