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Old 06-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Saying the Raptors have regressed is one thing. That argument can be made (though I certainly disagree)

Missing the playoffs? Really?

Last I checked, the Raptors didn't get moved to the West. And last I checked, 8 games below .500 gets you a playoff spot in the East.

Depth is a key factor in basketball, and it could hold Toronto back from becoming serious contenders this year, but I mean, come on. A loss of depth (and lets get real, TJ and Delfino are the only bench guys we're losing who were contributors) does not account for an 8 game slide. Especially given that the starting 5 has been significantly upgraded.

An all star addition more than outweighs the loss of a bunch of flawed role players. And even if it didn't, to think that it's going to result in the Raptors dropping by 8 games this year is absurd.

Jeff Van Gundy > Erich Doerr...all day

I highly doubt that 8 games under .500 will get you a playoff spot next season
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