Toronto Raptors: 50-1

The Toronto Raptors opted to stand pat this season. But why could a 48-win outfit, the Raps, go?
Kyle Lowry got a contract of four years and $48 million, which promised pace-setter and the team’s leader will reunite. Once the ink was dry on that deal, the Raps understood they could sit back and bank on expansion last February from the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas , the latter having made his first All-Star Game.
There is still some intrigue on the roster although the Raptors are. Virtual unidentified Bruno Caboclo has been the surprise first-round pick of Toronto, and nobody’s quite sure how great the 19-year-old Brazilian could become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via trade in June, and he is another potential-packed potential. Although he is not near to being a major contributor on the floor, Nogueira is handling the adjustment to his team in stride, according to Eric Koreen of the National Post:”Regardless, you get the feeling that if Nogueira was at the center of Siberia without a fall of Russian from his repertoire, he’d still be smiling, laughing and just generally being loud.”
In sum, the Raptors did a wonderful job of maintaining a prosperous status quo whilst injecting just potential.
And no, I can’t explain their chances are low as the Knicks’.

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