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2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« on: November 21, 2020, 12:52:25 PM »
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 01:51:01 PM »
New raptors thread for this big news:

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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »

Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 06:18:37 PM »

Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.
Thats true until we get them to the Greek. 
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 11:43:41 PM »

Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.

Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 09:23:10 AM »
Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

Yeah, that's unfortunate. Still, good young core and all that.
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:41:14 AM »
Ibaka gone is disappointing from a fan's perspective for sure, but at least it should mean more time for my boy Boucher. This is what a Gasol/Ibaka-less Raptors looked like against eventual champion Lakers last year:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/m-ZHIALLPL4

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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 12:15:24 PM »
Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

Yeah, that's unfortunate. Still, good young core and all that.
Yeah I mean maybe it's time to give younger players a look? No idea though, I don't really know aging curves in the NBA
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2020, 03:21:21 PM »
Good preseason game on Saturday, the starting rotation got shitkicked for a good amount of time in the first half but our backups looked very good.  Flynn looks like a draft steal, he is a player.  Also Thomas looked great, rounding into a full player, not just a shooter.  Should be a fun team to watch this year.
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2020, 01:59:48 PM »
How dare he screw Toronto like this! I tell yeah, Rick Nash too.
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2020, 02:37:24 PM »
Well that sucks.

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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2020, 02:46:03 PM »
250 Million, never got the Greek. Now we can work on getting Leonard back.  ;)
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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2020, 07:18:08 PM »
A big part of it is James Harden being a tool but the NBA already had to postpone a game for COVID ineligibility

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Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2021, 05:42:56 PM »
Pretty massive set domino trade went down today:

Houston traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets with secondary trades through Cleveland and Indiana.

Houston Receives:
- Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Dante Exum (Brooklyn), Rodions Kurucs (Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn unprotected 1st round picks in 2022, 2024, 2026
- Pick swaps with Brooklyn in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027
- Cleveland's first round pick (through Milwaukee) in 2022

Brooklyn receives:
- James Harden (Houston)

Cleveland receives:
- Jarret Allen (Brooklyn), Taurean Prince (Brooklyn)

Indiana receives:
- Caris LeVert (Brooklyn)
- 2nd round pick