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    I don't think andrea bargnani will break the 25 point barrier even once this coming season. Missing eurobasket and being sidelined with pneumonia I suspect he will come to training camp fat and out of shape, he also has shown no indication he can be effective as a 3rd or 4th option on the team, although the sample size where this was the case is small.

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    If he drops 44 on us there's no way we're winning the game. Forfeit is likely, in order to save some of the embarrassment.
    I disagree. AB had a huge game in MSG 3 years ago yet Raptors lost....often the games when one guy puts up huge numbers their team loses.

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    Quote Sprechen wrote: View Post
    1) Amir shows why he deserves the starting spot and people start to realize how good he is.
    2) Lowry is gone before this year is out.
    3) Rudy Gay silences his critics and becomes the most important reason for a turn around season.
    4) DeRozan learns to hit 3's consistently.
    5) Hansbrough is a big softy at heart.
    6) Casey shows his quality as a coach, Raptors fans happy.
    7) JV approaches a complete player by season end.
    8) Raps go 44-40 and grab the 7th seed. T.O. shits itself in disbelief.
    9) Masai earns "Greatest Deal Ever In The History Of Sports" Award for the Bargnani Deal.
    10) Primo pasta and sauce goes bankrupt.
    11) Fields and Novak prove to be outstanding contributors off the bench.
    12) Masai hits another home run in a deal, maybe 2.
    13) Someone takes the stick out of Leo Rautins' ass and he turns into a quality broadcaster.

    I may be getting carried away at this point...
    Re Leo he is the biggest ass kisser around...he will never be a quality broadcaster.

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    Quote Mr.Z wrote: View Post
    ... Huh? do what? What doe BC have to do with anything? lol I'm just wondering, for what reasons do you think we will find Masai to be the saviour? I'm not saying he won't, I just want to know why you make that prediction...
    Does he pull off an amazing mid season trade or something?
    If the Raptors make the playoffs, even 8th spot. Everyone will love Masai more. He will have saved us from another season of no playoffs. I'm not sayin' he will make us #1 right off or anything. Remember we're Toronto fans, we settle for much less than any other organization :P

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post
    Something you think is plausible, but is not an opinion shared by the majority of the basketball community.

    I'll start with

    1.After regaining the ability to shoot Landry Fields becomes worth the 6 million he's making a year.

    2. Terrence Ross becomes a better starting option than derozan, but casey doesn't get the memo.


    looking forward to hearing everyone else's ideas and/or comments on predictions put forward.
    1) Id say about a one in a million chance .. so I agree, that is BOLD
    2) the first part is reasonably possible (ie Ross becoming a good starting option), but with Casey's bias towards young players .. it just wont happen that Ross gets the nod. As others have said, its not that Casey doesnt like Ross .. its that he doesnt like Rooks (or young guys) period (see: JVs mins last year).

    As for me, my bold prediction would be similar the the Ross one .. I think he will totally outperform and become a top 2-3 player on the team (with one of RG/DD and JV).
    On a similar note, i think one of DD or RG is gone before Christmas (arguably this isnt that bold as many have speculated it .. but none the less)

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