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    Default The Raptors Are Fun to Watch

    A couple of poor fast break opportunities last night drove me nuts at times but other than that the Raptors are actually fun to watch this year.

    I've enjoyed the first two games more than all games last year. They do not hold the ball on O, they work hard on D, and they get out and run whenever possible.

    It is also good to hear opposing teams talk about the defense. Devlin was saying last night that a Cav player headed in to the locker room at half time said they have never experienced aggressive defense from a Raptors team.

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    Kinda makes you wonder what ESPN was thinking earlier this month when they pegged them as the worst team in the NBA to go watch.... basically, instructing the NBA fan base NOT to go to their teams home games if Toronto was playing. Which, if you ask me, is pretty much brutal. Isn't ESPN and the NBA in cahoots? Doesn't that make that type of article really out of line?

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    Hopefully they can keep it up for a whole season, and against teams who are not bottom-dwellers. It's one thing to do it to an undermanned Cavs team. It's another to do the same to the Lakers, Jazz, Blazers, Magic, Celtics etc. whom they play in the next couple of weeks.

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    I agree Matt. I think they're fun to watch because most of us don't have the same expectations that we've had for the last 10 years. We don't necessarily have any pressure and really, can it get any worse?

    Not saying that this season isn't going to be frustrating to watch, but accepting that we likely won't make the playoffs makes watching Raptors ball this year much easier to swallow. Anything more will be a bonus.

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    Definitely fun to watch. Playoffs are only a bonus, not to be expected. I'm fine with that. What I'm looking for is for Weems and Derozan to develop as sharp-shooters with a varied arsenal. (and improve their defense) Davis to develop his toughness and acumen in the post both on offense and D. Alabi to be given the chance to see if he is the real thing. Dorsey to develop and earn some job security. Kleiza and Barbosa to find their place as integral gears in a system. Wright to blossom into a dependable rotation player. Bargnani to reliably get 25 per, not at the expense of the team. Jose to get traded for Diaw. The trade exception used to add toughness, youth and talent.

    Finally, to get lottery pick Kyrie Irving at the 2011 draft. 2 more years and we are contenders for the Eastern.

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    No doubt the expectations are lower and it has only been 2 games. I'm not saying the Raps are playoff bound.

    What I am saying is the style of play is much better than anything seen from the Raptors the last number of years. They could always score but rarely in transition and they couldn't stop a corpse on D.

    Raptors games are exciting to watch. I hope it continues.

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    I agree, they are fun to watch! JC8 is actually trying hard on defense, keeping his man in front of him. Even though he's on a bit of a slump, at least he still dishing out dimes.
    #Raptor4Life, #Prepping4thePlayoffs

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    Idk.. yesterday's game was like watching a D League game. I watched a few other teams play this week and there's a major difference going on. I'll be able to better tell after 20 games.

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