Raptors Discussion: v94 | Riding out the end of the season

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  1. Jozay Registered User

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    Tough news about Murray. That really sucks.
     
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    I will say this. If Raps sneak into the play in/playoffs, I don't think many teams want to play them. Raps haven't played up to their potential and if they decide to turn it up, thats a tough series.
     
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    I agree. The Raps have been in every game with a lineup consisting of mostly bench players.

    If the Raps can string together a couple of wins, and Lowry, FVV and Trent all come back for a final push. There is no doubt in my mind that they can make the playoffs and beat a couple of teams along the way.

    This team is too good to not make the playoffs and I really like the elements of the game that Birch and Gillipsee have brought to the team. Especially Birch.
     
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    What the hell are all these guys resting for? Aren't they trying to get into a play in situation? It's so weird
     
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    Is there a separate FIBA thread on these boards, or does that get discussed here as well? I try not to get excited about Canada basketball anymore (once bitten, twice shy) but Dan Shulman just pulled me back in.
     
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    Maybe they are embracing the tank. The play in is a gimmick and hopefully they are not part of it. This team doesn’t have it this year, get a good pick and regroup for next season. Hopefully Siakam gets dealt as well.
     
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    No lol
     
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    I agree with you. I just find peculiar, that's all. A bunch of guys out for "rest" while the team is technically trying to get into a playoff spot. What was the point in hanging to Kyle then? They are just not going to play him and then let him walk? I don't get the thinking
     
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    Lowry right now would be playing on any playoff bound team. His injury isnt all that serious.

    I agree if you had intentions of tanking the season, why not deal him and try to resign in off season. Makes no sense.

    Regardless of what the offers were, you would have received playing assets that in turn could have been flipped in the off season.

    Sorry Im confused.
     
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    So happy they kept Lowry so he can not play for a bad team that plays in Tampa.
     
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    This must be eating up Nick Nurse inside. Imagine going from coaching a championship team to this in just 2 years.
     
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    Basketball trades force you to match salaries (approx). Lowry makes 30mil. The guys being offered back might not have been expiring, which would eat into our cap space for this summer. Also, you can't give away Lowry for free (or minimal assets). This sewers your bargaining position in future trades.
     
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    They got a lesson from Orlando on how to operate a tank. Yuta and Watson should be ashamed.
     
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    This team just doesn't have the tanking pedigree as some of these perennial tanking teams like the Wolves, the Pistons, the Kings, the Cavs without Lebron, the Magic...these teams have the tank science down to a T. Also think Yuta is a keeper, he's been playing better since getting consistent minutes.
     
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    With these 7 innings games does the SP still need to pitch at least 5 innings to qualify for the win?
     
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    Definitely what we should strive to emulate :laugh:
     
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    So are we playing ourselves out of a top lottery pick with this run?

    Dunno if I show be happy or not with this winning streak
     
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    Really wish we signed Lu Dort. Guy is a stud and would be the perfect player to add to our core.

    Can’t keep snoozing on these undrafted Canadian studs.
     
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    Boucher has been such a bright spot all season. He's made huge steps in his development. Along with Gary Trent Jr and Flynn, the Raps have some good pieces coming up on top of the Pascal,FVV and OG group.
     
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    Hey there!

    Sen's fan coming in peace! Recently won a Raptor's Coffee table, made from the 25th anniversary court from Leon's and potentially looking to sell it anyone is interested.
    Literally just moved in December and bought a bunch of new furniture, and would have no place to put it.

    Cheers!
     
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    sent you a message
     
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    Any similarities between Utah this season and 17-18 Raptors? Both teams first in the conference but not considered favourites necessarily.
     
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    I'd assume it's because these "experts" probably say they don't really have any superstars on their team.
     
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    And that's really where the similarities end. 17-18 Raps did not have a superstar closer, while the Jazz have Donovan Mitchell.
     

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