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
Landry Fields. Mostly because he was essentially the worst player in NBA history last year (especially for the money) and I think he will be serviceable this year.
Everyone is saying JV .. but he was pretty good last year .. the hype might be overblown .. its gonna be hard to live up to
2.) Pick one guy to be moved at the trade deadline.
DD or RG (DD most likely, but one will be gone)
3.) What will the season record be?
4.) Will they make the playoffs?
5.) What seed will they be?
6.) How far will they go in the playoffs?
7.) Who will the Raptors send to the all star game?
No one .. but JV if anyone
8.) Pick one rotation player that breaks out (guy 1 through 9 on the team)
Hopefully TR when DD/RG gets traded .. but ill admit its hard to say that now.
9.) Pick one rotation player who falls completely short of expectations
Lowry. Buckys might ended up getting more time
10.) Will Dwayne Casey be extended?
11.) How many times will Amir Johnson roll his ankle?
12.) Who will spend the most time on the bench in a suit due to injury?
1.) Surprise mid season pickup?
Somone with an expiring contract - we will be tanking. Think Charlie V
2.) Pick one deep bench guy that breaks out (guy 10 - 15)
3.) If Dwayne Casey is fired, who will replace him?
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