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    They have Derozan getting worse at three's hahaha
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    Quote Mr.Z wrote: View Post
    They have Derozan getting worse at three's hahaha
    I have no expectations for Derozan too.

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    I don't have big expectations on DeRozan, but 0.0 3s per game? That's pretty harsh.

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    They know Kleiza is no longer a Raptor right? and DeRozan 0.0 3PM? what a joke.
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    It's good to keep your expectations in check but 0.0? lol brutal!
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    expecting big things from ross

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    huge jump in numbers for val as well

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    expecting big things from ross
    Lol Sarcasm I presume? 8ppg, 0.9apg and 2.5rpg while averaging 1.0 3's is not 'big things' in my books.
    Those are very small things. I expect bigger actually.

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    huge jump in numbers for val as well
    Good to see someone on this roster getting some respect. Lol
    However, if Val averages 16.4ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.8bpg, then I'd be pretty blown away.
    Those are very optimistic numbers. Not impossible, but pretty much the best case scenario.
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    So they're predicting Gay, Lowry and Derozan all stay the same or get worse pretty much, that's not good.

    Interesting that they predict Amir to get 7 more minutes per game, especially with Hansbrough behind him.

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    Good news - Kleiza's gonna have a bounce back year for us.

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    If Val and Amir are combining for almost 30-20 like predicted in there, we're probably going to be the 6 seed. Especially with basically 0 dropoff from DeMar/Gay/Lowry based on the projection.

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    Kleiza is playing in Turkey this season.

    JV could get in the neighbourhood of 8 rebounds per game but I agree that 16 points per game is optimistic.

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    Guys If anyone is expecting Val to average more that 7-7-1 a game than you are being unrealistic. Casey has said and whether rightly or wrongly he doesn't seem to plan on using Val any differently on the offensive end. If Gay, DD and Lowry can do a better job of getting him the ball that's great, but he's a garbage man who's big contribution will be on the defensive end.

    Also, a little off topic, but I am little concerned that people are talking up Augustin a little bit. Jarret Jack and Jerryd Bayless are significantly better point-guards than Augustin and we weren't thrilled with them as our back-ups, the only thing that people should be talking about is whether he is/will outplay Buycks for minutes. Also,, I can't think of a single situation where playing Augustin and Lowry together would be a good thing.

    That would either mean Lowry is struggling with defending a bigger guard, isn't shooting the ball well or distributing. Or that none of our other 3 point shooters are playing well. Casey still seems to think our bench will be a problem and I don't think our 3-point shooting will be better than last year.
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    Why are you guys even listening to ESPN on anything? lol they HATE Toronto they dont even know who plays here.

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    Quote Xixak wrote: View Post
    If Val and Amir are combining for almost 30-20 like predicted in there, we're probably going to be the 6 seed. Especially with basically 0 dropoff from DeMar/Gay/Lowry based on the projection.
    This is all subjective. The problem I have when one makes predictions about where they should finish is that there is no accounting for injuries and you're forced into making a bunch of presumptions based off last years data.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    This is all subjective. The problem I have when one makes predictions about where they should finish is that there is no accounting for injuries and you're forced into making a bunch of presumptions based off last years data.
    Sure there is. They predicted Val would play 75 games. Thus missing 7 games due to injury.
    Also predicted that Amir would miss only 3 games due to a presumed sprained ankle.

    Further more, and I'm not one to defend ESPN, but I can't imagine their predictions are based solely off of just last year. I'm sure they look at the players general career curve.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Sure there is. They predicted Val would play 75 games. Thus missing 7 games due to injury.
    Also predicted that Amir would miss only 3 games due to a presumed sprained ankle.

    Further more, and I'm not one to defend ESPN, but I can't imagine their predictions are based solely off of just last year. I'm sure they look at the players general career curve.
    I was more referring to xixak's post than the article.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I was more referring to xixak's post than the article.
    Except my post was in reference to the article.... so you were referring to the article as well by default.

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    Quote Xixak wrote: View Post
    Except my post was in reference to the article.... so you were referring to the article as well by default.
    Yes, but not in particular to the part I was referencing where you say we'll be the 6th seed.
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