Toronto Raptors: 50-1

The Toronto Raptors opted to stand pat this year. But really, why would a outfit, the Raps, go fixing things that weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry obtained a market-rate contract of four decades and $48 million, which promised the leader and pace-setter of the team would reunite. When the ink was dry on that deal, the Raps knew they could sit back and bank from the likes of Jonas Valanciunas and DeMar DeRozanhaving made his first All-Star Game last February.
There is still some young intrigue on the roster, stable though the Raptors are. Virtual unidentified Bruno Caboclo has been the surprise choice of Toronto, and nobody’s quite sure how great the Brazilian might become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via trade in June, and he’s another potential-packed prospect. And though he’s not near to being a major contributor to the ground, Nogueira is tackling the adjustment to his team in stride, according to Eric Koreen of this National Post:”Regardless, you get the feeling that even if Nogueira was in the center of Siberia with no drop of Russian from 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 status quo that is successful whilst injecting just potential.
And no, I can not explain why their chances are as low as the Knicks’.

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