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When I first turned on the game, I thought there was a problem with the score. Lol wow.
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Im waiting for a party pooper to post and point out all the Raptors flaws and to tell us to take this game with a grain of salt lmao
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Here's a question, say you're coaching the Raps, the team is down 1 with 15 secs to go and you have to draw up a final shot play for a Raptor other than Demar (he'll be double-teamed) or Kyle (will have their best defender on him). Who is the 3rd Raptor player you are drawing up a play to take the final shot and win you the game?

I am increasingly convinced that 3rd player should be Fred.
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so sick of hearing media saying how Cavs are just taking it easy and they don't care about reg seasons
It's not just this game, every damn game they lose.
Was LBJ screaming at his teammates, just before the half, to go more easy and relax?
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Cavs look old out there against the Raps. No Lowry and no Ibaka either and they got beat the F down on national TV in the US as well.
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Masai said he's getting a lot of phone calls from GMs asking about our shadow team. I can't see how trading away one of them would benefit our team. The chemistry is strong with the shadow team, everyone plays and compliments each other very well. I'd argue trading one or two players away may actually weaken us.
scoper wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 12:14 am
Here's a question, say you're coaching the Raps, the team is down 1 with 15 secs to go and you have to draw up a final shot play for a Raptor other than Demar (he'll be double-teamed) or Kyle (will have their best defender on him). Who is the 3rd Raptor player you are drawing up a play to take the final shot and win you the game?

I am increasingly convinced that 3rd player should be Fred.
I'd give it to Fred VanVleet as well. I didn't like him at first but he's really stepped it up and better than Norman Powell right now.
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geokilla wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:21 am
Masai said he's getting a lot of phone calls from GMs asking about our shadow team. I can't see how trading away one of them would benefit our team. The chemistry is strong with the shadow team, everyone plays and compliments each other very well. I'd argue trading one or two players away may actually weaken us.



I'd give it to Fred VanVleet as well. I didn't like him at first but he's really stepped it up and better than Norman Powell right now.
i dont mind trading away Norm or even Delon...but it all depends what we get back
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geokilla wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:21 am
Masai said he's getting a lot of phone calls from GMs asking about our shadow team. I can't see how trading away one of them would benefit our team. The chemistry is strong with the shadow team, everyone plays and compliments each other very well. I'd argue trading one or two players away may actually weaken us.
What about for someone like Nikola Mirotic? Bulls are looking to trade him (Utah rumoured to be the likely destination). I would give Powell for Mirotic. 3-point shooting big man. He's only 26 (Powell is 24). Mirotic can also play the 3 (SF position). Chicago might be okay with a 1st-rounder for Mirotic as that is what they are primarily looking for.
yesstyle wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:33 am
i dont mind trading away Norm or even Delon...but it all depends what we get back
Not Delon. Are you crazy?!?! The dude is a 6'5" PG. You can't teach height. That's a great asset to have for a point guard, especially for when we are past our Lowry days. Wright is only 25 years old.
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danny3526 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 6:58 pm
This game vs Cavs is already very shady

How is Cleveland favourites by -3 vs Raptors without Lowry and Ibaka?

I looked at the refs and I don't see any notorious ones like Scott Foster or Ed Malloy
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kenchau wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:00 am
What about for someone like Nikola Mirotic? Bulls are looking to trade him (Utah rumoured to be the likely destination). I would give Powell for Mirotic. 3-point shooting big man. He's only 26 (Powell is 24). Mirotic can also play the 3 (SF position). Chicago might be okay with a 1st-rounder for Mirotic as that is what they are primarily looking for.



Not Delon. Are you crazy?!?! The dude is a 6'5" PG. You can't teach height. That's a great asset to have for a point guard, especially for when we are past our Lowry days. Wright is only 25 years old.
do u expect to get top talent back by giving away junk?
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yesstyle wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:24 am
do u expect to get top talent back by giving away junk?
Some teams are after draft picks.
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I would not trade any of the young guys on the bench. They have a nice chemistry between them going on right now.

Mirotic? Good lord no...as Bulls fan watching this guy play is infuriating. Chucker, low bball IQ, no defense. You guys will pull your hairs out if he's on your team. Stay far far away.
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Fabfive wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:44 am
Cavs look old out there against the Raps. No Lowry and no Ibaka either and they got beat the F down on national TV in the US as well.
This is what happens when the NBA dont rig games. I was actually really surprised they let them play. I was waiting for some serious refball after halftime.

Maybe the ref got caught off guard. Who knows but I will enjoy this for a long long time because NBA will make sure this doesnt happen again.

Kenny looks pissed that the Raptors won. Face With Tears Of Joy. Priceless.
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