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    I feel the core is one strong young prospect away from future success. This means if we do not get any lottery picks for Bargs or Calderon, Im hoping we drop to 9th on the last game of the season in order to free up our lottery picks in the future
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    I feel the core is one strong young prospect away from future success. This means if we do not get any lottery picks for Bargs or Calderon, Im hoping we drop to 9th on the last game of the season in order to free up our lottery picks in the future
    Assuming the Raptors continue to play like they have been next year, they will be a playoff team and likely in the low/mid-40 win range meaning no lottery picks anyways. I am still hoping they take on the absolute worst contracts for a pick or right to swap picks.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Assuming the Raptors continue to play like they have been next year, they will be a playoff team and likely in the low/mid-40 win range meaning no lottery picks anyways. I am still hoping they take on the absolute worst contracts for a pick or right to swap picks.
    wouldn't best case scenario be, make the playoffs and buy a pick? if the draft is going to be as weak as everyone is thinking then there should be some picks for sale for either cash or non guaranteed 2nd rounders.
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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    wouldn't best case scenario be, make the playoffs and buy a pick? if the draft is going to be as weak as everyone is thinking then there should be some picks for sale for either cash or non guaranteed 2nd rounders.
    You rarely get to buy a lottery pick. That was what I was talking about if I was not clear. I just want the obligation over with this season. Looking through the draft, there are very few players that interest me. The ones that do are all C's and none peak my interest more than JV. If we are talking about buying a pick or packaging cash and a 2nd round pick for a high teen pick, then Otto Porter is the only first round pick that interests me right now (a lot can change in the next 6 months). DraftExpress.com has Porter at 16.

    *EDIT* Oh yeah, and Anthony Bennett but he is making himself a top 5 pick.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    You rarely get to buy a lottery pick. That was what I was talking about if I was not clear. I just want the obligation over with this season. Looking through the draft, there are very few players that interest me. The ones that do are all C's and none peak my interest more than JV. If we are talking about buying a pick or packaging cash and a 2nd round pick for a high teen pick, then Otto Porter is the only first round pick that interests me right now (a lot can change in the next 6 months). DraftExpress.com has Porter at 16.

    *EDIT* Oh yeah, and Anthony Bennett but he is making himself a top 5 pick.
    Michael Carter-Williams very interesting as an 6'6" PG who is leading a very good Syracuse. Who leads the country in assist. Who should be in that mid first round area.

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    Celtics next 4 games: vs. Memphis

    vs. Indiana
    @ Atlanta (b2b)

    @NYK

    Philadelphia's next 6 games: @LAL
    @Phoenix (b2b)

    @OKC
    @San Antonio(b2b)

    vs. Nets
    @ Toronto (This will be the 76ers 6th game in 9 nights and another b2b)

    Now is the time for the raps to be making a run up the standings.
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    Agreed.

    If the Raps make a good push, and continue their winning ways into Jan/Feb, then honestly, I thikn it could be very interesting.

    Only thing that'd make that even better, is if we traded Bargs to another team for a player + Pick.

    Like Okafor + First Rounder.

    I wonder if Okafor would do well in Toronto. And then maybe Caldy for somebody else? Another pick? Reap in some picks?

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    Good news Boston is about to lose to Memphis right now.

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    Psshhh you guys talking about the 8th seed? In the eastern conference, we are only 5.5 games out of 5th.

    (how lucky are we that we are not in that western conference?)

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    Orlando lost. Raps sitting tied for 9th..... whoops, I mean 10th.
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    Philly playing on the road right now in Pheonix and Boston down by 10 with 7 mins to go against Memphis.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Psshhh you guys talking about the 8th seed? In the eastern conference, we are only 5.5 games out of 5th.

    (how lucky are we that we are not in that western conference?)
    Rediculousness.
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    If the Raptors are actually serious about making the playoffs (or at least entering the race), the next 6 games are crucial:

    Philly
    Charlotte
    Milwaukee
    Brooklyn (away)
    Chicago
    Philly (away)
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    If the Raptors are actually serious about making the playoffs (or at least entering the race), the next 6 games are crucial:

    Philly
    Charlotte
    Milwaukee
    Brooklyn (away)
    Chicago
    Philly (away)
    3 and 3 seems realistic here.

    They need to play around 600 basketball to be in the playoff picture by the end.

    The BUCKS JUST lost Skiles as coach...makes that game winnable. Philly is slumping,

    Brooklyn will be tough to beat at home.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    3 and 3 seems realistic here.

    They need to play around 600 basketball to be in the playoff picture by the end.

    The BUCKS JUST lost Skiles as coach...makes that game winnable. Philly is slumping,

    Brooklyn will be tough to beat at home.
    I think we really need to go 4 and 2 over this stretch, which is actually not too bad. We need to win against philly both times becasue they are one of the teams between us and 8th, and I think Charlotte is easily winnable. Then we take one against Milwakee, Brooklyn, or Chicago, preferrably Milwakee since they could drop into the eighth spot any time.
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    Doing some quick math and realized that since starting the season 4-19, the Raptors have gone 11-7 (.611).

    We currently sit 11th in the East at 15-26.

    If we maintain our current .611 winning percentage for the final 41 games, we end up with another 25 wins, giving us a total of 40 on the season, which could be good enough for the 8th seed.

    Maybe the (playoff) dream isn't over yet.....
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