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  • Toronto Raptors with 43-39 Wins will finish somewhere between 6 and 8th

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  • Raptors Will Get 44-59 Wins .. Division Title and NBA Finals

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  • Toronto Raptors sell everything off at dead line and miss playoffs

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  1. #241
    Quote Originally Posted by New World View Post
    Did anyone notice (body language) chemistry issues creeping up between Pascal and Kawhai. I sure hope not.
    I'd hope not. They have such a different set of skills, I imagine they might have mutual respect.

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    [QUOTE=wonkyknee;6305704]I'd hope not. They have such a different set of skills, I imagine they might have mutual respect.[/QUOTE

    I hope you are right

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    DD, first career triple double and it was against the raps. My guess is he is feeling real happy

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    Raptors showed that they are the best team in the East this weekend, impressive wins against the Bucks and Pacers without Lowry on Saturday and Kawii on Sunday and no JV for both.

  5. #245
    Both games were well played by the Raps and Nurse did an excellent coaching job in both.
    I would have thought that by now Leonard could participate in both ends of back to back games. I was surprised he didn't play in both this weekend.

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    Great bounce back wins for the Raptors after that abysmal showing in San Antonio. The mark of great teams is the ability to do that.

    I shine and rise at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgger View Post
    Both games were well played by the Raps and Nurse did an excellent coaching job in both.
    I would have thought that by now Leonard could participate in both ends of back to back games. I was surprised he didn't play in both this weekend.
    LOAD MANAGEMENT That's a problem all TERB should be familiar with lol!!! Hey, thread, been a while as my load management has returned me to the bench finally. Last I was here, hoping to get thru Dec with losses in single digits. While that was a fail, Raps December was still eventful with all that went down. And after Thursday, it was a really bleak future. But if anyone here predicted the weekend then please share!!! Great rebound while still undermanned. And we will be back together tomorrow night (stage 1) and (stage 2) JV will be back in two weeks or less. This second half, I predict, will be better than the first and if that doesn't blow your load management then you might need a blue pill. Still more to come yet here they are, first in the east, not 100% at all, league's second easiest sched till the end, all games central time or less, only 3 more BtBs, bench to improve still. Anyone still knocking that Danny Green trade still?? So, let's enjoy the second half and on to bigger and better things. This group (see the weekend) can win so many different ways and when Kawhi (is a Toronto Raptor) gets the time in with Kyle watch outtttttt!! Let's go Raps.....

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    I read somewhere the raps inquired about beal but washington wanted way too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whynot888 View Post
    I read somewhere the raps inquired about beal but washington wanted way too much.
    Allegedly they are asking for 2 first round picks and a young player!

  10. #250
    Wow Raps beat Hawks but barely! That was awful basketball! After defeating the Bucks and Pacers with solid efforts they get lucky against a nothing team like the Hawks. Raps have the potential to compete for a ring but there is something missing. I think the physical elements are pretty much there, but, they don't appear to have the mental focus it takes to put it all together every night!

  11. #251
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgger View Post
    Wow Raps beat Hawks but barely! That was awful basketball! After defeating the Bucks and Pacers with solid efforts they get lucky against a nothing team like the Hawks. Raps have the potential to compete for a ring but there is something missing. I think the physical elements are pretty much there, but, they don't appear to have the mental focus it takes to put it all together every night!
    Dawgger do you only follow the Raptors in the East, which team in the East has more mental focus that the Raptors, 82 games is long and there are bigger games than others. Except for Vince playing last night, it can be hard for the team to get up for a game against the lowly Hawks. The good thing with the Raptors this year is, they are able to win the games they are supposed to win, Kawii is a superstar and he was the difference in the last few defensive possessions.

  12. #252
    Quote Originally Posted by silk123 View Post
    Dawgger do you only follow the Raptors in the East, which team in the East has more mental focus that the Raptors, 82 games is long and there are bigger games than others. Except for Vince playing last night, it can be hard for the team to get up for a game against the lowly Hawks. The good thing with the Raptors this year is, they are able to win the games they are supposed to win, Kawii is a superstar and he was the difference in the last few defensive possessions.
    Admittedly I rarely watch a full game in which the Raps are not a participant. I will give you the Hawks should not be much competition. As such you should be able to rest some of your starters and give your deep bench some playing time, not having your starters out there at the end scrambling for the win. I grant you Leonard was the difference maker as too many of our guys were having brain farts. So getting up for the Hawks was tough, why was getting up for the Spurs tough? Against the Spurs the Raps looked like the Cavs, DD kicked ass and the Raps let him.

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    still begs the question, if there is so much criticism of how we win games, what are people saying about every other team in the league with a worse record than us? Valunciunas is still being missed too.

    Remember we may not step up for every sub 500 team, but they are now stepping up to play us, the #1 team. I'm pretty happy we've been playing pretty well against all the top tier teams. Hopefully Norman Powell has turned a corner and starts playing at a high level with some consistency. He starting to look like a veteran on the floor. Give the ball to Chris Boucher outside for a 3 every time!!!

