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    Default Basketball Prospectus Predicts the Raptors Will Be the NBA's "Worst Team"

    http://www.basketballprospectus.com/...articleid=1225

    Well, Bradford Doolittle does. Kevin Pelton picks Detroit.

    Worst team?
    Bradford's comments:
    Toronto Raptors
    Detroit is in a bad position, canít argue with that. Just to be different, Iíll go with Toronto, the worst team in my simulations. From the roster to the coaching staff, this is a franchise primed for a fall. The Raptors are relying on players to step into roles for which they are not ready.
    First Coach fired?
    Kevin's comments:
    Jay Triano, Toronto
    This is a hard choice this year, since most coaches seem safe by virtue of being new to their positions, their track record of success or the likely performance of their team this year. Triano might be the easiest guy to scapegoat if his team struggles early, which is possible for the Raptors.
    Okay, we will not likely be good, but given our youth and relative depth I don't see us being the worst team. We can hang around even with an injury or two, other teams will be in more trouble.

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    I don't care anymore what Americans say about the team. I just can't wait until opening night tomorrow and they'll shut-up.
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    I really have a funny feeling the raps will surprise this year. Not to the extent of contending, but i think theyll be 4-5 games below .500 before the all-star game and then theyll pick up a major name before the trade deadline with a trade and the TPE and then theyll make it to the playoffs.

    i think theyll beat Miami one time out of the 4 games, Kleiza will play in the all-star game and triano will be fired before the season ends.

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    I think the team falls flat on it's face straight out of the gate and then near the end of the season once the playoffs are a distant memory they pick it up and thus kill a lot of their chance at winning the lotto. That's the prototypical Toronto Raptors' season during most rebuilding years.

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    Doubt if Triano gets fired this year, but just for fun, how bad do the Raptors have to start for Colangelo to start even considering it?

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    0-12, 1-20, 2-25.

    I think any of those records might do it.

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    I really have a funny feeling the raps will surprise this year. Not to the extent of contending, but i think theyll be 4-5 games below .500 before the all-star game and then theyll pick up a major name before the trade deadline with a trade and the TPE and then theyll make it to the playoffs.

    i think theyll beat Miami one time out of the 4 games, Kleiza will play in the all-star game and triano will be fired before the season ends.
    You opinion is now officially irrelevant after the Kleiza all star game part.....I have never heard anything so delusional on this board....you are either lithuanian,a relative or clueless.....

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    Please you guys don't over-estimate this group of largely unknown talent!!! I don't want the collective fan-base/media to be bitching about how we're not a playoff team when we clearly do NOT have the talent required to be in the playoff