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    Default Henry Abbott predicts Dwane Casey will be winner of "Coach of the Year"

    The NBA season is a few days away, and you know what that means. Predictions. ESPN has been predicting all of the awards before the NBA season begins. I was casually glancing through some of the award categories when I came upon "Coach of the Year". I was about to move on to the next section when I saw Dwane Casey's face in the middle of the pack. Henry Abbott (the "TrueHoop" writer) picked Dwane Casey. Usually, a surprise team wins this award, especially when they have had the biggest turn around in terms of wins (which is why I do not understand all the picks of teams with great records).

    Whether you respect Henry Abbott's opinion or not, it has to be intriguing to anyone to see Dwane Casey as a pick for this.

    Thoughts and opinions on this:


    http://espn.go.com/nba/preview2011/s...ar-predictions
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    I think he is right on the award but wrong on the year.

    Casey wins it in '12-13.

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    Demar got a vote for MIP. Not sure who voted for him, because his picture doesn't show up, but his name is listed on the bottom. *If* Casey can get through Bargnani, I think he'd make a better candidate.

    I noticed that Kanter didn't get a vote for ROY. Bit surprising since he was a top rated big, one that I can admit that I was hoping we'd get if we got to pick 3rd overall.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Demar got a vote for MIP. Not sure who voted for him, because his picture doesn't show up, but his name is listed on the bottom.
    Larry Coon (ESPN.com) voted for DeMar as MIP

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    I was surprised that with all those votes, only three guys received MVP nods.... and the reigning MVP was not one of them.

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    There's no way Casey win COY this year. We'd have to actually, you know, be good.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    I noticed that Kanter didn't get a vote for ROY. Bit surprising since he was a top rated big, one that I can admit that I was hoping we'd get if we got to pick 3rd overall.
    Kanter may not get enough minutes to balloon his stats while playing behind Jefferson. But in Toronto, he probably would've been force-fed minutes to accelerate his learning curve.
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    I think if Dwayne makes this team a top 20 defensive team he wins COY. Although i don't think that would be the best choice.
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    It would be a disaster if Casey wins it this year because it would mean the Raptors won't get a top 10 pick.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I think he is right on the award but wrong on the year.

    Casey wins it in '12-13.
    I agree, good shot at it next year.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I think he is right on the award but wrong on the year.

    Casey wins it in '12-13.
    Agreed.

    Next year with Valanciunas, our lottery pick (hopefully a point guard) and a FULL scheduled training camp, the Raptors will probably make a big jump in 2012-2013 paving the way for Dwane Casey to be a top candidate for th "Coach of the Year" award.

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    Quote KaioKev wrote: View Post
    Agreed.

    Next year with Valanciunas, our lottery pick (hopefully a point guard) and a FULL scheduled training camp, the Raptors will probably make a big jump in 2012-2013 paving the way for Dwane Casey to be a top candidate for th "Coach of the Year" award.
    We aren't drafting a point-guard next draft, there isn't even one projected for the first round.
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    Quote KaioKev wrote: View Post
    Agreed.

    Next year with Valanciunas, our lottery pick (hopefully a point guard) and a FULL scheduled training camp, the Raptors will probably make a big jump in 2012-2013 paving the way for Dwane Casey to be a top candidate for th "Coach of the Year" award.
    I think the point guard will be addressed in free agency. It would be great to get Russell Westbrook (extremely unlikely but you never know) but Raymond Felton would be a great signing in my opinion (and it is not because he is on two of my fantasy basketball teams!). He is heading in to the prime years of his career. A 3 year, $30M contract and obtain another draft pick to get Kabongo, that would be nice.

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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    We aren't drafting a point-guard next draft, there isn't even one projected for the first round.
    There aren't many but there are a few. Kendall Marshall, Myck Kabongo, and Marquis Teague are both projected first round draft picks by NBADraft.net and DraftExpress.com.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    The NBA season is a few days away, and you know what that means. Predictions. ESPN has been predicting all of the awards before the NBA season begins. I was casually glancing through some of the award categories when I came upon "Coach of the Year". I was about to move on to the next section when I saw Dwane Casey's face in the middle of the pack. Henry Abbott (the "TrueHoop" writer) picked Dwane Casey. Usually, a surprise team wins this award, especially when they have had the biggest turn around in terms of wins (which is why I do not understand all the picks of teams with great records).

