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    Default Cystal Ball - Raptors Season Predictions

    With nothing else to talk about presently, why not start arguing about the future? A simple predictions thread. Post your responses 1-15 and we'll see at season's end who was right and who was wrong.

    1. Demar - over/under .299 3PT%? - career high .283 last season, once again swore to work on his range, will this be the year he eclipses 30%?

    2. Gay - over/under 4.5 FreeThrowAttempts per game? - his career best was 5, but in the last 5 years has averaged 4.5, 4.0, 3.9, 3.7 and 4.2. Can he get to the line more often in this lineup?

    3. Lowry - over/under 10 games missed due to injury? Only played 82 games once in his career (sophomore season) and that was as a back-up. Lowry played in 68 games last year (missing 14). Can he stay healthy for a full season?

    4. JV - over/under 8 RPG? JV averaged 6 RPG last season but had a per 36 of 9 per game. Can he produce in a larger role?

    5. Can JV get 25 double doubles this year? Last year JV had 8 double-doubles. David Lee led the league with 56.

    6. T-Ross - over/under 22 MPG? - last year got 17 MPG. Can the 2nd year pro secure minutes in this rotation?

    7. Who gets the first ejection of the season?

    8. Who gets more starts, Acy or Novak? Novak had 1 in New York and Acy 0 last year.

    9. Who is emerges as the back-up PG, Buycks or Augustin?

    10. Does Casey get let go during or after the season?

    11. Does Quintin Richardson ever see the court?

    12. Do the Raptors sweep any season series?

    13. Do the Raptors finish above .500?

    14. Any Raptors on the All-Star team?

    15. Do the Raptors make the play-offs?

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    Oh man, I need you to run a gambling website.

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    1. I'm taking the under. Demar will probably shoot around the .280-.285 mark again this season.
    2. Under. Without a legit deep threat, the lanes wont be there for Gay. I think he'll likely finish at 4.3 FTAPG.
    3. Over. Lowry will miss a couple of small stretches (3-5 games) and overall will miss a dozen. His style of play works against him here.
    4. Over. JV will average 10 per game.
    5. Over. JV wont be a huge scorer this season, but he should get in the low to mid teens per game.
    6. Under. I like Ross, but I just think Casey will put him behind Fields in the rotation and he'll lose some opportunities for Acy "Power 3" and Novak
    7. Hansborough
    8. Acy - with a high of 2 at the end of the season during an injury funk.
    9. Buycks starts out behind, but quickly impresses.
    10. Casey is back next year.
    11. No.
    12. Phoenix for a 2 gamer. None in the east.
    13. No.
    14. No.
    15. No.

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    Cyst? ugh. POP.

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    Quote Axel wrote: View Post
    With nothing else to talk about presently, why not start arguing about the future? A simple predictions thread. Post your responses 1-15 and we'll see at season's end who was right and who was wrong.

    1. Demar - over/under .299 3PT%? - career high .283 last season, once again swore to work on his range, will this be the year he eclipses 30%?

    2. Gay - over/under 4.5 FreeThrowAttempts per game? - his career best was 5, but in the last 5 years has averaged 4.5, 4.0, 3.9, 3.7 and 4.2. Can he get to the line more often in this lineup?

    3. Lowry - over/under 10 games missed due to injury? Only played 82 games once in his career (sophomore season) and that was as a back-up. Lowry played in 68 games last year (missing 14). Can he stay healthy for a full season?

