Toronto Raptors, projected record: 41-41
Does that sound about right?
Considering the way this team limped out of the gate, working league-worst defense alongside (after the first week or so) middling offense, 41 wins sounds fantastic. The Raps have righted that ship, though. The offense has steadied, and while the defense is still the worst in the NBA, it's gotten better. Quite a bit better. It's been more or less below average for the last three weeks. Of course, three weeks of sub-average defense still leaves these guys last in the league in D, which says a lot about how nasty this team's D was for the first two months.