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    All right all you prognosticators, clairvoyants, and stats junkies. This is your chance to earn achievements, accolades, awards (imaginary), and most importantly establish your credibility with teenagers and bored office drones everywhere.


    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    Based on last season, i would say Gay.

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Novak

    3.) What will the season record be?
    45-37

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    Yes

    5.) What seed will they be?
    8th. Battle with Washington for the last spot.

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    1st round exit

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    Gay

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    Lowry

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    Fields

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    Yes

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    5

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Amir

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Dont know who but most likely a back up big, either PF or C.

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Buycks

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
    George Karl

    You have until the end of the first pre-season game to lock in your predictions. The winner will receive 1lb of chicken wings (your choice of sauce) and 1 pint of beer (pop if you are a minor) at wherever the next RR party is. Feel free to post and edit away for the next six weeks or so

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    - Jonas without a doubt

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    - Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudy! With the pickin and the poppin and the poor judgement and the makin all the moneeeeeeeeeeeeeey (read it like Bill Cosby....or assume I just had a seizure while typing that)

    3.) What will the season record be?
    40-42

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    Yes

    5.) What seed will they be?
    8th

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    4-3 upset of the Miami He....hahahaha no, no, 4-0 sweep

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    That short haired girl on the Dance Pak

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    Hansborough

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    Terrence Bust

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    Ya why not

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    9

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Kyle Lowry

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Kent Bazemore.....mostly so I can take a Thank You Bazed God sign to a game.

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Buycks. I want to say Acy, but if Tyler Hans breaks out like I'm predicting then there's no way Acy's getting much time behind him and Amir.

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
    Someone from the stands like in that delightful comedy Eddie

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    Valanciunas

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Augustin

    3.) What will the season record be?
    43-39

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    Of course, because this is the year they absolutely should NOT.

    5.) What seed will they be?
    7

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    out in first round

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    Novak - 3pt shot (does this count?)

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    Lowry

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    Gay

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    Yes

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    5

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Ross

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Steve Nash

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Buycks

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
    George Karl
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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season

    Jonas Valanciunas

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.

    Kyle Lowry

    3.) What will the season record be?

    41-41

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?

    Yes

    5.) What seed will they be?

    7

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?

    First round elimination

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?

    Rudy Gay
    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)

    Kyle Lowry (contract year)

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations

    Terrence Ross

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?

    No

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?

    2

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?

    I don't see anyone getting hurt, if I have to pick I'll say Fields.

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?

    1st round picks lol.

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)

    Dwight Buycks

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?

    Nick Nurse

    You have until the end of the first pre-season game to lock in your predictions. The winner will receive 1lb of chicken wings (your choice of sauce) and 1 pint of beer (pop if you are a minor) at wherever the next RR party is. Feel free to post and edit away for the next six weeks or so[/QUOTE]

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    JV

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Lowry

    3.) What will the season record be?
    44/38

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?

    yep

    5.) What seed will they be?

    7th

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?

    1st rnd exit

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?

    Nobody

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)

    Fields

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations

    Lowry

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?

    yep

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?

    12 times

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?

    Lowry

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?

    Rondo

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)

    Buycks

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?

    George Karl

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    1. Jonas Valanciunas
    2. Landry Fields
    3. 45-37
    4. Yes
    5. 6th seed
    6. 7 games rd 1
    7. Demar Derozan (realistically the only one with a shot due to other teams' players).
    8. Demar Derozan
    9. Terrence Ross
    10. Yes
    11. 1 179 624 times and he'll play through them all
    12. Aaron Gray for looking at psycho t the wrong way

    Bonus

    1. Vince Carter and Myck Kabongo
    2. Quincy Acy
    3. Nick Nurse

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    J.V.
    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Augustin
    3.) What will the season record be?
    43-39
    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    Yes
    5.) What seed will they be?
    7th
    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    first round exit
    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    Gay
    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    J.V, aside for him, maybe Lowry
    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    Ross
    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    Yes
    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    3
    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Lowry

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Backup PF- Anthony Randolph?
    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Buyks
    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
    Nurse

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    Why are so many people saying Rondo will be the mid-season pick-up?

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    Though I'm just an ol' grump, and not into this sort of thing, it's been interesting reading and gives some insight into some hearts and minds.

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    Gay (he can finally see!)

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Lowry (contract year, sell high)

    3.) What will the season record be?
    36-46

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    No (Perennial 9th seeder)

    5.) What seed will they be?
    9th

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    n/a

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    Gay

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    JV

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    Ross

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    Yes

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    3 resulting in 0 games missed!

