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HoopsWorld.com : Six Reasons Why Toronto Makes the Playoffs

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  • HoopsWorld.com : Six Reasons Why Toronto Makes the Playoffs

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/six-reason...-the-playoffs/

    by Stephen Brotherston

  • wallz
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    RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Matt, I watched the Raptors Preview, and Charles Barkley was babbling like an idiot. Did you watch it, and can you grab what he's trying to say?

    I think he said we're the 5th best team in the Atlantic, but not a top 4 team. Would that mean we are a playoff team even if we're 5th best and not top 4? Sorry, it was Charles Barkley.
    I find he was pretty disrespectful to be honest.

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  • ReubenJRD
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Didn't hear it.

    5th best in the Atlantic is nothing new from a preview/forecast perspective.

    Raps could be a playoff team finishing 5th in Atlantic but it would mean only 1 other team besides divisional winners get in for the Central and Southeast divisions.

    So to wrap up, in other words just 3 of the following teams would make the playoffs if all 5 teams in Atlantic got in:

    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Milwaukee
    Indiana
    Detroit

    Washington
    Miami
    Atlanta
    Orlando
    Charlotte
    Indiana, Miami, Chicago in my opinion.

    Washington with the early blow to John Wall can hurt the team, especially with no significant back-up, nevertheless inexperienced back-court.

    Milwaukee won't be good enough, nor will they be able to really co-exist, it was proven last year that it's barely working between Jennings and Ellis.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Matt, I watched the Raptors Preview, and Charles Barkley was babbling like an idiot. Did you watch it, and can you grab what he's trying to say?

    I think he said we're the 5th best team in the Atlantic, but not a top 4 team. Would that mean we are a playoff team even if we're 5th best and not top 4? Sorry, it was Charles Barkley.
    Didn't hear it.

    5th best in the Atlantic is nothing new from a preview/forecast perspective.

    Raps could be a playoff team finishing 5th in Atlantic but it would mean only 1 other team besides divisional winners get in for the Central and Southeast divisions.

    So to wrap up, in other words just 3 of the following teams would make the playoffs if all 5 teams in Atlantic got in:

    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Milwaukee
    Indiana
    Detroit

    Washington
    Miami
    Atlanta
    Orlando
    Charlotte
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sun Sep 30th, 2012, 07:43 PM. Reason: Charlotte was left out accidently - cause you never know, right?

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  • ReubenJRD
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    theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    It was along the lines of "they're the 5th best team of the division I'm previewing so what is there to say?"
    Yeah but he said something about the conference. Whatever, Charles Barkley is a babbling idiot.

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  • theycallmeZZ
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    RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Matt, I watched the Raptors Preview, and Charles Barkley was babbling like an idiot. Did you watch it, and can you grab what he's trying to say?

    I think he said we're the 5th best team in the Atlantic, but not a top 4 team. Would that mean we are a playoff team even if we're 5th best and not top 4? Sorry, it was Charles Barkley.

    It was along the lines of "they're the 5th best team of the division I'm previewing so what is there to say?"

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  • ReubenJRD
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Agreed but it is what it is.
    Matt, I watched the Raptors Preview, and Charles Barkley was babbling like an idiot. Did you watch it, and can you grab what he's trying to say?

    I think he said we're the 5th best team in the Atlantic, but not a top 4 team. Would that mean we are a playoff team even if we're 5th best and not top 4? Sorry, it was Charles Barkley.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    "...he’ll be very motivated to make a strong debut, even if that debut isn’t until December."

    Here's hoping he doesn't rush his return to the floor and sustain a more significant injury. Something young players are wont to do.

    It might be good for TO is he did, but that is not the way you want to sneak into the play-offs.
    Agreed but it is what it is.

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  • Puffer
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    "...he’ll be very motivated to make a strong debut, even if that debut isn’t until December."

    Here's hoping he doesn't rush his return to the floor and sustain a more significant injury. Something young players are wont to do.

    It might be good for TO is he did, but that is not the way you want to sneak into the play-offs.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    A possible 7th reason why Toronto could make the playoffs:

    With Washington one of those lottery teams making big improvements and possibly challenging for a playoff spot, missing Wall 12 games and then watching him return from injury and get in to game form could be upwards of 25 games - nearly a third of the season.

    An unfortunate blow for Washington might be a bit of luck for Toronto. WSH hardly has depth at PG.

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  • Puffer
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    brothersteve wrote: View Post
    ...Personally, I like the off season - Supporting or trashing the moves made by a GM over the summer is a sport in and of itself.
    That's nothing compared to supporting or trashing posts made by loony tunes RR citizens. You guys know who you are. Now just stop it.

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  • brothersteve
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    News Flash boys, every piece by every writer is an opinion piece (or "puff piece") in August & September - there are no hard facts to go on as no team has played a game with the new lineups, heck, training camps haven't even started. No team really knows if the moves they made in the off season will pan out - let alone anyone in the media. But that's not a reason to avoid looking at what's happened and trying to draw some early conclusions.

    Articles/rankings/etc written now are to generate discussion about the moves teams have made, might make and whether or not those moves will make the team better - if you want hard-core researched stuff, you'll have to wait until the season starts and we get to start interviewing guys after all those new players on the various teams actually get to play together.

    Personally, I like the off season - Supporting or trashing the moves made by a GM over the summer is a sport in and of itself.

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  • Axel
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    Craiger wrote: View Post
    Oh please I already stated how the stats were inconsistent. Go back and read. I'm not going to breakdown his entire article because you want me to or simply won't research how yourself.
    Your complaint about his stat usage doesn't seem valid in this case since all of the stats he used in the article are per game (points per game, FTA per game, steals per game). So if all of his stats are consistent, and his points are valid, then what is the issue?

    It's definitely a positive article, but perhaps the point isn't that the Raptors will make the playoffs, but rather pointing out the areas of success where the team could make the playoffs.

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  • Nilanka
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    I can't argue with the stats Brotherston presented in his article. But since he was just a regular poster on this site, then went on to write for Bleacher Report, there's an "amateur hour" feeling surrounding everything he writes. Just my opinion, of course (based on unreliable first impressions).

    Having said that, I hope he's right about the Raptors making the playoffs. But I wouldn't feel comfortable making assertions that it WILL happen.

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  • theycallmeZZ
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    Guys, guys... There's no need to argue.

    If you agree with the article, good.

    If you feel negative about the Raptors, refer to that other thread that I'm too lazy to link to. Or just wallow in your despair. Or go party with Jamshid on the front page articles. LOL

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