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Old 09-18-2018, 04:11 AM
 
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Spurs donít have to go through a complete rebuild and probably make the playoffs, but heís a huge downgrade from a heathy Kawhi. Raptors may win 55+ games if heís healthy but still not competing for a chip.
No one is competing for a chip. Not with that monstrous behemoth in the Bay Area.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:33 AM
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So far, so good. Although the rust was visible on Kawhi, Kyrie and Hayward last night, the two teams still put on a good show. If both squads stay healthy, it's hard to see anybody else pushing them out of the 1-2 slots in the East. Both the Celtics and Raptors can run 10-11 guys out there every night and many nights, they probably will. The Sixers are getting scary but I don't think they have the depth to match Boston or Toronto in the long haul.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:36 AM
 
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I seriously doubt Philly will finish any higher than 3rd, but they could still upset Toronto in the playoffs.
Simmons can guard Kawhi.
Toronto won't be able to contain Embiid.
Hard to upset Boston, because its just a bad match-up for Philly.
But I guess its possible somebody else could upset Boston in the playoffs so Philly don't have to play them....
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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So far, so good. Although the rust was visible on Kawhi, Kyrie and Hayward last night, the two teams still put on a good show. If both squads stay healthy, it's hard to see anybody else pushing them out of the 1-2 slots in the East. Both the Celtics and Raptors can run 10-11 guys out there every night and many nights, they probably will. The Sixers are getting scary but I don't think they have the depth to match Boston or Toronto in the long haul.
The thing is, a great as Philly's young core is, Boston's is just as talented and young. I agree that Philly is a step behind those top two this season. But even in the long-term, they'll need to do some more retooling to be better than Boston. Though who knows, let's see how Fultz develops.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:32 AM
 
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I don't think he will stay in Toronto beyond this season. But then again, stranger things have happened. It will be interesting to see how the Raptors will do this year. They have started well.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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I don't think he will stay in Toronto beyond this season. But then again, stranger things have happened. It will be interesting to see how the Raptors will do this year. They have started well.
If he stays healthy, heíll win MVP this year (unless Curry plays so well voters canít ignore him).
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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The thing is, a great as Philly's young core is, Boston's is just as talented and young. I agree that Philly is a step behind those top two this season. But even in the long-term, they'll need to do some more retooling to be better than Boston. Though who knows, let's see how Fultz develops.
Boston don't have anyone as good as Embiid.
And as good as Boston's defense is, Embiid, Simmons and Butler are the best trio of defenders in the NBA.
Boston's best player (Kyrie) is not even a good defensive player.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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If he stays healthy, he’ll win MVP this year (unless Curry plays so well voters can’t ignore him).
I think Lowry is making it impossible for Kawhi to win MVP.
Kawhi is better than Lowry, but Lowry is the best PG in the East and arguably more valuable to Toronto than Kawhi is.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I think Lowry is making it impossible for Kawhi to win MVP.
Kawhi is better than Lowry, but Lowry is the best PG in the East and arguably more valuable to Toronto than Kawhi is.
The same couldíve been said about Paul and Harden last year. Without Leonard there is no way theyíre 12-2 right now. And no player contributes as well on both sides of the ball as he.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:07 PM
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What is really interesting, is that although 12-2, the Raptors have a lot of growing to do. They've not had a complete lineup available for consecutive games yet. They're still learning each other. Raptors fans have a lot to be optimistic about.

But everybody knows Boston is going to get right, the Bucks are for real, and Butler has made the Sixers scarier than they were. Indiana is always tough and Washington can't stay bad. The East is going to be really interesting this season.
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