    4. JV - over/under 8 RPG? JV averaged 6 RPG last season but had a per 36 of 9 per game. Can he produce in a larger role?

    5. Can JV get 25 double doubles this year? Last year JV had 8 double-doubles. David Lee led the league with 56.

    6. T-Ross - over/under 22 MPG? - last year got 17 MPG. Can the 2nd year pro secure minutes in this rotation?

    7. Who gets the first ejection of the season?

    8. Who gets more starts, Acy or Novak? Novak had 1 in New York and Acy 0 last year.

    9. Who is emerges as the back-up PG, Buycks or Augustin?

    10. Does Casey get let go during or after the season?

    11. Does Quintin Richardson ever see the court?

    12. Do the Raptors sweep any season series?

    13. Do the Raptors finish above .500?

    14. Any Raptors on the All-Star team?

    15. Do the Raptors make the play-offs?
    1. Over slightly. I'll say he finishes at 31.1% for the year
    2. Under. 4.3 free throws per game for Rudy
    3. Over. Lowry will miss 24 games due to injury.
    4. Over. 8.6 RPG
    5. JV will have 29 double doubles this year
    6. Under.
    7. Lowry, unless I can pick Casey and then my choice is him.
    8. Novak
    9. Buycks will play more minutes than Augustin this summer, may be a tanking ploy however.
    10. Yes
    11. No
    12. I assume this is only East teams but I'll say yes, they sweep Philly this year.
    13. No
    14. No
    15. No

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    [QUOTE=Axel;229980]With nothing else to talk about presently, why not start arguing about the future? A simple predictions thread. Post your responses 1-15 and we'll see at season's end who was right and who was wrong.

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    1. Demar - over/under .299 3PT%?
    Under. Though, seriously, he should be able to crack .300.

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    2. Gay - over/under 4.5 FreeThrowAttempts per game?
    Under. I don't expect grand changes in Gay's game from year 7 to year 8.

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    3. Lowry - over/under 10 games missed due to injury?
    Under (just). Not feeling good about this one, though.

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    4. JV - over/under 8 RPG?
    Over. Not betting on a double-double machine, but he should be able to average 8.

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    5. Can JV get 25 double doubles this year?
    Make it 15 and you have a deal. (Under, but I definitely see a possibility of 25.)

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    6. T-Ross - over/under 22 MPG?
    Under. I expect him to average around 15-20.

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    7. Who gets the first ejection of the season?
    By Technical or fouls? If Tech, I'll pick Hansbrough. If fouls, Val.

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    8. Who gets more starts, Acy or Novak?
    Neither will get a start.

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    9. Who is emerges as the back-up PG, Buycks or Augustin?
    I want to say Buycks, but I'm guessing it's Augustin via 'experience'.

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    10. Does Casey get let go during or after the season?
    Neither. Casey is back next year.

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    11. Does Quintin Richardson ever see the court?
    No.

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    12. Do the Raptors sweep any season series?
    Yes. Maybe Suns or Magic.

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    13. Do the Raptors finish above .500?
    No. A few games below. Let's say 39-43, for the sake of argument.

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    14. Any Raptors on the All-Star team?
    No.

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    15. Do the Raptors make the play-offs?
    No. Just short.
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    Oh man, I need you to run a gambling website.
    Honestly looking at those gambles I'd probably be completely unwilling to bet them without a great return on the bet. I think they are almost all smack dab on 50/50 which is a great odds maker I'd say. But since its going to cost me nothing but pride (and I have little of that anyways) here we go:

    1. Demar 3pt : over
    2. Gay FTs : over
    3. Lowry injuries : over
    *4. JV rebounds : over
    *5. JV double/doubles : over
    6. TRoss Min : Under
    7. First ejection : Hansborough
    8. More Starts : Acy
    9. Back up PG : Buycks
    *10. Casey released : doesn't happen. But if I have to take one, I'll take after the season.
    *11. Quentin see floor: yes
    12. Sweep a season series: yes
    13. above .500 : no
    14. Raptor allstar: no.
    15. Playoffs: no.

    *only ones I don't think are coin flip.

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    1. Demar - over/under .299 3PT%? - career high .283 last season, once again swore to work on his range, will this be the year he eclipses 30%?

    -Over! If you take away his worst 3 games as a 3pt shooter last year, he becomes a 32%-er.

    2. Gay - over/under 4.5 FreeThrowAttempts per game? - his career best was 5, but in the last 5 years has averaged 4.5, 4.0, 3.9, 3.7 and 4.2. Can he get to the line more often in this lineup?

