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    Default According to Slam: Raptors among five teams to make a huge jump

    23 wins in a shortened season.??

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    The Raptors are a pretty unique team. While nobody was looking, they’ve stockpiled a pretty solid roster, top-to-bottom.


    Someone will call this question to be premature. However, it doesnt matter - here it goes.

    I say Raptors go .500 +/-2gms with present roster. How many wins do you think Raptors will end-up with?

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    It seems the media is placing a playoff expectation on the Raptors
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    Quote Risk Mgmt wrote: View Post
    It seems the media is placing a playoff expectation on the Raptors
    What media? Do you have any links?

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    Quote Risk Mgmt wrote: View Post
    It seems the media is placing a playoff expectation on the Raptors
    The article states their 2012-13 projection for the Raptors is 37-45, not exactly setting playoff expectations.

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    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    The article states their 2012-13 projection for the Raptors is 37-45, not exactly setting playoff expectations.
    At least this makes most of the season worth watching. We might still have a "mathematical" possibility well into early April.
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    It seems the media is placing a playoff expectation on the Raptors
    I'm also placing a playoff expectation for the raptors. I mean it won't be easy but we have a chance! I also thank god every day that we are not in the west otherwise we would have no chance

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    It's nice to see some recognition. Anybody with a proper sense really has to realize that the Raptors is a team on the rise.
    I say 42-40 season and a Game 7 loss in the 1st round.

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    It's nice to see some recognition. Anybody with a proper sense really has to realize that the Raptors is a team on the rise.
    I say 42-40 season and a Game 7 loss in the 1st round.
    42-40 in the BEST case scenario would grab the Raptors an eight seed. Which sets up your next statement.. You think the Raptors would take the Heat to seven games in the first round?
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    42-40 in the BEST case scenario would grab the Raptors an eight seed. Which sets up your next statement.. You think the Raptors would take the Heat to seven games in the first round?
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    You can never really tell. In the 2010-2011 season, the last time they played 82 games, 42-40 was a 6th seed in the East. The 8th seed had a 37-45 record. So 42-40 does not necessarily mean a first round match-up with the defending champs. the Raps are in the East remember? So no, I don't think a 42-40 record would give you a BEST case scenario of #8.

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    Quote JStockton wrote: View Post
    You can never really tell. In the 2010-2011 season, the last time they played 82 games, 42-40 was a 6th seed in the East. The 8th seed had a 37-45 record. So 42-40 does not necessarily mean a first round match-up with the defending champs. the Raps are in the East remember? So no, I don't think a 42-40 record would give you a BEST case scenario of #8.
    Yeah we are in the east, known to be the NBA's weakest conference. But this conference is improving as quick as a gecko.

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    Quote Garbo wrote: View Post
    42-40 in the BEST case scenario would grab the Raptors an eight seed. Which sets up your next statement.. You think the Raptors would take the Heat to seven games in the first round?
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    Maybe, maybe not. I'm an optimist

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    Just read the slam article and found a couple of things interesting...

    1) If the guy who wrote the article was the GM of either the Bulls or Hornet's he'd be trying to get his hands on Calderon.

    2) He thinks that New Orleans is going to have a +500 record. That seems like a stretch to me, I guess he's expecting Davis to have a huge impact, but doing a roster comparison I think that our team is definitely stronger, both in starting 5 and in players coming off the bench. That being said, I've never watched Davis play (am overseas so only read about this year's march madness).
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    42-40 in the BEST case scenario would grab the Raptors an eight seed. Which sets up your next statement.. You think the Raptors would take the Heat to seven games in the first round?
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    Probably already mentioned in this thread but do you think the Sixers would win in 6 against the Bulls this year. Anything can happen. Does that make the Raptors contenders? Nope. But anything can happen.

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    Probably already mentioned in this thread but do you think the Sixers would win in 6 against the Bulls this year. Anything can happen. Does that make the Raptors contenders? Nope. But anything can happen.
    Bulls were not where NEAR healthy. Noah and Rose out, Deng playing hurt, no question I wasn't surprised with the outcome.

    Anything can happen, but at some point optimism can be a downfall. Low expectations with surprises, are far better than high expectation and disappointments.

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    http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba...ing-somewhere/


    They refer to it as "BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT" not sure its that big of a Improvement but yes improvement I suppose.
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    I think we can win a few more games this season. Obviously T-Ross and JVal will be on the learning curve for the most part but with the roster they have today, and a longer training camp, they seemed primed to sneak more than just a couple wins from top tier teams - maybe not Miami but you never know. Prediction 39-43.

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    7 games? we'll sweep them in 4 book it

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    7 games? we'll sweep them in 4 book it
    and on my way to work Kate Upton will ask ME out!
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    Quote pillowmint wrote: View Post
    and on my way to work Kate Upton will ask ME out!
    There's a higher chance we win the nba finals...

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    Quote pillowmint wrote: View Post
    and on my way to work Kate Upton will ask ME out!
    Well... ?

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