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    I always felt that MU will use the first 20 games as a barometer on whether he will blow the team up or keep going with what he has. Seems like the schedule is not so bad this year.. by my estimate they should have a 9-11 record (of course this is just a wild prediction and anything can change):

    Boston - W
    @Atlanta - L
    @Milwaukee -W
    Miami - L
    @Charlotte - W
    @Indiana - L
    Utah - W
    @Houston - L
    @Memphis - L
    Chicago - L
    Portland - W
    @Philadelphia -W
    Washington - L
    Brooklyn - L
    Miami - L
    Denver - W
    @Golden State - L
    @Phoenix - W
    @LAL - W
    San Antonio - L

    If the team is 9-11 by the 20 game mark, I will assume MU will not tank. If they lose some of those gimmies though (Utah/Charlotte/Phoenix/Philly) and still lose against the harder teams (Miami twice, SA, Chicago, Indiana, GSW, Houston) then I would assume the tank watch will start.

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    So, we've all mostly agreed that the first 20 or 30 games will determine whether or not the team decides to make a run or tank this season. And the first 26 games, which take us through to Christmas, are:

    1. Host Boston
    2. At Atlanta
    3. At Milwaukee
    4. Host Miami
    5. At Charlotte
    6. At Indiana
    7. Host Utah
    8. At Houston
    9. At Memphis
    10. Host Chicago
    11. Host Portland
    12. At Philly
    13. Host Washington
    14. Host Brooklyn
    15. Host Miami
    16. Host Denver
    17. At Golden State
    18. At Phoenix
    19. At the Lakers
    20. Host San Antonio
    21. Host Philly
    22. At Chicago
    23. Host Charlotte
    24. At Dallas
    25. At OKC
    26. At San Antonio
    That takes us through to D

    By my count that's

    - Nine games we're more likely to win (two each against Charlotte and Philly, plus one each against Boston, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Utah and the Lakers)

    - Five games that are even/tossups (Atlanta, Washington, Portland, Denver and Dallas)

    - Twelve games we're more likely to lose (two each against the Spurs, Heat, and Bulls, plus one each against the Nets, Paces, Grizzlies, Thunder, Rockets and Warriors)

    Based on that, I think if by Christmas the Raps aren't at least 14-12 it's time to start seriously considering the tank. The big question is how well we perform against the middle, the teams that are fighting for playoff slots rather than having them in the bag. Shame we don't have any early games against Cleveland or Detroit - and only one against Washington - but on the other hand by December we'll know how good Cleveland and Detroit are.
    Last edited by magoon; Tue Aug 6th, 2013 at 06:29 PM.

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    yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!! so fuckin excited... first game against boston at home need tickets right now!! ohmagod this season is gonna be different, cant fuckin wait.. idgaf if we play all the good teams in one month THE SEASONS ABOUT TO START<3 YES!!!!!!!!!!
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    Wow, the Heat have an 11 game stretch from November 9th going Celtics, Bucks, Mavericks, at Bobcats, Hawks, at Magic, Magic, Suns, at Cavaliers, at Raptors, Bobcats. Talk about an easy opening schedule.

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    ugh the four game road trip out to the west.. Portland Utah Sacramento then the clips
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Well it's that time of year again... Time to print out my season schedule and post it right next to my bed and my Toronto Raptors Altar

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    Quote Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
    Wow, the Heat have an 11 game stretch from November 9th going Celtics, Bucks, Mavericks, at Bobcats, Hawks, at Magic, Magic, Suns, at Cavaliers, at Raptors, Bobcats. Talk about an easy opening schedule.
    ....rigged league
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
    No Where Near the South Side #WeTheNorth

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    Once there are Raptors desktop wallpaper schedules made, can people please post them here? They're always my wallpaper for the next 8 months or so.

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    We got this season down pat im tellin you..... 2013/2014 NBA CHAMPIONS THE TORONTO RAPTORS
    ...so thats what offseason does to your brain
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Gonna do this for fun. Gonna assume we lose every game to teams clearly better than us, win against teams clearly worse and win at home vs. even teams and lose on road vs. even teams. Let's estimate our trade deadline record (for convenience sake let's say the deadline is Feb 19th same as this year).

    OCT/NOV:
    vs. BOS: W
    @ ATL: L
    @ MIL: W
    vs. MIA: L
    @ CHA: W
    @ IND: L
    vs. UTA: W
    @ HOU: L
    @ MEM: L
    vs. CHI: L
    vs. POR: W
    @ PHI: W
    vs. WAS: W
    vs. BKN: L
    vs. MIA: L
    Record: 7-8


    DEC
    vs. DEN: W
    @ GS: L
    @ PHX: W
    @ LAL: L
    vs. SAS: L
    vs. PHI: W
    @ CHI: L
    vs. CHA: W
    @ DAL: L
    @ OKC: L
    @ SAS: L
    @ NY: L
    vs. NY: W
    @ CHI: L
    Record: 5-9


    JAN:
    vs. IND: L
    @ WAS: L
    @ MIA: L
    @ IND: L
    vs. DET: W
    vs. BKN: L
    vs. MIL: W
    @ BOS: W
    vs. MIN: W
    vs. LAL: W
    @ CHA: W
    vs. DAL: W
    @ PHI: W
    vs. LAC: L
    @ BKN: L
    vs. ORL: W
    @ DEN: L
    Record: 9-8


    February:
    @ POR: L
    @ UTA: W
    @ SAC: W
    @ LAC: L
    vs. NOLA: W
    vs. ATL: W
    @ WAS: L
    Record: 4-3


    TOTAL RECORD BEFORE DEADLINE: 25-28

    Ouch... No chance of tank and likely outside looking in on playoffs.

