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Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#1 » by NinjaBro » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:11 am

Picks Raptors to beat Bucks again in 6 games to represent the East.



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Post#2 » by First Step » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 am

Doesn't this belong on the General Board?
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Post#3 » by Psubs » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:29 am

Miami will knock out Milwaukee for us. :D
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#4 » by 720 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 am

Psubs wrote:Miami will knock out Milwaukee for us. :D

If Miami beats the bucks we going to the **** finals. And if we play against the lakers we’re winning back to back. Clippers it’s gonna be tough.
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Post#5 » by Roco14 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 am

Is Giannis gonna want to join us after being beat up on 3 times?
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Post#6 » by E-TRAK » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:52 am

Skinny Gasol let's go!!!

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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#7 » by Raps in 4 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:21 am

Roco14 wrote:Is Giannis gonna want to join us after being beat up on 3 times?


Yes.
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Post#8 » by Zeno » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:59 am

I'm really interested to see if the lack of crowds has an effect on shooting. Will teams that leave team open for 3s by design like the Bucks and Raptors for that matter need to change course? I have a lot more confidence in Nurse adjusting than Bud. While I think there is a chance the Raps (or some other team can beat the Bucks), I would still see the Bucks as the most likely team to represent the east.
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Post#9 » by NeoDragonKnight » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:45 pm

I love his videos, very insightful
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Post#10 » by Psubs » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:59 pm

Zeno wrote:I'm really interested to see if the lack of crowds has an effect on shooting. Will teams that leave team open for 3s by design like the Bucks and Raptors for that matter need to change course? I have a lot more confidence in Nurse adjusting than Bud. While I think there is a chance the Raps (or some other team can beat the Bucks), I would still see the Bucks as the most likely team to represent the east.


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Post#11 » by Indeed » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:12 pm

Zeno wrote:I'm really interested to see if the lack of crowds has an effect on shooting. Will teams that leave team open for 3s by design like the Bucks and Raptors for that matter need to change course? I have a lot more confidence in Nurse adjusting than Bud. While I think there is a chance the Raps (or some other team can beat the Bucks), I would still see the Bucks as the most likely team to represent the east.


The Raptors does not leave open 3s by design. Maybe the initial zone may have some gaps, but their focus on switching and recovery does not leave a lot of open shots.

The challenge the Raptors will face is shooting 3 consistently, and teams may go under when Siakam is on the perimeter. Outside of Siakam, we may not have anyone who can initiate and break down opponent regularly, particularly on the wing. Even Lowry and VanVleet may have to rely mostly on pull up 3s instead of able to break down the offense.
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#12 » by Psubs » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:21 pm

Indeed wrote:
Zeno wrote:I'm really interested to see if the lack of crowds has an effect on shooting. Will teams that leave team open for 3s by design like the Bucks and Raptors for that matter need to change course? I have a lot more confidence in Nurse adjusting than Bud. While I think there is a chance the Raps (or some other team can beat the Bucks), I would still see the Bucks as the most likely team to represent the east.


The Raptors does not leave open 3s by design. Maybe the initial zone may have some gaps, but their focus on switching and recovery does not leave a lot of open shots.

The challenge the Raptors will face is shooting 3 consistently, and teams may go under when Siakam is on the perimeter. Outside of Siakam, we may not have anyone who can initiate and break down opponent regularly, particularly on the wing. Even Lowry and VanVleet may have to rely mostly on pull up 3s instead of able to break down the offense.


Just run the offense and no heroball. Exectution creates opportunities. It has all year. Cut and Marc will find you. P&R and find the open teammate. Spread the wealth and maybe someone other than Siakam (obvious due to usage and PPG) will win Finals MVP.
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#13 » by VintageVince » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:05 pm

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Looks like a promising finals run to me for the Raps
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Post#14 » by raptor jesus » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:45 pm

While I think the Raps can definitely slow down the Bucks' offence, I have a hard time seeing them generating enough good offence themselves to win a series. That said, this assumption is based on the first 60 games, which might as well be a different season at this point.
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#15 » by SFour » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:04 pm

If Norman Powell plays at the allstar level we've seen him play in the regular season it's over for the Bucks
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Post#16 » by team edward » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:22 pm

Roco14 wrote:Is Giannis gonna want to join us after being beat up on 3 times?

It would be better if they lost to the Heat or Celtics to mitigate the potential Durant-like criticisms.
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Post#17 » by Psubs » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:28 pm

team edward wrote:
Roco14 wrote:Is Giannis gonna want to join us after being beat up on 3 times?

It would be better if they lost to the Heat or Celtics to mitigate the potential Durant-like criticisms.


Agreed. If they didn't even make the conference finals, it would be like the Atlanta Hawks all over again for Budz.
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#18 » by 720 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:36 pm

Psubs wrote:
team edward wrote:
Roco14 wrote:Is Giannis gonna want to join us after being beat up on 3 times?

It would be better if they lost to the Heat or Celtics to mitigate the potential Durant-like criticisms.


Agreed. If they didn't even make the conference finals, it would be like the Atlanta Hawks all over again for Budz.

Long shot but if we win a second ring I could see him not wanting to join us as well. It’s an interesting proposition. A guaranteed ring now or a possible few if Giannis signs with us. :lol:
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Post#19 » by Young Moosehead » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:02 pm

I dont think that the Durant comparison will hold. With the Warriors, Durant joined a championship team that had a championship favourite core in place. If the Raps sign Giannis in free agency we are going to be watching a very different roster, and even our current roster is hardly seen as the shoe-in GSW was.
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Re: Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown Picks Raptors to Beat Bucks to Go to Finals 

Post#20 » by Raptors_Dynasty » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:10 pm

I value his opinion, more so than other "reporters"

I just hope we have enough fire power when it gets tough.

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