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Lowry

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Lawson (just dreaming)

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Acy (assuming he is 3rd option at SF (Gay/Fields)

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
    SMITCH

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    Quote p00ka wrote: View Post
    Though I'm just an ol' grump, and not into this sort of thing, it's been interesting reading and gives some insight into some hearts and minds.
    Yeah, I think it's just fun to kill some time. I'm sure my predictions are pretty garbage. If any are right, it'll just be a fluke.

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    I'm also wondering, who's going to keep a tally of Amir's ankle rolls?

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I'm also wondering, who's going to keep a tally of Amir's ankle rolls?
    I watch every game and read most news articles...soooo I'll score keep that

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Yeah, I think it's just fun to kill some time. I'm sure my predictions are pretty garbage. If any are right, it'll just be a fluke.
    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I'm also wondering, who's going to keep a tally of Amir's ankle rolls?
    lol, oh I realize it's all meant to be about fun and time killing, but I'm betting a few take it too seriously.

    lol, Amir's ankle rolls jumped out at me too. Never mind the tally, you might even get disputes over "was it or wasn't it?". There's a few other subjective ones too, that could cause some flaming "discussions", being a competitive bunch and all, like most improved, breakout, fall short. At the end of the day, yeah, it should all be about fun.

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season: Kyle Lowry

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline. Kyle Lowry

    3.) What will the season record be? 37-45

    4.) Will they make the playoffs? No.

    5.) What seed will they be? 10th.

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs? N/A.

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game? No one.

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team) Lowry.

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations: Ross

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended? No.

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle? Once.

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury? Lowry.

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup? Chris Wright.

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15) Novak

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him? Nurse

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    1.) Jonas

    2.) Landry Fields

    3.) 43-39
    4.) Yes

    5.) 7th

    6.) Second Round

    7.) Kyle Lowry

    8.) Kyle Lowry

    9.) Terrence Ross

    10.) Yes

    11.) 3

    12.) Augustine

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Tristian Thompson

    2.) Quincy Acy
    3.) George Karl

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    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season

    Jonas

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.

    Ross

    3.) What will the season record be?

    40-42

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?

    Yes

    5.) What seed will they be?

    7

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?

    First round(6 games)

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?

    Gay and Jonas

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)

    Landry Fields

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations

    Ross

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?

    Yes

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?

    164

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?

    Augustine

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?

    Vince Carter

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)

    Acy

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?

    Jeff Van Gundy
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    Okay, so maybe I take a run at some of these at least, just for a hoot, and mostly to go against the common grain.


    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season

    Almost all say JV, but I think expectations are being set way to high on him. He's got another year or two before he's the beast some expect already. He'll be a damn good soph, but I'm going against the majority grain and say this is going to be DeMar's year to make a big leap.

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.

    A couple picked Novak, and I think that's a good guess, possibly to Miami, as they'll miss Miller spacing the floor and hitting 3s.

    3.) What will the season record be?

    I'll play along with 46-36

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?

    Yes

    5.) What seed will they be?

    6th.......... I think 7th/8th is more likely, but my gut says these guys are going to come together as a TEAM that's greater than the sum of it's parts.

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?

    Lacking experience, 1st round

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?

    Nobody, but I think Rudy will receive consideration, maybe even Lowry

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)

    DeMar

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations

    Can't answer, because I don't know what the "expectations" will be. Many say Ross, but aren't expectations very low at this point?

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?

    Yes. Seeing what he did at the defensive end with a team filled with 1 year scrub rentals (BC really did try and tank, with JV stashed in Europe, but Casey got them to overachieve), I expect this team to be a top 10 defense, and earn Casey a contract.

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?

    ??????? 0 ???????

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?

    no clue

    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?

    No clue. Many picked Rondo? I hope not, and doubt it.

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)

    It will take a while, but Buycks

    3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?

    He won't be.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    1.) Who will be the most improved Raptor? i.e played here last season
    Jonas

    2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
    Lowry

    3.) What will the season record be?
    29-53

    4.) Will they make the playoffs?
    No

    5.) What seed will they be?
    I envision a bad start, leading to a blow up. 12th in East,

    6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
    Will not get in.

    7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
    JV and Acy will be on the sophomore team

    8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
    Lowry - contract season and all

    9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
    DeRozan

    10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
    No

    11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
    5 times

    12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
    Novak


    BONUS ROUND

    1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
    Ramon Sessions (part of block-buster 'blow up' deal with Charlotte)

    2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
    Acy
    WOW. 4-19 start last season though to consider.
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    Quote themasao wrote: View Post
    To those of you picking Ross as breakout player/most improved: Did you watch summerleague?

    Or maybe you just don't value wings and beer...
    The key to this isn't whether or not Ross actually breaks out. It's whether Ross breaks out *according to this forum*. Given all the negativity after summer league, the perception of Ross breaking out could just be him not repeating his summer league performance.

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