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    Default Raptors after blackhole trade

    Just take a look...

    @ Lakers - W, 19 AST
    vs Spurs - L, 23 AST
    vs 76ers - W, 24 AST
    @ Bulls - W, 26 AST <<< season best.

    3-1 without Gay.

    5-1 when more than 20 AST.

    Ball moves from side to side, it's so fun to watch. I can't believe that one guy has changed everything.

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    I love it from a fanboy's perspective. Raptors basketball is finally watchable. I hate it from a realists perspective. We should be losing not winning....

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    I love it from a fanboy's perspective. Raptors basketball is finally watchable. I hate it from a realists perspective. We should be losing not winning....
    So true

    Teams go on streaks at different points of year... Even the really bad ones
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    It's fine if we win games for now as long as Ujiri eventually breaks up this team. There's still a lot of games to lose, so the tank is still alive and well...

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    The team is definitely more watchable.

    We still need to tank, in my opinion. A team built around Derozan/Johnson/(Lowry?) can't go very far, but may go far enough to miss out on a star.

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    A season goes up and down.. right now the Raptors are playing well (excitement from trade maybe).. but they've also had a pretty soft schedule (Lakers, Philly, Bulls without Rose). Real test is if they can beat teams that are good. And so far this season that has not been the case.

    Wait until they play Dallas, OKC and San Antonio. If they win 2 out of 3 of those games then I'll be impressed.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    A season goes up and down.. right now the Raptors are playing well (excitement from trade maybe).. but they've also had a pretty soft schedule (Lakers, Philly, Bulls without Rose). Real test is if they can beat teams that are good. And so far this season that has not been the case.

    Wait until they play Dallas, OKC and San Antonio. If they win 2 out of 3 of those games then I'll be impressed.
    Soft or not soft schedule, but ball still moves. you can see clear difference on TV.

    EDIT: We played spurs and ball was moving very well.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    A season goes up and down.. right now the Raptors are playing well (excitement from trade maybe).. but they've also had a pretty soft schedule (Lakers, Philly, Bulls without Rose). Real test is if they can beat teams that are good. And so far this season that has not been the case.

    Wait until they play Dallas, OKC and San Antonio. If they win 2 out of 3 of those games then I'll be impressed.
    Me too. Likely will go 0-3.

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    I hate it from a realists perspective. We should be losing not winning....
    From a really 'realist' perspective, this has become more or less a new team overnight.
    So - realistically, of course - we should chill out and watch these kids play.
    They may play very well together *gasp*.
    Imagine if everyone insisted Denver tank after the Carmelo trade?
    That would be a damn shame.

    This is why tank-talk drives me nuts.
    Folks, that was a fine evening of excellent basketball.
    Damn fine.

    Keep an open mind, and enjoy a win yo.

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    Quote Shrub wrote: View Post
    From a really 'realist' perspective, this has become more or less a new team overnight.
    So - realistically, of course - we should chill out and watch these kids play.
    They may play very well together *gasp*.
    Imagine if everyone insisted Denver tank after the Carmelo trade?
    That would be a damn shame.

    This is why tank-talk drives me nuts.
    Folks, that was a fine evening of excellent basketball.
    Damn fine.

    Keep an open mind, and enjoy a win yo.
    Well said Mr. Shrub.


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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    Well said Mr. Scrub.


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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    Well said Mr. Shrub.


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    OH man, I laughed too hard at this hahaha.
    I half agree with Shrub though. I'll enjoy the win, but I'm concerned for the future of the franchise. I'm just unsure about whether we can sustain success in the future if we're winning like this.

    EDIT: Ack! You changed it xD

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    A public service announcement for NBA GMs:

    It is 56 minutes to December 15th.

    Do you know where your summer free agent signings are?
    "You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"
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    Quote Shrub wrote: View Post
    My bad that was an accident


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    Haha I know, hazards of naming yourself after a small bush

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    once it hits the 15th of dec trades are going to be much easier to do
    Bring back the physical game and send the softies home.

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    Quote consmap wrote: View Post
    I'm just unsure about whether we can sustain success in the future if we're winning like this.
    At least you're not afraid you exercise doubt

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    Quote Shrub wrote: View Post
    From a really 'realist' perspective, this has become more or less a new team overnight.
    So - realistically, of course - we should chill out and watch these kids play.
    They may play very well together *gasp*.
    Imagine if everyone insisted Denver tank after the Carmelo trade?
    That would be a damn shame.

    This is why tank-talk drives me nuts.
    Folks, that was a fine evening of excellent basketball.
    Damn fine.

    Keep an open mind, and enjoy a win yo.
    This team is much better. A LOT BETTER without Gay, but this team isn't going anywhere if we continue being average and Ujiri and Leiweke have already said that they will not stand for mediocrity. Mediocrity in the NBA means being a bottom feeder playoff team that gets kicked out of the first round every single year or a fringe playoff team. This is what this team will be if we don't try and attempt to get a great prospect in the NBA and develop him along with our current young players. That's the only way we will ever get better in this league; through the draft especially this year. No one on this team is in any position to recruit any good players to this team. Your view is not a realists. This is the cold hard truth that you guys have to accept. Don't be ignorant. We won't go anywhere with this line-up. We beat a pathetic Lakers team that just got Kobe back. We beat 76ers team that is intentionally tanking hard (for a good reason). We beat a depleted Chicago's team that has lost Rose and is also hoping to tank. We got absolutely trashed by the Spurs. If you want to be mediocre, that's your opinion. And I enjoyed the win. You guys are so short-minded. Stop thinking short term...

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    Blacklash2k4 Said it well
    Bring back the physical game and send the softies home.

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