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2021-2022 Official Toronto Raptors Thread

Started by Nik, October 20, 2021, 09:14:21 PM

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Deebo

Quote from: Frank E on March 02, 2022, 12:54:25 PM
What's the deal with the Dragic era...like why is he so disliked by Raptors fans?

He was traded here and refused to play.

There was a report that he said he had "higher ambitions" than playing for the Raptors.

Frank E

Quote from: Deebo on March 02, 2022, 01:02:43 PM
Quote from: Frank E on March 02, 2022, 12:54:25 PM
What's the deal with the Dragic era...like why is he so disliked by Raptors fans?

He was traded here and refused to play.

There was a report that he said he had "higher ambitions" than playing for the Raptors.

Sounds like a dick.

L K

Quote from: Frank E on March 02, 2022, 12:54:25 PM
What's the deal with the Dragic era...like why is he so disliked by Raptors fans?

He was the salary matching piece for the sign-and-trade with Lowry and the Heat.   He never wanted to be here.  He gave an interview before the season where he made it known he didn't want to be here. 

I don't really think the Raptors wanted him here either so when he did show up he barely played and then they mutually agreed for him to stay away from the team. 

He was wearing shirts and showing up at other teams games while sitting at home. 

It rubbed people the wrong way.  I don't necessarily have animosity for him as he was never going to be a Raptor past the trade deadline and didn't have a choice in coming here.

It was enjoyable watching him get booed as the Raptors beat the Nets twice in a row as he chose them for being a better chance at a contender (they still absolutely are as they played without Durant and Simmons)

Frank E

Quote from: L K on March 02, 2022, 06:29:37 PM
Quote from: Frank E on March 02, 2022, 12:54:25 PM
What's the deal with the Dragic era...like why is he so disliked by Raptors fans?

He was the salary matching piece for the sign-and-trade with Lowry and the Heat.   He never wanted to be here.  He gave an interview before the season where he made it known he didn't want to be here. 

I don't really think the Raptors wanted him here either so when he did show up he barely played and then they mutually agreed for him to stay away from the team. 

He was wearing shirts and showing up at other teams games while sitting at home. 

It rubbed people the wrong way.  I don't necessarily have animosity for him as he was never going to be a Raptor past the trade deadline and didn't have a choice in coming here.

It was enjoyable watching him get booed as the Raptors beat the Nets twice in a row as he chose them for being a better chance at a contender (they still absolutely are as they played without Durant and Simmons)

Thank you for the detail there LK. 

L K

Five games left in the season.  Raptors are in a tie for 5th with Chicago (Bulls have the tiebreaker).  They are three games up on 7th so are pretty much assured to avoid the play-in.

Most likely playing Boston in a 3 vs 6 matchup

Heroic Shrimp



Quote from: L K on April 01, 2022, 09:21:00 PM
Five games left in the season.  Raptors are in a tie for 5th with Chicago (Bulls have the tiebreaker).  They are three games up on 7th so are pretty much assured to avoid the play-in.

Most likely playing Boston in a 3 vs 6 matchup

https://twitter.com/KeithSmithNBA/status/1509881137186885640
Supersize my Freedom Fries

Significantly Insignificant

All things considered, Barnes has turned out to be a pretty good pick.  It's only been one year, but if he can continue to grow as a player, it might work out for the Raptors.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

L K

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on April 01, 2022, 09:30:14 PM


Quote from: L K on April 01, 2022, 09:21:00 PM
Five games left in the season.  Raptors are in a tie for 5th with Chicago (Bulls have the tiebreaker).  They are three games up on 7th so are pretty much assured to avoid the play-in.

Most likely playing Boston in a 3 vs 6 matchup

https://twitter.com/KeithSmithNBA/status/1509881137186885640

I honestly don't read anything into it.  All of their core players have already played games in Toronto this year

L K

Raptors are locked into the 5th seed.

A Boston win and they play Philly.  A Boston loss and a Philly win and they play Boston.

L K

The play-in is showing to be nice and stupid this year in the Western Conference.

The 34-48 San Antonio Spurs (10th seed) play the 36-46 NO Pelicans (9th seed).  The winner of this game will play the 42-40 Clippers for the 8th seed/final playoff spot.  A team that is 14 games below .500 and 8 games behind the Clippers should not have a chance to make the playoffs.

L K

This league is really a joke.  5 minutes left in the first quarter and the 76ers have taken 9 free throws.  The Raptors haven't even drawn a single foul

Nik


Playoff Basketball is a lot like playoff hockey. You build a team that has a bunch of surprising success in the regular season and are like "Hey, we're pretty good without any superstars. Maybe we don't need someone like that to win" and then you get reminded of how Refs call things on stars in the playoffs and you go "Ah, right. Tanking it is."
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

Officiating aside the Raptors are giving open looks, playing poor transition defense and aren't boxing out guys not names Embiid.   The roster is still really flawed.  This feels like the Derozan era Raptors.  A good team lacking that true star that the officials respect.   It's funny because Siakam has a decent chance at being 2nd team All-NBA but he doesn't get treated like that on the court

WhatIfGodWasALeaf

The bench needs to take out Harden and Embid, refs aren't calling a clean game, stop playing clean or you're going home.

Dappleganger