The Toronto Raptors chosen to stand out this year. But why could the Raps, a outfit, go things which weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry obtained a contract of $48 million and four decades, which assured the leader and pace-setter of the team would reunite. When the ink was dry on this agreement, the Raps knew they could sit back and bank last February from the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas , the latter having made his initial All-Star Game.
Stable though the Raptors are, there’s still some intrigue on the roster. Virtual unknown Bruno Caboclo was the surprise pick of Toronto, and nobody is quite sure how great the Brazilian might become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via trade in June, and he’s another potential-packed prospect. And though he’s not close to being a major contributor on the floor, Nogueira is tackling the adjustment to his team in stride, based on Eric Koreen of this National Post:”Regardless, you get the sense that even if Nogueira was at the center of Siberia with no fall of Russian in his repertoire, he would still be smiling, laughing and just generally being loud.”
In sum, the Raptors did a wonderful job of maintaining a status quo that is successful whilst injecting just possibility to get some upside.
And no, I can’t explain their odds are as low as the Knicks’.
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