    Whether you respect Henry Abbott's opinion or not, it has to be intriguing to anyone to see Dwane Casey as a pick for this.

    Thoughts and opinions on this:


    http://espn.go.com/nba/preview2011/s...ar-predictions
    I could see Casey winning this year, if the raptors go from being the 2nd worst team in the eastern conference to making the playoffs, he will win it for sure. That is something that I can see happening. From what I have seen so far in the preseason in terms of our defensive coverages, there has been HUGE improvement, the offense will come around, every player in the NBA has made it this far because they have focused on their offense their whole lives, everyone in the NBA is a "Scorer", its defense that is harder for these guys to learn. Our team has a lot of offensive talent, its only a matter of time until it comes together. I see the raptors going 2-1 in the first week of the season, and finishing close to .500 for the year, with a the 7th or 8th seed in the East. Go raps Go.

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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    I could see Casey winning this year, if the raptors go from being the 2nd worst team in the eastern conference to making the playoffs, he will win it for sure. That is something that I can see happening. From what I have seen so far in the preseason in terms of our defensive coverages, there has been HUGE improvement, the offense will come around, every player in the NBA has made it this far because they have focused on their offense their whole lives, everyone in the NBA is a "Scorer", its defense that is harder for these guys to learn. Our team has a lot of offensive talent, its only a matter of time until it comes together. I see the raptors going 2-1 in the first week of the season, and finishing close to .500 for the year, with a the 7th or 8th seed in the East. Go raps Go.
    There is no way this team is making the playoffs. At our best I can see them playing like the first preseason game but on average I think this squad is much closer to being akin to the one we saw in the second game. This team is really poor to almost average at every position. Our best 2 players are Kerry Kittles and Toni Kuckoc lite. This team is built to rise NEXT year.

    barring any major injury or trade the east will look like this (in no particular order): Boston/NYK/ATL/ORL/CHI/MIA/IND/76ers/MIL with a rogues gallery of CHA/NJN/CLE/TOR/DET/Was scrambling for a top pick.

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    Quote minks77 wrote: View Post
    There is no way this team is making the playoffs. At our best I can see them playing like the first preseason game but on average I think this squad is much closer to being akin to the one we saw in the second game. This team is really poor to almost average at every position. Our best 2 players are Kerry Kittles and Toni Kuckoc lite. This team is built to rise NEXT year.

    barring any major injury or trade the east will look like this (in no particular order): Boston/NYK/ATL/ORL/CHI/MIA/IND/76ers/MIL with a rogues gallery of CHA/NJN/CLE/TOR/DET/Was scrambling for a top pick.
    I don't understand why people put teams like Milwaukee, Indiana, and Philadelphia on a different level as us. I see us competing with those teams for the 6-8th seed in the east.

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    think about it. Milwaukee has Brandon Jennings, stephen jackson, and andrew bogut. Indiana has David West, Danny Granger,and paul george. Philli is ok they are a mediocre team so they aren't really any threat. We will sure as hell compete for the playoffs next year but this year is getting the new defensive system in place and developing the young guns. Next year we bring in JV and the Franchise player and we skyrocket up the eastern conference for the next few years and win a title.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    think about it. Milwaukee has Brandon Jennings, stephen jackson, and andrew bogut. Indiana has David West, Danny Granger,and paul george. Philli is ok they are a mediocre team so they aren't really any threat. We will sure as hell compete for the playoffs next year but this year is getting the new defensive system in place and developing the young guns. Next year we bring in JV and the Franchise player and we skyrocket up the eastern conference for the next few years and win a title.

    76ers are mediocre? WTF?!

    Iggy, Meeks, Evan Turner, Hawes, Jrue Holiday, Eltron Brand, Taddeus Young...

    76ers are loaded with potential.
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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    76ers are mediocre? WTF?!

    Iggy, Meeks, Evan Turner, Hawes, Jrue Holiday, Eltron Brand, Taddeus Young...

    76ers are loaded with potential.
    those players are declining except for holiday, turner and young. Even those 3 aren't that good, they are borderline all stars at best. They are basically just another atlanta hawks type team. Thats not loaded

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