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    Raptors signed McCaw, which can mean one thing. Masai is preparing to trade Freddy or Delon in a blockbuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whynot888 View Post
    Raptors signed McCaw, which can mean one thing. Masai is preparing to trade Freddy or Delon in a blockbuster.
    Raptors released 28 yr old PG Brown and signed 23 yr old PG McCaw. McCaw is younger with some upside. That may be your trade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgger View Post
    Raptors released 28 yr old PG Brown and signed 23 yr old PG McCaw. McCaw is younger with some upside. That may be your trade!
    I hope your wrong lol. This is the year raps can go all in since we can not rely on kawai re-signing. Siakam is our biggest chip with the biggest upside, i just hope if masai pulls something it will not include him

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    Quote Originally Posted by whynot888 View Post
    Raptors signed McCaw, which can mean one thing. Masai is preparing to trade Freddy or Delon in a blockbuster.
    Makes sense any idea on what the trade could be?

  18. #258
    nice..... a kick ass win over the Nets! Lowry and Leonard got some rest and the boys kicked ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgger View Post
    nice..... a kick ass win over the Nets! Lowry and Leonard got some rest and the boys kicked ass.
    Imho i have said it before and will say it again.. Its time to move on from Kyle Lowry. The reason for this has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with culture.. Thoughts?

  20. #260
    Quote Originally Posted by New World View Post
    Imho i have said it before and will say it again.. Its time to move on from Kyle Lowry. The reason for this has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with culture.. Thoughts?
    I'd rieally be surprised if Lowry got traded. Don't get me wrong, it could be good, but I'd be surprised. Delon Wright really needs to get more of an offensive game. He seems to only feel he go all the way to the basket either side, but he's got no back to the basket, or inside the paint stop and shoot. He can take a decent 3 point shot, and pretty accurate but he doesn't really look for it. I gotta think the brass was looking for more out of him?? He's great on defense. He can grab boards both sides. I just think he actually gets out hustled by Lowry all the time. Lowry just has more heart. Maybe its all the injuries Delon has had. He's playing a little shy for all his potential.

  21. #261
    Quote Originally Posted by New World View Post
    Imho i have said it before and will say it again.. Its time to move on from Kyle Lowry. The reason for this has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with culture.. Thoughts?
    If Leonard moves at the end of the year Lowry is probably on the block. If they can get some young players and a first round draft pick, it may make sense then. Right now Fred and Delon are legitimate bench players with upsides. We have yet to see how, where and if McCaw fits. Without Lowry we won't go far come playoff time unless you can come up with a PG that is better than and younger than Lowry and that you don't have to break up the team to get and is actually available.

    On another note, everyone happy with the double OT victory over Washington yesterday? Should have been a cake walk but ……… Oh yeah, a win is a win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgger View Post
    If Leonard moves at the end of the year Lowry is probably on the block. If they can get some young players and a first round draft pick, it may make sense then. Right now Fred and Delon are legitimate bench players with upsides. We have yet to see how, where and if McCaw fits. Without Lowry we won't go far come playoff time unless you can come up with a PG that is better than and younger than Lowry and that you don't have to break up the team to get and is actually available.

    On another note, everyone happy with the double OT victory over Washington yesterday? Should have been a cake walk but ……… Oh yeah, a win is a win!
    It seems to me that players influence players when it come to where they will or wont sign.. I hope Kyle is making an effort to influence kawhai free agency decision.. I wont hold my breath as I truely believe Kyle has a grudge against Masai...

  23. #263
    Quote Originally Posted by New World View Post
    It seems to me that players influence players when it come to where they will or wont sign.. I hope Kyle is making an effort to influence kawhai free agency decision.. I wont hold my breath as I truely believe Kyle has a grudge against Masai...
    I have no idea if Kyle does or doesn't have a beef with Masai, my thoughts are Kyle wants to win! Masai, as he admitted, could have and should have handled the trade better than he did. While the trade was the right move, telling DeRozan he wouldn't be traded then trading him before speaking to him again was wrong! Lowry saw his friend devastated and IMO is not happy with the way it was handled. I don't see where it has effected his play or his attitude towards his team mates. He has been a true professional. As for Leonard, my understanding is he has few close friends, keeps pretty much to himself and only he and a couple in his inner circle may know what his plans are. Only Leonard knows if he has made a final decision.

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    yeah don't know if Lowry has a grudge against Masai; we know Derozan does. And I can tell you Blake Griffen has a grudge against the Clippers.

    Just like we played Golden State like world champs without Kawhi, the Wizards did their thing against us. Any team in this league can go off on any given night. We're more worried about winning a 7 game series against anyone. Keep in mind we beat Washington in the double O/T in Washington. We also beat Golden State without Kawhi at Golden State!!! Everyone shoots better at home. We staved off Washington, at Washington and beat Golden State at Golden State.

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