    -Under. Gays usage will not likely be his highest this season due to some legit options in the post, Demar, and Lowry looking to score inside.

    3. Lowry - over/under 10 games missed due to injury? Only played 82 games once in his career (sophomore season) and that was as a back-up. Lowry played in 68 games last year (missing 14). Can he stay healthy for a full season?

    -Over. You just have to expect Lowry to miss 10 or more games at least.

    4. JV - over/under 8 RPG? JV averaged 6 RPG last season but had a per 36 of 9 per game. Can he produce in a larger role?

    -Over. More minutes, bigger body, better instincts and positioning means he will rebound at a better rate than last year with more minutes.

    5. Can JV get 25 double doubles this year? Last year JV had 8 double-doubles. David Lee led the league with 56.

    -Under. I can see him double if not triple his double-doubles from last year, but I fear Casey pulling him in the 4th would be the difference between the 24th and the 25th

    6. T-Ross - over/under 22 MPG? - last year got 17 MPG. Can the 2nd year pro secure minutes in this rotation?

    -Over. 2nd year player is needed to produce on a team that lacks bench scoring. He will be thrown into the fire more this season so that we can see truly what kind of player he is.

    7. Who gets the first ejection of the season?

    -Amir. Something to do with a mouthguard projectile

    8. Who gets more starts, Acy or Novak? Novak had 1 in New York and Acy 0 last year.

    -Acy. The powerforward starting spot if Amir goes down is up for grabs. Novak would still have competition in the wings (Landry, Daye)

    9. Who is emerges as the back-up PG, Buycks or Augustin?

    -Buycks. From what I saw out of him in Summer league, he will surprise many of us.

    10. Does Casey get let go during or after the season?

    -No. Casey will stick around for at least another 2 seasons.

    11. Does Quintin Richardson ever see the court?


    No

    12. Do the Raptors sweep any season series?


    Yes, probably Philly.

    13. Do the Raptors finish above .500?

    Depends. Did we tank mid season or no? If no, then yes.

    14. Any Raptors on the All-Star team?

    Depends. Does Val go OFF in the first half? Probably not enough, but its still possible. Roy Hibbert made it once, Val can do it.

    15. Do the Raptors make the play-offs?

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    1. Slightly Over
    2. Under
    3. Over
    4. Over
    5. Over
    6. Under
    7. Hansborough or Casey
    8. Novak
    9. I want Buycks, but I think it'll be Augustin.
    10. No
    11. I'd hope not.
    12. Yes
    13. I say they'll be at .500
    14. Rudy Gay
    15. Either just barely do, or just barely don't.

    16: Most improved Raptor: Valanciunas

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    1. Under
    2. Under
    3. Over
    4. Over
    5. Yes
    6. Under
    7. Amir
    8. Neither
    9. Augustin
    10. After
    11. No
    12. Yes
    13. No
    14. No
    15. No

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    A few weeks ago when we were doing another thing sort of like this and had to predict their record for the season everyone went above 500, now everyone is saying below 500 lol
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    Isn't there already a similar thread?

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    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. No
    5. Yes
    6. No
    7. Yes
    8. No
    9. Yes
    10. Yes
    11. No
    12. Yes
    13. No
    14. No
    15. Yes
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    The only "stat" I care about is how many offensive sets are they going to run for JV. Last year it was less than 1 per game...it had better be more than 8 a game this year. I will gouge out my eyes if I have to watch more games with Gay and DD dribble around the three point line and jack up a contested shot late in the shot clock.

