The Toronto Raptors chosen to stand out this year. But why could the Raps, a outfit, go fixing things which weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry got a contract of four years and $48 million, which assured the team’s leader and pace-setter will reunite. Once the ink was dry on that agreement, the Raps understood they could sit back and bank on internal expansion from the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas , the latter having made his initial All-Star Game February.
There is still some intrigue about the roster stable though the Raptors are. Virtual unknown Bruno Caboclo has been Toronto’s surprise first-round choice, and nobody’s quite certain how great the Brazilian could become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via commerce in June, and he’s another potential-packed potential. Although he is not near to being a major contributor to the floor, Nogueira is handling the adjustment to his team in stride, based on Eric Koreen of this National Post:”Regardless, you have the feeling that even if Nogueira was in the heart 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 nice job of keeping up a successful status quo whilst injecting just exciting possibility.
And no, I can not explain why their chances are low as the Knicks’.
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