I agree that much like the Blue Jays season before it began, people are looking at the Raptors
as really a toss-up. If a lot of things go our way I agree it's not unfathomable to get the 5th seed. But it's just as likely that we end up as basement dwellers right now. There are a lot of very important ifs that haven't been close to being worked out yet. Of the current teams I would expect to see in the playoff picture (Miami, Indiana, Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago), we could beat the last three with Rose being out almost all season, Atlanta having a very lacklustre bench and Philly having an overall talent level comparable to ours.