I was looking at ESPN and Hoopsworld predictions for next season. On ESPN they have the Raptors winning 29 games tied for last in the eastern conference with New Jersey. Really!? Losing Chris Bosh means the Raptors will lose 11 more games? Who did New Jersey add that will make them win 17 more games? Troy Murphy? Travis Outlaw? Avery? Are you serious? If that team wins 20 games next year it should be considered a success. Speaking of which, Cleveland which was abysmal without LeBron will still be better than a team that was decent without Bosh? I don't think so.
Why are they getting so much love? Honestly, how much is Amare, sans Nash, an improvement over David Lee? He's slower a worse rebounder, older, injury prone, and maybe worse defensively! This is the guy that will take the Knicks into the playoffs!? Seriously!? Also, the three players from Golden State, 3 good role players on a 25 win team? Role players from a 25 win team is an improvement for the Knicks? Felton is an overrated point guard who they overpaid for and their depth is mediocre at best. The only player (besides Rautins) that I am interested in watching is Mozgov, he's a rookie and is not a huge improvement. This team isn't better they merely went sideways.
I hope the ESPN and Hoopsworld prognosticators eat their shorts when the Raptors finish above the Nets, Knicks and Cavs next year.