Zach Lowe's newest article he has a bunch to say about the Raptors. Including these tidbits.
Listen up: The Drakes are really, really good. Anyone in any country paying even token attention realizes this. They haven’t played a murderer’s row, but their only loss came on a road back-to-back in Miami, and they’ve stomped almost every opponent.Bill Simmons also had Zach on his latest BS Report. On top of alluding that a placing a bet on a Raptors-Warriors finals @ 50-1, he has this to say about Kyle Lowry after watching him play against Boston...Beware: This team is deep and rooted in continuity, with a fearsome home crowd challenging Golden State as the league’s most intimidating environment. They are head-and-shoulders above the rest of the unformed East.
Albeit anecdotal, Simmons adopted the Clippers as his west coast team since he moved to LA, so there's a good chance he's seen 90% of Clippers games in the last two seasons.Kyle Lowry played better in that game than any game Chris Paul has played in the last two years... he has be unbelievable dominant
IF the Raptors beat Chicago on Thursday, NBA media will be asking some version of "Are the raptors a threat to make/win the Conference and/or conference finals?" I'd bet a surprising amount of analysts would respond with "Yes."
Link to Lowe Article here
Link to BS Report here, Raps stuff starts around 41:50
Simmons also calls Toronto "Really, really good." He threw an extra "really" in there for us. Although Zach still thinks that the Cavs and Bulls will be at a higher level than the Raps come playoff time. Which is what every analyst will say if we don't win Thursday's game.
Bold in quotes are mine.