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Thread: Raps make ESPN's 5 on 5 list. Not in a good way though!

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    Default Raps make ESPN's 5 on 5 list. Not in a good way though!

    4. Biggest disappointment of the first month of the season is … : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/...storylines-nba see for yourself. I am actually surprises that the Raps got mentioned in this at all. Does that mean people in the NBA expected more of us? Wow our time to turn some head and it turned out being in the other direction.

    Can we catch a break? Guess we are doomed! Kidding, but in all seriousness, we wanted to be talked about so now we are.

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    5. Most important thing to know about the first month of the season is …

    Poulard: The Eastern Conference's bottom feeders are quite awful. Toronto, Cleveland and Washington have as many wins combined as the Phoenix Suns.

    Pretty crazy bu true!

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    I don't know how this team is significantly worse than last years. It baffles me.

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    yeah, I guess I have to stop taking what these guys on ESPN say to heart!

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't know how this team is significantly worse than last years. It baffles me.
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't know how this team is significantly worse than last years. It baffles me.
    Raptors are quite the same team like they were last year, after injury Lowry isn't a big (if any) upgrade of Jose, Valanciunas lacks experience and strength. McGuire is probably even worse than James Johnson who at least brought some blocks, athleticism and energy. Somehow we are terrible in defence and team chemistry doesn't look that good like it was last year (maybe I'm wrong with the last statement)... The main difference is that last year we were tanking team and now we are playoff contenders (according to BC)
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I don't know how this team is significantly worse than last years. It baffles me.
    It doesn't baffle me, it blows me away.

    The new players brought in, in my opinion, were upgrades over last season (Lowry>Bayless, Fields>Johnson, JV>Alabi/Magloire, Ross>Forbes {sorry, ceez}, McGuire>Butler).

    I don't understand.
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