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    Quote AJ360 wrote: View Post
    Well on the plus side; Kenny Smith from TNT thinks the raps have a better shot at sneaking into the playoffs than the Lakers.
    Do you put weight into his opinion? just curious

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    I think the only real shot the Raps have is if other teams fall apart. Boston and Milwaukee are 7-8 right now.
    - Boston is hot right now, but it's still hard to imagine them really keeping up any impressive pace, or any team being scared of them in the playoffs without Rondo. I'd say they make the playoffs as is, but if Ainge gets triggerhappy, who knows.
    -Milwaukee is still inconsistent and has dropped to the 8 seed. 3-game losing streak.
    - Philly has stayed at 5-6 games under .500 for awhile now, and I don't know if they'll really finish the season strong. I doubt Bynum has too much of an impact for the first month he's back, if he comes back.
    - Detroit is actually playing fairly well since the trade. But it would maybe be even more miraculous for them to make it in, given how little talent they have to carry them. WIth Drummond down, they're thin up front, they have no quality wings, so it's basically all on Monroe, Knight and Jose.

    I don't think the Raps will win 40 or 41 games, so to have a real chance, they need 3 of these teams to finish some games below .500.

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    Not really, doesn't matter what any of the talking heads believe, but I always find it interesting when mainstream American commentators have positive thought on the raps... that being said, does his opinion mean he has faith in the Raptors, or just absolutely no faith in the Lakers.

    But regarding the Raptors' playoff chances, I'm definitely cheering for some teams to blow it (looking at you Hawks, Bucks, Celtics... maybe even the Nets) but more importantly, the Raptors need to have AT LEAST 39 wins to be in the conversation for #8... and even that probably doesn't do it. Needless to say, the Raptors need to take care of business, can't count on other teams doing them any favours.
    Last edited by AJ360; Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 06:42 PM.

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    Playoffs odds by Hollinger's formula (10.5% chance for the Raptors):

    http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds

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    Hollingers the moron who fucked up the grizzlies. I don't listen to anything he says

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Hollingers the moron who fucked up the grizzlies. I don't listen to anything he says
    No, Hollinger is the guy who was so good at his job at ESPN that he got hired by the Grizzlies and tripled or quadrupled his salary (pure conjecture) in the process.