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    1. Over. If I had to guess, 33%

    2. Over, but not by much. I anticipate him getting better across the board, so free throw attempts should probably improve too

    3. Under. Man I'm being super optimistic right now

    4. Over.

    5. Yes he can

    6. Under. Show me something Ross!

    7. Psycho T

    8. Novak. Fingers crossed that Daye starts ahead of him though

    9. Buycks baby, adey

    10. He always stays in shape so that shouldn't be a problem

    11. Oh god no

    12. Celtics

    13. Rudy Gay

    14. Yes

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    Quote p00ka wrote: View Post
    Isn't there already a similar thread?
    http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/forum...Rights-Edition

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    -Raptors will make the play offs with around a .500 record.
    -Rudy Gay and Demar will finish the season with similar(to last year) records. One of them may get traded.
    -Lowry will have a very good season. Also possibly traded.
    -JV will improve offensively, finishing the season with about an average of 16/17pts a game. He will have about 20 double doubles.
    -Amir will repeat his good showing of last year.
    -Ross will continue to struggle while Novak will establish himself as a solid 3 pt. shooter.
    -Casey will be gone after the season.
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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    -Raptors will make the play offs with around a .500 record.
    -Rudy Gay and Demar will finish the season with similar(to last year) records. One of them may get traded.
    -Lowry will have a very good season. Also possibly traded.
    -JV will improve offensively, finishing the season with about an average of 16/17pts a game. He will have about 20 double doubles.
    -Amir will repeat his good showing of last year.
    -Ross will continue to struggle while Novak will establish himself as a solid 3 pt. shooter.
    -Casey will be gone after the season.
    IF Raptors make playoffs I doubt Casey will be fired....

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    Quote black angus wrote: View Post
    The only "stat" I care about is how many offensive sets are they going to run for JV. Last year it was less than 1 per game...it had better be more than 8 a game this year. I will gouge out my eyes if I have to watch more games with Gay and DD dribble around the three point line and jack up a contested shot late in the shot clock.
    Excellent point. Gay needs to swing the ball if/when double team comes.

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    Quote Axel wrote: View Post
    With nothing else to talk about presently, why not start arguing about the future? A simple predictions thread. Post your responses 1-15 and we'll see at season's end who was right and who was wrong.

    1. Demar - over/under .299 3PT%? - career high .283 last season, once again swore to work on his range, will this be the year he eclipses 30%?

    2. Gay - over/under 4.5 FreeThrowAttempts per game? - his career best was 5, but in the last 5 years has averaged 4.5, 4.0, 3.9, 3.7 and 4.2. Can he get to the line more often in this lineup?

    3. Lowry - over/under 10 games missed due to injury? Only played 82 games once in his career (sophomore season) and that was as a back-up. Lowry played in 68 games last year (missing 14). Can he stay healthy for a full season?

    4. JV - over/under 8 RPG? JV averaged 6 RPG last season but had a per 36 of 9 per game. Can he produce in a larger role?

    5. Can JV get 25 double doubles this year? Last year JV had 8 double-doubles. David Lee led the league with 56.

    6. T-Ross - over/under 22 MPG? - last year got 17 MPG. Can the 2nd year pro secure minutes in this rotation?

    7. Who gets the first ejection of the season?

    8. Who gets more starts, Acy or Novak? Novak had 1 in New York and Acy 0 last year.

    9. Who is emerges as the back-up PG, Buycks or Augustin?

    10. Does Casey get let go during or after the season?

    11. Does Quintin Richardson ever see the court?

    12. Do the Raptors sweep any season series?

    13. Do the Raptors finish above .500?

    14. Any Raptors on the All-Star team?

    15. Do the Raptors make the play-offs?
    1. Over, barely. Around 31.5-32%.
    2. Under. It'll stay around the same as last year.
    3. Under. 6 games. He's spent a heap of time this summer getting into shape, hopefully it works for the better.
    4. Under. I'm looking for 15 and 7.5 from JV this year.
    5. Under. Around 15.. 20 tops.
    6. Slightly over. He'll get more minutes than last season for sure, it's just a matter of whether he'll produce or not.
    7. Amir
    8. Novak. 1-0 again.
    9. I'd like to say Buycks, but veteran Augustin will probably get it by default.
    10. After season, even if the team does poorly throughout the year.
    11. Meh. I say he totals 5-10 minutes over the course of the season. Even Solomon Alabi saw the court sometimes.
    12. Only play Phoenix twice, so yeah. Them.
    13. 43-39
    14. No
    15. 8th seed
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