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  • BasketballINsiders.com: Raps top story in east this season

    the Raptors made it known that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan could be had for a steep pricehttp://www.basketballinsiders.com/nb...watch-in-east/
    I wonder if any teams out there think they should have paid the price?

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    This guy should have paid the price.



    Dolan,

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    • #3
      While I agree the Raps are a great story, Ingram's careful not to mention our ascent happened so quickly as a result of the East being decimated this season.

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      • #4
        gametime wrote: View Post
        While I agree the Raps are a great story, Ingram's careful not to mention our ascent happened so quickly as a result of the East being decimated this season.
        But the surprises and teams are all relative. All teams are in the east.

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        • #5
          gametime wrote: View Post
          While I agree the Raps are a great story, Ingram's careful not to mention our ascent happened so quickly as a result of the East being decimated this season.
          Not our fault the Knicks, Nets, Pistons and Cavs all suck.

          We're just taking advantage by playing decent basketball.
          The name's Bond, James Bond.

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          • #6
            RaptorsFohEva wrote: View Post
            Not our fault the Knicks, Nets, Pistons and Cavs all suck.
            We're just taking advantage by playing decent basketball.
            Agreed, solid team ball post-Rudy era has been nice to watch.

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            • #7
              Toronto has beaten some of the top teams in the west so I wish people would fuck off about them playing in the east.

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              • #8
                Craig wrote: View Post
                Toronto has beaten some of the top teams in the west so I wish people would fuck off about them playing in the east.
                And beat Indiana.
                The name's Bond, James Bond.

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                • #9
                  Craig wrote: View Post
                  Toronto has beaten some of the top teams in the west so I wish people would fuck off about them playing in the east.
                  Also, teams suck EVERY YEAR. Do these geniuses think that it's a 15 team race for first place in each conference every year? Conferences will go through strong teams and weak teams, it happens. How quickly people forget about notoriously bad teams for years on end the minute they have success (i.e. LAC).
                  There's math, and everything else is debatable.

                  @clericalbeats

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                  • #10
                    When they are ranked for offensive and defensive efficiency, they are ranked against the whole league.
                    When they are ranked for effectiveness in the fourth quarter, they are ranked against the whole league.

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                    • #11
                      How about the flipside? Can you imagine if we still suck along with the other teams after trying earnestly to make the playoffs (see Detroit)? The team's record doesn't preclude them from winning against tough teams (and yes, their record against teams above .500 isn't great but still).

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                      • #12
                        I think the Bulls might be a bigger story. They lost rose, traded Deng for nothing, and Joakim Noah has led his team to the third seed for now. I find that pretty amazing.

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                        • #13
                          rapfan10 wrote: View Post
                          I think the Bulls might be a bigger story. They lost rose, traded Deng for nothing, and Joakim Noah has led his team to the third seed for now. I find that pretty amazing.

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                          Technically the Bulls are the 4th seed... Raptors own the tie breaker since they are a division champ

                          I'm not sure if the Bulls are a better story since the Raptors were destined for the lottery after they traded who was arguably their best player in Gay. I'd say both stories are really good.

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                          • #14
                            planetmars wrote: View Post
                            Technically the Bulls are the 4th seed... Raptors own the tie breaker since they are a division champ

                            I'm not sure if the Bulls are a better story since the Raptors were destined for the lottery after they traded who was arguably their best player in Gay. I'd say both stories are really good.
                            Division champs are essentially only guaranteed top 5 (officially, top 4, but without guarantee of home court).
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                            • #15
                              DanH wrote: View Post
                              Division champs are essentially only guaranteed top 5 (officially, top 4, but without guarantee of home court).
                              Right, but division champ is the first tie-breaker, which is the point planetmars was making. If the Bulls finish ahead of us, then yes they get the higher seed, but if we finish tied (and we win the Atlantic), we get the higher seed.

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