Rapcast #184 – Doc Is In: Legit Contenders? Fickle Fans, Overrated Draft? #Tank4Bosh, Deng-Bynum Trade

This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we talk whether the Raptors are serious contenders, what to do with Kyle Lowry, should Bryan Colangelo be thanked, and lots more.

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This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, it’s a new year and after two weeks off, I called in the boys from the world wide roundtable to talk ball. We have a discussion about all the action in NBA and NCAA while continually tying it back to the Raptors! Joined by my brother Mike (who knows college basketball), Greg Mason (the brain from the south), Blair Miller from The Fifth Quarter Blog, and a cameo by Zarar, we discuss:

  • Just how good are the Raptors? A quick run down of thoughts about the Raptors run of 7-3 (before last night’s win versus the Pistons) since the OT loss to Charlotte when we did our last podcast
  • Legit contenders in the East after wins against the Pacers, Thunder, Mavericks, with close calls against Miami – or is this fools gold? How fickle are Raptors fans- eh? After months of people trolling our podcast complaining because we refused to acknowledge tank nation- now people are getting upset when pundits mention tanking! Lol.
  • Let’s just remind the listeners who told them Raptors would win the East and Lowry would be an All-Star!
  • No Rose and now no Deng- Chicago has entered the race to tank: who is next? And what does this mean for teams like the Raptors? Are there major bargains to be had for a team willing to take on some salary to help teams like Chicago tank? Who might the Raptors target (I still like Gasol and Rondo)
  • Thoughts on NCAA ball: conference play has started! The rise of ‘Cuse, the fall of Duke and maybe, just maybe, all the hype surrounding the draft is overrated- as guys like Wiggins and Randle show glimpses of being ballers but only Parker looks like a real legit franchise player right now (and even that is debatable)
  • What to do with Kyle Lowry?
  • Should we give Colangelo some credit for this team’s success?
  • Is Dwayne Casey now a good coach?

Heck, there is even a surprise visit from Zarar for the last 15 minutes. I mean, what more could you ask for?
Shout out to Evil Dead the musical for its closing weekend- go and see it!

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