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    20 The combo of five straight L's and Bosh's busted nose -- if it has finally KO'd these guys -- sends Bosh to free agency with a Raps sheet featuring two trips to the playoffs and one winning record in seven seasons.
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    29 (40-42) Bosh, Wade and LeBron were the closest thing to one-man teams last season. (No wonder they decided to join forces.) Toronto has almost nothing left, and the surest sign of its desperation is giving $34 million to backup center Amir Johnson. (Who?!)
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    In college sports power rankings are important because they are one of the main tools used to determine post-season tournament seeds and bowl match ups.

    In some pro sports like Tennis power rankings are also used to determine tournament seeds

    However, in pro baseball, football, basketball and hockey they are totally meaningless except that they keep someone employed which is a good thing unless they are employed at something criminal.
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    Default NBA.com Power Rankings

    I know these power rankings dont mean anything. HOWEVER, its nice to see the Raptors move up after playing well last week.

    Check out the review of the Hornets:

    With the league set to take over operation of the Hornets, maybe David Stern can rescind the Jarrett Jack trade. The Hornets are now 2-6 with Jack in uniform. Apparently, he brought some of the Raptors' defense with him, because the Hornets are allowing 104.5 points per 100 possessions in his eight games.

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    Quote chrischris wrote: View Post
    I know these power rankings dont mean anything. HOWEVER, its nice to see the Raptors move up after playing well last week.

    Check out the review of the Hornets:

    With the league set to take over operation of the Hornets, maybe David Stern can rescind the Jarrett Jack trade. The Hornets are now 2-6 with Jack in uniform. Apparently, he brought some of the Raptors' defense with him, because the Hornets are allowing 104.5 points per 100 possessions in his eight games.

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    Why do they even have a NBA team in New Orleans?

    Stern should do what he can to get the Hornets moved to Seattle.
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Why do they even have a NBA team in New Orleans?

    Stern should do what he can to get the Hornets moved to Seattle.
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    seriously. seattle was robbed. give the poor city back a team.

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    I never really liked jack's style anyways.

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    What do you mean Seattle was roobed, what about Vancouver? Bring that shit back to Van...

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    What do you mean Seattle was roobed, what about Vancouver? Bring that shit back to Van...
    While I would love Vancouver to have a team, Seattle appreciated their team a lot more.
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    While I would love Vancouver to have a team, Seattle appreciated their team a lot more.
    http://www.databasebasketball.com/te...tm?tm=Sea&lg=n

    I'm not too sure. From my recollection the issues in SEA were the lack of an arena and local support. From looking at the attendance records above, 96-99 is when it was the Kemp and Payton show and they had sellouts of 17,072 at KeyWest Arena. The support dropped off from there. The last year was dismal but there was a lot of bad blood between the owners and fans - plus while the team was young, they were horrific (20 wins the last year).

    Vancouver's attendance was also horrible but they did not have a good franchise - EVER. When you take in to account the lack of 40 years of history in VAN and the sh*t team Stu Jackson put together each year, maybe VAN is deserving.

    http://www.databasebasketball.com/te...tm?tm=Van&lg=N

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Why do they even have a NBA team in New Orleans?

    Stern should do what he can to get the Hornets moved to Seattle.
    stop teasing.

    oh my beloved Sonics.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    http://www.databasebasketball.com/te...tm?tm=Sea&lg=n

    I'm not too sure. From my recollection the issues in SEA were the lack of an arena and local support. From looking at the attendance records above, 96-99 is when it was the Kemp and Payton show and they had sellouts of 17,072 at KeyWest Arena. The support dropped off from there. The last year was dismal but there was a lot of bad blood between the owners and fans - plus while the team was young, they were horrific (20 wins the last year).

    Vancouver's attendance was also horrible but they did not have a good franchise - EVER. When you take in to account the lack of 40 years of history in VAN and the sh*t team Stu Jackson put together each year, maybe VAN is deserving.

    http://www.databasebasketball.com/te...tm?tm=Van&lg=N
    You can't really use the last year as an example. It was Durant's first year and it was common knowledge that the Sonics were leaving. Even if they were a terrible team u couldn't expect them to show up and support.

    I totally agree it isn't fair that Van never even got to experience a good team (go Big Country and Shareef) but I would hesitate to call Vancouver a sports city.
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    You can't really use the last year as an example. It was Durant's first year and it was common knowledge that the Sonics were leaving. Even if they were a terrible team u couldn't expect them to show up and support.

    I totally agree it isn't fair that Van never even got to experience a good team (go Big Country and Shareef) but I would hesitate to call Vancouver a sports city.
    You are 100% correct you can't really look at the last year as an example - in SEA or VAN. In both cities it was widely known they were leaving. Only the die-hards of die-hards or people with free tickets would go.

    However, looking at SEA from 99-00 onwards, they were on average 1600-800 less than capacity in a 17,000 area. With only 17K seats, you really need sellouts every night. Ahhhh, and back to the arena we are!

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    Yeah and if i remember correctly they had an insane lease that made it almost impossible for them to make money.

    You never know what could have happened if Vancouver managed to have a couple good seasons. Vancouver also has an insanely huge amount of immigrants that love basketball but never got the chance to cheer on a good team.

    Stu Jackson still manages to eff up the NBA.
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Why do they even have a NBA team in New Orleans?

    Stern should do what he can to get the Hornets moved to Seattle.
    Funny you should say that and if you go here:

    http://raptorsrepublic.com/forums/sh...ets-From-Shinn

    You will find something of interest which came out today.

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    While I would love Vancouver to have a team, Seattle appreciated their team a lot more.
    Hate to say it but there are better locations than Vancouver and Seattle. One in particular is Vegas.
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    24 (-1) 24/30 Reggie Evans' foot injury is more bad news for a team that lacked a lot and now lacks its best rebounder and strongest inside presence. Now they'll likely get back to more run-and-gun, and if Peja Stojakovic can get healthy and comfortable, that might not be a bad thing.
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    21 Toronto Raptors (9-15)
    The Raptors are a respectable 5-6, including wins over Boston and Oklahoma City, since trading starting point guard Jarrett Jack to New Orleans. (The Hornets are 4-8 in that time.) Jose Calderon has flourished in Jack's absence, playing with an efficiency reminiscent of his 2007-08 prime, with 71 assists and 16 turnovers in his last nine games. And with Calderon out with a sore foot the last two games, the tandem of Leandro Barbosa and Jerryd Bayless (the latter acquired in the Jack deal) led the Raptors to 236 points, albeit against the shoddy defenses of Denver and Detroit. Unfortunately, none of the three is a quality defender himself, but Toronto at least now has a more confident floor general in Calderon and two explosive scorers who can push the pace beyond Jack's speed limit
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    Default NBA.com, Jan 3/11

    22 Toronto (11-22)
    Pace: 96.7 (8), Off: 103.2 (16), Def: 108.4 (27)
    DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 37 points in Friday's loss in Houston, but he now has the league's worst raw plus-minus mark. At minus-205, he took the bottom spot from the Cavs' J.J. Hickson on Sunday. The two will go head-to-head in Cleveland this week.
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    Default Hoops World, 3/14/11

    27 Toronto Raptors (18 - 48) It's time to start thinking lottery chase. The Raptors have 10 of their final 16 on the road where they've won just 5 of 31.
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