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    So I don't read enough on ESPN to pay for insider. Anyone want to sum up what he said about the raptors? Tim chrisholm said he liked most of it on twitter but didn't really talk about it

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    Don't you mean "Hollinger"?
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    I'm pretty sure I saw he said we'd go 33-49, finish 12th in the East.

    Can't tell you anything more than that.
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    I read it, his reasoning is sound. Fans of a team tend to base their predictions on everything breaking right and the assumed internal development of players. Reality tends to be less cooperative.

    edit: To actually answer your question, the main argument he makes is that the Raps have talent, they simply need to let some of it develop and hope that BC overcomes the urge to package some of it for a player that helps more in the short-term than long-term. A lot of the players they'll be handing out big minutes to have big question marks: can Bargs, Ed Davis and DeRozan show growth, can Val and Ross contribute as rookies, what is Fields going to give you, etc etc. If everything breaks right they could sneak into th 8th seed, but everything rarely breaks right.
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    Quote Lark Benson wrote: View Post
    I read it, his reasoning is sound. Fans of a team tend to base their predictions on everything breaking right and the assumed internal development of players. Reality tends to be less cooperative.

    edit: To actually answer your question, the main argument he makes is that the Raps have talent, they simply need to let some of it develop and hope that BC overcomes the urge to package some of it for a player that helps more in the short-term than long-term. A lot of the players they'll be handing out big minutes to have big question marks: can Bargs, Ed Davis and DeRozan show growth, can Val and Ross contribute as rookies, what is Fields going to give you, etc etc. If everything breaks right they could sneak into th 8th seed, but everything rarely breaks right.
    +1

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    Quote Lark Benson wrote: View Post
    I read it, his reasoning is sound. Fans of a team tend to base their predictions on everything breaking right and the assumed internal development of players. Reality tends to be less cooperative.

    edit: To actually answer your question, the main argument he makes is that the Raps have talent, they simply need to let some of it develop and hope that BC overcomes the urge to package some of it for a player that helps more in the short-term than long-term. A lot of the players they'll be handing out big minutes to have big question marks: can Bargs, Ed Davis and DeRozan show growth, can Val and Ross contribute as rookies, what is Fields going to give you, etc etc. If everything breaks right they could sneak into th 8th seed, but everything rarely breaks right.
    very nice!

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    Hollinger rubs the Raptors nation the wrong way every year but his track record is far superior to our collective record.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Hollinger rubs the Raptors nation the wrong way every year but his track record is far superior to our collective record.
    Hollinger is the guy that developed the systems for ESPN of rating and predicting teams and individual performances based on data. He no longer works for ESPN but ESPN still uses his formulas and they still bear his name. There is no personal bias against the Raptors or any other team.

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    33 wins is exactly what I predicted back in August.
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    33 wins is exactly what I predicted back in August.


    good for you. Let's wait and see in April.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    33 wins is exactly what I predicted back in August.
    You're gonna be bang on with this.

    Well done.
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    That's the idea.
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    OH SNAP





    Last edited by theycallmeZZ; Wed Oct 24th, 2012 at 05:26 PM.
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    Shit just got real. The raps will have something to prove after this, something tells me Casey has them fired up

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    we win 50 games and derozan becomes a superstar player

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    Quote Fuchan wrote: View Post
    Shit just got real. The raps will have something to prove after this, something tells me Casey has them fired up

    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    we win 50 games and derozan becomes a superstar player
    Shit just got unreal again.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Shit just got unreal again.
    Kleiza assassinates Hollinger.. shits back to real again

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Shit just got unreal again.
    My wife just asked, "What is so funny?"

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    My wife just asked, "What is so funny?"
    We do what we can sir.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Shit just got unreal again.
    I was being sarcastic man. Thought i made it obvious

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