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    ^^^Tbh if my predictor is even remotely accurate, Ujiri blows up the team around the end of December. Doubt he'll sit on a 12-17 squad. Would still have time to dump guys and push for a 25 win season (13-40 finish)

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    Quote Xixak wrote: View Post
    Gonna do this for fun. Gonna assume we lose every game to teams clearly better than us, win against teams clearly worse and win at home vs. even teams and lose on road vs. even teams. Let's estimate our trade deadline record (for convenience sake let's say the deadline is Feb 19th same as this year).

    OCT/NOV:
    vs. BOS: W
    @ ATL: L
    @ MIL: W
    vs. MIA: L
    @ CHA: W
    @ IND: L
    vs. UTA: W
    @ HOU: L
    @ MEM: L
    vs. CHI: L
    vs. POR: W
    @ PHI: W
    vs. WAS: W
    vs. BKN: L
    vs. MIA: L
    Record: 7-8


    DEC
    vs. DEN: W
    @ GS: L
    @ PHX: W
    @ LAL: L
    vs. SAS: L
    vs. PHI: W
    @ CHI: L
    vs. CHA: W
    @ DAL: L
    @ OKC: L
    @ SAS: L
    @ NY: L
    vs. NY: W
    @ CHI: L
    Record: 5-9


    JAN:
    vs. IND: L
    @ WAS: L
    @ MIA: L
    @ IND: L
    vs. DET: W
    vs. BKN: L
    vs. MIL: W
    @ BOS: W
    vs. MIN: W
    vs. LAL: W
    @ CHA: W
    vs. DAL: W
    @ PHI: W
    vs. LAC: L
    @ BKN: L
    vs. ORL: W
    @ DEN: L
    Record: 9-8


    February:
    @ POR: L
    @ UTA: W
    @ SAC: W
    @ LAC: L
    vs. NOLA: W
    vs. ATL: W
    @ WAS: L
    Record: 4-3


    TOTAL RECORD BEFORE DEADLINE: 25-28

    Ouch... No chance of tank and likely outside looking in on playoffs.
    Rudy Gay and Jonas Valanciunas to the rescue? +5 wins

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    West coast trips are better spaced than in past.

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    Quote psrs1 wrote: View Post
    West coast trips are better spaced than in past.
    More time to prepare for a loss

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    85 days left. Book it. 2013/14

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    And no one has mentioned that we have 3 back-to-backs in our first 7 games... Ugh. Hopefully those young legs can handle it. I guess it's good to get the back-to-backs out of the way early when legs are fresh.
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    85 days left. Book it. 2013/14
    my legit reaction..
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
    No Where Near the South Side #WeTheNorth

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    It seems like the Raptors always get that "fantastic" schedule to start the season... Oh well, I hope we get through the first 2 months with a .500 record, maybe beat some elite teams in the process. This would be pretty encouraging for the remainder of the season.

    It's pretty hard to tell right now how the Raps will actually do this upcoming season. I mean we could either be much worse than expected or much better. If Gay after his eye surgery is gonna improve his shooting and DeMar starts hitting threes, Ross becomes a consistent contributor off the bench, Lowry does better and Fields finds his touch, Buycks plays solid etc... then we could be a lot better than most of us expected. But we could also be worse, if non of the above happens and everybody lose their faith in this group.

    Right now, though, I just can't wait for the season to begin and simply watch some Raptors basketball! It can't come soon enough.

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    Quote BadDinosaur wrote: View Post
    It seems like the Raptors always get that "fantastic" schedule to start the season... Oh well, I hope we get through the first 2 months with a .500 record, maybe beat some elite teams in the process. This would be pretty encouraging for the remainder of the season.

    It's pretty hard to tell right now how the Raps will actually do this upcoming season. I mean we could either be much worse than expected or much better. If Gay after his eye surgery is gonna improve his shooting and DeMar starts hitting threes, Ross becomes a consistent contributor off the bench, Lowry does better and Fields finds his touch, Buycks plays solid etc... then we could be a lot better than most of us expected. But we could also be worse, if non of the above happens and everybody lose their faith in this group.

    Right now, though, I just can't wait for the season to begin and simply watch some Raptors basketball! It can't come soon enough.
    I disagree the basement for this team would 34 wins. I can't see them losing less games than last year. Talent wise this team has been upgraded.

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    Is it October yet?
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