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Thread: Raptors Power Rankings

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    12 It's funny that the Chris Bosh trade rumors got out of control with the Raptors playing their best ball of the season. Before Sunday's loss to the Celtics, they had won eight of their last nine, and they're still within a half game of the Heat for fifth in the East.
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    14 Toronto Raptors
    Last Week: 15

    Toronto Raptors (19-19)
    The Raptors have been a better team with Jarrett Jack in the starting lineup (9-7) than Jose Calderon (9-13). Jack, one of the league's foremost iron men, who has appeared in 206 straight games, is averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 assists while shooting 51.8 percent (71-for-137) as a starter.
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    15 (15) Raptors 19-19 Jim from Chicago wrote in to ask why we haven't been trotting out our trusty Leastern Conference references. And he certainly has a point when the Raps needed an 8-2 surge just to give the East six .500 teams.
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    15 Raptors ∑ Trends 13
    Welcome back: Jose Calderon returns, contributes to wins over Magic, 76ers. ... Loss at Indiana is first bad defeat in more than a month.
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    17 Until Monday's collapse in Indy, the Raps hadn't lost to anyone besides the Celtics since mid-December.
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    The general consensus seems to be that the Dinos are a middle of the pack team right now.

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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    The general consensus seems to be that the Dinos are a middle of the pack team right now.
    well....we are a middle of the pack team....

    but iam happy with 12, were ranked higher than Utah, Miami, Huston...kinda surprised actually....

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    10. Raptors (14): Mama Mia! Bargnani outguns Gallinari in 3-point shootout at MSG as Toronto reaches .500.
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    Last edited by Apollo; Mon Jan 18th, 2010 at 11:53 AM. Reason: Link fixed

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    14 Raptors ∑ Trends 15
    Also worth considering: No one. Here's my first prediction for this summer: The big winner will be the guy who hooks up with Bosh in free agency.
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    17. Toronto Raptors (21-21)
    Last week: Won at New York; beat Dallas; lost at Cleveland.
    After the Raps dropped one to the Cavs, NBA TVís Chris Webber brought up the fact that Hedo Turkoglu has nine games of less-than-double-digit scoring this season, compared to only five last season. He meant it like it was a good thing, since the Raps can still compete when Hedo is off. But what if itís a sign Hedo is on the decline? They still owe him a lot of money over a few years.
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    16 Raptors (21-20) Toronto's early season defense was nonexistent. But since giving up 146 to the Hawks on Dec. 2, the Raps have become at least average on that end -- and gone 14-7.
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    I have a feeling the next power rankings will see the Raps dip a few notches-and deservedly so.

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    Rk Team Last Wk Rise/Fall High/Low Comment
    18 Raptors 16 (-2) 14/20 (23-22) After failing in the clutch so many times this season, Turkoglu finally came through against the Lakers. Even more surprising, Kobe missed the last-second shot in Toronto.
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    They beat the Lakers and they drop two places? Give me a break.

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    Marc Stein has Raptors at 12 this week. Not sure they're better than OKC or Bobcats.
    Last edited by NewRapCity; Tue Jan 26th, 2010 at 02:03 PM.

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    12 (13) Raptors 23-22 Catch that quote from Canada's foremost free agent-to-be? "I haven't been this encouraged in a while," Bosh says. And that was before Hedo's clutch drive and FTs pulled out that one-point win Sunday over the Lakers.
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    Default ESPN Weekly Power Ranking... Raps #7!!

    In this morning's (Feb/10) power ranking by Marc Stein the Raptors are #7!
    Ahead of such "elite" teams as... Dallas, Boston, Phoenix & San Antonio.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/powerrankings/2010_week_14

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    Their season record would have me scratching my head at their ranking there had I not known their record in the past 17 games, 12-5.

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    Quote photoman wrote: View Post
    In this morning's (Feb/10) power ranking by Marc Stein the Raptors are #7!
    Ahead of such "elite" teams as... Dallas, Boston, Phoenix & San Antonio.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/powerrankings/2010_week_14
    The Raps went 10-5 in January and beat some pretty good teams.

    Entering February, the Raps have ten games scheduled and I expect them go to 8-2, which could see them crack the top-5 in everyone's power rankings by the end of the month.

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    As much as I love that the raps are ranked 7th on espn...

    I think that ranking system is flawed!

    Why do teams with better records than others get ranked lower?

    It's silly really ranking teams on how hot they are at the moment.

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    Quote James Ballswin (Realizar) wrote: View Post
    which could see them crack the top-5 in everyone's power rankings by the end of the month.
    You will never see them crack Fox Sports' top five as long as Charlie Rosen and running things over there...

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    photoman wrote:

    In this morning's (Feb/10) power ranking by Marc Stein the Raptors are #7!
    Ahead of such "elite" teams as... Dallas, Boston, Phoenix & San Antonio.
    Wow. # 7 really?! Not sure about that, BUT I'LL TAKE IT!

    NBA.com's Power Ranking's has the team at 13, which might be a little more accurate overall.

    13 Toronto (15) 26-22 Pace: 95.5 (11), Off: 108.9 (2), Def: 109.3 (30)
    The Raptors have won five straight and are now 17-9 with Jarrett Jack in the starting lineup. Better yet, they get to face the Pacers, who just allowed them to shoot 60 percent, again in Indiana on Tuesday. Then they play the Nets, Kings and Sixers.
    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/powerra...k14/index.html

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    SI's Chris Mannix Power Ranking: Feb. 1/10 - Link

    #13 (Last Week: 16) Toronto Raptors
    Toronto has won five straight, thanks in part to a deep bench (Amir Johnson, Antoine Wright, Marco Belinelli) that has proved it can step up when a starter is injured or faltering. "I think that was going to be one of the keys to our success this year, how our bench was going to play," Chris Bosh said. "And so far we've played pretty well."

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    14 Raptors 18 (+4) 14/20 (26-22) Toronto's next seven games include six against teams in the bottom nine of the power rankings, with two vs. the Nets. In other words, a five-game win streak may get a lot longer.
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    Last week the Raptors were winning and Fox dropped them two spots. This week they continue winning and Fox sports rewards them with the place they deserved last week. Who knows what's next from these guys.

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    15. Toronto Raptors (26-22)
    Last week: Beat Miami; won at New York; beat Indiana.
    The hottest team in the League has won five straight and has the Pacers, Nets, Kings and Sixers coming up on the schedule.
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