Toronto Raptors: 50-1


The Toronto Raptors opted to stand out this season. But why would a outfit, the Raps, go fixing things that weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry got a market-rate contract of four years and $48 million, which assured pace-setter and the group’s leader would return. When the ink was dry on this agreement, the Raps knew they could sit back and bank on expansion February by the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas having made his first All-Star Game.
There’s still some intrigue on the roster stable though the Raptors are. Virtual unidentified Bruno Caboclo has been Toronto’s surprise first-round choice, and nobody is quite certain how good the Brazilian could become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via commerce in June, and he’s another potential-packed prospect. Although he is not near to being a significant contributor on the ground, Nogueira is tackling the adjustment to his new team in stride, based on Eric Koreen of the National Post:”Regardless, you get the feeling that if Nogueira was at the heart of Siberia with no drop of Russian in his repertoire, he’d still be smiling, laughing and just generally being loud.”
In sum, the Raptors did a nice job of maintaining a status quo that is successful whilst injecting just possibility to have some upside.
And no, I can’t explain their odds are low as the Knicks’.

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