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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote flamingtimbits wrote: View Post
    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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    7 games? we'll sweep them in 4 book it

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    Our record last season with Bargnani in the line up was 13-18 or 41.9 win %, which equates to 34 wins in an 82 game schedule. 37 wins isn't excatly the "Biggest Improvement". That aside, it's not unreasonble a 6 or 7 game improvement with our new additions

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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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    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 NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    7 games? we'll sweep them in 4 book it
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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 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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    Assuming no major injuries, I'm going 38-44 and an 8th seed.

    TheNBAGeek.com comparison engine gives the 11 players with NBA experience currently under contract a collective 33.7 wins produced. I am going to assume Acy adds 0.3, Ross adds 1.5, and JV adds 2.5 to reach 38.

    Assuming Bargnani can remain healthy and be more like the player he showed in about 17 games versus the other 14 that will likely add wins (versus the negative he currently is). Considering in 2010-11 Bargnani produced a negative 6.4 wins (I guess that would be a positive 6.4 losses produced) having him go positive is not out of the question. DeRozan not having to be the focal point of the offense might improve his efficiency and take him positive in the wins produced as well. The Raps then might be pushing .500!

    And good Lord don't get me started if Fields returns to the 11.6 wins he produced in 2010-11 as a rookie and Lowry goes back to 9.3. Could they be plus .500?!?!?! I have to calm down here.

    Considering the collective 38 wins from the roster in 2010-11 and the 33.7 plus my rookie phantom numbers of 38 again, I'm going with 38 wins and 8th seed..... final answer.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 11:15 PM. Reason: There are actually 82 games in a season, not 80. Thanks, Bendit.

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    80 games only ?

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    80 games only ?
    Lol yeah. I think that was a miscalculation by Matt52. Even geniuses make mistakes

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    Remember, a number of people did say if this team was fully healthy, there would be a possibility they made the 8th seed. I remember a game Leo or Jack said this specific thing...

    I'm always optimistic, but in this case, I can see us landing that 8th spot by a game or so.. But it's not impossible for me to see 6-8..

    I just hope this team exceeds my expectations rather than disappoint me.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    80 games only ?
    Whoops. I"ll fix that.

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