1. Cory Joseph, PG, Raptors (42 .75 points)
Joseph should be up there as far as stats are concerned with Kyle Lowry out for an extended period of time. That's not the case, however, at least not until tonight. Somebody should have seen it coming but not me: CoJo had a full stat line against the Hornets defense, scoring 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, and two treys. He did have 13 assists the other time around against the Magic but I thought it was a fluke. I should Read More
After a promising start that had them flirting with the top seed out East, the Toronto Raptors stumbled on their way to the playoffs and suffered a first-round exit against the Washington Wizards.
The team's make-up is crystal clear, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan was the primary shot creators while Jonas Valanciunas was supposed to be the inside threat. However, the Raptors weren't about to scare any other team defensively anytime soon which prompted GM Masai Ujiri to pull the trigger on some moves.
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So far this season, I think we have already segregated the weeds from the wheat, the men from the boys, if you will. Out West, two teams have exactly done that-- not only in the standings-- but their style of play as well: the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors.
After losing key pieces in the offseason through trades (Jeremy Lin to LAL) and free agency (Chandler Parsons to Dallas), nobody gave Houston much of a chance in a stacked conference. As it turns out, the Rockets are winning Read More