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Old 07-17-2010, 10:28 AM   #79 (permalink)
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I honestly think we'll win way more than 10 games. More like 25-35 next year with the roster as-is.

I see us as quite similar to the 08-09 Sonics, minus Durant but with a veteran PG in Jack, and better O off the bench. Maybe not the same defensively, but more complete offensively.

DeRozan holds the key for us this season. Last year he averaged 8.6 ppg. For reference, Kobe averaged 7.6ppg and TMac 7.0 ppg in their rookie seasons. Both those guys came straight from highschool, however.

I know he's not in the same league as Kobe and TMac, but if DeMar can make a similar leap to ~15ppg+ next year like those guys did in year 2 and 3, respectively, we'll have reason for optimism in Raptor town again.
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