The Toronto Raptors chosen to stand pat this year. But why would the Raps, a 48-win outfit, go things that weren’t broken?
Kyle Lowry obtained a contract of four decades and $48 million, which assured pace-setter and the group’s leader would reunite. Once the ink was dry on that agreement, the Raps understood they could sit back and bank by the likes of Jonas Valanciunas and DeMar DeRozan, the latter having made his initial All-Star Game February.
There’s still some intrigue about the roster stable though the Raptors are. Virtual unknown Bruno Caboclo has been the surprise choice of Toronto, and nobody is quite sure how good the 19-year-old Brazilian might become.
Lucas”Bebe” Nogueira, 22, joined the Raps via trade in June, and he is another potential-packed prospect. And though he’s not near to being a significant contributor to the ground, Nogueira is handling the adjustment to his team in stride, according to Eric Koreen of the National Post:”Regardless, you have the feeling that even if Nogueira was at the heart of Siberia without a 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 that is prosperous whilst injecting just exciting potential to have some upside down.
And no, I can not explain their chances are low as the Knicks’.
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