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    Default Are the Raptors really that bad ?

    Honestly, now that we are at the half way point of the schedule with a record of 15-26, this team could easily be above .500.

    When you factor in the recent breakdowns in Milwaukee, Chicago & Philly as well as the fact the Raptors blew at least 3 games in the 4-19 start , the team would be sporting a record of 21-20.

    This team has potential if it continues to play hard every game. Trade talk is cheap. I like the Bargnani I saw at the beginning of last year... not so much the one I saw at the beginning of this year.

    We need the Bargnani that we saw at the beginning of last year. He would make this team so much stronger. As for Calderon, resign to a reduced contract. He deserves at least that.

    We should only trade if we are going to bring in a A level player that will immediately improve our team. Please no trading for draft picks. We are too young as it is.

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    In brief: no, they aren't that bad, they are +- 6 wins better than the current record, 8th spot contender, which lacks experience or developed talent.
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    They are as bad as they are...and that's not too bad. Sure there were games we blew but to reverse those, you'd have to reverse the games other teams blew to us. Yeah, they missed the foul on Amir but he would have to have hit both free throws just to send it to overtime. Not a done deal. But, bad luck and injury aside, we are where we should be..2 games out of 9th (9th, not 8th) still counts as fighting for a playoff spot. Who really expected more? We are not good enough to win but we are good enough to not lose by as much as other teams think...which, ironically, will produce wins. And, we're getting better as the season goes on, not worse.

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    Quote Raptorfanatic wrote: View Post
    Honestly, now that we are at the half way point of the schedule with a record of 15-26, this team could easily be above .500.

    When you factor in the recent breakdowns in Milwaukee, Chicago & Philly as well as the fact the Raptors blew at least 3 games in the 4-19 start , the team would be sporting a record of 21-20.

    This team has potential if it continues to play hard every game. Trade talk is cheap. I like the Bargnani I saw at the beginning of last year... not so much the one I saw at the beginning of this year.

    We need the Bargnani that we saw at the beginning of last year. He would make this team so much stronger. As for Calderon, resign to a reduced contract. He deserves at least that.

    We should only trade if we are going to bring in a A level player that will immediately improve our team. Please no trading for draft picks. We are too young as it is.
    Well every team in the league can factor in unfortunate situations, break downs, bad starts or periods etc. And when we add that into consideration and factor it against the Raps, we find out the Raps are exactly what they are.

    The best bad team in the league, without a lottery pick next year, and doing their best step into mediocrity.

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    I'd say where we are right now matches the talent level.
    ...However, the youth has potential. Valanciunas, Boss Davis, Ross and Derozan have shown that in a few years this could be a Memphis-Indiana type team. Right now, for me these are the four guys to need minutes and experience together.

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    well i'll put it this way

    We aren't as bad as the Lakers.

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