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  1. x15Kotkaniemi15x Registered User

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    Posted another video today, looking at the Raptors star trio, vs the leafs and jays ones. What's everyone's thoughts on which team has the best trio in Toronto?
     
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    Welts is the Warriors' President and COO.
     
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    Nurse got 90% of the first place votes.
     
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    Hey guys!

    Check out my Raptors-Celtics series preview! Let me know your predictions!

     
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    Great videos.
     
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    Needed Kawhi

    His departure crippled the North
     
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    Well it didn't exactly cripple them but yes they needed an elite scorer off the wing whether it was Kawhi or someone else.
     
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    So with this season being a wrap, let's look at where the team is heading.

    Free agents: Gasol, Ibaka, VanVleet
    Lowry is 35 next season
    Building blocks: Siakam, OG, Powell, Davis, Boucher, Thomas

    This feels like a re-tool waiting to happen.

    I would love for Fred to stick around but it depends on the price and how many dumb teams there are willing to offer the max.

    Lowry may stick around for the rest of his career. If he wants another chance at a title, he may be traded, but his salary next year is a barrier.

    You just can't overreact to Siakam's performance in the bubble. He may never be a true #1 option but he's still an elite two-way player. Him and OG will be the core moving forward.

    Needs: Center replacements, more athletic/defensive wings. We never really got the opportunity to replace Kawhi last season because of how late he signed. OG was great, but in this NBA you need to load up on wings.
     
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    If the goal is to get back to the finals ASAP, coould a scorer with size like Kevin Love be a possibility?
     
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    I agree with the guys on TNT like Shaq

    "Toronto got this to a game 7 against a really good team, if Siakam gives you literally ANYTHING in this series you're in the conference finals"

    He was replacement level
     
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    True, but they were also half second away from probably being swept
     
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    Kevin Love is a good fit basketball-wise, but I just can't see us taking on his contract. That would pretty much eliminate us from the Giannis sweepstakes.
     
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    Hey guys! Check out my Raptors off season primer, lots of important decisions to make! Hope everyone enjoys.
     
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    This reminds me of the 'if Kawhi's shot didn't go in they lose in second round'.

    Neither thing happened, doesn't matter. Raps took a good Boston team to game 7 down to the wire with our #1 option playing like dog shit.

    It will be interesting to see what happens with the offseason. I want Serge back, Fred I want but probably not at the contract he is going to get. Gasol was a great addition to the team last year but appears to be a bit washed.

    With Masai and Nurse leading this team, we will always be a factor.
     
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    Its not apples to apples because despite making the shot and winning a game they should have lost, they still lost the series.

    Also getting a little tried about hearing about Siakam. Kemba Walker played like ass as well. And do people just not realize the Celtics where without Hayward?
     
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    No idea how reliable this guy is but apparently Harrell also just unfollowed the Clippers and followed the Raptors on IG.
     
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    He's too expensive now.
     
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    Would be horrible. Harrell f***ing sucks defensively.
     
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    Although I will say that if there is one team and one coach in the league that could fix this or at least hide his weaknesses, it’s the Raptors.
     
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    Not new thread-worthy, so I'll ask here:

    Sorry if it's a stupid question, but what is the difference in duties and responsibilities between the GM and the president of basketball operations?

    I ask this because it seems to me that the GM is the one more involved with players transactions and building the team, yet the President Masai Ujiri is generally depicted as the one responsible for building the Raptors, rather than GM Bobby Webster. I bet if you asked casual Raptors fans who the team's GM is, most of them would answer with Ujiri.
     
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    Raptors fans know who the GM is. Masai is the face of the franchise. Webster is more of the behind the scene numbers guy.
     

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