The Toronto Raptors chosen to stand out this season. But why could the Raps, a outfit, go fixing things that weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry obtained a contract of $48 million and four years, which promised pace-setter and the team’s leader would return. Once the ink was dry on this agreement, the Raps understood they could sit and bank on inner expansion from the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas having made his initial All-Star Game last February.
Although the Raptors are, there is still some young intrigue about the roster. Virtual unidentified Bruno Caboclo was the surprise choice of Toronto, and nobody’s quite sure how great that the 19-year-old Brazilian might become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via commerce in June, and he is another potential-packed prospect. Although he is not near to being a major contributor on the floor, Nogueira is handling the adjustment to his new team in stride, based on Eric Koreen of the National Post:”Regardless, you have the feeling that even if Nogueira was in the center of Siberia with no fall 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 while injecting just possibility to get some upside down.
And no, I can’t explain their chances are as low as the Knicks’.
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